Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving From HCGi

We have so much to be thankful for and the more we remember and realize our blessings and give thanks along the way, the more blessings come. Thanksgiving Day in the United States is a wonderful reminder to give thanks each and every day. I hope your Thanksgiving Day is a joyous one!

Monday, November 25, 2019

New 3D Printing Services and Partnerships at Formnext 2019 | 3D Printing

At Formnext 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, HP 3D Printing introduced 3D-as-a-Service models and expanded the HP Digital Manufacturing Network to enable customer convenience and flexibility. As customers scale to mass production with 3D printing, HP is providing a variety of new options to help them improve business agility and accelerate their transformation to digital manufacturing. Learn more about HP Multi Jet Fusion technology here:

Friday, November 22, 2019

Hybrid IT Solutions From HCGi

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 used
  • 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. Go to

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Danger Of AI is Weirder Than You Think | Janelle Shane

The danger of artificial intelligence isn't that it's going to rebel against us, but that it's going to do exactly what we ask it to do, says AI researcher Janelle Shane. Sharing the weird, sometimes alarming antics of AI algorithms as they try to solve human problems -- like creating new ice cream flavors or recognizing cars on the road -- Shane shows why AI doesn't yet measure up to real brains.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Complete AV Solutions From HCGi

From Huddle Rooms, Classrooms, Conference Rooms and Auditoriums, HCGI has the complete solution for you. We will visit your company for an on-site survey and follow up with an itemized proposal and drawing.  We have provided this service to institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland College Park, the State of Maryland, Delaware State University, Loyola Blakefield, just to name a few.

Projectors and Displays

Our Projector Premier Partner is Epson that offers the finest, most affordable projectors. Through Epson’s Brighter Futures program you get the opportunity to make the most of your technology budget. Epson products deliver low cost of ownership, high performance, and reliability, plus the features and functions that you need most to support teaching and learning in the classroom, the computer lab, the auditorium and anywhere students and educators engage in instruction.

The Epson Brighter Futures program is available for all K-12 and Higher Education institutions and educators through HCGi. There are no purchasing requirements or minimums. the only requirement is to work with HCGI’s Authorized Brighter Futures representative.  For Displays, we provide the leading manufacturers such as Samsung, Sharp, Vizio, and LG.

For Interactive Collaboration needs, HCGi offers The Infocus Mondopad, Sharp Interactive displays, Epson Brightlink, and the Cisco Spark series. We can install many ranges of size, price, connectivity, and wireless capabilities.

We also offer Control Systems such as Extron, Crestron, and Kramer. HCGi will customize your proposal to include the best control system for your needs and budget.  All systems can be tailored to work with your existing Video Teleconferencing Solution or we can recommend a replacement.

HCGI’s experienced team of experts have implemented both small and large-scale network video solutions for clients in the K-12, Higher Education, Financial, Healthcare, and Commercial business industries.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

OLD School goes New with a complete Microsoft Solution provided by HCGi

Loyola Blakefield

OLD School goes New with a complete Microsoft Solution provided by HCGi
Since 2015 HCGi has been configuring, delivering, implementing and servicing Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets to all  the incoming students at one of the oldest schools in the country, Loyola Blakefield High School in Maryland
It starts with the Microsoft Office 365 Education Package. These Familiar applications and always-accessible files make building any curriculum seamless and easy on Android, iOS or Windows devices
All students receive:
Microsoft Surface tablet, pen, and rugged cover for the entire tablet
All this is covered under a 4-year Warranty
HCGi works with Loyola Information technology for quick access to loaner/spares as needed and the Campus Store stocks all the accessories
Teachers and Students have been extremely happy. Let us show you.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

HCGi Employment Opportunities

HCGi associates have been with the company on average 10 years
and it’s based on our commitment to a work-life balance.

See our current employment opportunities here: 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press | Indigo Digital Presses | HP

The world's best-selling B2 Digital Press equipped with major innovations in print quality, application range, productivity, as well as the new HD imaging system. Introducing the HP Indigo 12000 with major innovations in print quality, application range, productivity, a new priming technology, and breakthrough color matching capabilities.

Monday, November 4, 2019

DreamWorks Animation Uses the Power of Data to Bring Imagination to Life

DreamWorks Animation creates today’s most amazing animated feature films, generating a lot of data in the process. Learn how their data fabric is helping facilitate their team’s creative process.
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Tech Experts Guide Baltimore County

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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