Umbraco certification

Umbraco is a open source CMS running in ASP.NET, which allows to rapidly build websites, while integrating advanced .NET components.
Its administration interface is really user friendly, allowing non technical users to easily manage complex contents.

Umbraco applications have been added in Inzenet’s services panel,
with a certification in Umbraco Developement (Levels I & II – UK courses)

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Moving to Windows Azure

As of today, it is not possible to ignore all the pros of cloud hosting :
secure and flexible development, deployment and great scaling options.

There are indeed some drawbacks (performance, price, learning curve…),
but the Cloud evolves so fast, that those disadvantages will soon be close to none.

Some interesting reading about Cloud hosting vs dedicated servers.

Inzenet choosed Windows Azure offer (between Amazon, rackspace & others),
as it is a reliable, high availability, enterprise grade infrastructure to securely host your applications.

 

Summer holidays

Inzenet’s office will be closed until July 31st.

If you have an emergency, please dial 112.
For a strange problem, call Ghostbusters.

If no one else can help, and if you can find them,
call …. The A-Team.

If nothing else worked, and you still have an urgent inquiry,
please send an SMS at +32.478.287242.

Otherwise, we’ll respond on August 1st…

Busy Busy

We’ve been very busy working as consultants from the beginning of 2013.
Current projects are very interesting, from refactoring complex applications,
to the integration of heterogeneous data stores and remotes applications…

This let us very little time for extra projects until fall 2013.

Keep in touch !

Inzenet has joigned eTIC

eTIC is supported by major actors of the IT sector in Belgium (AWT, ABE, UCM, UNIZO,…), and contains a list of key points that any serious IT Company should address and clarify with its customers before signing a contract.

Those key points, if they are not clarified at the beginning of a contract, could be the source of future disputes. (costs, planning, intellectual property, scalability, adequacy of the service, …..).

The eTIC code simply requires registered companies to address those key points when they make an offer, thus leading to the establishment of transparent and balanced contracts, with a clearly identified scope.

The eTIC code can help customers to identify reliable companies out of the jungle of IT providers (or said-so).

Here is a summary of the code:

  • service adapted to the customer
  • the joint definition of the scope of the project (content, limits and exclusions)
  • cost control and lead time management
  • responsibilities
  • available resources and qualifications brought to bear to accomplish the project
  • sustainability/transferability of the solution or the service
  • intellectual property rights

Inzenet has joigned eTIC on October 19th (details here).

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Drupal websites

Drupal is a robust and flexible open source application that we are glad to propose in our services.

Any feature you can desire from a CMS is available, including localization, eCommerce, top notch security, users rights management,… 

Design is completely customizable through templates, and unlimited features can be added with custom modules.

Another interesting built-in feature is the possibility to provide simplified admin pages for the non-technical people

Contact Us to discover more.

Online payment: Moneybookers (Skrill)

Skrill (formerly known as Moneybookers) is an online payment provider, like Paypal,
who accepts most common credit cards, and bank transfers, to process payments from our online shop.

The setup of a merchant account is quite easy at Skrill, and there are no setup fees.

Skrill will take very low fees on the payments they process (quite lower than any other gateway in fact)
Example: Credit card processing: 2.5% of the transaction amount + .25€

 

More about skrill
Infos about our online shop

Accept credit card payments online

To accept credit card payments (visa, mastercard,…) on your online shop, you need a payment gateway.

There are multiple solutions.. which are almost always expensive…

You can use Paypal, with a fee of minimum 3.9% on each transaction

There is also Ogone, with a setup fee of 400€ and a monthly fee of 100€, and again a few cents on each transaction, ok if you have a lot of transactions…  but else ???

We are glad to introduce another provider: Realex

No setup fee, a fixed monthly fee of 29€,  and extra commissions on sales (to your bank & the mandatory merchant account of around 1.7%)
All in all, this could be cheaper, depending on your sales volume… Contact us if interested !

By the way, the Realex payment gateway can be easily integrated in the online shop we provide..

More to come soon…

Hosted Exchange at affordable prices

We are really excited to propose a new product, at a bargain price: hosted exchange.

What is hosted exchange ?

Hosted exchange is a collaborative solution to manage and share your emails, calendar, contacts…
With hosted exchange, you use Outlook as email client as usual, but you also get ALL your emails (sent and received), and your calendar, tasks, ect on your iphone, your ipad, on your other computer,via  webmail… and more..
Also, you can share calendars, contacts, tasks… with your collegues.
Exchange is THE professionnal emailing and collaboration software.  Unfortunately, it has always been inaccessible for most small companies, because of its hefty price (maintaining an exchange server cost an arm and a leg…)

Is it Secure ?

Sure, and certainly more than your current solution.
All emails are stored online in the Cloud, on mirrored servers.
If your hard disk crashes or your laptop is stolen, you do not loose your emails…
Can you say the same right now ??

Isn’t it slow ?

Absolutely not, because outlook synchronises things in the background.

How much does it cost ?

The standard mailbox package includes:

  • 25GB of storage space
  • UNLIMITED archiving space with UNLIMITED retention policy (yes you read correctly)
  • Antispam & antivirus included (Barracuda antispam with a very convenient dayly digest, allowing you to easily manage the firewall).
  • 5 aliases
  • Blackberry connector free
  • 1 FREE resource/ room mailbox per account
  • shared folders, distribution lists

7.5€ /mailbox / month !!! 6.8€/month on yearly basis…

Such package uses to cost around 25€/month on the belgian market…

Outlook licence is available as option: 1.85€/month
(= licence to install the latest version of Outlook on your computer + updates to new versions when available !!!)

Hidden costs ? installation ? maintenance ?

No again… it’s easy to install, easy to transfer your current emails, no maintenance…
(Well, i f we need to come at your office to install the computer, that’s of course extra !)

Interested? Contact us

 

 

Inzenet has joigned the Microsoft Bizspark program

We’re glad to announce that Inzenet has joigned the Microsoft Bizspark program.

Microsoft® BizSpark® is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility.

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More info: www.microsoft.com/bizspark