Sunday, September 25, 2022

HCGi - We Get IT


HCGi is an employee owned company specializing in enterprise technology solutions. We offer best of breed products from the leading manufacturers to satisfy all our customers needs. Our twenty-two year consistent success is a direct result of the focus on customers achieving their project goals and not trying to deliver short term profits for HCGi.

HCGi - We Get IT
Headquarters
10440 Little Patuxent Pkwy
3rd Floor
Columbia MD 21044

800-370-5849

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Smarter Solutions for a Smarter Future



Behind every teacher, doctor and farmer is an IT professional critical to solving some of our toughest challenges. See how our mission powers theirs with a range of device-to-data center solutions. 

See more about our IT services at https://hcgi.com/ and you can email us at info@hcgi.com, or better yet, give us a call at 410-202-8042.

HCGi - We Get IT.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

NetApp and VMware - Two's company, three’s a cloud


We've got the key to VMware in the cloud. Cross the threshold into multicloud greatness: 
any workload on any cloud, with one unified approach, and consistent data management.

HCGi - We Get IT
Headquarters
10440 Little Patuxent Pkwy
3rd Floor
Columbia MD 21044

800-370-5849

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Fujitsu ActivateNow 2022


What can you expect from joining Fujitsu ActivateNow 2022

HCGi - We Get IT

Headquarters
10440 Little Patuxent Pkwy
3rd Floor
Columbia MD 21044

800-370-5849

Monday, September 12, 2022

Purpose in Action


The impact of Dell Technologies is as global as the people who work for us. Through a smaller carbon footprint, a more inclusive workforce, a larger social impact and comprehensive data protection, we are bringing positive change in everything we do.

HCGi - We Get IT

Headquarters
10440 Little Patuxent Pkwy
3rd Floor
Columbia MD 21044

800-370-5849

Friday, September 9, 2022

Tech to the Point: What’s the Right Tech For Me?


No two businesses are the same. What are the tech essentials that work for yours?
Let us know in the comments, watch this week's episode for some ideas,
 and subscribe to be notified when new videos drop.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Employment Opportunities - Customer Service Representative

Job Description

HCGi is an employee-owned company specializing in technology solutions for government and education customers. We work with our customers to review the latest technology, generating quotes to help achieve their project goals. Our customer service reps support our Account Managers who have decades of experience in the computer industry. Ninety-five percent of our customers are repeat customers. We take our commitment to excellence very seriously and pledge to our customers to consistently deliver the right products and quality services at the best value. We also believe in a work/life balance.

We are currently looking for a Customer Service Representative in our Columbia MD office.  It is a salary-based position and includes bonus opportunities.  We also offer health, dental, vision insurance and 401K match.

Job Duties:

  • Support outside sales team with information and quotations provided by the manufacturer
  • Answer incoming phone calls from Account Managers, customers, and distributors
  • Manage new and repeat sales by providing product and technical information in a timely manner
  • Work with HCGi field sales and sales management to address specific account needs
  • Educate customers about terminology, features and benefits of products in order to improve product related sales and customer satisfaction
  • Talk to vendors about products, negotiate pricing, check availability, research alternative products
  • Accurately process customer transactions such as orders, quotes or returns
  • Develop excellent working relationships with distributors and manufacturers

Job Requirements / Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor / Associate Degree preferred but not required
  • 2+ years of experience working in an IT marketing or customer service environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Multitasking with attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated with superior problem solving
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to create outstanding customer relationships
  • Ability and desire to respond to and resolve customer problems and complaints
  • Knowledge of / ability to learn key business software applications
  • Proficient IT skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Computer Hardware Software knowledge / experience preferred

HCGi Hartford, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Salary: Starting USD 40000 Per Year

Job Type: Employee

Job Status: Full Time

Apply Method:

Please forward resume and cover letter by e-mail to (no calls or agencies please): HR@HCGI.COM

