Happy Independence Day! A Message from Ntirety CEO

On behalf of everyone at Ntirety, I want to take a moment and wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July.

The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day – has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the American Revolution. As we celebrate the 245th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America, we continue to have much to appreciate – the sheer beauty of our country, our cultural diversity, freedom of speech and religion, our generosity, our entrepreneurial spirit, and our constant guard for democracy at home and abroad.

While we certainly have work to do as a nation to be inclusive of all members of society, the Fourth of July provides an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the true meaning of our citizenship. As an immigrant to the US, to me, to be American is about so much more than simply a place that I call home. It is about a deeply felt commitment to the much higher principles of liberty, freedom, self-governance, and equality for all. On that note, I would like to take a moment to thank those who are currently serving or have served in our armed forces for their sacrifices to protect our nation.

I hope you will be spending part of the July 4th holiday celebrating our nation’s birthday with family and friends. I hope you are enjoying this great holiday and spending this well-deserved break with your families and friends. For those that are working over the holiday weekend in supporting our customers, big thank you! May you and your family enjoy a Fourth of July holiday filled with thankfulness and gratitude for living in this great nation of opportunity, promise, and hope.

Happy Father’s Day! A Message from Ntirety CEO

Happy Father’s Day! A Message from Ntirety CEO

On the occasion of Father’s Day today, I would like to wish a wonderful day to all the amazing Fathers and Father figures at Ntirety and NetNation. I hope you have a memorable day with your family, fathers, grandfathers, children, and even grandchildren.

Fathers are often the first teachers and also the toughest critics who inspire us to do better. As we all pause and take the time to celebrate Father’s Day, I wish to take this opportunity to recognize all of the fathers at Ntirety and NetNation who are not only dedicated employees working hard to provide for their families, but are also dedicated fathers, shaping the minds and futures of the next generation. Please join me today in honoring and celebrating all fathers past and present who inspire us to build on their legacy of hard work, model their strength and love for family.

I sincerely hope you all enjoy this special Father’s day weekend with your loved ones, complete with wonderful memories, as I am planning to do with my family today. Make sure to not forget to reach out to your dad or other father figures in your life. If departed, make sure to say a prayer, and thanking them for shaping you for who you are.

Have a blessed Father’s day everyone.

Remember and Honor – A Memorial Day Message from Ntirety CEO

Remember and Honor – A Memorial Day Message from Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh

Memorial Day is held high as a holiday in the US, showing respect to the ones who did not come home from service and those who have given their lives during military service to our country.

Since 1900, more than 35 million men and women have served and more than half a million of them gave their lives in the cause of freedom, liberty, and justice. While the arguments for and against past conflict and military intervention justifiably persist, the need to defend our freedoms will continue in order to keep the flame of this great American Experiment burning bright for many generations to come. Our Declaration of Independence has been copied by emerging nations around the globe, with its themes adopted by freedom-loving people in faraway places.

On this Memorial Day weekend, Ntirety remembers the brave who lost their lives defending our ideals. Current, former, and fallen members of America’s military deserve our continued thanks and gratitude, today and every day. These heroes among us have stepped up to answer the call of duty in the face of great danger, many of them serving in conflict zones.

To those of you who have family and friends who are veterans that have lost their lives defending this great land, I am deeply grateful. To those of you who have served and have family members who serve or have served in our armed forces, thank you from the depth of our heart.

I wish you all a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend.

A Mother’s Day Message from Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh

Happy Mother’s Day from Ntirety

On Sunday, May 9th, we celebrated Mother’s Day in North America. Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May.

Being a mother is arguably one of the most rewarding — but difficult — jobs in the world. Whether it’s providing guidance, financial support, nourishment, safety, spiritual guidance, or just unconditional love…Moms are usually the people who encourage us to become our best selves.

This Mother’s Day, I’d like to acknowledge and thank all the hard-working moms out there in the world, and especially in the Ntirety and NetNation families who have given so much to their children, families, and communities.

Before the day is over, let’s all please call all the maternal figures in our lives. Tell them how much they mean to us. It will mean the world to them, and honestly… most of us don’t verbally express our appreciation nearly enough. If your mom is in heaven (like mine), send her good thoughts today and say a prayer.

