- Matthew is a speaker, author, and Microsoft Trainer
So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
Ans so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
As I listen to the words of one of my favorite Christmas songs I am reflecting how appropriate this famous John Lennon tune is right now for America. The subtitle of the song, “War is over,” is appropriate as the war in Iraq is declared over and our last troops have left.
“What have you done…” urges us to reflect on this past year which has been so tough for America and many of our clients.
For my family and my staff at VanGuard Technologies it was a huge year. Among the family we lost a child and we gained three. We had some health scares, some good times, and some bad. On the business side we took some major risks and spent a lot of money to upgrade and improve services to our clients. We said goodbye to some friends and gained some new ones. We gutted our website and started over from scratch. We attended industry events in Toronto, Columbus, Chicago, Miami, and Nashville. I made the MSPMentor Top 250
and was added to the Level Platforms Partner Advisory Council
. We began doing Autotask and Level Platforms implemtation consulting. We got into phone systems with TalkSwitch.
We provided assistance to many IT providers getting their business off the ground. We implemented our new Websites That Work
flat fee based web design system which was a hit. Office 365
came out and generated a lot of revenue for us while saving our clients time and money. We said welcome to several new clients. On top of all that we went to a full time 9×5 help desk and a 60 minute guaranteed response.
2011 was our busiest year ever. We gratefully thank our wonderful clients who have made our success possible. We promise to strive even harder in 2012 to do an even better job.
From myself, Kristy, Paul, and Mike
Welcome home to our troops and we wish everyone:
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear