Brad Sprague

Recent Posts

The Why & How of Cybersecurity Risk Management (Pt. 1)

June 19, 2020

Did you know that 66% of Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) have experienced a cyberattack in the past 12 months? With SMBs facing increased, targeted, and harmful cyberattacks, we wanted to provide some useful guidance on this topic. We are presenting a two-part series reviewing how SMBs can reduce exposure to cyberattacks through Cybersecurity Risk Management. In part one, Brad Sprague, Leader of Account Management at Systems Engineering, reviews practical ways to address and measure risk.

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IT Strategy

IT Budgeting and Planning: Four IT investments that will drive business value in 2020

September 11, 2019

Technology permeates every aspect of a business, which means optimizing your IT investments should be a top priority. This can be done through strategic IT budgeting and planning. However, the technology landscape is evolving at such a rapid rate; IT leaders must sort through a myriad of technologies and prioritize those that will drive the most value for their organizations.

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IT Consulting, IT Strategy, IT Budget

Planning for End-of-Life/Support Products

October 05, 2018

Preparing budgets for the upcoming year includes planning for any products that will be reaching end-of-life/support. According to Spiceworks, the need to upgrade outdated IT products will be a big focus for many businesses in 2019. For businesses up to 500 seats, replacing end-of-life products is the top driver of new hardware, software, services purchases, and cloud solutions.

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Data Points, IT Strategy

How Employee-Owned Companies Benefit Clients and Staff

May 08, 2017

Systems Engineering (SE) is 100% employee-owned. What does that mean? Our company is an Employee Stock Ownership Program or ESOP.  ESOPs are companies where some or all of the ownership has transferred to the employees primarily in the form of non-voting company stock.  At Systems Engineering, we are 100% employee-owned.

At Systems Engineering, doing business with us means that every representative you talk to is either an owner or on a path to becoming an owner. Every owner at Systems Engineering has a deep, personal, and professional interest in the success of the company and its clients. "Treat it like it's your own," is something we all take quite literally, whether it's spending money, saving money, or ensuring that we find the best solution that's customized to each and every end user. 

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General, Systems Engineering Team

When You Leave IT, Lock IT

November 18, 2016

By now, it’s not a well-kept secret that IT security is an important consideration in the design and operation of an organization’s network. A lot of things can be centrally managed by your IT administrator, like maintaining current anti-virus software, delivering timely operating system security updates, and web content filtering.

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Cybercrime, IT Security

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Information Lifecycle Management

July 24, 2015

Six years ago, your business might have had 400 gigabytes (GB) of data stored on the network. Maybe two-thirds of that was actual business data comprised of files, vertical application data, and email. The rest was overhead. 

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Business Continuity, IT Consulting, Data Protection, Data Management, Compliance, IT Strategy