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Our Core Values

Over the past year, ISI began work on defining the principles that makes us ISI. During this process, we reflected on past experiences and interactions with our clients, employees, and vendors to help us uncover the beliefs that we already hold true. What we uncovered were five core values that have shaped ISI’s culture.

End of Tax Year Advantages for Equipment Purchases

If you’re working with older technology equipment or have been holding off on that next software upgrade to conserve cash, now may be the best time to reconsider those purchases and still save money.

Right now, the U.S. government is offering several income tax incentives for small businesses on personal property (such as computer equipment, furniture and fixtures with multi-year value).

Internal Revenue Code Section 179 allows for $139,000 to be fully deducted from 2012 income rather than being depreciated over several years, total spending must not exceed $560,000. This special expense election is good through the end of 2012. Unless extended by Congress, the expense amount gets reduced to $25,000 in 2013.

Bonus Depreciation

In addition to the Section 179 deduction, there is another special deduction available in 2012. You can take 50% bonus depreciation for qualifying assets that are purchased and placed in service in 2012. Unless Congress acts to extend the 50% bonus depreciation, there will be no bonus depreciation for assets that are purchased and placed into service after 2012.

The Bottom Line?

If you are considering a major technology or other equipment purchase in the near future, you should act soon to take advantage of what is available now, before it’s too late.

ISI Continues to Invest in Apple Training

Recently, four of ISI’s service team members passed the Apple 10.7 exam further extending ISI’s expertise in Apple technologies. Scott Lewis, Billy McCurley, Sean Wissler and James McAlister attended an intensive hands-on three day class that gave them an in-depth look at integrating Macs in a business environment.

ISI Continues to Invest in Apple Training

Recently, four of ISI’s service team members passed the Apple 10.7 exam further extending ISI’s expertise in Apple technologies. Scott Lewis, Billy McCurley, Sean Wissler and James McAlister attended an intensive hands-on three day class that gave them an in-depth look at integrating Macs in a business environment.

ISI Releases Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Software as part of focusIT Proactive Network Management

As part of ISI’s ongoing effort to provide proactive services to our focusIT Clients, we have chosen to partner with Malwarebytes Antimalware. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software is renowned in the industry for its unparalleled ability to detect the behaviors of today's malware and effectively stop it at its source.

Avoid Being Scammed

A new “scam” has made it into our area...

Some of our customers have recently received calls from someone posing to be a Microsoft Technician. Luckily the clients contacted us before giving the “technician” access to their computer or any credit card information.

ISI has partnered with Datto to Provide Enhanced Business Continuity Services

“ISI is continually evaluating new products and services to meet our customer's needs.” says Randy Powell, Business Development Manager at ISI. "We reviewed several vendors and none of them had the feature set and support that we were looking for until we found Datto.

Recycle your old computer, and it could come back as a gift card

Ready to recycle your old Mac or PC? If it still has monetary value, we'll apply that toward an Apple Gift Card. If it doesn't, we'll recycle it free.
First, see if your old computer can earn you a gift card.
It's easy. Just tell us about the computer you want to recycle.

ISI has released a New Ticketing Portal!

The latest enhancement to our service portal has arrived! You and Your Company now have a centralized portal to review the following:

Create Service Tickets
Review Open and Closed Tickets
View Ticket Status, Priority and Details
Display Open Recommendations
Documentation of Asset Configurations (PC and Server Information, Licenses)
Determine Account Information

Invoices
Balance of Hours

Display Reports

If you and your company would like to have this access, please call at 501-217-8484 option 3 for service they will help you get on board.

Congratulating James McAlister on 10 Years of Service at Innovative Systems

Committed to Information Technology since 2000, James McAlister has dedicated his time over the past 10 years to not only increasing his knowledge in the IT profession but has become a valued member of the ISI Service Team. Together, the team continues to enhance and inform our customers of the ever changing technology needs in the business community.