June 21, 2017: The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds "IMPACT: A Seminar Series for Small Business" every month in efforts to bring value to small business owners. CEO and owner Andrew Judge was invited to be the key note speaker for the month of June due to the WannaCry virus crisis and imminent need for cyber security education. He taught basic dos & don'ts for every company's staff, the latest facts on network safety, and signs a business may be at risk of ransomware. According to Datto, 70% of businesses who have been victims of cyber attacks go out of business within a year; the urgency of this topic requires experts to educate the community. Post presentation, the Grove Networks engineers answered the questions of attendees over a light cocktail hour. Overall, the event was a success and many concerns were addressed for our Coral Gables community!
Aymara Lucero (Marketing Coordinator), Stephen Clinger (Project Manager), TJ Perez (IT Support Engineer), Andrew Judge (Owner/CEO), Carlos Gomez (IT Manager)
March 30, 2017: The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds its annual March Madness events hosted by The Biltmore Hotel in efforts to bring value and create relationships among local business leaders. Grove Networks sponsored the MEGA Impact Seminar Series, which included powerful educational speeches by Second Chance Credit LLC, Michael Forman DOM PA, and Dale Carnegie South Florida. The business expo took place subsequently, where hundreds of guests and businesses were able to show off what they bring to the table for the South Florida community!
January 4th, 2017: Starting off the year strong, Andrew Judge was the featured speaker for the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's RE-Connect Luncheon. The event takes place monthly at Morton's The Steakhouse in a private dining room filled with community business owners and influencers. The Grove Networks' CEO educated everyone on various types of managed services, best practices, and e-mail management. Based off various business philosophies, he shared how to reduce the average time spent on e-mails during a 40-hour work week, which is about 11 hours. Using systematic methods and training, Grove Networks implements processes in order to increase productivity and reduce interruptions.
December 1, 2016: Once again, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosted the prestigious Diamond Awards. On its 19th anniversary, this ceremony honored businesses who shine among their already bright Miami community. Based on a variety of criteria, such as corporate citizenship, customer care, workplace culture, and business excellence, Grove Networks was honored as the “Outstanding Tech Business” for the year 2016. The company stood among other exceptional IT businesses, as well as those who specialize in the digital industry.
In order to compete, Grove Networks shared its success stories about how their specific implementation of technology has helped small businesses and hotels grow while becoming more productive in a cost-effective way. Their participation in societal initiatives such as the annual Holiday Toy Drive for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital or “Tech Night at the Ball Park” demonstrates a commitment to the company’s Miami community. Moreover, it shows an investment in the Grove Networks culture. Team members are constantly encouraged to attain new certifications, lead Lunch & Learn sessions, and celebrate birthdays as well as employee anniversaries. They know that employee care leads to customer care, which is a priority when it comes to handling clients’ issues day in and day out. Grove Networks contributes to national business leadership organizations and invests in programs to track key performance indicators in order to serve customers in the most quick and helpful manner. The company takes pride in its accomplishments and hopes to continue down a successful path alongside their distinguished peers.
Owner and CEO of Grove Networks, Andrew Judge, holding award alongside judges and honorees.
As the top-ranked Managed Services Provider in Miami (and the fifth-ranked in Florida)1, Grove Networks uses PCs featuring Intel vPro technology in conjunction with their existing management console software to reduce PC repair times by 50% and cut deskside visits in half2.
Due to joining this new superior tier of partnership with Intel, Andrew Judge, Grove Networks' CEO, shares why this technology is important to the success of businessess:
Intel® vPro™ technology-based PCs are your standard recommendation. Why?
“A standardized customer infrastructure is key to both customer productivity and cost savings. That’s why we have a standardized line card of options that our customers can choose from. There are only a few PC options on it, and they are all vPro-based systems. Intel vPro technology allows us to maximize our customers’ IT experience and drive down their total cost of ownership at the same time.”
