Your ISO certification becomes toast after December 15, 2003!

Your ISO certification becomes toast after December 15, 2003!










(PRWEB) September 18, 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, Ontario -(PRWEB) September 16, 2003. What’s the difference? The old standard took a procedural approach (“here are the rules, follow them”). The new standard emphasizes managing a series of process to meet a particular outcome. Because of the options and choices available with the new standard, it appears to cause more chaos then the old standard, where it was easier to be told specifically what to do. The old standard was also very light on talking about an integrated system – individual processes were treated in isolation. Under the new standard there is a need to look at the overall processes.

If you are considering ISO? Most real life companies have one specific goal, and that is to make money, either through offering a product or service. Your specialty is what starts the customers interest, but after that, it is the consistency and quality of your product or service, that will sustain your revenue growth. Quality comes from understanding your work processes, documenting them, and following them. In reality, any sound operation already engaged in good business practices, will already have this thought process. For them, the new ISO merely formalizes through documentation, what is already known.

Taking care of customer satisfaction is a philosophy emphasized throughout the new ISO – but isn’t that what you’re already doing?

Intrinsic Magic supplies a ready to roll quality management system package (quality manual, full set of system level procedures, and a list of required process documents) in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2000. A full support service is available also with the package. You can have an up and running ISO 9001: 2000 tailored quality management system in as short a time as 6 months!

For more information, contact:

Dr. Andrew Singmin, ISO Quality System Specialist

Intrinsic Magic

#1101-1316 Carling Ave.

Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7L1, Canada

Tel: 613 761-8652

Email: asingmin@rogers.com

Intrinsic Magic are experts in ISO 9001: 2000 quality management systems, and can guarantee to get your company ISO certified.

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The Utility Company? Adds Franchise in its Home Base of Ottawa – Former Employee Mike Knol Becomes Utility Service Provider

The Utility Company™ Adds Franchise in its Home Base of Ottawa – Former Employee Mike Knol Becomes Utility Service Provider










Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) March 7, 2007

The Utility Company, the leading provider of information technology as a utility to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), today announced its latest Utility Service Provider (USP) franchise in the Ottawa West region of Ontario. Mike Knol, a former Utility franchise development representative, purchased the rights to the Ottawa West franchise based out of Kanata.

The Utility Company was founded to address the two major problems plaguing businesses today:


    Over-spending – the fact the average SMB spends $ 360 per user per month on technology for an industry total of $ 400 billion annually.

    Under-utilization – the fact that only 15% of this investment in technology is actually utilized by these businesses.

Small and medium-sized businesses tend to look at their information technology (IT) spending as simply a “cost of doing business” or a distraction to their main area of focus and expertise. To help businesses better understand IT, The Utility Company recently launched a free business-technology online assessment service called the Utility Meter Reading. This provides businesses a 360o view on spending and utilization in the five major areas of technology: network/desktop, business applications, Web/Internet, copier/printer and telecommunications.

“I enjoyed working at The Utility Company – and believed in the business so strongly, that I decided to open my own franchise,” said Mike Knol. “Coming from an entrepreneurial family – living and breathing the life of a small business owner for as long as I can remember – I saw this as my opportunity to become an owner-operator and address a growing need for businesses from 5 to 100 employees. I am excited about being able to demonstrate the value that IT can really bring to the small business owner when approached in a new way.”

“Mike has the benefit of having worked for us supporting our franchisees across North America so he understands the value of the Utility model and we are obviously delighted with his decision. His entrepreneurial background and technical expertise gives him the ability to truly understand the needs of the small business owner,” stated Mark Scott, President of The Utility Company. “Our goal with Utility Ottawa West is to provide a consumption-based alternative for computer power-users in the high-technology community, such as start-ups, professional services firms and financial services. In addition, with Ottawa West and the Valley being the fastest growing area in the region, education, non-profit and health care are also key vertical markets we will focus on helping.”

