Systems Engineering Blog

Four things to know before you get started with Azure

January 10, 2019

Over the past several years, the demand for cloud infrastructure services has quickly grown with recent revenues reaching well over $23.6 billion, up 93% from the previous year.  Recognizing this, Microsoft has made massive investments in data centers all around the world to become the leader in the global public cloud services market, along with having the most comprehensive set of compliance offerings of any cloud service provider.

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SE Data Points, Cloud, IT Consulting, IT Strategy

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

January 04, 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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Digital Transformation, Network Design & Implementation

Technology end-of-life/support dates are no joke.

December 27, 2018

In the coming year, how will your organization be less vulnerable to security threats, remain in compliance, and continue to receive the latest product support?

Quick answer: Review the chart below and ensure that your Microsoft products are not about to expire. The chart quickly points out some significant end-of-life/support dates that are on the horizon for some of the more popular Microsoft products, including Windows 7, Exchange 2010, and Office 2010. 

It seems these dates are far out, but in reality, upgrade discussions should begin now in order to prepare appropriately. By applying upgrades before products fall out of support, your business will be less vulnerable to security threats, remain in compliance, and continue to receive the latest product support.

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Cloud, IT Strategy, SE Data Points

Holiday Greetings From Systems Engineering

December 11, 2018

First, I want to thank you, our customer, for your continued partnership with Systems Engineering. As the world of technology gains in business importance and the demand to operate securely and productively remains a competitive differentiation, we appreciate more now than ever the trust and confidence you put in our team.

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SE Data Points, SE Team, General

Three Keys to Your Organization's 2019 IT Strategy

December 11, 2018

It's a new year which makes it a great time to prioritize your technology initiatives. As technology changes dramatically, the headlines continue to focus on the same themes: Security, Cloud, and Digital Transformation. In this blog article, I will review important "to do's" within each category and offer ways you and your organization can achieve these important IT goals. 

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Digital Transformation, Cloud, IT Security

2018 Moments and Memories

December 11, 2018

As we approach the end of the 2018, it’s a time to reflect and celebrate the events and successes we have had here at Systems Engineering.  Between Fruit Mondays and Donut Fridays, we have spent a lot of time working hard but also playing just as hard.  Here are a few of our favorite moments from 2018:

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SE Team, General

SE Data Points Winter 2018: New Employees Bulletin

December 11, 2018

At Systems Engineering (SE), our success depends on the efforts of our employees.  We strive to attract and retain talented, dedicated, and skilled staff who share our values, contribute to our vision, and take pride in our clients' success.

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SE Data Points, SE Team, General

Getting the Knack of NAC – An Introduction to Network Access Control

December 07, 2018
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Technology Trends, IT Security

IT's Cyber Monday, So Be Cyber Aware

November 25, 2018

As we all work through our holiday gift giving lists this "Cyber Monday," it's important to be cyber aware of "the Grinch" lurking in the corners waiting to steal our confidential information. So, before you begin to cross the names off your list while experiencing that great sense of accomplishment, take a few moments to read through these "cyber shopping" best practices to protect yourself and your personal identifiable information (PII). Nobody wants to spend the holidays recovering their data or identity.

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Cybercrime, Data Protection, IT Security

Good Security Practices Create Great Business Relationships

November 16, 2018

When it comes to good security practices, compliance and documented policies require a top-to-bottom effort from management, operations, human resources, and the IT team. After all, the right security practices and solutions can be created and when a business can prove that solid policies and practices are in place, it provides peace of mind to its clients, partners, and auditors.

So, let's start from the beginning.

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IT Security, IT Strategy, Business Continuity, IT Consulting