IT Blog & Customer Resources

Eric Martinis, EVP Federal, Presidio
04/21/14 at 11:41 am
Sometimes I wonder how an economic powerhouse like the United States of America can shut down for two weeks because of politics at the expense of the services given to the citizens?  Sure, the media picks up on it and it rides the news cycle for a little while, but, everyone knows that it won’t last and at some point everyone will go back to work once the political leverage has been exercised.  In January, both the House and Senate passed a bill that will fund the government at least until the end of the fiscal year 2014.
Ted Baker, Presidio Vice President-Healthcare Solutions
04/09/14 at 11:34 am
Cisco recently invited Presidio to participate in their steering committee of the Cisco Internet of Things (IoT) Healthcare Working Group. Representatives from GE healthcare, Qualcomm, ePlus, Samsung and Chevron will be in attendance at the group’s kickoff meeting this week in San Jose. Presidio is just one of two solution providers on the committee.
04/01/14 at 05:57 pm
Greenbelt, MD., – April 2, 2014 – Presidio announced today that it has received a Cisco® Partner Summit Global award, recognized as Architectural Excellence - Collaboration. Cisco revealed the winners at a Global Awards reception during its annual partner conference taking place last week in Las Vegas. In addition to the Global Award, Presidio also received the following Cisco Partner Summit awards:
Andrew Sherman, VP of Advanced Consulting, Presidio
04/01/14 at 10:42 am
When I began my career in technology in 1999, companies were establishing their web presence.  I was in sales back then and the number of servers bought to support websites was staggering.  If you were in the industry at that time, I’m sure you remember.  If your company wasn’t on the web, it was on the road to the web.  If you had just a smidgen of HTML programming experience, you suddenly found yourself as the web administrator. 
Ernest Dunn, Director, Secure Networks, Presidio
04/01/14 at 05:48 am
During Partner Summit this past week, I had the opportunity to sit in on the Cisco session called “Monetizing the New Security Model” and I thought was really well done. A lot of the areas discussed were items that I discuss with customers on a regular basis. Our customers face increasing security challenges due to a number of factors including: the complexity of their networks, better equipped attackers and a larger attack surface due to the transition to mobile, cloud and virtual infrastructures.
Vinu Thomas, Vice President of Solutions, Presidio
03/27/14 at 12:21 pm
Cisco’s announcement at Partner Summit this week that it is going build the world's largest intercloud is a timely announcement in what has been an exciting time at Presidio.
Brian Vislusky, Director, Strategic Technology Group, Data Center, Presidio
03/26/14 at 03:19 pm
The Cisco Global Partner Summit 2014 is being held in Las Vegas this week from March 25th through 27th.  I had the opportunity to attend Tuesday’s general session…almost 2,000 miles away from the comfort of my office.
03/19/14 at 05:23 pm
New York, NY – March 20, 2014 - Presidio, the nation’s leading provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions, announced today that Presidio Global Services has reached a milestone of servicing 300 multinational clients. The business unit was created to specifically meet the needs of U.S. based clients who have multinational operations around the globe.
Vinu Thomas, Vice President of Solutions, Presidio
03/18/14 at 03:36 pm
In the simplest terms, public cloud is attractive because of convenience, the ability to acquire IT resources on demand and pay as you use them in a utility fashion. This is why many organizations are finding departments circumventing their own IT to get these services from public cloud providers. Although convenient, this introduces new issues like security, ownership of data and compliance to regulations.
Ernes Taljic, Principal Storage Architect, Presidio
03/17/14 at 06:08 pm
The Challenge Most datacenters are designed in an active/passive configuration. The passive datacenter is used in “what-if” situations and are strictly deployed for disaster recovery scenarios. A lot of resources are consumed for datacenters to be used only for the “what-if” scenarios. The Presidio solution described herein offers an intelligent datacenter solution that brings a true active/active structure to utilize two or more datacenters equally.
