Additional Topics of Interest

Apple OSX Tiger Help and Support
Support Macintosh OSX

Progent's experts offer macOS and Mac OS X users a range of services including desktop support, Apple macOS and OS X consulting, Apple Mac integration with Windows networks, Entourage and email expertise, security services, and one-on-one training. Progent can assist clients to migrate to macOS from OS X or earlier editions of Mac OS X and Progent can provide expertise with macOS and Mac OS X applications. Progent can also assist your business with Apple iPhone integration and iPad management, or moving to Apple's iCloud. For computer networks based exclusively on Apple macOS or OS X or for systems incorporating a mix of Mac, Linux and Windows powered servers and workstations, Progent's Apple, Cisco, and Microsoft consultants have the background and depth to handle the complexity of designing, configuring and supporting a network environment that is reliable, safe, fast and aligned with your organization's business goals.

Skype for Business Persistent Chat Consulting
Skype for Business and Android Consultant

Progent's consultants offer remote and on-premises expertise for companies of all sizes to assess the costs/benefits of upgrading to Microsoft Skype for Business from any version of Lync Server or Office Communications Server. Progent can help you to design an on-premises, cloud or mixed topology; integrate Skype for Business with Microsoft SQL Server,Exchange, SharePoint Server and Office; set up HA solutions; connect Skype for Business with your PSTN gateway; and interface with third-party communication platforms such as Cisco Video Interop Server. Progent's certified network security consultants can assist you create and verify a security strategy for your Skype for Business solution that meets government and industry standards.

Technology Consulting SQL Server 2014 Security
SQL Server 2014 In-memory OLTP Computer Consultant

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes significant improvements in key areas including performance, uptime, security, and cloud readiness. SQL Server 2014 is the first version of Microsoft SQL Server that incorporates in-memory technology that operates seamlessly across all types of applications including Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), enterprise data warehousing, and data analytics. Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server 2014 consulting team can deliver cost-effective remote and onsite consulting services that include system design, configuration, management, troubleshooting, and software development expertise to help organizations of all sizes to realize fast return from their SQL Server 2014 deployment.

ProSight Private Cloud Hosting Services Consultant Services
24x7x365 ProSight Hosting for Virtual Servers Consultant Services

Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting combines proven virtualization technology, a world-class data center facility, and the technical expertise of Progent's Microsoft-certified engineering group to provide small businesses with a comprehensive IT outsourcing alternative that enhances network availability and protection, reduces management hassle, and saves money. With Private Cloud Hosting, a small or midsize business can have each of its operating system platforms and critical business application servers supported within a safe and reliable facility on a fast, non-stop virtual machine set up and maintained by Progent's computer service professionals.

Technical Consultant Dynamics GP Great Plains Software
Support and Help Microsoft Financial Software

Progent can help you plan and implement a smooth migration to Microsoft Dynamics GP so that you retain your data, strengthen your security, enhance your management reporting, take full advantage of Microsoft Office support, and reduce business interruption by creating and executing a sensible migration strategy. Progent can also help train new Dynamics GP 2010 users so you don't waste productivity. Progent can enhance your financial reports and management analytics by providing Crystal Reports help, FRx programming, and Excel support. Progent's background with Microsoft .NET development, Microsoft SQL Server solutions, and designing with VBasic, XML and other platforms make it possible to create specialized business software and eCommerce programs that work seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains.

Small Business Computer Consulting Company BSD
UNIX Implementation Services

Progent's UNIX platform support services provide small companies and developers assistance with managing and supporting UNIX, Linux or Solaris systems that coexist with Microsoft-powered technology. Progent can give your business access to UNIX experts, consulting professionals certified by Microsoft and Cisco, and security experts with CISM certification. This wide range of expertise provides you with a convenient one-stop source to help you build and manage a secure and robust mixed-platform network and communications environment that allows UNIX and Microsoft coexistence by integrating Windows with major variants of UNIX such as Apple macOS and OS X, Sun Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Berkeley UNIX (BSD), SCO and Silicon Graphics IRIX or major Linux platforms such as RedHat, SuSE, Debian-GNU and Slackware.

Email Encryption Key Management Consulting Services
Consultant Email Anti-fraud Intelligence

Progent's ProSight Email Guard uses the technology of leading data security vendors to deliver centralized control and comprehensive security for your inbound and outbound email. The powerful architecture of Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. The cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to inbound threats and saves network bandwidth and storage. ProSight Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance provides a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and encryption. The onsite security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Upgrade Planning Computer Consultant
Exchange 2016 Migration Planning Computer Consultants

Progent can assist you in any and all facets of your migration to Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 including planning HA infrastructure for a local, Microsoft cloud connected or hybrid deployment; server and CAL licensing compliance for Exchange and Windows Server 2012 R2+; migrating mailboxes; Hyper-V virtualization design; specifying storage capacity required for your VMs, mailbox databases and logs; setting up HLB for high-availability CAS services; designing, setting up and validating Exchange Servers and Windows Servers and Database Availability Groups (DAGs); integration with SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online; updating the firewall; resolving SSL issues; performing client remediation with Office desktop or Microsoft Office 365; and configuring Outlook on the web.

Setup and Support Windows SharePoint 2007 Services
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Network Consultant

Progent’s Microsoft-certified experts can provide small and midsize companies IT consulting, support, and repair services for Microsoft SPS 2003. Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server is an advanced portal platform for intelligently connecting people, teams and data. SharePoint Portal Server offers a central location for your employees or customers to connect to, manage, distribute and interact with relevant data, files, and software and to communicate with one another. It enables quicker and more intelligent decisions, more effective access across groups and more streamlined business processes. The main goal of SharePoint Server is to gather together, in a relevant way, all of the many sources of information accessible within and outside a business network. Windows SharePoint Services connect employees, customers, workgroups and projects with the information they’ve created in a manner that makes data convenient to find, download and re-use.




Les Kent has a 35-year track record of effective technology integration, corporate administration, sales, and operations. He has shown a talent for creating elegant IT solutions during his time as as a network designer, software developer, project manager, implementation expert, and problem solver for small businesses, new ventures, and major enterprises.