#WeGetIT

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Audio Visual Technician

Job Description:

Position is responsible for assisting AV projects. Ideal candidate is well versed in Audio Visual equipment and its installation to include interactive boards, projectors and displays. Excellent customer service skills required. Ideal candidate should be familiar with Crestron control systems as well as Zoom, Teams, Rooms and Extron platforms. Knowledgeable of various mounting approaches, whether ceiling, wall, or column mounted is a plus.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for daily project update with hours worked, mileage driven and any job specific information that may affect the project’s original completion requirements.
  • Responsible for all project documentation including markup drawings for as built documentation, commissioning report, and close out documentation.
  • Required to complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Ability to manage projects and provide daily field reports to the Project Manager with drawings of each project.
  • Basic understanding of AV installation, construction techniques and structured cabling.
  • Knowledge of low voltage cabling is required.
  • Proficiency with hand/power tools, low voltage wiring, trim-out and installation of wall and ceiling mounts.
  • Experience with test equipment required for commissioning.
  • Ability to work under pressure within specified deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the desire to work for a professional company.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Basic knowledge and physical experience with installation including projection screens, display mounts, ceiling speakers, wired microphones and equipment racks.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment at all times.
  • At least 2 years’ experience installing complex Audio Video Systems.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Flexibility to travel or work overtime as necessary.

Education:

Minimum High School Diploma or GED

About HCGi:

HCGi Hartford (HCGi) is an employee-owned, privately held IT integrator celebrating 24-years in business in the Mid-Atlantic region.

With headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, HCGi has deep roots in the state with many Maryland state agencies, leading school districts and universities as clients. 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 hold high-end certifications from Crestron, Dell, HP, HPE, Google, Lenovo, NetApp, and VMWare. Our dedicated account managers are empowered to do whatever it takes to satisfy our customers, as we highly value our long-term customer relationships.

HCGi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Type: Salary plus benefits

Salary: Starting at $40,000

Please forward resume and cover letter by e-mail to (no calls or agencies please): HR@HCGI.COM

#WeGetIT

Sunday, August 28, 2022

ORNL’s Frontier Supercomputer Will Move the Future Forward


Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Frontier supercomputer will make possible transformative science— advancing knowledge in everything from medicine to biology to material science to deep space.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Employment Opportunities - Inside Sales Position

Founded in 1996, HCGi Hartford Inc. (HCGi), has over 25 years of proven experience in technology sales and service to Maryland and Delaware clients.

HCGi is seeking a recent graduate looking to start their sales career in the technology and IOT industry. This position is based out of our Columbia, MD office. 

Summary:

Actively collaborates with field sales organization, customer service, and marketing to generate a robust pipeline of qualified sales opportunities through strategic cold calling/prospecting tactics within inbound and outbound marketing channels.

Responsibilities:

  • Generates, qualifies, and manages a consistent pipeline of sales opportunities.
  • Identifies key influencers within the buying cycle to determine budget, interest, and timeline.
  • Tracks leads, contacts, accounts and forecasting utilizing Salesforce CRM.
  • Maintains high standards for list integrity and strategic targeting to ensure quality leads. 
  • Develop marketing strategies for customers in assigned territory. 
  • Communicates research and potential account opportunities to sales team
  • Captures key existing customer data to uncover upsell/cross-sell opportunities
  • Keep abreast of new products, schedule and participate in training, and coordinate with sales team. 

Qualifications:

  • Recent graduate with Bachelor’s degree in marketing or business preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for promoting and selling Information technology products/services.
  • Outstanding communication (written, verbal, telephone) and active listening skills.
  • Previous experience utilizing sales and marketing platforms (Salesforce CRM) and customer service management software preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office with a strong background in Excel.
  • Ambitious, goal-oriented, and self-motivated.

