MediaTech E-Verify® approved

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MediaTech has been approved for E-Verify® enrollment. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees and/or employees assigned to a covered federal contract.

E-Verify is a voluntary program for most employers, but mandatory for some, such as employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause and employers in certain states that have legislation that mandates the use of E-Verify for some or all employers.

Congratulations to Kaw Nation (Oklahoma) Emergency Management. They were the lucky winners of the VTT™ – Virtual Table Top site license raffled off at the ITEMC Annual Summit held at the Grand Hotel & Casino in Shawnee, Ok. We hope that our platform will provide another tool to help them plan, prepare and protect their people.

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We have a list of mobile stats that every small business owner needs to be aware of. You’ve likely heard our constant harping on the fact that mobile is the hottest thing around, and is something that small business owners simply can’t ignore. There’s one main reason why we’re always saying that:
It’s true!
In case you don’t want to take our word for it, however, here are a few reasons to back up our point:

Mobile has beaten desktop.
This year, mobile Internet traffic exceeded desktop traffic. Not surprisingly, people don’t like rolling computer towers behind them on little carts when they’re out and about, so mobile devices have become the computers of choice for people that are on the go.
What has surprised people, however, is that people continue to use mobile devices once they get home. Chalk it up to familiarity, convenience, the fact that you don’t have to share them . . . whatever you like. But the fact is, mobile is more important than desktop, now. If your small business website isn’t mobile-optimized, you’re in trouble.

Mobile is growing fast, and continuously.
Traffic on the mobile web is growing at 3.5% each month! And 35% of smartphone owners say that they’re going to increase their usage of mobile Internet going forward. Taken together, you can conclude that tomorrow is very likely to be “more mobile” than today. If you’re waiting for the mobile trend to blow over, it might be time to throw in the towel and embrace it.

Smartphone users are now in the majority
Dumb phones are out there, but they’re no longer owned by a majority. Instead, most people who have a mobile device have a smartphone, which means that they have mobile Internet access and are hungry for apps.

Mobile devices don’t get left behind.
80% of Americans take their mobile device with them when they leave the house. In fact, 85% of Americans are never more than a few feet from their mobiles. If you want to meet consumers where they are, a mobile device is the surest channel available to you.

Mobile is local
94% of smartphone owners are looking for local info on their mobile, and 70% of these searchers have connected with a local business after a search. For a small business, this is a golden opportunity.

Mobile leads to sales.
This ties in to the last point. 70% of the people searching on a mobile device will make a purchase soon. If your business has a mobile-optimized website, you’re probably going to generate more revenue.
Do a search on your own mobile device now. Whose site functions better – yours, or your competitor’s? Don’t let a simple thing like that become a major disadvantage.

Mobile is overlooked by business owners.
Sadly, less than 5% of business websites mobile-optimized. If you want an easy way to pull ahead of the competition, mobile is it. And if you avoid it, remember that visitors tend to leave sites that don’t perform well on their mobile devices, and they don’t return.
In short, customers are lining up at your “mobile gates” in huge numbers.

Want more information? Fill out the contact form here for more information or to sign up for your free mobile app TODAY!

Congratulations to Jim Lester, Wright County Iowa, Emergency Management Coordinator. Jim was the lucky winner of the free 12 month VTT™ – Virtual Table Top site license drawn from random entries at the MediaTech vendor booth during the 10th annual Iowa Emergency Management Conference. We appreciate everyone that stopped by and signed up and hope that our platform will provide another tool to help them better plan, prepare and protect their people. Questions can be direct to John White at MediaTech by emailing jwhite@mediatechinc.com or calling 641-856-8052.

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MediaTech, a Centerville, Iowa firm, announces award from the Iowa Department of Education for the procurement of School Meal Programs Reference Library and Web-based Tutorial Development Project, RFP #ED-MH079-01. The contract is expected to extend until at least late 2014.

At this time, Iowa does not have a comprehensive web-based resource for School Food Service personnel to access for guidance regarding the operation of a USDA School Meal Program. New Food Service Directors/Managers must navigate through several websites, manuals, and memoranda, all of which are not available in one central location. Currently, the Department offers a number of on-site and webinar training workshops around the state of Iowa to train new staff, update existing staff, and release guidance regarding new USDA School Meal Program regulations. These training opportunities are often not available on demand, and may only occur one time per school year. The comprehensive web-based reference library will provide a reliable resource, accessible at any time. In an effort to improve efficiency and efficacy of trainings, the Department seeks to develop web-based instructional tutorials. These tutorials will provide enhanced learning experiences, expanding upon reference library information. Additionally, the SA will have the ability to test comprehension and monitor completion as requirements for new Food Service Directors/Managers or as a component of Corrective Action.

See original RFP here