What does your company do?
Founded in 1995, Microstaff ITs primary purpose is to educate information workers and technical professionals to make them more productive. We teach information workers how to be more productive by teaching them how to really use application software tools like Microsoft Office, Adobe products, etc. These tools are available to them, but most people only really know how to accomplish the most basic tasks, not use them to their fullest to really become more productive.
We try to do the same thing with technical professionals, teaching them/updating their skills to the latest versions of programming languages and databases (Microsoft), as well as how to administer the network infrastructure software (Active Directory/Exchange, etc) most commonly found in businesses today.
Most of our students are working professionals whose employers are paying for this training, in order to update their skills to the latest version of the software they are already using, or just make them more productive. Most of these students will come to training when their employer has made a change to their environment, i.e. upgraded to a new version of software, moved to a new software platform as their standard, etc.
We do have a subset of students we address that are career changers. They usually have some type of undergraduate degree in a non-technical field, and come to us in order to gain technical proficiency to move into an IT role, or possibly something like a project manager. Those students will usually take several classes from us, to build their level of knowledge from Novice to intermediate level, so they can gain employment.
Some companies need more than just classroom training when implementing new software/technology, and for them we offer consulting services. This also helps keep our instructors sharp by allowing them to use the products they are training others on, in real world environments.
Do you require that a .COM or other URL be available for the new name?
I will accept a .com with an acceptable variation on the exact name
What is your industry?
Describe your customers
See company description, but also, our customers are typically medium to large businesses and government agencies who are paying to send their employees to training with us. Ours is a B2B transaction so we need a powerful, professional, corporate image.
What 3 things do you want your company name to communicate to your customers?
1) Emerging technologies; 2) quality IT training; 3) quality consulting services
List the names of your top three competitors
ONLC, Training Concepts, Innovista Learning (fka New Horizons)
Style and Concept
What character, tenor, or spirit do you wish to convey?
We play bigger than we appear. We have done big projects for large companies and have performed around the world. We have done training on 5 continents and teach in a remote format to users from around the world almost very single day while providing our local students with a comfortable and professional training experience.
Are there specific words or phrases you do not like?
staff, staffing, computer repair, open source
Are there specific words or phrases you like?
Training, consulting, IT, current/emerging technologies
Do you have other info you want to share?
We are part of the Microsoft Partner Network offering official Microsoft curriculum; consultants that teach allowing us to offer real-world experience; we've written curriculum for the Microsoft Partner Network as well as taught on 5 continents for Microsoft.