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Systems Engineering Blog

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?

At the most recent Systems Engineering (SE) Lunch & Learn, Artur Kuznetsov of Macpage and Jeff Trudel of SE discussed those very questions.

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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 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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The Security Suitcase for Your Move to the Cloud

May 17, 2018

I packed my cloud bag and in it I placed...

As we've begun to adopt a myriad of cloud-based services, our network perimeter has become more expansive and therefore, potentially more porous. Cloud services may need additional firewall ports open, which is equivalent to opening more doors into your home.  On top of this, your employees are now working wherever they want and they’re using a handful of different devices. Last but not least, your data is racking up an impressive amount of frequent flier miles as it travels and gets stored in platforms strewn all across the country. 

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Cloud, SE Data Points, IT Strategy, IT Security, Digital Transformation

Four things to know before you get started with Azure.

April 19, 2018

Over the past several years, the demand for cloud infrastructure services has quickly grown with 2017 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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Cloud, SE Data Points, IT Consulting, IT Strategy

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

SE Data Points SPRING 2018: New Employees Bulletin

April 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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Technology End-Of-Life/Support Events Lead SMBs to The Cloud

April 11, 2018

First, let's cover some important dates that all businesses should be flagging on their calendars. 

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Cloud, SE Data Points, IT Strategy

SE Lunch & Learn Recap: Enabling A Modern Workforce

April 11, 2018

There are so many reasons small- to medium-sized business are moving to the cloud. There is the attractive CapEx vs. OpEx model, scalability which comes with elastic payment strategies, and flexibility. While those business benefits are some of the chief reasons businesses migrate to the cloud, many aren’t taking advantage of the full range of productivity capabilities that are available.

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SE Data Points, IT Consulting, Collaboration, Digital Transformation

IT Project Management as Defined by a Project Manager

March 09, 2018

There is a proverb in Buddhism that says, “If you have a problem that can be fixed, then there is no use in worrying. If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying.” Obviously, the ancient Buddhist writers never had to manage a Cisco phone server migration, move their Microsoft Exchange footprint to the cloud, or upgrade their entire staff and their individual mobile devices to Microsoft Office 365.

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SE Data Points, IT Consulting, IT Strategy