New Offerings from
Sagacent Technologies

By Ed Correia, CEO, Sagacent Technologies

Sometimes I take for granted that all our clients know all about the various products and services we offer. But I know that not everyone does so I’d like to take a moment to explain some newer offerings that you may be very interested in.

Monthly Anti-virus – Brand New!

Software as a Service (or SaaS) is all the rage today – and we figured out how to use this method of delivery and save you money! Since nearly all of our customers pay for their antivirus software on an annual basis – we worked out a deal with our favorite antivirus software manufacturer that will lead to a cost savings on antivirus protection and software by about $10 an employee per year! The way it works is that instead of you buying the antivirus every year, Sagacent will do it, and then on a monthly basis along with your contract billing we will charge you only $2.50 per user per month. Still not convinced? Here’s how the math works out:

  • The old way: Clients buy software for about $39 or $49 per user per year (or $3.25 to $4.00 a month per employee) depending on features and capabilities.
  • The SaaS way: You pay just $2.50 per user per month (or about $30 a year) for the best antivirus software we can buy!

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Don’t Focus on the Black Spot

used with permission from Joel Weldon, www.successcomesincans.com

Leader says “Look for the good” — managers learn to find it.

Speaking to her department managers, a young, dynamic executive tacked a huge sheet of white paper on the wall behind her. Then, with a felt-tip marker, she made a black spot in the middle of the paper.

“What do you see?” she asked someone in the front row.

“A black spot,” came the reply.  She asked the same question of every manager, and received the same answer each time.

Quietly, slowly, and with great emphasis, she then said, “You’re all correct, there is a little black spot up there. But not one of you mentioned the big sheet of perfectly clean, white paper! And that is my speech.”

She went on to guide her organization from near collapse to record profits. Best of all, she helped her people develop positive attitudes toward themselves, their company, and their customers.

She attributed her success to the practice of requiring each manager to submit each Monday morning a report of all the good things that happened in their department during the preceding week.

Here’s what you can do: Be on the lookout for what’s right. Encourage the people on your team to do the same. Initiate a cycle of positive attitudes, thoughts, ideas and action that will make it easier to handle the “black spots.” When you find something that’s good, recognize and reinforce it.