Managed Services

Five Signs You Need an MSP A.S.A.P.
Reanna Gutierrez  |  October 10, 2017
If you’re looking for a competitive IT advantage, maybe it’s time to look at partnering with a managed service provider (MSP). These trusted IT partners work in conjunction with your IT department— freeing them to focus on strategic projects that impact your bottom line. MSPs can take over tedious daily tasks, increase your return on investment, shrink operational costs, improve security and safeguard data backup.
Is IT Modernization a Priority for Your Government Agency?
Amy Gregory  |  September 28, 2017
As a leader responsible for the IT security and infrastructure of a state and local government agency, you face the same daunting challenges as your private sector colleagues – rapid advances in technology, sophisticated security threats, compliance mandates and aging infrastructures, all with budget constraints growing citizen demands. Here’s the good news: You’re not alone.
DaaS — Only as Good as the Apps and Data
Cindy Tomlinson  |  August 29, 2017
Giving employees the flexibility to work from anywhere on any device is key to attracting (and retaining) top-notch talent. But, the challenge is to identify and leverage technology to provide virtual (and safe) access to the desktop for any employee — on any chosen device.
Happy Tech Dependence Day
Reanna Gutierrez  |  July 04, 2017
Today’s businesses are heavily dependent on IT. This increased reliance on 24/7 access to data and mission-critical applications to get business done makes high availability a top priority for IT, especially when leveraging outsourced support.
Smart City Technology — Making Smart Cities Smarter
Reanna Gutierrez  |  June 27, 2017
Smart cities are popping up all over the world as municipal planners marry urban living with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and connected technologies.
The Public Cloud is Great. So, Do You Really Need a Managed Services Partner?
Amy Gregory  |  June 22, 2017
The public cloud is cost-effective, easily accessible and relatively easy to deploy. So, do you really need a managed IT services provider?
10 Data Security Tips to Safeguard Your Business
Reanna Gutierrez  |  June 13, 2017
Cloud, mobile, social and big data have increased the speed of business. When we add these technologies on top of already complicated architectures, vulnerabilities are introduced leaving your organization at risk.
Keeping Your Healthcare Data Secure – What You Need to Consider
Reanna Gutierrez  |  June 06, 2017
Electronic patient records, new healthcare applications, connected medical devices and regulatory/compliance changes are making it easier for doctors to share patient records, affect patient outcomes and increase the quality of care; but are also contributing to an explosion in healthcare data.
Q&A with a Security Executive, OneNeck’s Katie McCullough Vice President, Information Security & Business Applications
Amy Gregory  |  April 13, 2017
There’s no doubt about it, today’s security threats are top of mind for any modern executive. The impact of a security breach can be detrimental to any organization’s continued success, and as a result, a sound security strategy is paramount. Join us as we chat with OneNeck’s top security executive about today’s mounting threats.
Securing IT with an Advanced Services Partner
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  April 10, 2017
The proliferation of mobile devices creates more endpoints to protect, the cloud is expanding the security perimeter, and users are, and always will be, a weak link in the security chain. Identify your unique security risks and develop a plan to mitigate those risks and defend your critical data.
Understanding the Digital Transformation of Government
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  April 06, 2017
Unlike past techno-government initiatives like eGovernment and Government 2.0, digital government isn’t just about adopting new web technologies or developing mobile apps.
Congratulations You’ve been Spear-Phished! Just kidding... April Fools!
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  March 31, 2017
April 1st is a day marked by good humored pranks, but the internet has changed that significantly; when you get pranked by a cybercriminal, your internet security is compromised, and that’s no joking manner.
Why ITIL Matters in an Unstructured World
Amy Gregory  |  March 21, 2017
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a public framework of best practices guidance for IT service management designed to foster technology-business alignment and business success, and used by OneNeck to add structure to an increasingly unstructured IT environment.
