By: Darren Bonawitz
Here is a special feature about Umzuzu, detailing who its clients are, how it is associated with 1102 GRAND and why it does business in Kansas City.
Company Description: Umzuzu – We are Cloud Brokers specializing in Google Apps and the Google Solutions Marketplace. We help companies eliminate on premise hardware.
Who are its clients: Any business currently using email. Commonly we help people migrate off legacy platforms like Exchange 2010.
How it is associated with 1102 GRAND: We use the flexible bandwidth resources of 1102 GRAND to migrate large volumes of data to the cloud. When faced with a client that has low bandwidth to their offices, we copy the data locally, then “sneaker-net” it over to 1102 GRAND where it can be liberated to the cloud.
Why Kansas City: Cost of living. Entrepreneurial hotbed of activity.
Best Part of Doing Business in Kansas City: The community isn’t so large that you get lost. You can grow your reputation and live on it. The same names often come up, you get to know the people in town that can get a job done.
Benefits of Working in Kansas City: BBQ. Interesting diversity of culture and food in the KC area. The professional landscape is diverse as well, from manufacturing to professional services, it is hard to pigeonhole KC into a particular market (like aviation for Wichita.)