Benefits:

  • Hybrid work environment
  • Medical, Dental and HAS
  • Vacation and Personal Days
  • Matching 401K Plan 
  • Salary plus incentives
Visit our website for more Employment Opportunities

Monday, August 22, 2022

The new Cisco Environmental Sustainability Specialization


Cisco is offering a new Environmental Sustainability Specialization for our partners.  Create more differentiation in market, generate more customer opportunities, and be recognized and rewarded for your commitment to the circular economy.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Dell | Tech Tips | Small Business Growth


So many clouds, so little time. Find out which cloud is right for your #smallbiz, and how a server with #intel can take your business up a notch in the latest episode of Tech to the Point, only available here on Dell’s YouTube channel. Follow us on IG and Twitter @DellSmallBiz to learn more about growing your startup or small business.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Flip 3: Intuitive, easy to use interactive display for smart learning


Samsung Flip 3 is an optimized solution that delivers enhanced interactive experiences. Flip 3 provides all users with boundless resources and flexibility to create engaging lessons and meetings for smarter, more collaborative learning.

CORPORATE HQ
10440 Little Patuxent, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044
410-202-8042 Phone
443-244-4777 Fax

Monday, August 15, 2022

What is Dell Technologies Cloud?


Simplify operations and improve cloud economics through a consistent management experience across all your clouds. Enjoy the benefits of single-vendor support and the versatility and control of a fully integrated cloud platform.

CORPORATE HQ
10440 Little Patuxent, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044
410-202-8042 Phone
443-244-4777 Fax

Friday, August 12, 2022

Dell Rugged Lab Tour


Dell Rugged notebooks and tablets are tested to withstand the world’s harshest environments. See the wide variety of military-grade testing our Rugged notebooks and tablets are subjected to in the Dell Extreme Computing Test Lab. Tests include extreme heat/cold, water ingress-protection, salt-fog, drop, vibration and more.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Introducing Dell Technologies APEX


Hello, world! Welcome to #DellTechAPEX—infrastructure-as-a-service
wherever you want it. Run your business on your terms & for your outcomes.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Samsung Flip: Features Demonstration


Samsung Flip is an intuitive and easy to use digital flipchart, for any meeting environment. 
In 2019, the latest in the Flip lineup has been added to Samsung’s portfolio, offering greater collaboration capabilities in an easy UI. 

The bigger 65-inch screen expands the usability of the display and provides a host of new features, allowing teams to work smarter and faster.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Taking Care of Business – MACo Summer 2022 Conference


August 17-20, 2022

Roland Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD

Our society continues to grapple with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. While public health and safety remain the top priority, county government leaders are also exploring avenues to boost and support local businesses. At this conference, MACo and county leaders will explore resources available for recovering and struggling businesses, creative ways to achieve common goals, and partnerships available to take our communities from “surviving” to “thriving.”

HCGi IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:




REGISTRATION


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Enabling the Delivery of Exceptional Healthcare During the Pandemic


Cisco provider partner and managed service experts, Liberty Technology, updates Family Medical Center’s (FMC) IT systems with Cisco connectivity, security, and unified communications.

CORPORATE HQ
10440 Little Patuxent, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044
410-202-8042 Phone
443-244-4777 Fax

Monday, August 1, 2022

Cisco Tech Talk: Convert CBS Switch Dynamic IP Address to a Static IP


In this episode of Cisco Tech Talk, I’ll show you how to convert a Cisco Business Switch, CBS220, CBS250, or CBS350 dynamic IP address to a static IP address on the VLAN1 interface.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

What is a Wide Format Printer?

A printer that prints on large paper, which can range from two to more than 15 feet in width. Such printers typically use inkjet technology to print on a variety of output, including premium glossy-coated paper for signs and posters. The price range of these devices is as wide as the paper, from as little as a thousand dollars to more than a half million.

Printing on paper, vinyl and textiles, this VUTek wide-format printer from Electronics for Imaging, Inc. handles media up to three meters wide. Its eight inkjets can be configured for fast printing (two jets per CMYK color) or eight colors for more realism.

