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Systems Engineering Blog

Ask Your Potential IT Provider These Five Questions

July 11, 2018

Whether you have a dedicated IT team on staff and need them to be more project focused, or whether you are 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 solutions 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

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

A Day in the Life, Part 2: The IT Project Manager

August 07, 2015

In much the same way that a person hires a financial planner to reach his or her short-term and long-term life goals on schedule, our Systems Engineering IT Project Managers serve as the liaison, internally and externally, to ensure our clients receive what they requested from the beginning of our relationship with them.

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IT Consulting, SE Team, Managed IT, Network Design & Implementation

Start planning now for Windows Server 2003 End of Support

September 16, 2014

Do you have servers and applications that have been around for 5 years or more? Do you know what version of Microsoft Server these are running on? Microsoft has announced end of support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This means this server Operating System (OS) will no longer get security patches nor will Microsoft help resolve problems for machines on this platform which could put your network at risk.

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SE Data Points, Network Administration, IT Consulting, IT Strategy, Network Design & Implementation, IT Security