Taking the Madness Out of Choosing a Managed Services Provider
Amy Gregory  |  March 14, 2017
The madness of March is here. The brackets are chosen and bets have been made on who will take it all in the Final Four. While exciting and fun, taking the same chances and placing a bet on your infrastructure will leave you scrambling to outpace your opponents.
Choosing the Right Managed Services Provider Partner
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  January 26, 2017
Because of the challenges that come with monitoring and managing your own systems, an increasing number of businesses are turning towards managed service providers (MSPs) to either supplement their team or completely outsource their infrastructure management. But what should you consider when choosing a managed services provider?
8 Reasons to Embrace a Hybrid IT Approach
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  January 19, 2017
A hybrid IT approach to building a flexible, scalable and efficient architecture allows organizations to maintain a centralized approach to IT governance while experimenting with cloud computing.
Are You Keeping Pace in the Age of Digital Disruption?
Amy Gregory  |  December 19, 2016
Digital disruption is changing the way we do business, but many organizations fear change. It’s brought about by the perfect storm of low-cost communications (e.g., mobile networks, smart devices and sensors.) Organizations who embrace the digital age are rewarded with more efficient operations, an improved customer experience and the ability create better products and services to face future competition with ease.
8 Considerations When Selecting a Managed Service Provider
Reanna Gutierrez  |  December 15, 2016
Monitoring and managing your own IT infrastructure can be difficult at best, leaving little time to focus on strategic business initiatives. As a result, organizations are turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to handle elements of their IT needs.
The Monolithic Database in a Hybrid World
Scott Morley  |  December 06, 2016
How to address monolithic databases in a hybrid world? The answer is relatively straightforward.
Managed Services: Ensuring Enterprise Transformation to Hybrid IT
Reanna Gutierrez  |  November 29, 2016
Executives repeatedly indicate that the top business imperatives for enterprises are centered on financial performance metrics that involve optimizing profits, growing revenue and driving down costs, and they are increasingly turning to managed services. A hybrid IT environment combines internal and external resources, and may consist of some combination of traditional on-premises, hosted solutions or cloud-based SaaS, PaaS or IaaS services.
From Excess to Efficiency
Amy Gregory  |  November 22, 2016
What do Thanksgiving turkey and IT resources have in common?
Cloud Video-Making the Case for Cloud
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  November 15, 2016
Are you running out of space and capacity in your data center? Today, with the adoption of cloud, several opportunities exist to eliminate this IT challenge.
Meet Operation Encore
OneNeck IT Solutions with Cisco  |  November 11, 2016
Can Cisco Spark offer a connection from the front lines, giving a Navy pilot the chance to be part of a musical group while deployed? Absolutely. Here’s how…
Navigating Today’s Cybersecurity Landscape Is Tricky
Amy Gregory  |  November 10, 2016
To understand how to best protect your organization, it is imperative to look at the state of cybersecurity and take measures to protect against the latest threats. Cisco’s 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report provides an unfiltered look into the current cybersecurity landscape.
Today’s Healthcare Demands Always-on Mobility
Amy Gregory  |  November 08, 2016
There’s no question that mobility is transforming healthcare. Physicians and medical staff require reliable and secure Wi-Fi access to medical systems on their mobile devices to view X-rays, radiology and MRI images at a patient’s bedside. At the same time, patients and guests expect ubiquitous connectivity for all of their applications, streaming services and devices—from their beds or the waiting room.
6 Challenges That Drive IT Outsourcing
Reanna Gutierrez  |  October 18, 2016
When considering current demands, many CIOs are looking to outsourcing as a way to meet these rising business challenges. In fact, the Deloitte 2016 Global Outsourcing survey reports that of the 72% of IT organizations that currently outsource, 31% plan to increase their use of outside resources. When it comes to deciding which technologies to develop and staff internally and which can be trusted to a managed service provider, there are no one-size-fits-all answers
The Challenge of a Digital Strategy for Today's Government Leaders
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  October 13, 2016
As government IT infrastructure ages, the need to embrace a digital strategy has become even more critical. State and local governments are continually called on to do more with less. Not only must they strive to satisfy an increasingly demanding constituency that expects services to be always-on and delivered at real time, but they must do so in the face of a reduced staff and budget. What’s needed is a digital strategy that enables government leaders to drive productivity, engagement, and innovation – without breaking the budget.