Article Source PCmag

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

 HCGi and HP will be hosting a virtual event on

Wednesday,  July 27th
to provide a roadmap on the present and future HP print solutions. 

To request access please email info@hcgi.com 

Ask about our special wide format printer session too. 

HCGi is a Gold Certified HP Partner and delivers
HP Managed Print solutions under multiple government and education contracts.

10440 Little Patuxent, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044
410-202-8042 Phone

Friday, July 22, 2022

HCGi Partners With HP



HCGi and HP will be hosting a virtual event on
Wednesday,  July 27th
to provide a roadmap on the present and future HP print solutions. 

To request access please email info@hcgi.com 

Ask about our special wide format printer session too. 

HCGi is a Gold Certified HP Partner and delivers
HP Managed Print solutions under multiple government and education contracts.

10440 Little Patuxent, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044
410-202-8042 Phone

Thursday, July 21, 2022

AppDynamics Cloud launches at Cisco Live

Cisco debuts AppDynamics' all-new observability platform that cuts through the complexity of modern applications to give technologists a seamless, unified view of their cloud native technology landscape.

We’re excited to introduce AppDynamics Cloud to the world at Cisco Live this week. Our innovative new observability solution will be available June 28, and I’d like to share why we’re thrilled about this incredible milestone in AppDynamics’ journey.

Our new AppDynamics Cloud solution is purpose-built to observe distributed and dynamic cloud native applications at scale. It’s built on a foundation that embraces industry standards such as  OpenTelemetry™, an emerging standard for data collection that reduces friction between service owners and SREs, DevOps and developers enabling teams to visualize and measure application performance from multiple data sources collaboratively.

AppDynamics Cloud gives technologists a correlated view of all telemetry data across their entire cloud native landscape. It’s an entirely new observability solution that coexists with our traditional AppDynamics offering and is an essential component of Cisco’s full-stack observability platform.

But before we dive deeper into AppDynamics Cloud, let’s take a closer look at why we developed this innovative observability solution for our cloud native customers.

Continue reading article source

Monday, July 18, 2022

Intelligent Connectivity with Logicalis and Cisco


Learn how together Logicalis and Cisco provide the expertise, services and solutions
that deliver a connected, digital-first future.

HCGi - We Get IT
Headquarters
10440 Little Patuxent Pkwy
3rd Floor
Columbia MD 21044

800-370-5849

Friday, July 15, 2022

MuralNet: Connecting Indigenous Tribal nations on Tribal lands


Indigenous Tribal nations on Tribal lands are the least connected to high-speed internet. MuralNet is a non-profit working with Indigenous people to gain control of their internet access.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Zero Trust at Scale: Cisco’s rollout of Zero Trust


Following a zero trust model can help reduce risk and protect today's organizations. But how to get started? Hear from Cisco on how we implemented Zero Trust across our entire company in a very short timeframe, while prioritizing user experience. 

HCGi - We Get IT
Headquarters
10440 Little Patuxent Pkwy
3rd Floor
Columbia MD 21044

800-370-5849

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Secured Component Verification


Learn  more about how Dell Technologies Secured Component Verification ensures servers are delivered exactly as they were built at Dell manufacturing.

HCGi - We Get IT
Headquarters
10440 Little Patuxent Pkwy
3rd Floor
Columbia MD 21044

800-370-5849

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Independence Day!

 


HCGi Hartford
Corporate Headquarters
10440 Little Patuxent, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044
410-202-8042


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Dell Technologies | Bring Your Ideas to the Table


Technology that helps everyone bring their ideas
to the table and do more incredible things.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Microsoft Teams® Panel: Navigate Your Day, Quickly and Efficiently


Crestron Room Scheduling is the perfect complement to video conferencing, and now you can experience the power of Microsoft Teams inside and outside the room. Only Crestron makes technology simple to deploy, use, and manage.

