Thursday, September 26, 2019

Cybersecurity Isn't Just Another Buzzword

In this 4.5-minute presentation segment, Dr. Mansur Hasib, Program Chair, Cybersecurity Technology, The Graduate School, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), provides a comprehensive academic and business definition of cybersecurity along with the evolution of the academic models of cybersecurity.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Benefits Of Cloud Computing and More

Security for business-critical and proprietary data, physical access to servers running in your virtualized infrastructure, the ability to pass regulatory compliance audits, and many other types of data security, backup and disaster recovery are all legitimate concerns of CIOs who are new to cloud computing.

Fortunately, HCGI understands all these concerns and we are aligned with the leading vendors in the industry to offer you the most cost-effective, flexible and intelligent choice as you venture into this evolving area of IT. Whether you are moving to a cloud or building a private cloud, we can assist you. We can help you select the right solution and provide an “on-ramp” to transition your organization.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

As more IT professionals become educated about cloud computing, they realize the benefits it offers to their organization. Cloud makes it possible for you to:

  • Scale rapidly – up or down
  • Deploy services only when and where they’re needed
  • Create efficiencies and cost savings by paying as you go for only the services use
  • Control server sprawl
  • Decrease IT management costs via virtualization
  • Increase revenue by deploying software and products more quickly
  • Increase agility by initiating and provisioning IT resources more simply and quickly
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Reduce costs for IT hardware, software, and services
  • Reduce data center energy costs
  • Improve availability and scalability of your storage needs
  • Improve disaster recovery and data backup
  • Enable faster time to market of products/services
  • Allow IT staff to focus on strategic solutions for your core business

With more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of technology, HCGI is fully equipped to help your organization decide which of the many cloud offerings available from our vendor partners is right for your specific needs.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Tech Solutions For Baltimore County - HCGi Success Story

Tech Experts Guide Baltimore County
Delivering best-in-class solutions for 10,000 users

For over 10 years HCGI has delivered technology solutions to Baltimore county. We work with both the Desktop Team and the Data Center Team to provide best-in-class solutions for various technologies. With over 10,000 users, this organization has a wide variety of technology needs. HCGI has delivered a full range of products including HP printers and plotters, Fujitsu scanners, Epson projectors, Lenovo PC’s and HP blade servers.

Client Challenge
Baltimore County’s Desktop Team required a more effective PC solution than the standard desktop tower they were currently using. Smaller, lighter desktop models were beginning to hit the market. Baltimore County wanted to determine if there was a reliable and cost-effective product available that could potentially become their new desktop standard.

HCGI Solution
HCGI presented models from all the leading PC manufacturers for a full site evaluation. The Lenovo Tiny M93P Desktop was chosen for further analysis and testing. The Desktop Team liked the versatility of the Tiny form factor—it was able to be mounted under a desk, behind a monitor or large screen. The model had been tested to be extremely reliable as well.

Baltimore County made an initial purchase of Lenovo Tiny’s, with customized specs to fit the unique needs of its user base. That custom M93P model has since become their desktop standard offering throughout the County.

Recently, HCGI used this same process for Lenovo laptops. The County has undergone thorough product evaluation on the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s & T550 models. With initial recent purchases, these too may become standard offerings for County users in 2016. ¢

About HCGI
HCGI Hartford (HCGI) is an employee-owned, privately held IT integrator and hardware dealer celebrating twenty years in business in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.

With headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, HCGI has deep roots in the state and counts many Maryland state agencies, leading school districts and universities as clients. We also maintain district offices in Wilmington, DE, and Richmond, VA. Our Operations Center, based in Chicago, serves as our primary order fulfillment and customer service center.

HCGI represents over 200 hardware and software manufacturers. We are an HP Elite Partner and hold high-end certifications from HP, Lenovo, NetApp, VMWare, Samsung & Google. Our dedicated account managers are empowered to do whatever it takes to satisfy our customers, as we highly value our long-term customer relationships.

Baltimore County Quick Facts
• Founded June 30, 1659
• Population: 800,000
• The county is 682 square miles

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

HCGi Offers World-Class Data Center Solutions

At HCGi, we offer data center solutions from each of the market leaders.  Whether you are looking for increased data storage, additional compute capacity, reliable data backup and restore, or you just need to replace existing equipment- HCGi is here to help.

Our value add is to bring best-in-breed solutions to the table for you, assist in the technical evaluation process, and then help you make the most informed decision possible based upon the unique needs and requirements of your environment.  We pride ourselves on being an agnostic solution provider, and we offer each client a clear picture of the competitive landscape as they engage in picking a technology.  We will show you the strengths and weaknesses of each solution, and act as a trusted advisor.

Whether you wish to explore Hybrid-IT solutions, Converged Infrastructure, or a more traditional approach to compute and storage, our Solution Architects can help to build a custom solution for your needs.  We can also assist with installation and data migration services upon request, and we are also at your side for the full life-cycle of the equipment with post-sale support as needed.

Regardless of which data center technology you prefer, HCGi is your trusted partner in keeping your data center optimized and running efficiently for years to come.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Panasonic's Top 5 Tech at InfoComm 2019

At InfoComm 2019, Panasonic introduces technologies that engage, inspire and amaze. From live entertainment venues to interactive museums galleries and collaborative classrooms we’re seamlessly integrating our AV tech to create unforgettable experiences.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Alcoa Workforce Transformation

How Alcoa is using the power of Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams to empower their employees at a factory in Iceland.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Eliminating Internet Technology Complexities At HCGi

IT organizations often support mobile workers, distributed locations, and complex environments while adhering to rigorous governance and compliance with full accountability.
As infrastructure becomes more complex, business demands increase and the sophistication of end-users expands; IT departments often find it challenging to sustain the rate of change and associated cost controls. Projections of continued shortages in skilled IT labor and adoption of new and potentially disruptive technologies have prompted IT leaders to partner with HCGI to offset risk and assume responsibility for managing their asset fleet.
Whether your organization is installing new technology or redeploying existing assets, HCGI can help. Our experienced project professionals and nationwide resources will properly plan, staff, and execute any project regardless of the complexity. After we have executed on our plan, HCGI will define a repeatable process to complete the project.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

History of the Holidays: Labor Day | History

While you take your three day weekend, remember those who struggled to get Friday and Saturday off.

Enjoy your Labor Day!