A sincere thank you to each and every Mom. Have a great Mother’s Day!

A Holiday Message of Gratitude from Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh

A Holiday Message of Gratitude from Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh

Here we are at the end of 2020 already and my hope is that each and every one has had a good year despite all the uncertainties that have rocked this year. Even though it has been a year full of unexpected twists and turns, the holiday season is still a joyful time for food, family, friends, and introspection for all the things we are thankful for.

On behalf of myself and everyone at Ntirety, I want to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday filled with great traditions, even if they may look and feel a little bit different this year. The spirit of the season is within each of us, and if 2020 has proven anything, it is that we are all innovative in times of need. We have much to look forward to in 2021 as a company, an industry, and society.

I’d also like to recognize and personally thank our extraordinary team here at Ntirety that ensures our clients’ IT systems are up, running, secure, and compliant 24x7x365. If you need to reach our support team at any time over the holidays, please don’t hesitate to reach out using our website’s LiveChat feature or by visiting our Support page.

Above all, I want to express my gratitude to every client, partner, and team member that has helped make a positive impact in 2020. I look forward to our progress all working together in the coming year.

Thank you again and I wish you and yours a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Emil Sayegh
President & CEO

A Thanksgiving Message from Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh

A Thanksgiving Message from Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh

As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the US, even if it is not like prior years, I want to extend my thanks to all our clients, partners, and the Ntirety team around the world. While the Thanksgiving holiday is officially celebrated in North America, I believe the universal message of thanks and gratitude transcends cultures, especially in these pandemic circumstances. My deepest appreciation goes out to our employees, customers, and partners especially after a turbulent and trying year. Despite all the turmoil surrounding us, we made momentous strides forward by working together for better outcomes for our customers.

Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on what has passed and being thankful for customers, partners, colleagues, friends, and family – even if we cannot be with all of them this year. It is also a time for planning for next year. We have great plans for the year ahead and to that I am very thankful as well!

For all our clients, partners, and team members in the US, we hope you get to enjoy your family and friends this Thanksgiving even if you can’t be with all of them physically. For those that are working this weekend, like healthcare workers and essential workers on the Ntirety team, I want to say THANK YOU! I am so grateful to see what we have been able to achieve together this year, and looking forward with optimism to a prosperous 2021.

Thank you,
Emil Sayegh
Ntirety CEO & President

An Independence Day Message from Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh

An Independence Day Message from Ntirety CEO Emil Sayegh

I want to take a moment and wish you all a happy and safe Fourth of July. On this day in 1776, courageous members of the Continental Congress—people soon to be “Americans”—published a moral standard by which we continue to evaluate our actions to this day:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

As each of us is celebrating, let us take a moment to reflect that we must honor those principals by making them a reality. That standard is what Dr. King described many years later in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let’s all continue to bring justice and equality up to the “gold” standard that the founders of this nation set. On this day, let’s also thank all of those in uniform who have sacrificed to defend our country so that we can live with the freedoms we so cherish as well as the front line health workers that are defending us from the current pandemic.

Emil Sayegh | President and CEO

A Message Honoring Juneteenth from Ntirety

A Message Honoring Juneteenth from Ntirety

Today Friday, June 19, is Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Juneteenth has its roots in Texas on June 19, 1865, and thus it has been an official Texas state holiday since 1979. It is celebrated annually on the 19th of June to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger announcing federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas proclaiming that all slaves in Texas were now free. We’ve definitely seen progress since those painful days, but it is similarly true that communities of color continue to endure discrimination and trauma. To all our colleagues in the Black community — we see you, hear you, and appreciate you. You matter, your lives matter, and you are valued here at Ntirety.

I encourage everyone to please take some time to reflect, learn, and support each other today. Slavery ended a long time ago, but racism and discrimination didn’t. Let’s all make sure that racism and discrimination have no place in America, our communities, and our company.

Have a blessed Juneteenth Day,

Emil Sayegh | President and CEO

A Memorial Day Message from Ntirety

Memorial Day is a very important day for every American as this is the day dedicated to remembrance of all those in the military who died serving the United States of America during the war. Every year, the last Monday of the month of May is celebrated as Memorial Day.

