IT Blog & Customer Resources

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.
01/22/14 at 02:00 pm
Presidio Expertise Helps Broward Health Integrate Technologies and Ensure Critical Application High-Availability
01/21/14 at 02:05 pm
Greenbelt, MD - January 22, 2014 – Presidio today announced that it was named Citrix North America Partner of the Year at the Citrix Summit conference that took place January 12-14 in Orlando, FL.
Jill Atcheson, Director, Digital Marketing
01/21/14 at 01:49 pm
Earlier this year, dozens of industry publications and information-centric contributors predicted the top trends and topics for 2013.  Pitched as the crystal ball into the future, or a sneak-peek into what would top of mind in the 12 months that followed, these predictions were often specific to particular industries, functional roles, B2B/B2C and really just about anything. So what were the top Digital Marketing trends of 2013 and did we in fact live up to the hype this year?  
Mike French, Chief Marketing Officer
01/15/14 at 01:05 pm
Organic growth & Large Acquisitions in the IT Solutions Sector I am often asked what the Presidio evolution story is. How did Presidio grow to be a multibillion dollar Solutions Provider so quickly? The answer is that some of the growth has been organic, but the real story is one of successful acquisitions, which is difficult to do on this scale in any industry.
by Dan Stephens and Keith Ridgway
01/10/14 at 03:29 am
Collaboration is about results, the business value generated from being able to communicate efficiently and effectively with co-workers, business partners and customers.  Collaboration tools should enable and simplify that communication without cultural disruption.  Cloud enabled application deployments are happening faster than anticipated, BYOD is driving more than phone choices; user experience is of paramount importance.    Cisco Jabber and Microsoft Lync are two such tools that I refer to as Collaboration Control Panels because they are helping to coordinate communication methods effec
By Matt Rehm, Director Collaboration-Strategic Technology Group, Presidio
12/09/13 at 08:29 am
If your company finds it challenging to get mobile employee and customers to give your corporate apps a chance, you’re not alone. The consumer experience that leading device manufacturers deliver on smartphones and tablets has raised the bar for what end users now expect. They want easy access to their apps, and they want an experience similar to what they see on desktop computers wired into corporate networks.
Steve Hanney, Sequoia
12/06/13 at 09:00 am
Optimizing Hybrid IT environments OK now that we’ve covered the positioning of Services, Applications and Workloads, it is now time for us to talk through the critical next step in the journey to optimizing your Hybrid IT environment – application and workload characterization. The characterization process, sometimes known as workload placement, is a necessary step in the journey to Hybrid IT and is necessary to ensure that the right service, application and/or workload is placed in the best delivery model.
Steve Hanney
11/20/13 at 12:25 pm
With the introduction of Virtualization and Cloud Computing over the past 5-10 years CIOs have a growing number of options for how they provide IT services to their users. Each of these options are viable for specific situations and use cases. With this in mind, progressive CIO’s are actively taking advantage of these options to develop a Hybrid IT model encompassing on premise dedicated, shared and private Cloud services combined with colocation/hosting and Public Cloud services.
11/20/13 at 12:09 pm
Greenbelt, MD - November 20, 2013 – Presidio today announced that they have been recognized by Cisco Systems as the Internet of Things (IoT) Partner of the Year. Presidio was presented the award by Cisco’s Chief Futurist, Dave Evans, at the Presidio Exchange Event in Orlando Florida, November 14-15, 2013 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.  During the award presentation Evans stated, “Presidio is one of the first partners to recognize and embrace all of Cisco's IoT technologies and solutions.”
11/15/13 at 12:07 pm
New York, NY - November 15, 2013 – Presidio today announced that their engineering and sales leadership event, Exchange 2013, will host over 1,000 engineering and sales leaders from the company. Exchange 2013 is sponsored by Presidio’s strategic partners Cisco Systems and EMC as well as 70 other ecosystem partners. Exchange is a focused training and knowledge transfer event that allows the Presidio engineering and sales teams to meet with key partners for in depth training sessions over the course of two days.
11/06/13 at 09:38 am
November 7th, 2013 (Greenbelt, MD) – Presidio today announced that their website launched earlier this year, www.presidio.com, has been recently recognized for multiple awards by Content Marketing Institute and  the Web Marketing Association.
10/29/13 at 07:51 am
NEW YORK, NY – October 29, 2013 – Presidio today announced that it received three Cisco Contact Center awards from the Cisco Americas Customer Collaboration Sales Summit that took place September 11-12 in Dallas, TX. Presidio also received the Customer Lifecycle award from the 2013 Cisco Collaboration Summit that took place October 20-24 in Boca Raton, Florida.