Saturday, February 29, 2020

Security For Business-Critical Data - HCGi IT Solutions

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

HCGI Internet Technology 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.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Quantum Impact: Computing a more sustainable future (Ep. 1)

While quantum computing may seem like the next frontier, its foundations have actually been around for billions of years—in the natural world. This episode of Quantum Impact explores the ways in which we can tap into nature’s organic systems and processes to help solve some of today’s most pressing issues around climate change and environmental sustainability. Join Dr. Julie Love, senior director of quantum business development at Microsoft, and Lucas Joppa, Microsoft’s chief environmental officer, as they discuss the complex problem of land use optimization, one environmental challenge that can be addressed through quantum solutions. Learn more:

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Register For HCGi's 8th Annual Solutions Summit

Join HCGi as we present our 8th Annual Solutions Summit along the lake in Columbia, Maryland across from our headquarters. Meet over 100 education, government, healthcare, and commercial clients in a collaborative and convenient location. Our customer's quest for the newest security and technology innovations make this a mainstay on the spring calendar. We value our partner relationships at the well-attended and successful event.

Please join us!

The HCGi 2020 Annual Solutions Summit

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 9:00am – 2:00pm

Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044

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Monday, February 17, 2020


HCGi is a proud sponsor for the upcoming 3rd Annual Loyola Blakefield Cyber Challenge.

About the Competition
 The third annual Loyola Blakefield Cyber Challenge is an exciting event for all participants. It will take place on March 7, 2020, at Loyola Blakefield High School. The challenge is created by students for students. Participants will be challenged with real-life scenarios that embody the specific cyber threats that are prevalent in today’s society. Whether you have had little or no training or are well-skilled in computer management, this challenge is open to everyone. The challenge will teach and assess the participant’s skills and applications for handling cyber threats. Industry mentors will be on hand to make this a true teaching and learning day. If you have wanted to get involved in Cyber Security this is a great opportunity to try it out.

 The competition is open to all students in grades 8 thru 12.  There is NO COST to attend for the day and lunch is provided.  You only need to bring a laptop with you that is capable of accessing the internet wirelessly.

About the Workforce Development Summit 
The third annual edition of LBC2 will include a Workforce Summit for parents, industry partners, guidance counselors, educators, friends and family of competitors. The summit is inspired by the Governor’s Workforce Development Board (GWDB) and aspires to highlight the private and public sector’s need in all types of businesses for future employees capable of defending against complicated cyber threats. In order to fulfill these needs, the development of student’s hard and soft skills must occur through internships and apprenticeships. The Workforce Summit hopes to build a better relationship between students, educators, and employers to provide students the skills to make a positive impact in the future.  Many of the summit sessions will be run by current students.

The competition will be located at Loyola Blakefield High School on March 7th, 2020.

500 Chestnut Ave, Towson, MD 21204. The Competition will be held in the Knott Hall Four Court Gym. On competition day, there will be signs to direct participants to the location.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day!

How nice it is that we have this day to simply spread some love and joy to special ones and to everyone. As we celebrate our team and our loved ones, we offer an extension of that to all our clients, vendors, and friends!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

This Canadian Genius Created Modern AI

For nearly 40 years, Geoff Hinton has been trying to get computers to learn like people do, a quest almost everyone thought was crazy or at least hopeless - right up until the moment it revolutionized the field. In this Hello World video, Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance meets the Godfather of AI.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK Deployment Services

Ensure that your TOUGHBOOK® computers and tablets arrive ready to work. We design a deployment support package that is tailor-made for your environment. It begins with rigorous stress-testing systems for 48 hours straight, loading your software image onto systems and integrating third-party accessories, tagging assets, and producing deployment reports with data that you can feed into your asset management system. With our deployment services, you get far more than a fleet of computers. You get customized systems that are fully integrated into your organization – the moment they land in your team’s hands.

At HCGi, we partner with the best in the industry to bring the best in computer and IT solutions to our clients. Panasonic is one of our product partners. See more at

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Why books are here to stay | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

Despite the rise of e-books, physical books aren’t going anywhere. Graphic designer Chip Kidd shares why their design is so lasting.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Dell EMC PowerEdge R7525: 2-Socket Server w/2nd Gen AMD EPYC

The PowerEdge R7525 features 2nd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and is ideal for all-flash software-defined storage (SDS), virtual desktop infrastructure and data analytics workloads.

HCGi works with over 200 of the best product and service providers on the planet. See more at