Especially in this time of global pandemic crisis, it’s important to take time to remember those who lost their lives in serving our country and protecting our freedoms. There is no greater sacrifice that is made for our country and for each of us as American citizens. Our armed forces serve to protect our country and to ensure the many freedoms that we enjoy endure for generations. Current, former, and fallen members of America’s military deserve our continued thanks and gratitude, today and every day. These heroes among us have stepped up to answer the call of duty and have accomplished extraordinary feats in the face of great danger, many of them serving in conflict zones, and also serving courageously during this pandemic.

To those of you who have family and friends who are veterans that have lost their lives defending this great and blessed land, I am deeply grateful. To those of you who have served and have family members who serve or have served in our armed forces, I say thank you from the depth of my heart.

I wish you all a blessed and safe Memorial Day.

Emil Sayegh | President and CEO

Ntirety’s Response Plan to Coronavirus

Updated April 2020

With the continued spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Ntirety would like to share information regarding our response to these developments. The safety and health of both our customers and employees are always our primary concern for any situation.

Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 belongs to the same class of viruses as the common cold and MERS virus. One of the best resources for information on COVID-19 is the US Center for Disease Control. You can access this resource through the Center’s web site where they have a specific Coronavirus page found here: https://www.cdc. gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Normal Daily Basic Hygiene Protocols

According to the CDC, although the global risk posed by the virus is high, individual health risk is dependent upon exposure. Both the CDC and WHO advise following the guidelines below to minimize the chance of infection:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough. Cover mouth & nose when coughing or sneezing
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider. Self-quarantine at home until symptoms subside.

Ntirety will continue to monitor the situation closely and if additional guidelines or precautions be recommended, we will communicate and implement these guidelines or precautions immediately as applicable.

Ntirety ‘s Continuity of Operations

Ntirety has an internal Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan already in place to provide direction to our internal teams and vendors in the event that a pandemic infection poses a health and safety threat to Ntirety customers, vendors or employees, or otherwise threatens Ntirety’s ability to effectively deliver continuous business services.

In preparation for any disaster or outbreak, Ntirety has implemented the applicable sections of our Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan. The following protocols are being enforced or are being monitored for implementation if deemed necessary:

  • Expanded cleaning frequencies in high traffic common areas and provide hand sanitizer stations at entry locations
  • Transitioned to a minimum critical onsite staff level
  • Effective March 25th, all customer and vendor access to Ntirey facilities is restricted to appointments made 24 hours in advance through our customer service portal
  • We encourage our customers to take advantage of our Remote Hands services for any basic functions that may eliminate your needs for travel
  • Staff not critical to work onsite are not required to work remote and remain on network to maintain service continuity
  • Maintain Customer Communication plan company-wide and per location with real-time updates of operation status and risk
  • Rotate in out-of-market resources from other locations in close geographical proximity and trained on Ntirety standard designs and standard operating procedures
  • Validate critical spare parts availability onsite and manufacturer stock availability
  • Engage critical suppliers to confirm Pandemic Response Plans and review their capacity to provide service continuity and compile a list of secondary suppliers for critical services
  • Maintain a close working relationship with local emergency responders and liaison with local field command chains to assist in expediting services when necessary
  • Maintain current guidance as issued by the government and/or ruling health organizational body

We have developed multiple contingency plans and do not anticipate any disruption of service or support. We are confident in our ability to adapt and ensure the safety of our employees and communities during this difficult time. While most of the Ntirety staff that can work from home are doing so, we are maintaining on-site data center personnel in the safest way possible in alignment with guidelines from the CDC and the WHO.

Furthermore, in cities and states where there have been lockdowns, our sites fall within the “Essential Critical Infrastructure Sector” along with healthcare institutions, utilities, and other critical or vital services. Our facilities are all classified as Essential Critical Infrastructure under the Department of Homeland Security – CISA Information Technology Sector guidelines. You can rest assured that our personnel and our suppliers will continue to be able to access our data center facilities during this crisis.

Safety, Security and Continual Support

Our top priorities – now and always – are the business continuity of our customers along with the health and safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate. Our most profound gratitude is with those in the medical profession on the front lines of confronting this public health emergency.

We will continue to operate with full transparency and keep you well-informed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our preparation, please direct any question to your local Ntirety team or email us at info@ntirety.com.