“Utility’s offering is a perfect fit for any business that relies on technology and corporate data,” stated Randy Woods, co-founder of non-linear creations – a Canadian web development company with headquarters in Ottawa. “We recently completed the Utility Meter Reading and started engaging The Utility Company. It’s hard to believe we spend more on technology per employee then we do on rent and occupancy costs. The Utility model addresses this while helping us to better utilize the technology we have.”

The Utility Company Ottawa West launches today at the OCRI Technology Showcase at Scotiabank Place in Kanata, booth #416. Our Connected Office program provides technology service and support for business starting from $ 1 per end user per day. For further information contact Mike Knol directly at 613-963-0044.

About The Utility Company™

The Utility Company is the leading provider of information technology as a utility to small and medium-sized businesses, delivering the required hardware, software and service for a monthly fee per user. Our Connected Office™ service suite empowers people to properly leverage technology to operate, communicate and manage their business more effectively to increase productivity, performance and ultimately profit. Our customers are supported by the Utility Service Network delivering on-site service and business-technology consulting across North America – technology sales, professionals and service organizations can review the Beyond Managed Services™ franchise opportunity on our website. Learn how to make technology work for your business today at http://www.theutilitycompany.com.

For more information contact:

Aaron Bradley

Marketing Manager

1-866-My-Utility ext.26

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Kinaxis Becomes First Corporate ‘Leaders for Mental Health’ Partner

Kinaxis Becomes First Corporate ‘Leaders for Mental Health’ Partner












Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) October 6, 2008

Kinaxis Inc. and the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, today announced its partnership in conjunction with The Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast held this morning in support of the “you know who i am” awareness campaign.

Through its title sponsorship of the breakfast, Kinaxis affirms its role as the first corporate “Leader for Mental Health” and joins the campaign, which is led by Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators, and is aimed at:

reducing the stigma associated with mental illness,
raising awareness, and
inciting philanthropic support of research and treatment.

In addition to its corporate sponsorship, Kinaxis is initiating a workplace awareness campaign. Kicked off by today’s Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast, and a fitting tribute to the national Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct 6 -11th), the company is coordinating a number of employee awareness and fundraising activities throughout the week and beyond.

Kinaxis has a history of supporting mental health initiatives through its past contributions to the Colbeth Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic in Chicago- a clinic established by Kinaxis CEO, Douglas Colbeth and his wife, Margaret. Kinaxis is embracing the Royal Ottawa Foundation’s “you know who i am” campaign as an opportunity to invest in an organization that holds some of the same goals, and serves the local community in which the large majority of Kinaxis employees live and work.

“Kinaxis is proud to be the first workplace partner to answer Daniel’s call to support this campaign,” says Douglas Colbeth, CEO of Kinaxis. “We applaud Daniel for his courage in sharing his personal story and for his leadership in raising awareness for the cause. Like Daniel and millions of others, I too have been personally impacted by mental illnesses. I believe we must come out of the shadows to share our experiences and let our stories resonate with those among us who are, or know of someone that is suffering. Only when we acknowledge how common mental illnesses are, can we make real progress in the treatment of these diseases. Kinaxis is proud to help lead this charge.”

To read more about the Kinaxis story, visit the company’s blog post on the campaign’s blog: http://youknowwhoiamdotcom.blogspot.com/

About Kinaxis

Kinaxis™ RapidResponse is a single on-demand service that empowers multi-enterprise manufacturers with collaborative and integrated demand-supply planning, monitoring, and response capabilities. RapidResponse embraces human judgment to enable planners and front-line responders to handle unpredictable changes. Global leaders such as Casio, Honeywell, Jabil, Qualcomm, and Raytheon use RapidResponse to achieve breakthroughs in sales and operations planning (S&OP), demand management, supply management, and supply chain risk management. The results are superior customer service, improved operations performance, and a competitive market advantage. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at http://www.kinaxis.com or the company’s blog at http://www.21stcenturysupplychain.com .

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