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How can Progent help our company to use System Center 2016 to manage our hybrid cloud environment?
System Center 2016 delivers major improvements in the management of hybrid cloud environments by offering advanced integration with Windows Server 2016 servers, Windows 10; unified management of mixed-OS networks that incorporate various Linux distributions, Hyper-V and VMware vSphere; and expanded public and private cloud support such as closer integration with Intune for iPhone and Android smartphone administration plus native integration with Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OSM) for cloud-based analytics and reporting. Progent's System Center 2016 consulting experts can provide advanced remote and onsite support for all elements of System Center 2016 including Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager, Orchestrator, and Service Manager (SCSM). Progent can assist you to plan and install a new implementation of System Center 2016, extend or optimize your current one, upgrade smoothly from an earlier version of System Center, or troubleshoot your System Center solution.

How can Progent help us design and manage a virtualization solution?
Virtual compute, storage and networking technologies enable IT organizations to optimize resource utilization, simplify network management, and enhance application continuity and data protection. run several virtual servers on a single actual computer. Common usage scenarios for virtualization are hardware efficiency, inexpensive platforms for applications that only run on older OS software, and affordable segregation of software development or pilot environments from on-line systems. Progent's virtual server consultants can provide Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V hybrid cloud/on-premises solutions, Windows Server 2012 R2 virtualization support services, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtual Server help, VMware vSphere and vCloud planning and deployment, VMware NSX virtual network architecture and integration, and Citrix XenServer virtual server assistance. Progent can configure virtual machines to maximize speed, reliability and ease of administration while simultaneously cutting costs; propose and validate business recovery plans that minimize productivity loss in case of a catastrophic failure; and provide continuing support, troubleshooting, and consulting services as virtualization technology evolves.

How does Progent support the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) process model?
In conducting IT projects for large companies, Progent uses a phased approach based on agreed upon milestones in order to achieve economic, timing, and engineering goals while minimizing business disruption. Progent's methodology takes advantage of industry project management standards based on the leading practices described in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) and includes requirements definition, planning and architecture proposals, testing, design tuning, and expert implementation. All phases are documented to provide a comprehensive list of technical services delivered and to help in ongoing network support.

Can Progent provide email content filtering and data leakage protection?
Progent's data loss prevention consultants and data leakage protection specialists can assist organizations to configure Progent's ProSight Email Guard Security Gateway to enforce your content security policies for scanning the content of email messages and attachments and preventing the transmission of confidential or inappropriate information or spam. ProSight Email Guard's outbound email content filtering solutions can also help organizations avoid being blacklisted and keep compliant with industry security standards and regulatory mandates including HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley. Learn more about the entire ProSight series of affordable network management outsourcing services for small organizations.

How Can Progent Help with Windows Server 2008 R2?
The sophistication and integration demands of Windows Server 2008 requires an IT expert with real-world experience and broad knowledge in designing and building cohesive end-to-end business information environments. The experience of Progent's certified Windows Server 2008 experts, averaging over ten years of background integrating Microsoft-powered solutions, assures your success in maintaining and managing your Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. Progent's Microsoft-certified Windows Server 2012 R2 consultants can also help you to assess the benefits of migrating from Windows Server 2008 to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or later. If you are planning on building a hybrid network model that combines local systems with cloud-based services like those offered by Microsoft Azure, Progent can provide Windows Server 2016 hybrid integration.

Can Progent help my business develop custom eCommerce applications?
Progent's application experts can help your company to create web sites that are integrated with sales and inventory software to reduce the cost and increase the reliability of on-line commerce. Progent can show you how to set up a secure, reliable e-commerce environment and build custom web applications using standard development tools and or customize available applications so that they accommodate your special business needs. Progent offers online services from experienced Microsoft SQL Server programmers and Oracle database developers and DBAs, and MySQL experts to help your company to carry out line-of-business application development.

What are the advantages of Progent's model for remote support?
Many network problems can be resolved immediately by Progent's team of remote support experts. This eliminates lost network availability which can be caused by waiting for a local consultant to show up in person. Furthermore, many independent consultants and network consulting firms require minimum on-site billing that can turn a 10-minute visit into a 2-hour invoice. Progentís model of billing by the minute and billing only for service that is performed allows Progentís remote service engineers to resolve hundreds of small problems every day at the least feasible expense. Further, the confidence of knowing there is reliable access to Progent's large team of IT consultants opens the door to a new world of sophisticated IT solutions that many small organizations would otherwise shy away from because of the risk of having insufficient support resources.

Does Progent support Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) for web hosting and development?
Internet Information Services, provided with Windows Server and Windows desktop, is a powerful server role for web hosting and web application programming. The latest releases offer improved protection, dependability, scalability, and debugging while incorporating major enhancements in automated and remote management. A variety of popular extensions to IIS have been built into newer releases such as the Request Filter Module (previously called URL Scan), which is able to prevent potentially harmful HTTP requests from being run by hosted web applications. Progent's Internet Information Services consultants can assist your company to configure IIS and the latest extensions to IIS Manager such as the GUI interface for managing ASP.NET programs.

Can Progent help us with desktop and mobile device configuration management?
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants offer System Center 2012 Configuration Manager planning and deployment, Microsoft System Center 2016 Configuration Manager (SCCM 2016) hybrid cloud integration, and Microsoft Intune expertise to consolidate and simplify the management of your desktops and Cloud-connected mobile devices. Progent can assist you to upgrade efficiently to SCCM 2012 from an older device and application management platform or help you to modify your current SCCM 2012 ecosystem to accommodate your evolving business needs.

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