Serving Coffee, Cocktails, and Gig Internet: A Success Story with Thou Mayest and INDIGEX

Recently, local coffee staple Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters needed some help making connections.  In this case, is wasn’t the connections they're known for making over a cup of coffee. Instead, they needed help with technical connections.  Along with serving great beverages, Internet and music are key features of Thou Mayest.  Their customers enjoy and expect both of these to be great. So, when Thou Mayest experienced problems in this area, they reached out to the local gurus at INDIGEX.

New Name, New Focus, Same Excellent Service

A note from our president, Jason Crowley:

Innovative Networks, like many businesses, was born in a spare bedroom. That happened in October of 2003. We've been through many changes and have seen significant growth over the last dozen years. Change is a part of growth, and we're changing again. The name "Innovative Networks" doesn't quite tell our story anymore. Our business has grown to do much more than just network support. That's why we're changing our name to INDIGEX.

Innovative Networks Announces Corporate Name Change to INDIGEX

KANSAS CITY, March 21, 2016 -- Innovative Networks, Inc., a Kansas City leader in IT managed services announced today that it is changing its name to INDIGEX. The name change reflects the company's move from network-focused business solutions to a broader commitment to using technology to solve business problems and streamline operations for businesses of all sizes.

Northland CAPS 2015-16 Class is Off to a Great Start

It's 9:00 AM on a Wednesday morning and I'm sitting in a series of presentations from groups of high school juniors and seniors. They're all dressed in business attire and presenting technical solutions to stakeholders in the local business community. They're giving and receiving feedback from their school peers as well as the adults in the room.

The Hype Over Windows 10

Windows 10 launched on July 29th and in 24 hours over 14 million computers were upgraded to it.

Everyone is yapping about the return of the Start Menu, but the most appealing part is Microsoft’s first FREE upgrade.  Yes it’s FREE for those who have a Windows 7 or 8 license.   Unfortunately, those who have Vista or earlier will have to purchase the boxed version of Windows 10 for about $120.  

Microsoft Internet Explorer Use-After-Free Vulnerability

On April 26, 2014 a security vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) came to light that could allow a malicious website to gain remote access to your computer. We strongly recommend that instead of using Internet Explorer you use a different web browser until a patch for this vulnerability has been released by Microsoft and installed on your computer.  Alternate browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari are not affected by this vulnerability. The vulnerability affects current versions of Internet Explorer on all current versions of Windows (XP to 8.1).

NKC Datacenter Internet Outage

On August 6 we experienced a significant Internet outage at the datacenter where our VELOXcloud services are hosted.  Around noon a contractor began boring through 11th Street between McGee and Oak Streets for a new manhole.  The area they were drilling should have been free of utility cables; however, it was not, and the fiber that carries our Internet access along with a number of other data services was cut.  An investigation is underway regarding the accuracy of the cable location markings.

Network Solutions DNS Outage

Network Solutions DNS appears to be down.  We detected the problem at 7:53 AM CDT today (12:53 GMT).  We have been unable to contact them via phone or website to open a technical support ticket.  Many websites, email, and other Internet-based services are affected.  

Summer Internships Available

Innovative Networks—a Kansas City-based Information Technology company is offering Technical Services internships for this summer. The ideal applicant is pursuing an Information Technology major and is well versed in Windows, Linux and/or Mac platforms.

We provide complete and all-inclusive IT solutions for companies throughout the Greater Kansas City area. Interns will usually be assigned a project that can be completed within the internship period. They will also be assisting with the day to day operations of our technical services department.

Google Fiber Announcement in Kansas City

Google FiberToday, July 26, 2012, marked a new, incredible chapter of the Internet. Roughly a year ago, Google decided to start installing fiber optic cables in central Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, to provide the fastest residential Internet the world has ever seen. Google announced today what they plan to do with the Internet at these insanely high speeds, a product they call Google Fiber.