By Rachel Noe
Searching for a managed services provider and determining exactly the services your business needs is an easily overwhelming process. There are many options available to you. We have been asked many times what different managed services
there are and how an organization might employ them. As an entry in our Q&A series, we take a look at a few of the different managed services options available to you through a provider like Claris.
Managed Computer Support
Let’s say you have the IT hardware but lack the time or technical staff to maintain it. This is a common experience among growing businesses, and is the point where managed computer support comes into the picture. This service ensures that each issue that affects your company’s devices is handled by a competent technician with experience resolving issue. This can also include remote monitoring of computers (and other hardware), which enables your provider to resolve many issues remotely, minimizing the effect on your workday and productivity.
Here at Claris, our core values are more than some phrases on a plaque in the hallway. We hire by them, work by them and live by them. While we believe everyone at Claris embodies these traits, we want to take the chance to point out a few individuals that really exemplify our core values. Today we introduce Travis Evans and how he embodies one of our favorite core values:
Work Smart, Play Hard
Meet Travis Evans, Backup Specialist, ukulele aficionado and Claris fun-maker. Travis embodies our core value of “Work Smart, Play Hard” in his passion for excellence and endless creativity in making Claris a better place.
Claris Networks’ Chief Operating Officer Becky Finnegan has been honored on the MSPmentor Top 250, a global ranking of the most influential professionals in the Managed Service Providers industry. Becky’s accomplishments at Claris have been significant, contributing to unprecedented financial and operational excellence.
Her feature in the list reads, “Finnegan’s keen operational and financial aptitude has strategically positioned Claris through a time of immense growth and market saturation. She has led the company through a process of operational standardization, enabling scalable excellence in customer service delivery.”
Claris has been named to the 2012 Inc 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the US. This marks the 4th
year Claris has made the list. This year, Claris was recognized as the 2,368th
fastest growing private company in America, with a three year growth rate of 105%. Last year, Claris’s average growth rate was 25% and the company ranked 4,320th
Additionally, Claris Networks has added over 39 jobs in the past three years, and earned the #330 ranked IT services industry in the U.S.
Nearly 90 Tennessee companies were listed, several of which are Claris clients and partners. It is our privilege to help enable successful businesses throughout Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and the Southeast.
Inc 5000 Magazine has once again listed Claris Networks as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, with a three year sales growth rate of 25%. Inc 5000 ranked Claris Networks NO. 4,320 overall. The average growth rate among companies listed is 94%, with the online retail company ideeli topping the list at over 40,000%.
In a national environment of slow economic growth, this East Tennessee Information Technology and cloud computing company is experiencing the opposite. Larry Bodie, CEO, explains, “While Claris is very good at what we do, we are also positioned well. Our services are what businesses want and need right now. Couple that with treating people the way we want to be treated and you have a good recipe for growth with very little attrition.”