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Marin County small businesses reduce costs and increase productivity through the use of IT outsourcing. By outsourcing IT services, small companies can gain affordable access to expert IT consultants and avoid the expense of adding full-time personnel to their internal IT group. IT outsourcing makes it possible for you to spend more time managing your business and less time worrying about your network.

Many small businesses are unaware that IT outsourcing is not just for enterprises with big IT budgets and the willingness to negotiate complex, long-term support contracts. New technologies for remote support, centralized management, and automated security and performance monitoring combined with flexible and easy engagement policies have made IT outsourcing the most cost-effective alternative for keeping your network running smoothly. Surveys show that the most common motives for small businesses to outsource IT services are:

  • Focus management on the business
  • Save money and improve operations
  • Make internal technical resources available for strategic projects
  • Ensure fast access to expert consultants
  • Supplement the technical range of in-house IT personnel

Progent's outsourcing services can help your small business lower the cost of IT services, make your network more reliable and secure, and streamline your operational processes in order to increase the value of your information system. You do not have to commit to expensive, long-term contracts common among giant support organizations, and you will not be dependent on the availability and skill of an independent consultant or a small consulting firm.

Progent can provide small companies a broad range of IT outsourcing services featured on Progent's web site. Below links contain details a few of the support services and advantages available for companies in Marin County:


Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Support

Progent has been providing SharePoint support since the initial product was released more than a a dozen years, and Progent has the breadth and depth of IT know-how to assist businesses of any size to design and implement a SharePoint Server 2013 deployment and create SharePoint 2013 applications that bring substantial business benefit to your IT investment. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting team can assist your company to assess the business advantages of migrating to SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online from legacy versions of SharePoint or from a different collaboration solution; determine if an on-premises, Cloud-based or hybrid deployment is most sensible for your organization; and pick the right edition of SharePoint 2013 for your purposes. Progent offers comprehensive project management services or can help in individual jobs associated with your SharePoint 2013 deployment.

SQL Server 2014 Integration and Development

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 incorporates major enhancements in key areas such as performance, uptime, compliance, and cloud integration. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is the first version of SQL Server that incorporates in-memory capability that works transparently across all workloads including OLTP, data warehousing, and business analytics. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified SQL Server 2014 consulting team can deliver cost-effective remote and on-premises services that include system design, configuration, management, remediation, and application development expertise to enable organizations of any size to achieve fast return from their SQL Server 2014 deployment. If you are currently running Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Progent can assist your company to perform a smooth upgrade to SQL Server 2016.

Cisco Aironet 802.11ac Wireless Access Point Deployment Consulting

Progent's Cisco-certified consultants can assist you to migrate to Aironet wireless access points and Cisco Wi-Fi controllers that comply with the new IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi specification, making it possible to triple the performance for your wireless LAN while expanding the coverage.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Experts

Progentís Microsoft certified consultants can offer small and medium size companies advanced MS SQL Server 2008 help. SQL Server 2008 is a complete, web-ready database and data analysis package that enables the speedy creation of enterprise-level business applications that offer your business a competitive advantage. SQL Server provides core support for XML and can query across the Internet and beyond the corporate firewall. In addition to offering consulting, maintenance and problem solving services, Progentís SQL experts can help you use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence to enhance the productivity of your information system. Progent can also help your company to migrate to SQL Server 2016 or move to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 from SQL Server 2008.

Lync Server 2013 Experts

Lync 2013 allows organizations of all sizes to create a manageable and secure communications ecosystem that supports the modern Bring-Your-Own-Device computing style with instant messaging (IM). instant messaging, real-time presence, audio/video and web meetings with application sharing and whiteboard, as well as IP and PSTN calling enabled for a broad range of desktop and mobile clients. Progent's certified Lync Server 2013 consultants can help you to evaluate the advantages of Lync 2013, create an in-house, cloud-based (with Microsoft Lync Online) or hybrid model appropriate for your current and future plans, deploy Lync 2013 in a way that expedites your ROI, and provide custom online and on-premises training to your IT team and end users. Progent offers expertise in critical pieces of a Lync 2013 deployment that include Microsoft Windows Server, SQL Server and Exchange Server, and Progent can assist you to combine Lync 2013 with popular Office and Office 365 applications such as Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.

Mac Consulting

Progent's consultants offer Apple Macintosh clients a variety of IT services such as online Mac desktop support, help with Mac applications, Entourage or Outlook for Mac and Exchange expertise, Apple Mac security and connectivity engineering, integration between Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows networks, and individual training. For business systems based exclusively on Mac OS X or for environments that utilize a mix of Apple Macintosh, Linux, and Windows-powered servers and workstations, Progent has the background and depth to handle the challenge of designing, installing, and maintaining a network infrastructure that is reliable, safe, efficient, and aligned with your business goals.

ProSight Systems Watch Server and Desktop and Management Service

ProSight Systems Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to help keep your network running efficiently by checking the state of vital computers that power your business network. When ProSight Systems Watch uncovers an issue, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your specified IT management staff and your assigned Progent consultant so that all looming problems can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt your network.

Spam and Virus Protection and Email Encryption Services

ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus security platform that incorporates the services and infrastructure of leading information security vendors to deliver centralized management and world-class security for your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local gateway appliance to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. The cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of threats from reaching your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to inbound threats and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises gateway device provides a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that stays inside your corporate firewall.

Progent White Paper: Outsourcing Benefits
Progent has put together a white paper that discusses the advantages a small business can derive from outsourcing network support services. To view this document and find out the reasons outsourcing can reduce costs, simplify management, and maximize efficiency, visit Small Company IT Outsourcing Benefits.

Progent provides on-premises IT support, remote consulting services, and optional round-the-clock emergency technical help in San Rafael, Sausalito, Novato, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Corte Madera, Fairfax, San Anselmo, Belvedere, Ross, Tiburon and other cities throughout Marin County, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Peninsula and the California Central Valley.

If your small business is in Marin County and you need computer support, information technology outsourcing, or top-level expertise from a Microsoft or Cisco certified professional, call 415-526-1400 or visit Contact Progent.
















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