Friday, June 24, 2022

CresTV Episode 9: What to expect from Crestron at InfoComm® 2022


Join host Neil Fluester for a quick 15 minute interview with  Sr. Director, Product Evangelist of Crestron, Sam Kennedy, where they discuss what you can expect from Crestron at InfoComm® 2022. Kennedy describes the exciting products you'll be able to see and experience such as our 1 Beyond Cameras, Crestron Virtual Control, and more. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Enterprise Deployment Services

HCGi offers volume discounts on a wide range of products including all computers and printers. Customers that want to standardize on specific models of a manufacturers computer, can enjoy significant cost savings for any project. Whether you plan to buy many computers at once or deploy smaller amounts over an extended period, we can help.

Many customers evaluate multiple options before selecting the technology they plan to purchase. After the specific model has been selected, the manufacturer may discontinue that unit before you can buy all the product you need. HCGi works closely with the customer and manufacturer to guarantee the lifespan of a particular model computer so that it can be deployed over time throughout your enterprise.

IT Complexities Eliminated

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.

We Get IT

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Sunday, June 19th.

 


HCGi Hartford
Corporate Headquarters
10440 Little Patuxent, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044

410-202-8042


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Crestron Flex


Crestron Flex is designed to do more so you can do more from anywhere. Get an overview of the innovative and revolutionary Crestron Flex UC collaboration platform at Crestron Next.

See more about our IT services at https://hcgi.com/ 

You can email us at info@hcgi.com, or better yet, give us a call at 410-202-8042

HCGi - We Get IT

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Dell Technology


Powering Sustainable Growth with PowerEdge Servers

Entrepreneur  Ignacio Juarez invented the world’s most affordable wind turbine to  democratize clean energy. With the help of Dell for Entrepreneurs and innovative technology, Semtive is successfully scaling and building a future where all people can live sustainably.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

CampWorks with Kristian & Tommy | Businesses We Love


Co-founders Kristian Rene and Thomas Hoffman of @campworksco chase their passion for adventure everyday. Their NS-1 solar powered camper gets people off the grid and connected to the wild, while they stay connected with technology that powers their business. See how their #Latitude with #Windows11Pro help them grow and thrive both in the office and the outdoors. #BusinessesWeLove.

If you need help finding the right tech for your small business, contact us.

Email us at info@hcgi.com, or better yet, give us a call at 410-202-8042

HCGi - We Get IT

Monday, June 6, 2022

HCGi Provides Microsoft Services


The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is ultra-light and versatile and features a 40% faster Quad-core 10th generation Intel core processor, all day battery life, precision surface pen, a 12.3" touch screen with a 2 in 1 laptop. HCGi has been providing Microsoft services to a Maryland high school for over five years and these and the Surface Pro computers they buy for each student has worked out extremely well for them. @loyolablakefield @loyoladons #microsoftsurface #wegetit

See more about our IT services at https://hcgi.com/

Email us at info@hcgi.com

Better yet, give us a call at 410-202-8042. 

HCGi - We Get IT.

Friday, June 3, 2022

HCGi Tech Tidbit: A Unique and Effective Public Safety Solution


Mark Lance shares an HCGi Tech Tidbit of a unique money-saving Public Safety Solution provided by AT&T and Samsung combining technology.

See more about our IT services at https://hcgi.com/ 

You can email us at info@hcgi.com, or better yet, give us a call at 410-202-8042

HCGi - We Get IT

Monday, May 30, 2022

HPE & VMware-Build a better workplace for the future


VMware anywhere workspace integrated solutions help to scale your virtual desktop infrastructure and secure remote work environment. Empower employee productivity, take advantage of cost control and gain non-compromised security at the edge using HPE GreenLake, a pay per use cloud experience. 

Friday, May 27, 2022

Unique IT Solutions From HCGi


HCGi is a customer-focused, solution-oriented employee-owned company that has a wide variety of products from the best companies in the world to give our customers the absolute best in their IT needs.

