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April to June was a busy time for Dizzion. We made a few announcements, received some new awards and recognitions and focused on sharing our industry expertise through thought leadership pieces published by a variety of media outlets.
In case you haven’t been keeping up, here’s a recap of Dizzion’s Q2 news and articles.
Dizzion Joins inContact inCloud Ecosystem of Partners
Dizzion proudly expanded its partner network by joining inContact’s inCloud Ecosystem (iCE) of vendors. iCE gives inContact (a leading cloud contact center software provider) clients a central, easy way to find complementary solutions and integration options. The partnership is a natural fit as Dizzion’s cloud delivered desktops are ideal for contact center use cases.
Dizzion Adds End User Computing POD on East Coast
Following up on our Q1 announcement of a new Dizzion point of delivery (POD) located in Europe, Dizzion continued to expand its service capabilities and footprint with another new POD. This one is located on the East Coast of the U.S. and offers clients another option for data backup and disaster recovery.
Margie Sims of Dizzion Recognized as One of CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel
Margie Sims leads Dizzion’s direct and channel sales teams and has established herself as an innovative leader within the tech industry as a whole. Her hard work was recognized in May when she was named a 2017 Woman of the Channel by CRN. The honor recognizes female executives based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel and Margie is certainly deserving. We’re very proud of her!
Dizzion Recognized on 2017 Emerging Vendors List
Dizzion’s virtual desktops and end use computing solutions have been making a splash in the channel world this year, which has led to the company being named to CRN’s 2017 list of Emerging Vendors, Cloud category. This list features technology companies that are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations.
10 Promising Cloud Startups of 2017
While Dizzion isn’t quite a startup (we turn six years old in November 2017), the organization is definitely drawing attention in the fast growing cloud solutions sector. We’re proud to be listed as one of Read IT Quick’s “10 Promising Cloud Startups of 2017.”
Dizzion Named a 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner
Dizzion proudly accepted a 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch Award in late June. The honor recognizes the drive, excellence, influence and energizing impact second-stage companies headquartered in Colorado have on the state. Dizzion is one of 50 winners, which are chosen based on company size and stage, revenue growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership and sustainable competitive advantage.
Interview with Steve Prather, CEO Dizzion
Dizzion CEO and co-founder Steve Prather was featured in Crains Denver’s “If I Knew Then” Q&A series. The series features executives and entrepreneurs and discusses mistakes these business leaders have made in the past that have taught them valuable lessons and helped shape their current business philosophy. Steve’s lesson is about being patient, particularly when working with others.
5 Elements of Secure Work at Home Programs
The workforce is currently undergoing a major shift toward remote working and that has many organizations wondering how best to enable these new work at home employees while maintaining a tight security posture. Dizzion’s VP of Product and Strategy, Brady Ranum, shares five key considerations to help companies build – and maintain – secure work at home programs in this IT Briefcase article.
How Compliance Affects Data Security
Compliance is a big deal for many of our clients, especially those in highly regulated industries. That’s why we launched independently audited and verified PCI compliant and HIPAA compliant virtual desktop solutions late last year. To continue to position ourselves as thought leaders in this area, Dizzion CTO and co-founder Rob Green wrote an article on the topic that appears in Database Trends & Application’s Cybersecurity Sourcebook 2017.
Ask the Though Leaders: What’s the Future of Contact Centers?
We’ve seen promising adoption of virtual desktops within the contact center industry. After watching the industry carefully over the past few years and talking closely with our clients we have a few solid predictions of where the field is going and what’s going to change in the near future. Brady Ranum shares those predictions with Future of Everything.
The Business Benefits of Virtual Desktops for Remote Contact Center Agents
Our passion for enabling remote workers intersects with our deep knowledge of contact center trends in this Telecom Reseller article by Brady Ranum. Here he shares a few specific ways implementing virtual desktops can help contact centers and BPOs confidently transition to remote agents.
Keeping Telemedicine HIPAA Compliant
Telemedicine and telehealth are fast growing trends within the healthcare industry. As more providers and patients adopt this type of care there’s is going to have to be some serious discussions and consideration regarding how to provide remote connections while making sure personal health information (PHI) is protected and HIPAA compliance standards are maintained. Brady Ranum begins shedding some light on the topic in this HIT Consultant article.
Key Considerations for Launching a Remote Working Program
Another article by Brady that’s designed to help companies adopt to the growing trend of (and employee demand for) remote working, this piece in Virtual Strategy Magazine takes a high level look at all the important parts and pieces to a successful remote worker program.
Finding Internal Champions for Virtual Desktops
Some organizations that might be interested in adopting virtual desktops can still have a difficult time getting the project approved and implemented. In this article in IT Pro Portal, Brady discusses the merits of having internal advocates for the project and the importance of finding champions throughout the company (not just in one department).