The Covid-19 Pandemic has given rise to a new trend of virtual workouts, where those working from home are staying fit by accessing exercise classes, online. It is important to have the right equipment necessary to make access to those classes painless and easy. Atec Group’s top technology partners HP, NetApp, & Vmware can help by providing the hardware and virtualization software needed to support your needs. Contact Atec Group to inquire at (518) 452-3700.
On Wednesday October 21, 2020, Atec Group hosted a Fall Beer Tasting Webinar. During the hour-long event, a select group of Atec Group clients and prospective clients, enjoyed a presentation from Lisa Seguin, Atec Group’s Storage and Virtualization Champion who introduced the latest innovation from NetApp HCI and VMware Horizon. While sipping on a selection of specialty beers, participants learned, among other things, the difference between Ale and Lager, how to identify various beers by region and flavor and picked up some expert tips on how to enjoy a cold pint, all from The Beer Temple’s Cicerone Chris Quinn, one of the first beer experts in the country. Atec Group has more than 30 years of expertise in IT infrastructure evaluation and support. Contact them (518) 452-3700 to schedule an assessment of your IT needs.
Did you know that NetApp Data Ontap was inspired by beer? Then NetApp Executive Vice President Dave Hitz envisioned the software as a seamless data management system. “Data ONTAP was inspired by beer. “The idea was that data should flow freely, just like beer flowing from a tap” he said. To date, OnTap is an industry leading enterprise data management software trusted by organizations big and small.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business. When working remotely, a reliable remote network provides end users not only ease of use, but also the confidence and security needed to facilitate a productive and sustainable work-from-home environment.
Common end user challenges facing employees who work from home:
1- Secure at-home printing capability.
2- Cumbersome authentication methods (too many steps).
3- Slow speeds when accessing applications.
It’s up to companies, and IT managers to ensure that employees who are working from home have the adequate network infrastructure in place to help them perform their jobs efficiently, and successfully. At Atec Group, we have the experience and expertise to help with your end user network support. Reach out to Atec Group to schedule an appointment: https://atecgroup.com/contact/. We bring together NetApp HCI and VMware Horizon to simplify and automate the management of your desktop network infrastructure; while limiting data center footprint, cloud & hybrid solution with outstanding efficiencies and self-healing capabilities.
Take our 3-minute assessment https://explore.netapp.com/us/atecgroup to identify your data needs and priorities. Remote work won’t be going away for the foreseeable future. You need a platform that not only enables effective remote work, but also one that enables you to deliver the user experience that won’t have your employees complaining to their managers.
For more than 14 years, Atec Group has been using VMware VDI and continue to use it today. We understand licensing requirements and know that users have different needs. Trust us to help you meet your remote access needs.
It’s all about the data:
Best practices for supporting and enabling the “new normal”
Let’s pretend it’s April 1st, 2020. If someone came into your office and said we were on the verge of a global pandemic that will shut the world down for months, would you have believed them?
It’s pretty wild to consider we’re living in a time that will have such a profound place in the history books. Although plenty of organizations have found a way to weather the initial storm and continue operations, many leaders still have questions on their mind – especially as they try to determine what the “new normal” that everyone keeps talking about will look like for their company:
- Am I getting my end users what they need to work in the most secure and efficient way?
- Now that our assets are being used differently, what am I missing from a security standpoint?
- How concerned should I be about employees using personal devices for work at home?
- How can I measure employee performance and productivity as a remote organization?
- How can we update our business continuity plan to be prepared for an event like this in the future?
If you’d like to discuss any of these topics in detail, please feel free to reach out to our experts.
The truth is, no one really knows what our “new normal” will look like aside from the fact that remote work won’t be going away any time soon. Whether you’re struggling to adapt or wanting to evolve your strategy for supporting employees and customers in the future, we can offer you one piece of advice:
It’s all about the data!
We believe that data runs every business. By working with you to take an intelligent look at where your data lives, how it’s used, and how it’s being delivered to your users, we can help you make more intelligent decisions about the technology your organization needs to run optimally – regardless of what the future holds.
At ATEC, our mantra is to help organizations use technology to not only grow in meaningful ways, but also to transform their business. We’ve been designing and implementing remote access solutions for over 15 years, and even use the same technology that we sell to our customers within our own organization. Together with powerful hyperconverged infrastructure from NetApp, both VMware Horizon and Workspace ONE provide the capabilities that every organization needs to provide secure remote access to the data and applications that are used every day:
NetApp HCI: NetApp® HCI is an enterprise-scale hyper converged infrastructure that delivers predictable performance on a highly flexible, efficient architecture that’s simple to deploy and manage. It provides the perfect foundation for secure remote access. You can learn more about it by reading this data sheet
VMware Horizon and Workspace ONE: VMware Horizon and Workspace ONE enable you to provide secure access to the apps and data your employees need, no matter where they work. You can learn how they power critical communications and keep security front and center in two blogs that VMware wrote – here and here.
If you need to build a better plan for remote access, want to improve the security of your data, or update your business continuity plan, we’re here to help. Reach out today to schedule a meeting or shoot an email to our own NetApp and VMware extraordinaire, Lisa Seguin (Lisa.Seguin@atecgroup.com) with any questions.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, ATEC Group hosted our first demonstration-focused, mini trade show at The Backroom at O’Toole’s Bar & Restaurant in Albany, New York.
Thank you to everyone who came out for ATEC Group‘s 2019 Technology Day at the Track! We hope you found value in attending our event and learned something new.
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Meet Lisa Seguin, Senior Account Executive and resident NetApp Expert here at ATEC Group! In this video, Lisa shares about her experience offering NetApp’s wide range of solutions to organizations in the Capital Region and New York City Metro Area. (more…)