Onsite Service Available in San Francisco, Daly City, San Bruno, Millbrae, South San Francisco, Pacifica and Brisbane

Small businesses in San Francisco use IT outsourcing to reduce costs and increase computing value. IT outsourcing gives even a small company access to highly-skilled people without the expense of maintaining a large in-house IT staff. Outsourcing lets your company concentrate on strengthening your core business while at the same time benefiting from the best IT support available.

IT outsourcing is becoming an increasingly important competitive tool for companies who want to optimize the business value of their IT network. Key reasons for small businesses to outsource IT services include:

  • Allow management to focus on strategic business issues
  • Gain visibility on IT operating costs
  • Free expensive internal resources for mission-critical tasks
  • Gain affordable access to best-of-breed expertise
  • Add temporary IT resources not available internally

Progent's IT outsourcing services are designed to address the realities of small businesses who need enterprise-class network availability and security but can't justify the high-cost of super-sized consulting firms or accept the risk of relying on independent consultants or by-the-numbers mass-market support companies.

Progent offers small and midsize businesses a broad range of computer consulting options featured on Progent's web. The following links contain details some of the support services and benefits Progent offers for companies in San Francisco:

Colocation Center Migration and Support

There are several hundred enterprise-grade Internet Data Centers in Northern California and major metropolitan areas across the United States, and Progent's colocation center consulting team can enhance your systemís fault tolerance and performance by helping you select a remote data center site that meets the specific needs of your company including geographic location, space, communications, affordability, and extra additional features and services. Progentís colocation center support services are intended for businesses with hardware housed at co-location hosting sites and requiring on-demand on-site service at the co-location site plus online support from Microsoft and Cisco qualified experts. Progent offers a selection of collocation center support services such as network architecture evaluation, Windows and Linux server installation and support, troubleshooting for server and communications networking, design and deployment of high availability systems, architecting and deploying layered security structures, firewall integration and support, configuring load balancing environments, and creating high-availability server and storage clustering configurations.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Integration

Progent's Amazon Web Services (AWS) integration experts offer affordable online consulting to help businesses to access Amazon AWS cloud services such as Amazon EC2 for virtual server hosting, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for expandable cloud storage, and Glacier for value-priced long-term archiving. Progent can help you with every phase of Amazon AWS migration and troubleshooting including needs analysis, preparedness assessment, system design, pilot testing, deployment, administration, performance tuning, software license management, backup/restore solutions, and security and compliance. Progent offers advanced expertise with firewalls and VPN technology and can help you deploy cloud-based or hybrid ecosystems that seamlessly integrate Amazon AWS cloud services. Progent can provide occasional support or Progent can deliver comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to help you move smoothly to the Amazon AWS cloud platform.

Network Security Inventory Service Packages

Progent provides two economical service packages created to enable small and midsize businesses to receive a professional system security evaluation from a qualified security expert. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your network from beyond your firewall to uncover possible gaps in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a network scan from a secure machine within your company firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to internal threats. The two security inventory services are set up and executed from a secured remote location and include a comprehensive report that interprets the scanned security data and recommends any needed improvements.

Internet Connectivity Consultants

Progent offers access to the affordable support of online Internet connectivity consultants to assist your organization to evaluate or enhance your ISP services so your Internet access solution meets your business needs. Services available from Progent include assessment of your existing bandwidth use, vendor and service plan analysis and ordering, network provisioning, and managing a smooth switchover to a different ISP and/or service arrangement. Provisioning can include enhancing existing routers and switches and configuring additional ones, implementing firewalls, and upgrading fault-tolerant BGP architectures.

Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) Developers

Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) is an integrated library of APIs that enables Amazon sellers to streamline their operations by automating key sales functions including listings, orders, payments, inbound and outbound fulfillment, and reports. By tapping into Amazon's extensive online ecosystem and automating their sales, vendors can broaden their market, lower their cost of sales, improve response time to customers, and increase their profits. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) consultants can work with your development staff and provide programming, workflow integration, project management support, and training so you can cut development time and costs and expedite your ROI.

Altaro VM Backup Consulting

Altaro VM Backup software provides small and mid-size organizations a dependable and affordable solution for backing up and recovering Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines (VMs). Altaro VM Backup can be deployed in local, remote, multi-site, and cloud-hosted environments and also enables low-cost cloud backup to Microsoft Azure Block Blob storage. Headline features include state-of-the-art inline deduplication to reduce backup storage requirements, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) with backup spacing as little as five minutes for minimizing your exposure to data loss, advanced encryption, item-level restore options for individual files and emails, extensive support for Windows Server CSV and for vCenter for handling larger environments, and support for Microsoft VSS technology to back up live virtual machines with zero downtime. Progent is an Altaro partner and offers a broad array of consulting services to assist you to design, deploy, manage and troubleshoot a backup/restore solution based on Altaro VM Backup. To learn more, go to Altaro VM Backup Consulting Services.

Popular Remote Consulting Services for Cisco Routers

Among the typical remote Cisco router consulting services offered by Progent's certified Cisco experts include setting up domain name, DHCP, routing tables, clock, and user accounts; setting up HSRP, aggregation, BGP to EIGRP redistribution, and static route injection into OSPF; fixing policy based routing to MPLS, routing configuration, and line settings; installing current IOS image; setting up and confirming failover; troubleshooting VPN tunnel and routing problems; producing a network diagram and documenting router setup; plus policy and business recovery planning.

CISM qualified Network Security Management Experts

Progent offers the expertise of CISM qualified security management experts. The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) committee defines the basic competencies and global standards of performance that information security managers are expected to learn. CISM gives executive management the confidence that consultants who have earned their CISM certification possess the background and capability to provide effective cybersecurity management and support services.

64-bit Computing Migration Help

Progentís 64-bit upgrade support experts can assist you to enhance your servers and workstations affordably from 32 to 64 bits. Progent can assist you to calculate the costs and benefits of migrating to 64-bit computing, design an economical migration process that reduces operational interruptions, and deliver timely remote support to assist your organization to configure 64-bit operating systems and application programs on your existing computers. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help your company to install the 64-bit editions of Microsoft platforms such as Microsoft Windows Server, SQL Server, Windows 10, and Office Excel.

Progent White Paper: Reasons for Outsourcing
Progent has published a white paper that summarizes the advantages a small organization can realize from outsourcing IT management functions. To view this document and find out how outsourcing can control expenses, simplify administration, and enhance productivity, visit Small Firm Information Technology Outsourcing Benefits.

Progent offers onsite network help, phone-based troubleshooting services, and optional round-the-clock emergency assistance in San Francisco, Daly City, San Bruno, Millbrae, South San Francisco, Pacifica, Brisbane and other cities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Peninsula and the California Central Valley.

If your small business is in San Francisco and you require computer help, IT outsourcing, or high-level services from a Microsoft or Cisco certified professional, call 415-321-5400 or visit Contact Progent.

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