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Season's Greetings & Steve Joining Google Apps Specialist Refractiv Ltd

posted 20 Dec 2013, 10:19 by Steve Adams
Happy Christmas and Moving On
After a successful and very interesting year working as NorthStar Consulting pursuing Cloud Computing opportunities and helping my clients to work in the future I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a new role as a Google Apps Deployment and Pre-Sales Specialist with Refractiv Ltd.
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Based in Leeds Refractiv are a UK Google Apps™ Premier SMB Reseller ( 

A Year in Review
I've had the pleasure and privilege to work with some fantastic people and companies this year and make some new business friendships and networking connections and cement working relationships with partners.
I benefited from some great support in the Network North Group (Stockton-on-Tees) and also got to know the York group too.
David Gibson's Richmond Business Network has deepened relationships with many of Richmondshire's friendly local businesses and the recently founded First Monday - Northallerton group offers similar for the Hambleton District.

Delivering the Cloud Computing Masterclasses for Superfast North Yorkshire has been another highlight and I'm looking forward to Fibre rolling out in the Catterick area in March!

I've given talks to a range of business groups including the marketeers of the Darlington Chartered Institute of Marketing; the ladies of the North East Virtual AssistantsWomen in Rural Enterprise; and my fellow geeks at Refresh Teesside.

Thanks and stay in touch
So a special thanks to everyone who's helped and encouraged my activities this year and especially to my clients who have embraced working in the future and are living proof that adoption of cloud methods in general and Google Apps in particular can benefit individuals and SMEs.
Only yesterday one of these clients told me about her recent acquisition of an Android tablet and how she'd never set up a new piece of IT equipment so quickly 
"I just logged into my Google Apps account and everything was there"

now that's truly WORKING IN THE FUTURE!

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