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Can Progent help us move our data center to a colocation facility?
There are several hundred enterprise-class Internet Data Centers in Northern California and larger metropolitan areas throughout the U.S., and Progent's colocation center consulting professionals can improve your network's redundancy and performance by helping you select a remote data center site that meets the particular needs of your company including geographic location, space, communications, budget, and extra additional features and services. Progent’s data center IT services are designed for companies with hardware located at colo hosting sites and requiring on-demand on-premises help at the co-location site plus online support from Microsoft and Cisco qualified professionals. Progent provides a selection of colocation center consulting services such as network architecture analysis, Windows and UNIX server integration and support, troubleshooting for server and communications networking, design and installation of fault tolerant systems, defining and implementing layered security defenses, firewall configuration and troubleshooting, designing load balancing environments, and creating high-availability server and storage clustering configurations.

How can Progent help us integrate our business software with Amazon Marketplace Web Service?
Amazon Marketplace Web Service is a library of APIs that enables Amazon sellers to streamline their operations by automating key sales activities such as listings, orders, shipments, fulfillment, and reports. By tapping into Amazon's extensive online selling environment and automating their sales processes, vendors can broaden their reach, lower their operating costs, improve reaction time to customers, and add to their profits. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service consultants can collaborate with your development staff and provide application programming, workflow integration, project management support, and training to help you shorten development time and costs and expedite your ROI.

Can Progent help us to configure and manage Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or software?
Progent's certified Cisco wireless controller experts can assist you to configure Cisco Wi-Fi controllers to manage Wi-Fi networks of all sizes. Progent can help you to administer and debug your current Cisco-based Wi-Fi solution or carry out an efficient transition to Cisco's modern Wi-Fi controller products. Progent offers expertise for both hardware-based and software-only Wi-Fi controllers and can help you to determine which type is appropriare for your Wi-Fi environment. For 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless controllers from Cisco, Progent can provide Cisco 3504 wireless controller expertise, Cisco 5520 Wi-Fi controller consulting, and Cisco 8540 Wi-Fi controller expertise.

Can Progent help us integrate our environment with Microsoft Azure Service?
Progent's Azure cloud planning and integration consultants can help you with every aspect of Microsoft Azure migration including needs analysis, prerequisites evaluation, solution design, pre-production testing, deployment, automated management, performance tuning, license management, disaster recovery strategies, security policy enforcement, and compliance assessment. Progent can assist you to set up and troubleshoot firewall appliances and VPN connections so your users can safely connect to Azure-based resources, and Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts can help you set up critical Microsoft platforms to work in the cloud including Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL and SharePoint. Progent can also assist your organization to set up a hybrid ecosystem that transparently integrates on-premises datacenters with Azure-based services.

Who founded Progent?
Progent's founder and head of engineering, Les Kent, was the architect for a multi-media networking solution that won Microsoft's “Best Application of the Year Award.” Mr. Kent is a 35-year computer industry veteran and has been responsible for the design and implementation of hundreds of innovative information technology solutions using Microsoft technologies. Mr. Kent established Progent in order to address the needs of small businesses who can't justify the high cost of supporting a large IT group but who still need information systems with enterprise-class reliability, security, and performance.

How Can Progent Help with Windows Server 2008 R2?
The sophistication and versatility of Windows Server 2008 R2 requires an IT consultant with real-world experience and broad knowledge in architecting and deploying efficient and comprehensive business information environments. The experience of Progent's seasoned Windows Server engineers, averaging over 10 years of background integrating Microsoft-based technology, helps insure your success in maintaining and troubleshooting your Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment. Progent's Microsoft-certified Windows Server 2012 R2 consulting experts can also assist you to assess the business value of migrating from Microsoft Windows 2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2 or later. If you are planning on building a hybrid architecture that combines local systems with cloud-based services like those available on Microsoft Azure, Progent can provide Windows Server 2016 hybrid cloud solutions.

Can Progent help us with desktop and mobile device configuration management?
Progent offer System Center Configuration Manager design and deployment, Microsoft System Center 2016 Configuration Manager hybrid cloud integration, and Intune expertise to consolidate and streamline the management of your PCs and Cloud-connected mobile devices. Progent can help you to upgrade smoothly to Configuration Manager 2012 from a legacy device and application management solution or assist you to modify your existing SCCM 2012 ecosystem to support your evolving business needs.

Can Progent Help Develop Database Applications for Microsoft SQL Server?
Progent's SQL Server application programmers can assist you to build and maintain applications based on Microsoft's SQL Server database platform. Progent follows leading practices to create scalable, easy-to-manage SQL Server database applications and is able to team with a client's IT staff to complete programs in a timely and affordable manner. Progent for can help your company to create Microsoft SQL Server applications by offering a wide range of consulting services such as specification of features and scope, database modeling, data integrity, T-SQL coding, software installation, storage management, performance and I/O configuration tuning, backup and restoration strategies, partitioning, reusable schema, replication mechanisms, security, and disaster recovery/business continuity planning.

Does Progent provide consulting services for Microsoft Small Business Server?
Although the Microsoft Small Business Server family is no longer offered by Microsoft, this powerful package is still popular. Progent provides extensive Microsoft Small Business Server consulting services for all versions of the product. In addition, Progent's Windows Server Essentials consulting experts can assist your organization to assess the potential advantages of moving from a locally hosted datacenter based on Small Business Server 2011 or earlier to a more cloud-centric network by implementing a migration to Windows Server Essentials and to Microsoft's cloud-based application suite. Whether your resources reside on a local datacenter, in the cloud, or across a hybrid mix of environments, Progent offers full-service consulting, technical support, and software design and programming services for Microsoft's core platforms including Windows Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Microsoft SQL Server.

Can Progent help my business build hybrid cloud solutions with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V?
Windows Hyper-V 2016 utilizes core technologies first designed for and refined on Azure, among the world's biggest public clouds. This pedigree significantly enhances the suitability of the Windows Server platform to run private cloud as well as hybrid cloud/on-premises environments by enhancing security, availability, scale, manageability, reliability and recoverability. Progent’s Microsoft-certified Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V experts can assist you to evaluate the advantages of Hyper-V 2016 for your business, set up test environments to verify the ability of Hyper-V 2016 to run your critical workloads, design a cost-effective network topology for a cloud-centric or hybrid deployment, create and execute a non-disruptive upgrade strategy, educate your IT administration and technical support staff, and provide as-needed consulting and debugging support to make sure that your Hyper-V 2016 investment gives you the highest possible business benefit.

Which ERP and MRP programs are supported by Progent?
Progent offers Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Resource Planning help for a selection of software packages that include:

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP Software (formerly Axapta)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Accounting Software (formerly Microsoft Great Plains)
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Business Management Software (formerly Microsoft Navision)
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL 6.5 Accounting Software (formerly Microsoft Solomon)
  • Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Retail Management System)
  • Macola ES by Exact Software
  • MAS 90 ERP by Sage Software
  • QuickBooks Accounting Software by Intuit
  • Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP (formerly SyteLine)



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