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Ask Your Potential IT Provider These Six Questions

March 11, 2019

Whether you have a dedicated IT team on staff who needs be more innovation focused, or your business is looking for comprehensive managed IT solutions, it’s important to ask the right questions in order to get the perfect fit for your business. Partnering with an IT Service Provider should be seamless and result in peace of mind. Doing your homework on a company before hiring them is as important as looking up product reviews before purchasing something new for yourself. 

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IT Consulting, IT Strategy, Managed IT, Network Design & Implementation

The Evolution of Networking

February 08, 2019

Oftentimes, IT-focused individuals, including those of us at Systems Engineering, will make the mistake of assuming all end users have an idea of how technology works. How your organizations' networks operate is an example of this. So, let's start from the beginning.

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Network Design & Implementation

Five Compelling Reasons to Hop on the Fast-Moving SD-WAN Wagon

January 25, 2019

If you are involved as a Wide Area Network (WAN) consultant or decision maker and haven’t heard the term “SD-WAN” (software-defined wide area network) by now, you’re either awakening from a two-year coma, or you haven’t been paying close attention to the onslaught of demonstrative offers, vendor emails, and introductory phone calls likely thrown in your direction.

The topic of SD-WAN has gotten to the level of pervasiveness in the IT community and has almost become a moniker for “building your company’s next WAN design." Needless to say, the term is out there as a hot topic, information is readily available, and most people feel that SD-WAN will be a positive disruption over the next three to five years. Due to the fact that clients want to build a better WAN experience with the benefit of lower costs, this makes perfect sense.

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Network Design & Implementation, Digital Transformation

So you're moving. Now what?

February 03, 2018

Have you ever been responsible for moving your organization from one office space to another? If so, you know the burden of everything that needs to be thought of; from decor, to furniture, to kitchen space and, most importantly, technology. After all, technology is what keeps the business running, whether it's corresponding with your clients, maintaining your core business applications, or just ensuring monitors turn on the first morning after the big move.

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Network Design & Implementation

Systems Engineering Named One of Microsoft's FY17 SMB Champions

September 09, 2016

Microsoft has once again added Systems Engineering (SE) to the FY17 Small Business (SMB) Managed Partner List (MPL). According to Microsoft, SE has demonstrated a continued focus on cloud solutions and modernizing today's SMB business environments. 

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Cloud, IT Strategy, Network Design & Implementation

Hyperconvergence Defined

June 17, 2016

The world of hyperconvergence is relatively new, bringing forth a new approach to technology that should not be ignored. As Information Technology (IT) is ever-changing and continuously becoming more streamlined and sophisticated, it's important for businesses to stay "in the know" on the latest and greatest and to understand if it's the right 'next step' to take. To fully meet the needs of the ever-evolving and more tech-savvy clients businesses serve, it's a 'must' to have what IT takes to keep them satisfied. So, what is hyperconvergence and what does IT do?

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Data Management, Managed IT, Network Design & Implementation, Technology Trends

Five Mistakes IT Teams Make to Compromise Network Security

March 03, 2016

Although data breaches are common enough to show up in news headlines on a weekly, sometimes daily basis, it's something none of us want our businesses to experience. In fact, an organization's IT staff is regularly putting practices and securities in place to try and prevent network compromises from occurring. However, it's not only employees who make mistakes that compromise network security. Listed below are five risks and their matching solutions to keep networks healthy and cybercriminals at bay. 

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Business Continuity, IT Consulting, IT Strategy, Managed IT, Network Design & Implementation, IT Security

Lessons Learned from Clicking

December 14, 2015

We all receive information and education about what not to click on in terms of attachments, suspicious files, messages, and website advertisements. With today's sophisticated social engineering attacks, it's difficult to discern what's trustworthy versus what is not. Here's a first-person account of what can happen when you do click on an electronic "something" that is ill-intentioned.

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Data Protection, Managed IT, Network Design & Implementation, IT Security

SaaS Talk

November 06, 2015

Moving to the Cloud means different things to different organizations. Similarly, offering a cloud solution means different things to different vendors. At this point, you probably have some portion of your business running ‘in the Cloud.' The most common place we see organizations adopting the Cloud is with Software as a Service (SaaS), which includes Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce.com, and any number of line-of-business applications hosted by a provider in the Cloud.

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Business Continuity, Cloud, Data Management, IT Strategy, Network Design & Implementation

BYOD, MDM, and EMM Demystified

October 02, 2015

It’s no revelation that the age of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) computing is here and has been for some time. Whether it's with a smart phone, tablet, or smart watch, BYOD is a convenient way for today's workforce to stay connected. Recent surveys show that BYOD adoption, as a business tool, presents a company as more attractive and a "must-have" for millennial-generation job applicants.  

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Encryption, Managed IT, Network Design & Implementation, Cybercrime, IT Security