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  • PTSInet, our Cisco Smarnet Compatible Solution Raises the Bar

    Posted on July 29th, 2017 by Joel Nimar

    PTSInet, Our hybrid cisco Smartnet™ and Smartnet compatible solution is getting better and better than ever. Pyramid Technology Services is pleased to announce, PTSInet Plus. With new features and benefits to totally support our customers and their mission critical networks. Our US based, Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is available for consulting services in addition to… Read more

  • 3 Essential Features of a Legacy System Support Package

    Posted on May 16th, 2017 by Joel Nimar

    More often than not, you don't have to decommission your legacy systems, but supporting that technology after senior IT personnel leave your organization can be challenging. When do your senior system administrators plan to retire? How much time will it take to train junior sysadmins how to work with your legacy environment? Depending on the… Read more

  • Why you don’t always have to decommission your legacy systems

    Posted on April 26th, 2017 by Joel Nimar

    Most tech bloggers would argue that you should have decommissioned your legacy systems yesterday. In some cases, they may be right, but not always.

  • How legacy systems can enable IT to focus on innovation

    Posted on March 1st, 2017 by Joel Nimar

    When regarded as a profit center, IT receives the human capital, time and financial support required to focus on innovation.

  • On-premises or Cloud: Which is better for your company?

    Posted on January 24th, 2017 by Joel Nimar

    According to Microsoft, 86% of Small and medium businesses have some applications on a cloud service.  There are, in fact, a lot of good reasons to make the move. There are also cases where on-premises deployment is the best choice. How do you decide? Software requirements are a basic consideration. Does the cloud service's software… Read more

  • Is It Time for a Network Upgrade?

    Posted on January 21st, 2017 by Joel Nimar

    By the year 2019, Cisco VNI predicts that there will be 11.5 billion devices worldwide. What does this mean? Well, it means:   We will be utilizing more than triple the bandwidth we had available a few years ago. Statistically, each individual will have at least 1.5 devices in their ownership. Given that 2019 is… Read more

  • 80% of IT Costs Occur AFTER the Purchase – What Can You Do About It?

    Posted on September 29th, 2016 by Joel Nimar

    Many businesses are discovering something very powerful – Enter third-party maintenance programs According to one recent study, it's estimated that the average business spends as much as 6.4% of its entire annual revenue on IT expenses alone (Hardware & Software, Administration, Operations, End-User and Downtime). This is a large part of the reason why IT maintenance and… Read more

  • [Infographic] See how our unique business philosophy separates us from other suppliers

    Posted on September 14th, 2016 by Joel Nimar

  • Sun – Oracle end-of-life product list and support options

    Posted on December 10th, 2015 by Stacy Gianakura

    Pyramid Technology Services keeps your Sun – Oracle hardware running for a minimum of seven years past Sun – Oracle's 'Premier Support for Hardware and Operating Systems' date. Even if your product can still be supported by Sun – Oracle, it is worth considering switching to our support: Large savings on hardware maintenance and upgrades… Read more

  • 5 reasons to review your hardware maintenance agreement for the new fiscal year and what questions to ask yourself

    Posted on December 10th, 2015 by Stacy Gianakura

    It can be easy to stick to the status quo, but as your company evolves and moves into a new fiscal year, it is important to review your current maintenance agreements. This can save you money, both in the long and short term, as it prevents any lapses in coverage that can occur when companies… Read more

  • PTSICloud: An Appealing Mix of Comprehensive Cloud Technology and Caring Customer Service

    Posted on July 23rd, 2015 by Joel Nimar

    Cloud computing offers an array of conveniences, although many users seem to be running into continued frustrations with their cloud provider. Many users are experiencing a lack of caring customer service from their cloud provider. A shocking third of respondents in a recent Forrester survey claimed that their providers charged them for every question or incident, no matter… Read more

  • Pyramid Technology Services Reaffirms the Company’s Commitment to Personalized Service in Order to Satisfy Customer Needs for Innovative Solutions

    Posted on July 14th, 2015 by Joel Nimar

    From the CEO: Customized Responses Meet Your Specific Needs We were gratified to receive so many detailed responses to our recent questionnaire – “When running your IT department, what are some of the common problems you face when dealing with: Computer Resellers, IT Service Providers, and IT Staffing”?   I recently addressed some of the… Read more

  • University IT Professionals Face Special Challenges

    Posted on May 19th, 2015 by Joel Nimar

    Problems Within the ‘Ivory Tower’ Are Not Unique In an effort to better serve our clients, Pyramid Technology Services recently conducted a survey among industry IT professionals regarding their primary concerns and common problems when dealing with computer resellers, IT service providers, and IT staffing. Today, I’d like to share some of those issues and comments… Read more

  • What to do When Your Hardware is Declared End-of-Life

    Posted on May 18th, 2015 by Joel Nimar

    So you spend lots of money on servers, storage arrays, or networking equipment and it works great for your business, but after 2-3 years, your OEM declares the product end-of-life, no longer offering maintenance, but your equipment still works fine. In fact, a recent study by Forrester Research among IT leaders at more than 3,700… Read more

  • Antivirus software knows viruses, but it does not know your business

    Posted on March 31st, 2015 by Joel Nimar

    Understanding viruses help protect against them, but real protection requires knowing your environment, your usual behaviors, and your vulnerabilities.   Information security sounds like a technical problem, so it’s tempting to look for a technical solution. The reality, though, is that technical solutions are built to solve specific, known problems. They are constantly chasing after… Read more

  • 6 Reasons to Incorporate Staff Augmentation

    Posted on February 19th, 2015 by Stacy Gianakura

    Staff augmentation, or adding flexible workers to your team to meet fluctuating demands, is an excellent way to maximize your profits while helping your business to grow efficiently.  There are many reasons our clients augment their current team with Pyramid experts.  Here are 6 reasons that staff augmentation would work for your company as well:… Read more

  • What are your 2015 IT Goals

    Posted on January 12th, 2015 by Stacy Gianakura

    We are asking our contacts and the IT industry “What are your IT / business goals for 2015?” So far, we have gotten responses such as: Have servers manage themselves Improve skills and add certifications Incorporate mobile devices into existing applications Adding converged and Hyper converged infrastructure solutions Redeploying current and new applications to the… Read more

  • Software Licensing Compliance

    Posted on December 9th, 2014 by Stacy Gianakura

    If you’re a CTO or IT Manager, then you’re probably familiar with just how much of a challenge it can be to keep up with your software licenses. As a result, you could end up out of compliance standards or even overpaying for certain services. On the other hand, if you don’t have enough software… Read more

  • The Compelling Benefits of Cisco Maintenance Alternatives

    Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by Joel Nimar

    These days, many IT managers have Cisco equipment, generally switches, routers and now servers. However, what some managers don’t anticipate is the up-front high cost of maintaining this hardware; overtime, Cisco maintenance services can often be even more expensive than the equipment itself. This leaves many business owners and IT professionals in a difficult situation,… Read more

  • Factors Fueling the Migration to 10GbE and 40GbE

    Posted on October 29th, 2014 by Dave Whipple

    Big data, server virtualization and video are the top three challenges today for datacenters. These factors are fueling the migration to 10GbE and 40GbE with enterprises. According to the IDC, 10 GbE and 40 GbE datacenter shipments will reach 20 million ports. Ethernet switch spending will account for $7 billion in revenue, including Cisco switches… Read more