Jeri Prophet, President of IntellecTechs, Inc. has been honored as one of Inside Business magazine's Women in Business for 2012. Every year, Inside Business pays special tribute to business women in the Hampton Roads area who have been successful in their careers and have made a significant impact on the business community, local economy and served as mentors to others.
"I am very delighted to be recognized among such amazing business women in Hampton Roads. I am also proud to be honored as a leader in the often male-dominated Information Technology industry and to serve as a role model for future female business leaders," said Jeri Prophet. Receiving this recognition is very dear to Jeri's personal mission - to guide the success of women in the workforce.
In 2008, Jeri Prophet founded IntellecTechs, a full-service Information Technology company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. IntellecTechs specializes in networking, cybersecurity, repairs, custom computer builds, web design, programming and certification training and testing. IntellecTechs' highly-experienced engineers and technicians provide comprehensive computer services to a variety of government, military, commercial and residential clients.
Jeri Prophet, a US Navy veteran, has created programs and services to enhance the lives of veteran women and men. She founded MOVIT (Mentoring Our Veterans Into Tomorrow), a mentorship program which secures suitable employment for Wounded Warriors/People with Significant Disabilities; co-founded NowHiringVeterans.com, an online job site dedicated to helping veterans of the military find jobs from today's top companies. In addition, Jeri is an active member of Executive Women International- Hampton Roads Chapter and uses her resources to offer free career improvement classes to local women re-entering the workforce. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Vetshouse, Inc. an organization serving homeless veterans in Hampton Roads. For more information, visit:Inside Business Women in Business 2012 Award at http://insidebiz.com
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, December 12, 2012 – IntellecTechs, a full-service Information Technology company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia has partnered with SmarterTools Inc. to distribute SmarterTools software as an authorized reseller. Under the terms of the partnership, IntellecTechs will resell the SmarterTools product line, including the SmarterMail mailserver, SmarterStats Web log analytics and SEO software, and SmarterTrack customer service software among many other products.
"At IntellecTechs, our clients trust us to provide the best IT management solutions for their money. We are excited about our partnership with SmarterTools because it will allow us to offer our clients the latest, innovative software products and services that they desire at reasonable prices," said Jeri Prophet, President and Founder of IntellecTechs.
SmarterMail is a cost-effective Microsoft Exchange alternative, bringing enterprise-level functionality to businesses, ISPs, and Web hosting environments. Features include a rich Webmail interface, file storage, detailed reporting, events/notifications, throttling, email archiving, intrusion detection/ prevention, advanced synchronization, out-of-the-box antispam and antivirus and optional add-ons for Exchange ActiveSync, Commtouch Premium Antispam, and Commtouch Zero-hour Antivirus.
SmarterTrack is a powerful help desk application built for tracking, managing, and reporting on customer service and communications, including sales and support issues. Features include a ticket system, live chat, call logs, time logs, Who's On, branding and language support, cost analysis, data mining, reporting, surveys, a task management system, and a knowledge base.
SmarterStats is comprehensive Web log analytics and SEO software that cost-effectively delivers relevant, accurate, and detailed website statistics to help businesses increase conversions and maximize ROI.
Founded in 2003, SmarterTools Inc. is an information technology management software company based in Phoenix, Arizona. SmarterTools builds a Windows mail server, customer service software, Web log analytics and SEO software that simplify and automate the day-to-day IT operations of businesses and hosting environments in over 100 countries. Additional information about SmarterTools Inc. and the SmarterTools product line is available at the company website: www.smartertools.com.
IntellecTechs is a full-service Information Technology company founded in 2008 by U.S. Navy Veteran, Jeri Prophet. IntellecTechs specializes in networking, cybersecurity, repairs, custom computer builds, web design, programming and certification training. Our highly experienced engineers and technicians provide comprehensive computer services to a variety government, military, commercial and residential clients.
VIRGINIA BEACH - Many parents monitor the Facebook accounts of their children, but many aren't so watchful of Instagram.
Annette Houston got a shock when her husband picked up their 11-year-old son's iPad.
"He was scrolling through it and he said 'did you see this?' It got worse and worse," the Va. Beach mom said.
She described sexually-charged, suggestive photos, a whole bunch of them.
"She was a well-endowed lady with her boobs hanging out. Why are they sending this to my child?" she wondered.
Her son was using Instagram, an app that helps kids share photos with their friends. The pictures are usually cute or artistic, but there are nude photos and disturbing images to be found, depending on who the users are following.
"It's very dangerous and it's so dangerous for parents who don't constantly talk to their children," said social media expert Jeri Prophet.
