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Systems Engineering Blog

National IT Professionals Day - Celebrating Our Team

September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018 is National IT Professionals Day. Today is set aside to honor the venerable geeks of the world we all rely on to keep us connected. The IT professional is the unsung hero of modern business. Whether it be desktops, laptops, mobile devices, applications, servers, networks, databases, or cybersecurity, IT professionals keep business humming.

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SE Team

Organizational Best Practices for Mobile Devices

September 14, 2018

As data moves to the cloud and becomes accessible from anywhere, it’s more important than ever to ensure that both corporate and personal devices being used to access data and services are secure. There are many options for addressing these security concerns, but choosing the right tools and configurations can quickly become complex. Considering what to do about devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones while in the office, at home, and while traveling can become overwhelming or cumbersome. Some organizations may find a secure one-size-fits-all solution, but many will want, or need, a little more flexibility.

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Data Protection, Data Management

The Cloud is Here to Stay: Backup and Recovery Redefined

August 31, 2018

What would it be like for your organization if there was a facilities' disaster like a flood, fire, or prolonged power outage? If all your data was lost, how long would it take for you to get it back and to be functional again? Minutes, hours, days, or even worse, weeks? How would this affect your customers and your employees? 

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Business Continuity, Data Management

WPA/WPA-2 Vulnerability Update

August 23, 2018

On August 4, 2018, a new exploit to the previously released KRACK vulnerability within WPA/WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key), was announced. This exploit allows for an attacker to obtain the PSK used for encryption within a wireless network.

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SE Alert

Systems Engineering Named One of Maine's Best Places to Work for the Fifth Consecutive Year

August 20, 2018

Systems Engineering, a leading IT strategy integrator and managed IT services provider, has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine. The announcement represents the fifth consecutive year that Systems Engineering has been honored with the award. The company, which is based in Portland, Maine, will be recognized at an awards ceremony on October 9, at which time the final rankings will be announced. This year’s list is made up of 75 companies in three categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees). 

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Press Releases, SE in the News

Five IT Best Practices for Organizations to Consider

August 17, 2018

When it comes to security risks and errors, businesses often fall victim to assumptions and oversights. The reality is that the protection of information and applications is always evolving and, as criminals find new ways to exploit weaknesses, it's tough to stay one step ahead.

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Encryption, Data Protection, Cybercrime, IT Security

How to Achieve the Latest School Technologies with E-Rate Funding

August 10, 2018

At a minimum, today's schools and libraries need high speed internet access, telecommunications services, and internal connections to provide critical technology resources to educators. It's also extremely important for today's modern students, those who are learning new skills via online courses, applications, and on tablets or other mobile devices.

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IT Consulting, IT Strategy, Managed IT

SE Lunch & Learn Recap:  Security & Compliance in the Cloud - The New Perimeter

August 05, 2018

Your organization’s data is in the cloud, so now what? Is it secure? Where is it? Is it readily available? Who is accessing it?

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Cloud, SE Data Points, IT Consulting, IT Security

SE Internship Program 2018

August 05, 2018

Systems Engineering (SE) is pleased to announce the continuation of its summer internship program. Our 2018 program includes seven graduates, or soon-to-be graduates, joining us from a variety of schools including Villanova University, Southern Maine Community College, Kennesaw State University, University of Southern Maine, and Tufts University.

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SE Data Points, SE Team

SE Spotlight: 2018 Summer Interns

August 05, 2018

In this quarter's SE Spotlight, we decided to highlight the amazing interns  who are with us over the summer. This talented group of students and graduates joined Systems Engineering (SE) to receive real-world job experience and hone the skills they already have while learning new ones. SE Spotlight provides a brief look at our 2018 interns:

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SE Data Points, SE Team