See more about our IT services or you can email us at info@hcgi.com, or better yet, give us a call at 410-202-8042. HCGi - We Get IT.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

How about an HCGi summer swag bag?

 

             Please contact your Account Manager and ask them to drop one off to you!


Bill Hottman bhottman@hcgi.com
Brian Stubblefield bstubblefield@hcgi.com
Anita Schweinfurth anita@hcgi.com
Corey Banks cbanks@hcgi.com
Josie Larkin jlarkin@hcgi.com

If you need any help, please contact:
Fiona Gambino in Marketing at fgambino@hcgi.com

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Association of School Business Officials Maryland


JOIN US May 22-25, 2022 in Ocean City, Maryland! 

"As President, I had one objective for how I wanted to leave my mark on MD ASBO and that was to incorporate more leadership development for our members. As someone not in a supervisory role in my district, I wanted all members to feel like they could make a difference no matter where they stood in their organization. You can be a leader for your district regardless of your experience, education, or title. With that in mind, I look forward to sharing my personal leadership foundation based on Listen, Learn, Lead at our 68th Annual Spring Conference."

- Craig Blackwell, MD ASBO 2021-2022 President, Business Analyst, Howard County Public Schools

asbo.org for details and registration

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Samsung 75” Flip 3 Interactive Display

What is Samsung Flip 3?

Samsung Flip 3 is a powerful education solution that delivers interactive learning experiences. Developed specifically for the education market, Flip 3 provides educators with boundless resources and flexibility to create engaging lessons for a new era of learning. Flip 3 features immersive touchscreen and input technologies, enabling simultaneous multi-user writing to provide increased involvement while learning. To get the most out of Flip 3’s powerful hardware, students and teachers can access both trusted, embedded content or preferred third-party software. Samsung’s latest technology enables secure environments, while faster hardware increases student engagement. Power seamless learning experiences for everyone with Samsung Flip 3.

Create and solve without limits






Interactions are intuitively built for problem solving and creating. Use any object near you as a stylus to bring your ideas to life. Flip 3 distinguishes between inputs from thin or thick objects to simulate on-screen writing and highlighting. Or simply erase content with your finger or palm.

How does the Flip transform the classroom?



Thursday, May 12, 2022

Look for us in Ocean City, MD May 22-25th


 ASBO 68th Annual Spring Conference

Vision, Mission, Motto and Member Benefits
The Association of School Business Officials of Maryland is a professional organization which provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business practices through professional development, recognition, and the effective management of available resources.

ASBO serves school business professionals by:
- promoting educational excellence through improved business practices
- providing networking opportunities
- identifying and sharing solutions to everyday problems
- offering professional expertise in major business areas
- compiling and sharing research information and best practices

Vision
Our organization promotes high-quality, exemplary school business practices, professional development, and communications to school business officials to ensure the effective and efficient delivery quality support services to educational communities which contributes to a measurable improvement in student performance.

Mission Statement
The Association of School Business Officials of Maryland:

Ensures that school business professionals are equipped to deliver the highest quality support services to the educational community by affording them the opportunity to share business solutions with colleagues.

Improves business practices through rigorous professional development.

Provides access to the best practices and scholarly research.

Motto
Leadership, and Professional Development IS our business.



Monday, May 9, 2022

68th Annual Spring Conference - Keynote Speaker

Introducing MD ASBO Spring Conference Keynote Speaker, Devin Hughes

Devin C. Hughes is an unbridled optimist.
He believes that anything is possible when we do it together.

International Speaker |Thought Leader |Author

This year’s ASBO Spring Conference has several treats for attendees. One of them being a dynamic keynote speaker who uses humor and fun competition to demonstrate leadership and growth lessons. Devin’s message is one that will appeal to everyone regardless of your place in your organization. Don’t miss this unique, fun, two-hour interactive session Monday afternoon at the Spring Conference!

