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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
Windows Server Core has a stripped down interface unlike the other versions which have a GUI. Server Core loads only roles and features needed to run your critical Microsoft services such as Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Hyper-V and File Services. Other applications like internet explorer, start Menu, and Windows Defender are not installed in this version of the OS. Server Core installation requires less RAM, gets fewer updates and is easier to manage. There is a lot of benefits especially if you are running it in a virtualized environment, this can help out greatly and has increased stability. Since Server Read more
System Architects’ Managed IT Service is part of a comprehensive outsourced IT support model that provide clients with remote and onsite support at a low cost, hourly rate. Clients benefit from the flexibility of the service with the ability to access resources for projects and moves when they arise. Clients also benefit from SA’s key partnerships with all major IT vendors and distributors. Finding the right products and services help clients save time and money and allows them to focus on their business goals. Proactive & Preventative IT Maintenance Even though managed IT service comprises of reactive, proactive and strategic Read more
System Architects’ Outsourced IT Support provides a blended support structure that provide businesses with a better, cost effective approach for managing their IT environment. System Architects’ clients benefit from this support structure and the associated services that are customized to fit any small or midsize business needs. Outsourced IT Support has many facets, from providing your staff with help desk support and monitoring and managing your company’s IT infrastructure to assisting, recommending and procuring hardware and software products and services that best suits your company’s requirements. Every client has its own individual IT environment, which should be based on their Read more
There are many reasons why Cloud Hosting has become so very popular. With increased capabilities in hardware performance, higher data transmission speeds, cheaper storage, smaller devices and environmental ramifications are just some of the reasons cloud solutions are trending. For everyday personal and some business use public cloud storage is a great option for users. It is typically cheap, accessible from anywhere and compatible with more and more devices. There are downsides to using a public cloud solution: Lower Security and Privacy Sarbanes Oxley, PCI and HIPAA compliance is not possible with a shared public infrastructure. Security and privacy are Read more
System Architects, your Outsourced IT Services partner, has recently become a Silver member of the Motorola Solutions PartnerEmpower Program. System Architects a Motorola partner is a Toronto based outsourced IT firm that has worked with manufacturing and logistics companies providing them with managed IT, Private Cloud Hosting and Custom Software Development. Becoming a Motorola Solutions partner adds another dimension to System Architects goal of being a full-fledged End-to-end Managed Service Provider (MSP). Motorola Solutions’ innovations, products, and services make supply chains visible to manufacturing and logistics companies. They accomplish this by connecting companies to seamless communication networks, applications and services, Read more
Privacy in the Age of Big Data It seems counterintuitive that the more we interact on the web on a global scale the more we are fighting for our individual privacy. Privacy is almost a thing of the past; public interactions have become a way of life, from employers looking at potential employee’s online profiles to someone googling a blind date. On a daily basis, many of us are publicly announcing every detail of our lives from what we had for lunch to the biggest craze, the posting of ‘selfies’. Privacy in the age of big data has become a 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
Press Release: March 27, 2014 System Architects Inc. Achieves Microsoft Silver Hosting Competency System Architects earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment. Toronto, Ontario, Canada March, 27, 2014 System Architects , Canadian firm providing Managed and Outsourced IT Services, today announced it has achieved a Silver Hosting 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 implementation and customer Read more