15 Mar 2016
“Are You Azure It’s a-Ready?

Rob Wilson – [Business Unit Director – Application Solutions] Hint: You have to say it with an Italian accent, like “That’s one spicy a-meatball!” In our neck of the woods, folks tend to watch with a curious skepticism as the bleeding-edge early adopters go through the pains of “beta testing” newer technologies. Some call it...

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15 Mar 2016
Systems Team Proactive Performance Management (PPM) Services

Chris Haynes  – [Keller Schroeder Engineer]         An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. – Benjamin Franklin Virtualization has become the norm in most data centers, but so is the expectation of zero downtime. Preventative maintenance is the best insurance against downtime and security threats in your storage/virtualization environment. Preventative...

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15 Mar 2016
Aperture Provides a Glimpse into the Cloud

Jeff Starling – [Senior Networking Consultant] The use of SaaS (Software as a Service) applications continue to gain popularity as a cost-effective way to provide office automation and data-sharing in today’s business environment.  SaaS services are often described to fall into 2 categories: Sanctioned (allowed and supported by the company), Unsanctioned (utilized by the end...

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15 Mar 2016
Cisco Smart Net Total Care

Carissa Montgomery – [Marketing & Communications Coordinator] As we first informed you in July 2015, Cisco recently migrated all SMARTnet clients to their new Smart Net Total Care (SNTC) service. Cisco SNTC is a software service that uses a collector to gather information on your network, validates it against Cisco’s records, and returns it to administrators...

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15 Mar 2016
Spotlight On…

Employee-Owner: Kevin Dykman   Kevin has over 34 years of experience in the Information Technology field. His extensive experience includes working in the manufacturing and distribution industries, serving in both technical and management roles. Kevin started with Keller Schroeder in 1997, and has since worked for a large variety of clients including textiles, pharmaceutical, automotive, and...

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19 Jan 2016
Leadership Transition at Keller Schroeder

As we transition into a new year, it is my pleasure to announce an upcoming leadership transition at Keller Schroeder.  I will be retiring from the Company in first quarter 2017, and our Board of Directors has selected Jeff Gorman as my successor. Many of you know Jeff already as our Business Unit Director for...

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19 Jan 2016
Windows Licensing Change – Processor to Core-Based

Dezarae Loewen -[Inside Product Manager & Microsoft Licensing Specialist] Microsoft is looking to release the newest version of Windows Server sometime in the second half of 2016. With this new significant product release, comes a change in not only the product but the licensing structure as well.  This article will take a look at a...

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19 Jan 2016
Veeam Availability Suite v9 – Now Available!

Jessee Drew – [Senior Consultant] Veeam Availability Suite version 9 was officially released to the public on January 12th, 2016, after an early release in December to manufacturers and partners. Veeam Availability Suite combines the industry-leading backup, restore and replication capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication with the advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning functionality...

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19 Jan 2016
LogRhythm 7 – Next-Gen Security Threat Detection & Response

Brad Mathis – [Senior Consultant, Information Security]   LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company, recently unveiled LogRhythm 7, a major upgrade to their security intelligence and analytics platform.  With new and enhanced features and capabilities, LogRhythm continues to be a leader in the SIEM (Security Information & Event Management) space.   Chris Peterson, senior vice-president of products,...

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19 Jan 2016
New Year’s Resolutions for Application Owners & Managers

Rob Wilson – [Business Unit Director – Application Solutions] Just in case you were having a hard time coming up with your goals and objectives for 2016, we wanted to pitch in and help. We asked some of our application developers, architects, and owners to contribute New Year’s resolutions for software application professionals. If you...

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