We got together a group of Norfolk students and teenagers to talk about the app. All of them said they use Instagram almost every day because it's a faster way to type your Facebook status. They also liked that instead of posting what they're doing, they can post a picture of it.
Instagram is not supposed to be used by children under 13. But tech savvy kids can easily sign up. They just need a user name, an email and then they click through a few steps to start viewing images.
Prophet warns that what your children post is public.
"They think they're exchanging photos with their friend, but lo and behold the entire Instagram population and anyone who has Internet access," she explained.
Whatever your kids share on Instagram is often synched into Facebook and Google Images. You can stop this by making your profile private.
But there's also a safety concern. When you post a picture, others can see where you are. If you click below the photo, a map pinpoints your kids' location down to the specific street.
Prophet fears this is opening another door for sexual predators.
"Now it just makes it so much easier because they can lie about their age. They can learn where these students are frequenting and show up at those locations, chance meetings," she warned.
It's something Mrs. Houston wants to avoid, so she made sure the location setting on her son's iPad was turned off.
"Parents do want to know these things and a lot of us just don't," she said.
Here are some resources for parents to keep kids safe online:
The Flagship and Military Newspaper honored Jeri Prophet along with ten other honorees at the 2nd Annual Still Serving 2012 Military Retiree and Veteran Awards. The event held at Nauticus in Downtown Norfolk recognized eleven individuals, retired military and veterans, who made a significant impact in the Hampton Roads community and the lives of our men and women who have served the Military.
"I am very grateful to be honored as a Still Serving Award recipient because I feel it is my mission to help the veteran community whenever possible," said Jeri Prophet, President/CEO of IntellecTechs a Virginia Beach based Information Technology company.
Jeri proudly served the U.S. Navy from 1992 to 2002 with numerous accomplishments, earning a reputation as a "top gun" Navy Information Technology and Training Professional. Using her passion and resources, Jeri has developed programs and services to enhance the lives of veteran men and women. She founded NowHiringVeterans.com, an online resource where veterans can search for jobs with top companies that are willing to hire highly qualified, eligible veterans and Wounded Warriors.
Ms. Prophet founded MOVIT (Mentoring Our Veterans Into Tomorrow), a mentorship program which secures suitable employment for Wounded Warriors/People with Significant Disabilities by partnering with state and federal contractors as well as commercial businesses.
Jeri founded IntellecTechs, in 2008, a full-service Information Technology company which specializes in networking, cybersecurity, repairs, custom computer builds, web design, programming and certification training. Their experienced engineers and technicians, provide comprehensive computer services to a variety of government, military, commercial and residential clients.Read more about Jeri Prophet's Still Serving 2012 Award at http://www.norfolknavyflagship.com/special_sections/still....
Computers interest some people early in life, but the U.S. Navy brought Jeri Prophet to the information technology field.
Prophet started IntellecTechs in 2008 after her Navy career because she wanted more flexibility and to make all the big decisions in a company.
IntellecTechs provides IT support, website design and development, hosting, networking, and security, among other services.
The work IntellecTechs does with Wounded Warriors is the company's biggest accomplishment, according to Prophet. IntellecTechs started MOVIT - Mentoring Our Veterans into Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization that employs veterans through a mentor program through MOVIT computers. A mentor and a veteran transitioning out of the military become a team of two through the veteran's first year of civilian life.
Prophet helped create NowHiringVeterans.com, a website that allows employers to post career opportunities for veterans free of charge. Veterans can search for jobs and post their resume.
Prophet hosts seminars and speaking engagements to help other new business owners.
"I never want to be the CEO that is too busy to help the next person," she said.
IntellecTechs established a dual program with Norfolk State University. Students can take IT certification classes at IntellecTechs and will receive college credit at the university.
Technology education in disadvantaged neighborhoods is in the future plans of IntellecTechs. Scholarships will be provided for individuals without the opportunity to take IT classes.
Prophet is active in the fight against cyber crimes. Many people unknowingly are victims of cyber crime, and she wants to provide training to protect people.
According to Bruce LaLonde, chief strategy officer at IntellecTechs and a Navy veteran, he works at IntellecTechs because of Prophet's engagement and involvement with the veteran community.
"She has walked in their shoes, and that is why I am here," he said.
Prophet is pursuing her MBA with a concentration in information security management from St. Leo University.
Prophet's high school son and stepson are actively involved in her company. Her son has been involved in IT work since he was 15 years old. nib
- Megan StamperView the article at Inside Business here.