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By Bill Ferrato , Vice President, Presidio
01/19/15 at 06:08 am
“Shadow IT” is a major concern for organizations of all sizes. The term refers to efforts by members within an organization to acquire and manage their own IT resources.  In the early days of networks, this might have involved bringing in an unauthorized technology to create a personal Wi-Fi network.  The primary danger lay in that this technology was not under management of IT and thus could unintentionally expose the company’s network and digital assets.
Ryan Jordan, VP Managed Services, Presidio
01/13/15 at 11:06 am
A Roundtable Discussion with Presidio and Cisco about the Future of Managed Services MODERATOR Sherri Liebo, VP, Global Partner Marketing   ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS
Johan Milbrink, Sr. Director, Presidio Managed Cloud Services
01/05/15 at 05:48 am
Cloud technology is already changing how many organizations do business.  Flexible computing and storage resources in the cloud give businesses the ability to scale quickly to dynamic and seasonable demand with minimal capital investment.  Similarly, collaboration services enable employees to work together in wholly new ways to achieve higher efficiency and productivity.
12/10/14 at 09:22 am
Greenbelt, MD. - December 10, 2014 – Presidio announced today that it was recognized by Cisco for two awards at the 2014 Cisco Collaboration Summit held on November 17-19 at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, California. Cisco recognized 27 partners for their exemplary performance across 11 categories at its 10th annual Collaboration Summit.
12/09/14 at 05:25 am
Santa Brings Spirit to Children in the Hospital this Holiday Season
Eric Martinis, EVP Federal, Presidio
12/02/14 at 02:33 pm
If you live in the Washington DC area, you most definitely travel the George Washington Parkway. It’s a beautiful, scenic drive bordering the Potomac River on one side and the State of Virginia on the other. There are no shoulders and the vegetation is lush and green.
12/01/14 at 07:37 am
New York, NY – (December 1, 2014) – American Securities LLC and Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”) today announced that funds affiliated with Apollo have entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Presidio Holdings, Inc. (“Presidio” or the “Company”) from affiliates of American Securities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
By Josh Miller, Consulting Director Presidio
11/24/14 at 10:38 am
Cisco's highest-tech digital offering in five years -- Project Squared, which hit their Partner Summit in L.A. last week -- breaks digital boundaries by tapping into analog sensibilities.  Yep. You read that right.  Analog.  Turns out, counter-intuitively -- and yet shockingly intuitive once the light bulb flashes on -- analog is the way to understand digital. 
11/19/14 at 07:17 am
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — November 18, 2014 – Presidio received NetApp’s distinguished FlexPod Premium Partner-National Accelerator Award for Public Sector during NetApp’s Insight Conference held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Accelerator Award is given to partners that have demonstrated accelerated growth and investment around FlexPod solutions.
Devon Buffington, Consulting Principal, Presidio
11/10/14 at 07:32 am
Many corporations face the challenge of keeping end-users satisfied with their company’s IT services while maintaining control over information that is critical to the success of their business. Baylor College of Medicine recently found themselves in a similar situation. Compounding these conflicting efforts, Baylor needed to negotiate and resolve issues around researcher grant funding (which is granted to a researcher or project) as well as solve for challenges plaguing the College itself.
11/05/14 at 04:54 am
Greenbelt, MD – November 5, 2014 –Presidio today announced that they have built and completed requirements for one of the first EMC-validated Platinum Solution Centers that clients and prospects will be able to view and test.
10/23/14 at 12:35 am
My name is Justin Coleman and I am an Inside Sales Representative or ISR within Presidio’s North Region. Presidio gave me my first career opportunity straight out of college and I have been here ever since for the last 10 years. I work with a team of core Account Executives and Engineers and support their business including Managed Services in the greater Boston area.
Sean Walls, Director, Cyber Security Solutions
10/14/14 at 12:58 am
Compliance, what is it? The dictionary defines compliance as, “the action of obeying, or complying, to a wish or command.” In IT, we think of compliance as adhering to the rules placed on us by the government or industry, to better secure our intellectual assets and customer data. When we think of compliance we think of PCI, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA, and so on. But if regulatory compliance is meant to help us protect our data, then why are so many “compliant” companies being breached? The answer is simple, “Compliance does not equal security”.
10/13/14 at 02:18 pm
Greenbelt, MD – October 14, 2014 – Presidio announced today that it has been named one of the first four companies to commit to the Cisco Intercloud Builders channel program to build Intercloud-ready private clouds based on Cisco Intercloud fabric. Presidio was also named as one of the Intercloud Providers that will deliver next generation Intercloud enabled cloud services.
Raphael Meyerowitz, AVP, Data Center Technical Services, Presidio @raphmeyer with excerpts from EMC Press Release
10/08/14 at 12:57 pm
On October 7th, Presidio participated in EMC's Total Client Experience Day - a day dedicated to reinforcing our industry's commitment to providing customers and partners with the very best experience in IT.  Raphael Meyerowitz sat down with EMC to share his insights on what customer experience means to Presidio. How do you define the role of customer experience for your organization, and what have you done in the CX space that you are most proud of?
Raphael Meyerowitz, AVP, Data Center Technical Services, Presidio @raphmeyer with excerpts from EMC Press Release
09/30/14 at 06:27 am
Offers Lab-Proven Solutions to Simplify and Lower Surveillance Costs This new offering will encompass Isilon at the core and a new highly customized VNX-VSS100 at the edge.    Highlights:
Carl Niger, Senior Consulting Engineer, Presidio
09/22/14 at 07:54 am
Sometimes new protocols or technologies come about and fly under the radar, other times they burst onto the scene. LISP, or Locator Identifier Separation Protocol, seems to have fallen firmly into the former of those categories. LISP has been around in IETF draft form since mid 2009, and is really an incredible protocol that solves a LOT of problems across a wide variety of applications. Presidio was fortunate enough to have a Cisco LISP expert present at the Presidio Exchange conference. 
09/05/14 at 02:46 pm
Greenbelt, MD - September 5, 2014 – Presidio today announced that their engineering and sales conference, Exchange 2014, will grow to host over 1,300 engineering and sales leaders from the company and will feature over 80 ecosystem partners at the event Expo. Exchange 2014 is anchor sponsored by Presidio’s strategic partner Cisco Systems, as well as other ecosystem partners who are participating in the two day event in Orlando, Florida.
Steve Miller, Solution Architect, Presidio TriState Area
09/04/14 at 07:26 am
In today’s software defined era, workloads, applications, and especially end users are demanding more performance than ever before and instant access regardless of where they are and what device they are using to access it.  With all the focus on software, workloads, applications, hypervisors, and “cloud,” it is easy for people to forget that the software has to run on an infrastructure.  The challenge in today’s world is to do more with less hardware while delivering more compute than ever before.  
By Andrew Sherman, VP of Advanced Consulting, Presidio
08/21/14 at 05:47 am
"Datacenter is not a physical destination."