Ernest Dunn, Director, Secure Networks, Presidio
03/17/14 at 10:40 am
Over 95% of enterprises and government agencies are compromised and don't know it.
03/10/14 at 12:49 pm
March 10, 2014 – Greenbelt, MD - For years children in inner-city schools have had to deal with mounting economic pressures and challenges. Given this, Presidio is pleased to announce sponsorship of the annual Urban Entertainment Institute’s Bridging the Gap Concert that took place March 5, 2014.
By Cristobal Priego, Presidio Senior Consulting Engineer
03/10/14 at 08:45 am
I spent almost three years preparing to accomplish a huge milestone in my career—becoming CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) in Collaboration certified—but it was well worth the effort! Keeping up-to-date with what’s new in collaboration is difficult because the technology changes very fast and continues to grow at a fast pace. It parellels my job because that’s exactly what we strive to do here at Presidio. We strive to meet the needs of mobile workers with high-def video, gadgets and new technologies that integrate with their mobile devices and increase their productivity.
02/18/14 at 06:44 am
Partners from Around the World Recognized for Delivering Outstanding VMware Virtualization and Cloud Solutions in the Mobile Cloud Era February 18, 2014 – New York, NY – Presidio today announced that it has received the VMware Partner Network Award in the Global End User Computing Partner of the Year category. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2014, VMware’s annual partner event, held in San Francisco. Presidio also received the Americas Region VMware Partner Network Award in the End User Compute Partner of the Year category. 
by George Chongris, Manager, Collaboration Infrastructure
02/07/14 at 06:39 am
CSR 10 changed it all in many ways.  My e-mail signature now looks like this.  To anyone that interacts with me, it’s one click to a rich experience with me on whichever medium they deem is the correct one at the time. Reach me now: Video | Browser | Phone | Instant Message | E-Mail
02/05/14 at 01:41 pm
A couple of months ago members of our team in the North West Region decided that we wanted to ‘give back’ to our communities during the holidays to emphasize our culture of community involvement.  Many members of the NWR volunteer for various organizations in their personal life throughout the year. The holidays is a good time to create awareness, but volunteerism is an ongoing part of our work culture.
Josh Miller, Director
02/05/14 at 01:26 pm
The par is Collaboration Edge.  Candidly - this capability is required to be on an even playing field with Microsoft Lync.  This capability allows an employee to take their client from the office to their house, to anywhere in-between - and have it just work.  Cisco’s previous position was to require users to use a VPN client - whether theirs or someone else’s, to connect to the on premise equipment including Unified Communications Manager, Unity Connection, and more.  I’m thrilled and relieved that Cisco has finally relented on that view to allow employees to have a client that just works
Dan Stephens and Tim Telkamp
02/05/14 at 01:22 pm
The Risk Based Management framework is well defined by NIST to address securing data within your organization.  It creates a way to quantify intangibles and create a simple checklist for securing your information.  For those unfamiliar with the process it is as follows:  Categorize, Select, Implement, Assess, Authorize and Monitor.  It occurred to me that a similar process should be applied not only to information being communicated, but also to how we communicate information.
by George Chongris, Manager, Collaboration Infrastructure
01/31/14 at 01:34 pm
There’s been much talk lately in regards to collaboration, but what is it really?  Is it a system?  Is it a service?  Is it phones? E-mail? Instant Messaging?  Video?   Simply put – yes – to all of the above — but there’s much more to it than that.  These are exciting times, and now more than ever is the time to bridge the gaps between your disparate systems and take your investments and really create compelling inter-personal experiences.
01/28/14 at 04:09 am
New York, NY – January 28, 2014 - Presidio, the nation’s leading provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions, announced today that they will be a sponsor and provide wireless coverage for the Jets House in New York City during Super Bowl week. Jets House is the New York Jets official hospitality venue where season ticket holders, team partners and guest will gather to experience all of the week’s excitement.