Best of Razor Technology’s 2016 Moments and 2017 Roadmap

It’s hard to believe, but the New Year is almost here. Before we break out the party hats and uncork the champagne, we’d like to look back and reflect on everything that’s happened at Razor Technology this past year and the exciting new developments we have in store for next year.

What Happened in 2016?

2016 was a whirlwind of a year. We reconnected with old friends and made some new ones. We continued to grow and helped even more businesses solve their most perplexing and toughest IT challenges.

All in all, it was an exciting, incredibly busy, stressful yet amazing year we won’t soon forget. At the risk of sounding like a character straight out of a Nicholas Sparks novel, we made memories that will last us a lifetime. We’re sharing our favorite and most memorable moments of 2016, stay tuned for the scrapbook (kidding not kidding):

Movember (‘Stache Bash) Fundraiser

This Movember, we put our money where our mustache is and raised money for an amazing cause! For the 6th year in a row, Razor Technology joined forces with the Movember Foundation to contribute to the fight for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Mo’ bros and mo’ sistas came out and showed their support for the movement at our gallant Happy Hour Fundraiser at The Great American Pub in November. It was an outrageously fun night of cocktails and moustache cultivating. We even had a chance to meet the one and only Seth Joyner –  former linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos. I may or may not have had a giant stack of sports memorabilia waiting for his signature…

All fun and games aside, we raised over $11,000 $110,000 this year alone for the cause! We look forward to continuing this tradition of finely grown mustaches and donating to a good cause in the coming years.

Razor Technology Named to CRN® 2016 Tech Elite 250 List

We can’t talk about 2016 without mentioning our recently awarded spot in the CRN® 2016 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list recognizes top North American IT solution providers who have earned the most advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors. These solution providers maintain a competitive edge by honing their technical skills and pursuing training and growth opportunities.

Rooftop Party with Razor, Cisco, VMTurbo & Zerto

There’s no party like a Razor Technology party! We kicked off last summer with our Rooftop Party on June 2nd in Philadelphia. Party goers came together for a fun-filled evening of cocktails and content.

We heard from Cisco HyperflexVMTurbo (now Turbonomic) and Zerto about emerging trends in the space of convergence, application performance, monitoring and disaster recovery. We had a blast catching up with old friends and meeting new people. We exchanged “best friends forever” bracelets and played Speak Out (ok, this never happened, but there’s always next year). We can’t wait to do it again sometime soon!

Razor Technology Joined Cisco 2016 Winner’s Circle

Back in September, Razor Technology earned a place in Cisco’s 2016 Winner’s Circle. The Winner’s Circle recognizes Cisco Partner Plus partners who showcase an exceptional understanding of the ever-growing Cisco suite of technologies. This award is a testament to our Cisco expertise and our dedication to continued growth. It’s the kind of award Mom puts on the fridge under a magnet saying, “Look what Razor did!” Aw shucks, Mom.

Razor Technology Participated in the 2016 Philalympics

In August, we put on our game faces and competed in the 4th Annual Philalympics. The Philalympics is an event where local companies compete against each other in Philadelphia-themed games, such as adult tricycle races, slingshot games and Philadelphia trivia.

Most importantly, the day serves as a fundraising event for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. We had a blast and helped raise over $45,000 for Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House!

What’s New in 2017?

There’s no denying it: 2016 was a great year, but we think (no, we know) that 2017 will be even better! Why are we so sure? Well, on December 5, 2016, Razor Technology acquired Atidan LLC, a global software solutions provider and IT consulting firm specializing in Microsoft  solutions, business analytics and custom business applications.

This acquisition will allow Razor Technology to deliver more expansive high-performance technology solutions to continue solving our customers’ toughest IT challenges. It will also strengthen our position in the industry and enable future growth through the addition of 85 new team members.

Having worked together as strategic partners over the past several years, it made perfect sense to combine Atidan’s proven business intelligence and integration capabilities with Razor Technology’s extensive experience in best of breed cloud and technology solutions.

We’re excited to expand our product offering with solutions from Atidan and help our customers create even more efficiencies in their IT environment. You can learn more about the acquisition and what this development means for the future of Razor Technology in the press release here.

What’s Next for You?

As we enter 2017 and face new challenges and fast-evolving security threats, it’s more important than ever that your business adopts a robust security solution. We want to help your business reach new levels of success and protect your data in 2017. That’s why we’re sharing our checklist for secure business data in 2017. Use this checklist to safeguard your data against the most dangerous threats.

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