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Outsourced IT Services give you the ability to offload specific IT functions to a managed service provider. A Managed Service Provider can play a key role in the success and continuity of your business. Information technology today is crucial and simply ubiquitous. A business could not possibly survive or live up to its greatest potential without some degree of technology; whether it be company smart phones, computers, networks, websites, business specific applications, backups of company data, etc. A managed service provider usually assumes ongoing responsibility for monitoring, managing and upgrading your company’s IT systems on your behalf. This gives businesses Read more
The concept of having a third party assist a company with day to day task around Information Technology is not a new process. It’s steadily growing and becoming the norm.  Companies are slowing moving away from the traditional in-house IT department to a more outsourced IT approach. There are numerous advantages to this as well as the not so obvious disadvantages.  The biggest and popular reason to outsource your IT is to cut cost, there is big saving advantages by eliminating a dedicated staff to work and maintain your IT environment. This alone should not be the sole reason as Read more
All businesses are looking for ways to reduce cost and increase profit but that does not eliminate the need for practices that will improve and grow your business. There are few people who have the expertise to manage IT environments and because of that a certain percentage of budgets should be allocated to IT infrastructure and maintenance. This is where Outsourced IT Services benefit small and medium businesses. Below are some of the main reasons companies are turning to Outsourced IT Support to help manage their IT environment and reduce cost. Competitive Prices In most cases when you want to Read more
Need a firewall for you growing business? Looking for advice on the type you need and setup? System Architects’ Certified Dell Network Security professionals can advise you on the type of firewall as well as setup, configure and maintain your network. Not only are you getting the best solution, installation and support but as a Dell preferred partner you are also get an unbelievable price. The Dell SonicWALL NSA 2600 is designed specifically with the needs of your growing small business, satellite offices and school campuses in mind. The NSA 2600 prevents intrusions, blocks malware and eliminates access to questionable Read more
The World Wide Web is becoming more of a utility and less of a luxury for users around the world. There is approximately one mobile device for every person alive today. These devices are bringing information from around the world right into your hands. The internet is the greatest leveler of access to information the world has ever seen, but the more access we have the more vulnerable we are becoming. Just recently the US laid charges on five Chinese army officers for hacking into companies for the purpose of getting a competitive advantage. It’s the first cyber case of its Read more
Bring Your Own Device also known as BYOD allows your employees to access solutions through their own preferred devices whether it’s a Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, Windows, Mac or Android. This surprisingly has a lasting effect with your employees’ job satisfaction. Possibly the most important benefit, is the reduction in the CapEx and OpEx of the organization. Budgeting for these becomes much more manageable with employees performing a lot of the maintenance for themselves. Like everything else in technology, there are pros and cons. With the ability to access information anywhere, comes new challenges including protecting sensitive information and keeping up with all of Read more
System Architects Inc. Becomes a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller System Architects earns distinction through commitment to academic customers. Toronto, Ontario, Canada – May, 1, 2014 System Architects, your  IT outsourcing  partner, today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller (AER), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AER authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise. The AER program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, Read more
Taking your business mobile More and more Canadian businesses are looking at how a mobile workforce can help them improve the way they run their companies and reduce office costs. That is why we have partnered with some of the best technology brands to bring you the most secure and cost effective way for your business to maintain its mobile workforce. Dell™ tablets, Ultrabooks™, mobile workstations and all-in-one desktops combined with Outsourced IT Services, Private Cloud Hosting and VoIP services from System Architects can seamlessly migrate your workforce into the mobile era boosting productivity, enhance security and providing easy system Read more
Office 365 is subscription-based and is delivered as a powerful SaaS Moving from the traditional model of purchasing software to a subscription-based model can confusing. Unlike Office 2013 (perpetual) which is purchased and installed on individual devices, Office 365 is subscription-based and delivered as a powerful SaaS— perfect for organizations wanting to maximize mobility and take advantage of larger cloud storage capacities. For the most secure and seamless access to your Office 2013 applications, documents, and personal settings, pair Office 365 with Dell™ products optimized for Windows® 8 Pro from System Architects. Contact your System Architects IT services team at Read more
Press Release: January 21, 2014 System Architects Inc. Achieves a Microsoft Silver Small Business Competency System Architects earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment. Toronto, Ontario, Canada January, 20, 2014 System Architects , Canadian firm providing Managed and Outsourced IT Services, today announced it has achieved a Silver Small Business competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful Read more