The Risks of Free Wi-Fi
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  September 21, 2016
Free Wi-Fi is a danger to your company’s network security. When your employee connects to a public Wi-Fi at an airport, mall or coffee shop, they run the risk of exposing personal information AND sensitive company information. A hacker can easily set up a fake Wi-Fi hotspot and lure your employee to connect. Then, once they log in, hackers can perform a man-in-the-middle attack to steal data or, worse yet, gain access to your corporate network.
Think Big with a Career in Technology!
Amy Gregory  |  September 08, 2016
The technology sector has been growing faster than other segments of the economy, and many top technology companies have been dubbed as “best places to work” because of their drive to innovate and challenge the status quo.
BYON Got You Frazzled?
Amy Gregory  |  September 06, 2016
BYON has arisen because employees, contractors and consultants working for your organization feel that either the network is too slow, there are too many restrictions on access or they need to circumvent security in order to get their job done. Whatever the reason, BYON is a liability to your organization causing you risk to network and data, and it needs to be addressed.
Disaster Recovery in the Cloud – Does it make sense for you?
Reanna Gutierrez  |  August 23, 2016
Recovering your data and services to be up and running in the event of a disaster, whether caused by a natural disaster or a mouse chewing through a cord, is critical to keep your business operational. Traditional disaster recovery is expensive, so expensive in fact that many operations forgo the practice and just keep their fingers crossed. DRaaS offers a less expensive and more reliable method to backup and recover data from any event that may affect your business operations.
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) SNMP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  August 18, 2016
A vulnerability in the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) code of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of the affected system or to remotely execute code.
Simplifying Manufacturing Complexities with Managed Services
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  August 09, 2016
The IT skills required in today’s complex manufacturing businesses have changed. Seasoned manufacturing experts have had to upgrade their computing skills to encompass managed services, or find the right partners to take over the technology components. Many smart manufacturers understand that you can’t let the tools get in the way of production, and forcing company experts to become IT experts is counterproductive. Rather than forcing the industry experts to take on a new discipline, more companies are seeking out partners like OneNeck who understand managed services.
Disaster Recovery vs. Business Continuity: What’s the Difference?
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  July 19, 2016
Losing precious data during a disaster — be it natural, human error or breach — can cost your company dearly. FEMA estimates that more than 40 percent of businesses never recover. It’s critical that organizations have disaster recovery and business continuity plans in place. Interestingly, Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) are often used interchangeably even though they represent very different activities. In fact, interchanging the two can leave your organization at significant risk.
Time to Consider the Benefits of Managed IT Services?
Reanna Gutierrez  |  June 30, 2016
IaaS, SaaS and PaaS – Are you aaS confused?
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  June 14, 2016
Before you make a move to the cloud, it’s important to understand all your options and what is the best fit for your organization. With options such as software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), choosing the right option for your business can be overwhelming.
The Irony of the Cloud - Why Managed Cloud Makes Sense for Your SAP Applications
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  April 28, 2016
Early on, the only choice for deploying ERP applications in an organization was to fully deploy and manage the entire system on premises, which required a high level of in-house expertise and resources, making it only feasible for large enterprises. The cloud opened up new possibilities, but the complexity of ERP still posed serious challenges. Managed Cloud Services have now entered the picture to ease IT’s burden for successfully managing their ERP applications.