50% reduction in PC repair times
“vPro’s remote capabilities allow us to diagnose a problem remotely and often fix the problem without a site visit. Anything that stops us from having to go into the field is going to save our clients time and money. And even if we do have to go out for, say, a hardware repair, knowing what’s wrong before we get to the customer site makes us much more efficient. With vPro-based PCs, our average repair time goes from two hours to one hour.”
Increased productivity for customers
“Our customers, who are savvy business owners, care about increases in productivity and functionality – that’s why they rely on us over the competition. Because vPro-based PCs allow us to solve issues faster (and avoid hardware problems), we are able to deliver this core value to our customers.”
Why HP vPro-based PCs?
“The value we deliver to our customers is all about their productivity and functionality: HP’s vPro-based PCs help us increase both. They’re rock solid and work all the time. HP’s support is great but, frankly, we don’t use HP for their support – we use HP because we don’t have to call HP Support very often. In addition, HP gives us a great end-to-end solution, including desktops, laptops, servers, switches, and WiFi, all with guaranteed interoperability and no blind spots.”
Why LabTech’s remote monitoring and management (RMM) console software?
“We looked at a number of RMM options before selecting LabTech. LabTech’s functionality is strong – their integration of Intel vPro technology is a great example of that. Plus, LabTech’s integration into our ticketing and reporting software greatly increases our efficiency and ability to measure and manage our customers’ IT systems.”
1 Source: MSPmentor 501: 2015 Global Edition -- Worldwide Company Rankings
2 Source: field testing by Grove Networks during March 2015.
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December 9, 2015: In October of this year, Grove Networks became a member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, in addition to already being a seasoned member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. "The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in South Florida, representing more than 400,000 employees of member companies" - https://www.miamichamber.com/about.
The Grove Networks team is excited to attend the endless networking events and educational opportunities the chamber offers alongside other businesses in the community.
December 9, 2015: Andrew Judge represented the Grove Networks team on Tuesday December 1, 2015 at the "Trustee Luncheon" event for the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the chamber for over 10 years, the company has decided to join the highest and most prestigious tier of membership by becoming a Trustee Member. During this event, Andrew officially received the Trustee Membership plaque, which will be proudly displayed in the Grove Networks' Coral Gables office.
December 9, 2015: Grove Networks' CEO, Andrew Judge, has competed his training and become a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP). This title is in compliance to The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, whose purpose is to protect sentitive patient data within the healtcare field. If a company handles protected health information (PHI), there are certain standard rules and regulations that must legally be followed to keep this information secure.
Gaining this certification provides Grove Networks with the ability to technologically support networks who manage confidential patient data in a secure and confident manner. In addition to over forty certifications, this HIPAA Security Professional Certification is an asset that will enable Grove Networks to better service a wider variety of companies across Miami, FL.
May 6, 2015: Grove Networks, Inc. of Miami, FL has been awarded Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Shooting Star Award, a Rising Star Award Category, is presented to the company that has made an effort to hire, mentor and promote young professionals.
“We are pleased to have been nominated in this distinguished group of finalists,” said Andrew Judge, President/CEO, Grove Networks. "Being named the winner of the Shooting Star Award is an amazing tribute to our team, core values, purpose and company culture. We place our people’s success first to provide the best IT support in Miami.”
The Rising Star Awards program was created by the Chamber in 2007 to recognize up-and-coming professionals, under the age of 40, who have made an early and substantive mark within their organizations and the community.
Grove Networks (www.grovenetworks.com) is an IT managed services provider (MSP) delivering results-based IT support in the South Florida area for small-medium clients. Grove Networks has been named #264 in the 2015 Penton Media’s annual MSPmentor Global 501 Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the top 501 managed service providers (MSPs) in the world. The world-wide ranking of #264 places Grove Networks as the #1 MSP based in Miami-Dade and #5 in the State of Florida. The company is headquartered in Miami, FL.