Is BYOD Right for Your Company?

Let’s be honest, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) isn’t new.  Since the first PDA devices hit the market, business executives have been snatching them up and bringing them into the workplace.  They were looking for a better way to organize and track their calendars and contacts. Since it was seen as a personal device (the ‘P’ in PDA), no one ever asked IT if it would work with the existing platforms.   Nor did they ask the security group if corporate data would be secure on these new devices. Fast forward …

What is Cloud Computing?

The marketing term “Cloud” appended to a service has become overused and no longer holds a coherent meaning.  We’ll try to help you see through the cloud to learn what the hype has been obscuring. A Cloudy Definition Ask five people what Cloud Computing or a Cloud Service is and you will get five different answers.  From a marketing perspective, this may be a desired and beneficial result as all kinds of services can ride on the coattails of the Cloud wave.  But from a technical delivery aspect, this becomes …

Email Security Best Practice Reminder

In September 2013, antivirus companies discovered a new ransomware known as Cryptolocker. This ransomware is particularly nasty because infected users are in danger of losing their personal files forever. Spread through email attachments, this ransomware has been seen targeting companies through phishing attacks. Through solid antivirus protection and by blocking email attachments that contain this destructive payload, your company can keep this ransomware from infecting your business. If you receive unexpected email attachments please delete them. If you experience anything unusual on your workstation or laptop, please remove it from …

More Businesses Are Turning to ShoreTel for Phone System Solutions

A 2013 market share summary report, published by Synergy Research Group, compared the top four unified communication solutions (ShoreTel, Avaya, Cisco Systems and Mitel Networks) and found ShoreTel as the leader of the pack in market share and revenue growth rates. ShoreTel ranks third in Enterprise IP Telephony market share in the U.S. with a revenue increase of 7 percent between Q4’12 and Q1’13 ShoreTel’s market share increased by 25% between Q4’12 and Q1’13 Read the complete press release from ShoreTel on their website. As a ShoreTel provider, Entec Systems …

Entec Systems Named One of the Top-Performing SMB Channel Partners in the U.S. by Ingram Micro

World’s Largest Technology Distributor Recognizes Entec in its Inaugural Ingram Micro SMB 500 List RICHMOND, Va, Dec. 31, 2012 — Entec Systems today announced it has been named to the Ingram Micro SMB 500. Unveiled at the Ingram Micro 2012 “Turn the Tables” Fall SMB Invitational in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the inaugural list celebrates the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners focused on small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Ranked at number 7, Entec Systems, Inc. grew its business with Ingram Micro by more than 985 percent between June …

45% Growth for Richmond Based IT Services Company

RICHMOND, Va., October 24, 2012 – Entec Systems, Richmond’s trusted IT Specialists, announced that it has grown its staff by 45% in 2012 in support of a focus to help businesses (small and large) realize maximum return on their technology investment.  Founded in 2002 by Anthony Ennas, Entec Systems looks to exit 2012 with a staff of 16 employees and projects additional increases in head count in 2013. “We are excited to share the technical knowledge and abilities held by our staff with our customers,” said Anthony Ennas, founder and …

The Importance of Customer Service in an IT World

Last week, millions of businesses were interrupted when GoDaddy’s hosting, email, and DNS services crashed. The ripple effect was felt across the internet. Businesses that relied on GoDaddy’s services experienced hours of frustration when their websites were down, email was completely inaccessible and Go Daddy’s customer service department was so overwhelmed with angry customers that all business owners could do was to sit and wait. It was a nightmare situation for those who rely on technology to get things done and keep their businesses afloat. In tech circles, there have …

Microsoft Silver Distinction for Entec Systems

RICHMOND, Va., July 2012— Entec Systems, Richmond’s Trusted IT Specialists, has achieved a Silver competency distinction in Management and Virtualization, Midmarket Solution Provider, and Server Platform, 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 satisfaction. Serving companies throughout the U.S., Entec Systems’ focus is helping businesses realize maximum …

Next-Generation Storage Any Company Can Afford

We all rely on retrieving information quickly and accurately in order to conduct daily business. Today though, many companies are facing data growth at double-digit rates while budgets for IT, staffing and storage fall behind demand.  That translates to the need for more-efficient storage strategies that existing staff can manage effectively. It’s important to move information dynamically according to business activity, and to make the process fully automated and self-managing.The EMC® VNXeTMfamily is a simple, efficient solution that’s priced right for users in the small business to small enterprise category. …

Entec Selected for HP PartnerONE Program

We’re really proud to announce recognition from another very important vendor/partner.  HP regularly identifies a select group of VARs who are qualified to provide local service with the full support and global reach that HP offers. Entec has been designated as a Preferred Partner in HP’s PartnerONE program.  This designation not only gives us additional resources to offer our customers, but also training opportunities and exclusive webinars that will help us stay ahead of local competition. The program is designed to give us specialization that we in turn can offer …