Blue Skies for Businesses Moving to the Cloud
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  April 25, 2016
By teaming up with OneNeck for your Managed Microsoft Azure solution, you have even more choices when deciding which cloud makes sense for your workloads. Plus, you get the added value of OneNeck managing all your services. By combining Azure with OneNeck’s robust monitoring tools and managed services expertise, you can quickly add new services and cloud resources to address changing business needs. Our support team handles the design, implementation and management so you can focus on building your business, rather than supporting the infrastructure.
Putting SDN to Work with an Application Centric Infrastructure
Amy Gregory  |  April 19, 2016
Learn from an industry expert how we are seeing firsthand with our customers how ACI delivers a new way of networking that’s faster, more simple and brings a new level of security to the data center. It’s really powerful and here to stay.
OneNeck + Three Clouds = CHOICE
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  April 18, 2016
Top 4 Considerations for Your Cloud Migration Assessment
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  March 29, 2016
With all of the hype around the cloud, it may seem like you should move all your resources to the cloud as soon as possible, but the reality is that not all workloads benefit equally from a move to the cloud – and some workloads may not benefit at all.  It is essential to do a thorough cloud migration assessment to ensure that you are prioritizing correctly and moving the right pieces of your architecture.
5 Trends in Colocation That Bring Cloud Benefits to Data Centers
Reanna Gutierrez  |  March 21, 2016
Organizations are discovering the many benefits to using cloud providers, including reduced IT costs and increased scalability. But not every company is comfortable with housing company data and applications outside the company network, leading some to create private clouds that run on the company's internal servers and internal network.
Considerations When Developing a Hybrid Cloud Strategy
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  February 09, 2016
The majority of companies now view a hybrid cloud – some combination of public and private cloud usage – to be optimum for an effective IT strategy. When seeking to develop a hybrid cloud strategy, companies with highly optimized hybrid strategies are aware of workloads and use consistent SLAs regardless of private or public cloud deployment. While the top performing companies with successful hybrid cloud strategies manage their workloads as a matter of course, smaller companies may not have either the skills or the resources to manage workloads in house. Companies that understand the benefits of an optimized hybrid strategy may want to engage with a partner for hybrid cloud help.
Devices here. Devices there. Devices everywhere…
Amy Gregory  |  November 06, 2015
Are you considering an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) strategy in your organization, but aren’t quite sure where to start? It can be overwhelming, as not one size fits all organizations, and navigating the options can be daunting.
SAP Hosting and Application Management
Reanna Gutierrez  |  October 20, 2015
Where’s the Value in VAR?
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  October 19, 2015
Dr. Joseph E. Murray, the doctor who performed the first successful kidney transplant, often quoted Aristotle: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” While the phrase is interpreted in many ways, Dr. Murray’s philosophy was that cooperation among a team of prepared minds with skilled hands and effective tools was the surest way to success. Using this mindset, Dr. Murray and his team were able to make the dream of organ transplantation a reality more than 50 years ago.
Enterprise Storage in a Flash
Amy Gregory  |  August 07, 2015
In today’s data centers, agility is the primary goal, and yet one of the most difficult to achieve. With a never-ending list of initiatives and competing requirements, on top of simply trying to keep up with SLAs, complex workflows and increasing costs, it’s no wonder that IT departments are overwhelmed.
The Secret to Successfully Finding an AX Management and Hosting Provider
Reanna Gutierrez  |  July 30, 2015
The best strategic relationships are those where it’s hard to tell the client from the service provider. To ensure this type of partnership, focus on incorporating the four Cs into your selection process: cost, culture, confidence and commitment.
Cisco Collaboration Is the Next Generation of BYOD Management!
Amy Gregory  |  June 29, 2015
EMC XtremIO 4.0 Upgrade!
Amy Gregory  |  June 26, 2015
EMC recently announced at EMC World in May a free software upgrade to their XtremIO v3 X arrays. They’ve taken one of the leading Flash arrays in the marketplace and made it even better! There are some really great new enhancements, OneNeck shares them in this post.
Can your business benefit from switching to managed services?
Reanna Gutierrez  |  February 20, 2015