Devin is a captivating speaker, author, and culture expert. He helps leaders drive growth and engagement by aligning workplace culture with success. His experience working on employee engagement strategy, evolving corporate cultures, talent management, and diversity & Inclusion brings a unique perspective in helping his clients plan for positive growth and evolution. His approach which draws from the science of positive psychology, positive organizational research, appreciative inquiry, neuroscience, mindset, and mindfulness. As a result, clients receive the cutting edge in research on well-being and flourishing.

Devin’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention. From State Farm to Disney, from Lockheed Martin to Eli Lilly, from big business to entrepreneurs to government agencies, Devin has been invited to meet with an array of leaders and organizations in nearly every industry. He has also had the honor of sharing his ideas with the Secret Service, Social Security Administration, and the IRS and with the senior-most leaders of many other organizations.

Devin was named in 2021 to peopleHum’s power list of the top 200 thought leaders to follow in 2021. He is a graduate of Colgate University, the author of twenty-one books and lives in San Diego, CA with his wife, four daughters and two rescue dogs.  

Get more information for the 68th Annual Spring Conference

Friday, May 6, 2022

Presentation Systems

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.

Contact Us or Call Our Corporate Offices 410-202-8042

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

68th Annual Spring Conference

JOIN US May 22-25, 2022 in Ocean City, Maryland! 

"As President, I had one objective for how I wanted to leave my mark on MD ASBO and that was to incorporate more leadership development for our members. As someone not in a supervisory role in my district, I wanted all members to feel like they could make a difference no matter where they stood in their organization. You can be a leader for your district regardless of your experience, education, or title. With that in mind, I look forward to sharing my personal leadership foundation based on Listen, Learn, Lead at our 68th Annual Spring Conference."

- Craig Blackwell, MD ASBO 2021-2022 President, Business Analyst, Howard County Public Schools

asbo.org for details and registration

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Public Safety Solutions

Technology has become an integral part of public safety services. Whether your agency is researching and installing new technology, or refreshing existing assets, HCGi is here to help. We implement some of the most advanced public safety solutions for clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Our professionalism and attention to detail make HCGi the premier choice for all of your public safety needs.

We 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. HCGi acts as your trusted advisor throughout the process.

Once you've settled on a solution, our experienced project managers will properly plan, staff, and execute your project on your timeline.

Contact our team of professionals today to schedule a review of your next public safety project.

At HCGi, We get IT.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

MEEC Member Conference and Vendor Showcase


With great excitement MEEC announces the details for the 2022 MEEC Member Conference and Vendor Showcase, held at Martin’s West.  The day begins with Joe Marshall, Cisco Talos Intelligence Group, delivering the Keynote Address, Understanding Cyber Threats: Adversaries and Defense.  Following the address, the Vendor Showcase opens with 56 MEEC Vendors participating.  Conference sessions presented by MEEC members and vendors will run throughout the day. See the complete schedule here.

Visit us at our booth from 8am-3pm, we look forward to seeing you!

Look for us at ASBO Conference in Ocean City, MD May 22-25th.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

2022 MEEC Member Conference and Vendor Showcase


With great excitement MEEC announces the details for the 2022 MEEC Member Conference and Vendor Showcase, held at Martin’s West.  The day begins with Joe Marshall, Cisco Talos Intelligence Group, delivering the Keynote Address, Understanding Cyber Threats: Adversaries and Defense.  Following the address, the Vendor Showcase opens with 56 MEEC Vendors participating.  Conference sessions presented by MEEC members and vendors will run throughout the day. See the complete schedule here.

Visit us at our booth from 8am-3pm, we look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

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.

Contact Us orr give us a call at 410-202-8042

Monday, April 18, 2022

HCGi - We Get IT



HCGi Hartford (HCGi) is an employee-owned, privately held IT integrator and hardware dealer celebrating 25 years in business in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.

With headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, HCGi has deep roots in the state with many Maryland state agencies, leading school districts and universities as clients. Our National Support Center, based in the Chicago area, 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 Dell, HP, HPE, Google, Lenovo, NetApp and VMWare. Our dedicated account managers are empowered to do whatever it takes to satisfy our customers, as we highly value our long-term customer relationships.

Our Mission

To enjoy success by continuing to satisfy our customers.

In the Community

HCGI and its employees recognize the importance of giving back to the community. This giving back takes many forms, from international disaster relief to local community support to green initiatives.

Contact us or give us a call at 410-202-8042

Friday, April 15, 2022

Huddly S1 Speaker Framing – Meeting room demo


Speaker Framing is a powerful smart feature for immersive collaboration. It is enabled by Huddly S1’s new directional microphones that allow the camera to detect where people are located in the meeting room and use that information to frame the conversation intelligently.

Switching between those who are speaking and those who are listening, Speaker Framing captures everybody’s reactions and facial expressions. This results in a more natural and immersive video experience and lets remote participants to be a part of the conversation and participate fully in the meeting.

Furthermore, S1 keeps an overview of the entire room when zoomed in, allowing it to gather advanced room analytics.


See more about our IT services at https://hcgi.com/ and you can email us at info@hcgi.com,
or better yet, give us a call at 410-202-8042. HCGi - We Get IT.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Dell Optimizer Demo Video with Latitude, Precision and OptiPlex PCs


Dell Optimizer is AI-based optimization software that learns and responds to the way you work and powers the world's most intelligent PCs.*

Learn more at Dell.com/Optimizer

* Disclaimer: Based on internal analysis, January 2022. Dell Optimizer available in 2020 devices and beyond. Feature availability and functionality vary by model.

See more about our IT services at https://hcgi.com/ and you can email us at info@hcgi.com,
or better yet, give us a call at 410-202-8042. HCGi - We Get IT.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Lenovo Workstations: Rewrite What’s Possible with the ThinkStation P620


See how Lenovo Workstations have consistently been revolutionizing workflows and empowering creators across the world. The ThinkStation P620, the only AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO powered workstation is delivering game-changing power and speed with the largest core count professional workstation: up to 64 cores and 4.5GHz. Perfect for those who demand more power for multi-threaded applications, the P620 combines Lenovo’s legendary reliability, experience and customer-driven innovation with professional manageability and enterprise-class support. Don’t wait, rewrite what’s possible today. https://lnv.gy/3vKh9nK

See more about our IT services at https://hcgi.com/ and you can email us at info@hcgi.com,
or better yet, give us a call at 410-202-8042. HCGi - We Get IT.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Thank You! HCGi's 8th Annual Solutions Summit On March 30th Was Huge Success!

 


Much to learn and share


Time for questions and answers too


New ways to communicate


Jason Alder, Our Special Guest


Bill Heneghan with special guest, Jason Alder

Thank you to our special guest, Jason Alder, and our technology partners, Dell Technologies, Lenovo, HPE, IngramMicro, Huddly, Smartoptics, Morpheus, our customers, plus our team for the great success of our 8th Annual Solutions Summit. It was so great to be back in touch with people in person after the last couple of years of distancing ourselves from each other. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Enterprise Deployment Services

HCGI offers volume discounts on a wide range of products including all computers and printers. Customers that want to standardize on specific models of a manufacturers computer, can enjoy significant cost savings for any project.  Whether you plan to buy many computers at once or deploy smaller amounts over an extended period, we can help.

Many customers evaluate multiple options before selecting the technology they plan to purchase. After the specific model has been selected, the manufacturer may discontinue that unit before you can buy all the product you need. HCGI works closely with the customer and manufacturer to guarantee the lifespan of a particular model computer so that it can be deployed over time throughout your enterprise.

IT Complexities Eliminated

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.

Contact Us or Call Corporate Headquarters 410-202-8042