Summit Medical Group Launches Relocation Web Sites

Summit Medical Group (SMG), New Jersey’s premier multi-specialty group practice, has announced a relocation of most of their offices to a new campus in Berkeley Heights.

Information regarding the planned SMG relocation to Berkeley Heights is available on the Group’s Web site, www.summitmedicalgroup.com, which includes a special relocation section created to answer questions and explain their newly-expanded patient services.

The relocation section was developed by IND, the premier provider of enterprise network services, software and Web site development, and The Cherenson Group, a full-service advertising and public relations agency.

The easy-to-navigate relocation section includes a physician locator, personalized driving directions to the new facility from any location, and a section for individual questions, which will be answered via email. A similar relocation section was also developed for SMG employees on their Intranet Web site.

More than 750 SMG employees will relocate to One Diamond Hill Road from offices currently located in Summit, Springfield, Berkeley Heights, and Millburn. The SMG Berkeley Heights campus is scheduled to open on or about June of 2006, which is the target date for the conclusion of new construction.

Located at the former Dun & Bradstreet complex, the new facility will provide SMG patients with open access to comprehensive medical services. In addition, the facility will house an Urgent Care Center, all laboratory functions, specialized diagnostic equipment, occupational health services, and executive health services. The 250,000 square-foot state-of-the-art medical facility will also include: a pharmacy, optical shop with full-time optician, health information library, fully equipped same-day surgery center, and many more patient services and amenities. Additionally, an upscale café for patients, family, and SMG staff, as well as a therapeutic day spa will be offered by the Group at the new Berkeley Heights campus.

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Launches PlatformforProgress.com

The Platform for Progress is a coalition of New Jersey businesses and organizations working in partnership with the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. The coalition is dedicated to bringing solutions to long-term challenges that New Jersey faces in six key areas: Economic Development, Education, Environment, Government Reform, Health Care and Transportation.

In order to educate New Jerseyans on these important issues, the Platform for Progress coalition today launched a premier Web site, www.platformforprogress.com.

IND partnered with The Cherenson Group, a full-service advertising and public relations agency, to produce the Web site, which features an interactive benchmark report that displays unbiased, fact-based information on where New Jersey ranks nationally in more than 60 key categories.

The coalition is highlighting the benchmark report in order to increase public awareness of the challenges, the roadblocks, and the positive outcome to be enjoyed by all New Jersey citizens through lower cost/higher quality health care, superior educational outcomes, a cleaner environment, improved transportation network, increased investment and a reputation to be proud of.

The Web site also includes an interactive statewide candidate survey, in which voters can select their district to view the positions of candidates on 15 different issue areas.

There is no cost to join the Platform for Progress Coalition, and membership is open to all New Jersey companies, chambers of commerce, associations and individual residents of the state. To join to the coalition, or more information, visit www.platformforprogress.com.

Montvale, NJ Firm Turns to IND in Time of Crisis

“The roof of our office collapsed last night and we have no power. George, we need help!” was the message IND Senior Account Manager George Logan received early in the morning on July 19, 2005.

The headquarters of Quantitative Environmental Analysis (QEA) in Montvale, New Jersey was hit the night before by torrential rain from a summer thunderstorm, partially collapsing the roof, severing water lines and knocking out the power, leaving the building in a state of disaster.

“We needed to get our systems back on-line so that our people could continue to work,” said Mark Meyers, a Managing Scientist at QEA and responsible for their IT systems. “We have four other offices around the country that rely on the electronic data and IT systems in our Montvale office. We manage a wide variety of environmental projects and house a large quantity of data in the Montvale office. We had to get our data as well as our e-mail service back on-line that same day, and we turned to IND for help.”

Meyers was soon on his way to IND with QEA’s servers and firewall. Upon his arrival, IND engineers had already made the necessary preparations to set up and install the servers in IND’s network operations center, a state-of-the-art facility that boasts a climate-controlled atmosphere, secure monitored access, a dry-gas fire suppression system, uninterruptible power back-up and redundant Internet connections.

Within two hours of arrival at IND, QEA’s IT systems were back on-line, and their personnel across the country were able to resume work. “We had been using IND for day-to-day support and for special IT projects, but we had not anticipated their role in disaster recovery. The IND team responded efficiently to our emergency, and the availability of their data center made all the difference.” said Meyers.

IND Open House Welcomes Partners, Friends and Family

IND, the premier provider of enterprise network services, software and Web site development, and e-business strategy development, held an open house on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. The open house, held at IND’s headquarters at 14 Walsh Drive in Parsippany, New Jersey, was attended by more than 40 partners, friends and family members.

Douglas Rahn, President of IND, shared, “I want to thank everyone that took the time to join us for our open house. I enjoyed speaking with all of our guests, and was delighted to see all the new faces in the crowd.”

Patrick Brennan, an IND Network Services Engineer, said, “It was great to talk with our business partners in a social setting, especially people that I have been working with for years. It was a unique experience!”

A guided tour of IND’s new network operations center, a state-of-the-art facility of more than 1,500 square feet, was provided by Peter Emmel, IND’s Network Services Manager. The facility boasts a climate-controlled atmosphere, secure monitored access, a fire suppression system, power back-up and redundant Internet connections.

Also situated within the 8,000 square foot headquarters are IND’s executive, administrative, sales and account management, network engineering and Web development teams.

IND Announces Expansion Into New Headquarters and Network Operations Center

IND, the premier provider of enterprise network services, Web site and software development, and e-business strategy today announced the opening of its new facility in Parsippany, New Jersey. Located at 14 Walsh Drive , the new offices are a 300% increase over IND ’s previous facility, which was located in Pine Brook, New Jersey.

Douglas Rahn, President and CEO of IND, shared, “Our new facility provides us significant room for our planned growth, a state-of-the-art network operations center, and rapid access to key highways further increasing our efficiency for onsite services.”

Situated within IND’s new facility are its executive, administrative, sales and account management, network engineering and Web development teams. Rahn explained, “IND’s growth can be directly attributed to our ability to repeatedly go above and beyond our clients expectations. IND continues to differentiate itself from the competition with three key ingredients: by providing integrated IT solutions for medium-sized businesses; through a Web portal that provides clients real-time interaction to all facets of our business, and with superior customer service.”

IND’s new network operations center is a state-of-the-art facility of more than 1,500 square feet. It boasts a climate-controlled atmosphere, secure monitored access, a fire suppression system, power back-up, and redundant Internet connections. Eric Speidel, Vice President and Director of Web Services, explains, “Our clients demand the best, and we pride ourselves on delivering. Our new network operations center will provide us with capacity for our continued growth, and the reliability and performance our clients expect from us.”

The Company’s telephone and fax numbers will remain the same; Toll-Free 1-800-IND-NET1, local phone 973-227-5020 and fax 973-227-1872.

IND is currently hiring for several positions including new business development, account management, network engineering, and Web programming. IND is also continuing a successful internship program that provides entrance into the information technology industry and is partnered with several universities and educational institutions.