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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
Maybe you believe your business has no need for a disaster recovery plan. In this article, I am going to talk about the benefits of a Disaster Recovery Plan and utilizing Disaster Recovery as a Service (DraaS) that can change your mind. Here are a few reasons you should consider implementing a disaster recovery plan that you may not have considered. Data Asset Inventory Key Management: When it comes to backup and recovery you need to understand the equipment inventory and have it documented. This helps to identify all the equipment in your environment. So if there is a small 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
Streamline your data center with the new Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array The surge in data growth is not slowing. With data center real estate at a premium, organizations like yours are feeling the squeeze to reduce costs around physical infrastructure space, hardware, and power and cooling. While also facing the complexities caused by multiple hardware components, complicated cabling, and disparate storage, servers and networking. Enter the EqualLogic PS –M4110 Blade Array. Available fall 2012, the newest member of the EqualLogic PS Series is the scalable and easy-to-manage EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array. EqualLogic continues to drive innovation by delivering all Read more
Be Lean & Stay Lean Learn how to reduce IT costs and make the most out of your IT investment Most businesses we talk to today are struggling to accomplish more with fewer resources. Virtualization and cloud technologies can help by cutting costs, maximizing your IT investments, and helping you grow your business without spending a cent more than needed. And now this is a reality for small and midsize businesses. Here are 3 ways you can benefit:   Most businesses have a dedicated server for each of their line-of-business applications, such as payroll and CRM programs. With virtualization included Read more