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Systems Engineering Blog

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

Creating a Culture of Security

July 06, 2018

It seems we can’t go more than 24 hours without hearing about the latest and greatest data breach that affects millions. So we ask ourselves, “What can we do better?” After all, if the “bad guys” can hack into the federal government, Home Depot, and Target, what hope do small and medium-sized businesses have?

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Business Continuity, Data Protection, Compliance, IT Strategy, Cybercrime, IT Security

In case of a disaster, retrieve backup.

April 17, 2018

Are you aware of the amount of data you have? Do you know how to manage your data growth? Do you know how long it will take to recover your critical data and applications in the event of a disaster?

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Business Continuity, SE Events, Cloud, SE Data Points, Data Protection, Data Management, IT Strategy

Five Strategic IT Investments Every Company Should Be Making in 2018

January 06, 2018

The New Year is a great time to revisit your technology strategy.  IT Strategy is getting more and more important every year - whether you are a software company who makes a living with technology or someone running a law firm or other small business - technology should be making you better.  Far too often, however, we lose sight of our strategy dealing with the day-to-day bustle of running our business while keeping older systems running.  The New Year is a great time to step back and revisit the key components of your IT strategy.  Here are five strategic IT investments every company should be making in 2018:

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Business Continuity, Cloud, IT Strategy, Managed IT, Collaboration, Digital Transformation

Systems Engineering Deepens Senior Leadership Team to Support Growth

October 26, 2017

Today, Systems Engineering (SE) announced that the company has made changes and is deepening its senior leadership team to help the company accelerate its growth while still providing superior customer service to its more than 500 clients. The changes were prompted by the company's recent expansion into Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Business Continuity, SE in the News, SE Team

The Evolution of Technology, Part 3

September 29, 2017

I am sure you have heard the term "Digital Transformation." In short,  it means elevating your processes, applications, and data to reduce the time and effort needed to meet business and customer needs while driving value for both.  Uber and Facebook are common examples. Clearly, users value the ease and experience while the businesses can scale at very marginal costs.

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Business Continuity, Cloud

When is it time to conduct a Root Cause Analysis?

September 15, 2017

In my blog article posted on July 14, 2017, I covered the Foundations of Quality and Continuous Improvement which discussed the importance of establishing business quality across the board. In this blog post, I will talk about Root Cause Analysis, a method used to discover the root or cause of an issue or problem when quality breaks down.

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Business Continuity, Compliance

The Evolution of Technology, Part 1

September 01, 2017

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 65% of future jobs have not been invented yet. What does that say about the work we are doing today and how we are doing it? What does that mean for the future? 

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Business Continuity

Foundations of Quality and Continuous Improvement

July 14, 2017

Quality is a broad term and can mean different things to different people. From an organizational perspective, quality is a desire for continuous, consistent, efficient, and value-added systems, services, and processes that deliver customer requirements. Quality means striving to improve the overall effectiveness while making all aspects of the organization more operationally fit.

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Business Continuity

The Value Proposition Behind Good Security Practices

July 15, 2016

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 so that the right security practices and solutions can be put into place. When a business can prove that solid policies and practices are in place, it provides peace of mind to its clients, partners, and auditors.

Let's start from the beginning.

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Business Continuity, IT Consulting, IT Strategy, IT Security