NFF Passes Yearly ISO9001:2008 Audit with Flying Colors
In an annual audit performed by the Standards American Registrations Authority Registrar, which is the NFF ISO 9001:2008 auditor, NFF received a satisfactory audit report with zero non-conformities! The yearly ISO surveillance audit reviews the overall Management System, including our Goals and Objectives, Management Responsibilities, Customer Satisfaction, Corrective and Preventative Action, Monitoring and Measuring, to name a few.
The auditor also evaluated our processes and adherence to them, including all processes for each division of the company, training and communication, and processes for Nonconformance Control, and Resource Management. It was noted in the audit report that “The company does provide the adequate infrastructure, work environment, and process control to meet applicable requirements and expected outcomes.” Other observations from the report:
- Effective employee awareness
- Competent employees, all employees understand how their tasks affect quality
- Effectively implemented customer related processes
- Good housekeeping observed throughout the audit
This was NFF’s second official annual audit since achieving their ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2014. This year NFF will re-certify for the new ISO9001:2015 standard.
Our clients’ success is the reason we exist and the foundation on which we base every solution and service. It’s why we relentlessly pursue the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction in every project.
NFF has Renewed Gold Certification
NFF has again met all requirements for maintaining Gold Certification, including personnel, certifications, support, specialization, and Hybrid IT. NFF has demonstrated that it is highly qualified to sell, install, and support Cisco solutions in the USA. Below is a summary of our Cisco specializations, solutions, and services.
- Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization
- Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization
- Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialization
- Advanced Security Architecture Specialization
- WebEx Cloud Collaboration Resale Partner
- Cloud Services Reseller
- Managed Services Reseller
NFF has been a Cisco Gold partner since 2008. We will continue to be identified as a Gold Certified Partner in the Cisco Partner Locator.
NFF Exhibiting at the DC Smart City Week Event
NFF is proud to be a Sponsor at the DC Smart Cities Week event from September 27th-29th. Developed by the Smart Cities Council, a leader in smart cities education, the event features best practices to progress and inspire a culture of collaboration — cross-cutting solutions that public officials can use to create a holistic, integrated approach to improving livability, workability, and sustainability in their communities.
NFF will be featuring Smart Lighting Sensors as well the network infrastructure platform to support the IoT apps at our booth # 302. In addition, our Hub Theater Session topic is “Transforming Municipal CCTV into an Adaptive Video Ecosystem” for those interested in ways to utilize video surveillance to enabling law enforcement and better secure citizens in our communities.
Smart Cities Week is your opportunity to learn about, see and be inspired by the smart technologies that are already working in cities just like yours. Smart Cities Week will give you knowledge, insight and proven ideas that you can put to work right away.
Visit our booth No. 302 on September 28-29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, for the second annual Smart Cities Week — North America’s premier smart cities conference and expo. There are special discounts for NFF customers here.
NFF Hall of Fame Recipient for the 2016 Inner City 100 List
The Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE announced that Networking For Future, Inc. (NFF) was selected for the 2016 Inner City 100 list, a list of the fastest-growing inner-city businesses in the U.S. Inner City 100 winners are ranked according to revenue growth against their industry peers, as well as overall growth.
Of particular note, ICIC inducted 14 businesses into the Inner City 100 “Hall of Fame” as an homage to these companies’ successive growth achievement of five or more years. Since this is NFF’s 5th appearance on the Inner City 100 list, we’ve now become a member of the distinguished Hall of Fame.
The Inner City 100 program recognizes and supports successful inner city business leaders, and celebrates their role in providing innovation and job creation in America’s cities. These companies strengthen local American economies, provide job opportunities for underrepresented communities, and drive forward economic and social development.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for both business success and driving economic growth within the DC Metro area,” said Hess Fatemi, CEO of NFF. “Since its inception in 1996, it’s been a part of NFF’s mission to create an environment where people can grow and pursue their careers while delivering extraordinary services to our clients. We’re excited to continue to grow NFF to be an even more rewarding place for people to work, and deliver solutions bridging the gap between traditional networking and emerging technologies.”
The full list of winners can be viewed at Fortune.com
NFF Once Again Named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies in America!
NFF is honored to be acknowledged for the 7th time on the Inc. 5000 list, ranking No. 2658 with a three-year sales growth of 132%. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being named to the Inc.500|5000, the gold standard of entrepreneurial success.
"We are delighted to rank among the Inc. 5000 again this year," says NFF’s CEO Hess Fatemi. "The growth we've sustained and our clients' continued satisfaction is a reflection of the dedication and talent of our staff. Our passion for helping organizations transform their technologies has led us to this achievement, and we will use this recognition for our continued success."
The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy.
"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That's one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails."