Onsite Service Available in San Mateo, Burlingame, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, Half Moon Bay

IT outsourcing enables companies on the San Francisco Peninsula to control IT expenses and increase productivity. IT outsourcing is the preferred way for small businesses to gain ongoing access to information technology experts without incurring the ongoing cost of supporting a large in-house IT organization. IT outsourcing allows your company to spend money and time on managing your business while still enjoying the benefits of best-in-class IT support.

Many small businesses still think that IT outsourcing makes sense only for large corporations. This misconception is quickly changing as a growing number of small and mid-sized companies are gaining competitive advantage through IT outsourcing. Surveys have identified the main reasons for businesses to outsource IT services:

  • Focus senior management on strategic business issues
  • Keep IT costs in line
  • Make specialized internal resources available for critical tasks
  • Have access to responsive IT experts whenever necessary
  • Efficiently balance internal and external resources

Mega-sized outsourcing companies typically require you to commit to complex, long-term contracts and often will not consider small companies for consulting engagements that require high-level expertise. Progent's outsourcing services are targeted to meet the financial constraints and operational requirements of businesses who are too small for the largest consulting firms but who don't feel safe putting their IT network in the hands of a single, independent consultant.

Progent can deliver small and midsize organizations a variety of IT support services highlighted on Progent's web. The following links describe some of the services and benefits Progent can provide for companies on the San Francisco Peninsula:

Apple macOS and OS X Consultants

Progent's engineers can provide Mac clients a variety of services such as online Mac desktop support, help with Mac software, Office 365 Outlook for Mac and MS Exchange consulting, Mac protection and connectivity engineering, integration between Apple macOS and OS X and Windows networks, and individual training. For business networks based exclusively on Mac or for environments incorporating a mix of Apple macOS and OS X, Linux, and MS Windows-based servers and workstations, Progent has the experience and knowledge to deal with the challenge of designing, configuring, and supporting a network infrastructure that is reliable, safe, fast, and aligned with your company's objectives.

Windows Server Essentials Integration and Support

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is an affordable, entry-level platform that enables small businesses to make the move from the traditional stand-alone on-premises datacenter to the contemporary hybrid computing paradigm that includes both local and virtualized cloud-hosted software and infrastructure. Progent's Microsoft-certified Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials consultants offer budget-friendly remote consulting and troubleshooting for Windows Server Essentials. Progent can help you to assess the possible productivity and cost benefits of moving to Windows Server Essentials and implementing a hybrid local/cloud design for your computing ecosystem. Progent can provide comprehensive project management support so you can plan and carry out a smooth move to Windows Server Essentials, Microsoft Office 365, and other Azure Cloud platforms and services. (Learn about Progent's Office 365 integration with on-premises Exchange deployments and Microsoft Azure planning and integration consulting services.) Progent can also provide continuing consulting help, technical support, and customized training.

Data Backup and Recovery Consultants

Progent's data backup engineers offer consulting support for a wide array of products and services that provide solutions for protecting Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux physical and virtual servers and workstations plus laptops and handhelds. Progent offers consulting support for leading data protection platforms including Acronis, Altaro VM Backup, Barracuda Backup and disaster recovery, Symantec Backup Exec, BackupAssist, CrashPlan PRO, DoubleTake/Carbonite, Mozy, Retrospect for Macintosh, Time Machine, VMware Site Recovery Manager, and Solaris FLARs. Progent can help you to design, enhance, or maintain backup/restore solutions for a range of architectures such as on-premises, edge to datacenter, cloud-based, or hybrid. In addition, Progent's System Center Data Protection Manager consulting experts can help you to migrate from earlier versions of Data Protection Manager or from a different backup system, and Progent can optimize your SCDPM 2012 deployment for onsite, cloud, or hybrid environments. Also, Progent's Data Protection Manager 2016 (DPM 2016) migration consulting experts can assist you to plan and implement an efficient upgrade from Data Protection Manager 2012 to SCDPM 2016 so you can take advantage of close integration with Microsoft Windows 2016.

Windows Server 2016 Hybrid Solutions

Progent's Microsoft-certified IT consultants can provide Windows Server 2016 migration consulting to help organizations of any size to design and carry out an efficient upgrade to Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 using an on-premises, cloud, or hybrid deployment model. Progent can assist your company to assess the benefits of Windows Server 2016 for your enterprise and can help you with any aspect of planning, configuring, administering or debugging your Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 ecosystem. Progent can help your organization to benefit from the many innovative high-availability and information assurance features of Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 like Windows Containers for isolating applications, Shielded Virtual Machines to protect against compromised administrators, Credential Guard and Remote Credential Guard, Just In Time Privileged Access Management, Virtual Machine software load, Storage Replica for zero-data-loss disaster recovery, plus workgroup and multi-domain clusters.

Windows 7 Upgrade Help

Progent's Microsoft certified Windows 7 upgrade consultants can help you to administer and maintain Microsoft Windows 7 devices. Progent's consultants can also help you to evaluate the likely strategic advantages of moving to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. If you decide that it makes sense for your business strategy to upgrade, Progent's Windows 8 migration consultants and Windows 10 integration experts can help you to design and carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 8.1 or 10.

SQL Server 2016 Consulting Services

SQL Server 2016 offers major improvements in performance, scale, data security, availability, mobile computing support, plus integrated business intelligence. Innovations include PolyBase for processing SQL and NoSQ files simultaneously for big data applications, Jason support, Always Encrypted mode, Mobile Reports, and seamless management of on-premises and cloud-based operations and services. Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server 2016 consultants can provide remote and onsite support to help businesses of all sizes to design, deploy, administer or troubleshoot any version of SQL Server 2016. Progent can also assist you to integrate SQL Server 2016 with all core Microsoft products including Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics GP, Skype for Business, and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).

Microsoft Office and Office 365 Consulting and Training

Progent's certified Office and Office 365 consultants can assist companies to incorporate Microsoft Office desktop and Office 365 apps including Office Excel, Office Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project and Publisher into a cohesive solution that provides quick ROI and promotes improved business outcomes. Progent can help your company to interface Office or Office 365 apps with one another and with other core Microsoft platforms such as SharePoint, Exchange Server and SQL Server. Progent's consultants can also assist you resolve compatibility problems with various versions of Office and offers customized online Microsoft Office and Office 365 instruction to individuals or groups.

Progent White Paper: Benefits of Outsourcing
Progent has produced a white paper that summarizes the benefits a small business can realize by outsourcing IT management functions. To view this document and find out the various ways outsourcing can conserve expenses, streamline administration, and maximize efficiency, click Small Business Information Technology Outsourcing Advantages.

Progent provides on-premises computer support, remote consulting support, and optional 24x7 emergency assistance in San Mateo, Burlingame, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, Half Moon Bay and other cities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Peninsula and the California Central Valley.

If your small business is in San Mateo or anywhere in the San Francisco Peninsula area and you are looking for technical help, information technology outsourcing, or high-level services from a certified Progent consultant, call 650-931-2400 or visit Contact Progent.

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