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  • TSP Pyramid goes BIG into IT Staffing

    Posted on September 8th, 2020 by Adminstrator

    More than just a Name Change Pyramid Computer Services – now TSP Pyramid – brings massively expanded IT staffing resources to meet the needs of our customers and companies like yours. IT Staffing issues are legendary and so everpresent that the entire H1-B VISA program exists as an attempt to help solve the problem –… Read more

  • Your 2021 Checklist for Hardware Maintenance

    Posted on September 7th, 2020 by Joel Nimar

    The 2020 Rollercoaster is unlikely to end conveniently on December 31, 2020 – if you didn’t go into the year withy a hardware maintenance checklist, having one for next year will be helpful for right sizing your contracts and maintenance needs. Hardware maintenance should be a priority for your IT plans Hardware maintenance contracts can… Read more

  • TSP Pyramid Managed Service Experience

    Posted on September 1st, 2020 by Adminstrator

    TSP Pyramid Managed Services According to wikipedia, “Managed services is the practice of outsourcing on a proactive basis management responsibilities and functions and a strategic method intended to improve operations and cut expenses.” A managed service agreement allows the business to focus on what they do best and outsource the IT responsibilities to a third… Read more

  • Do you assume you have good backups?

    Posted on May 2nd, 2020 by Adminstrator

    I have had 100's of discussions about how customers do backups. History tells us that 6 out of 10 businesses will experience some type of data loss or technology disaster. They are very proud of their strategy and often go into a lot of detail. When I ask how often they do test restores on… Read more

  • Why an OEM maintenance contract isn’t always the best option

    Posted on April 20th, 2020 by Joel Nimar

    OEM maintenance contracts may lose their initial appeal rather quickly, leaving companies to pick up the tab on expensive hardware repairs. Sometimes going straight to the source isn't the best way to address a problem. While you might assume that manufacturers are best equipped to deal with issues with their own equipment, it’s often not… Read more

  • 3 Office 365 Updates that Came Out in May 2018

    Posted on June 6th, 2018 by Adminstrator

    Office 365 Updates that Came Out in May 2018 It doubled-down on satisfying iPad and iPhone users, updated the platform’s search capabilities, and reaffirmed its commitment to helping administrators reinforce security measures. 1. Attack Simulator for Office 365 Threat Intelligence is now generally available An announcement from Debraj Ghosh, an employee with the Microsoft Tech… Read more

  • IT Hiring and Staffing – What you need to know

    Posted on February 14th, 2018 by Joel Nimar

    We are beginning 2018 and haven’t changed the way we recruit and hire employees. We write a job description, advertise the job. Sift thru a basket of resumes, many not qualified, and then start the interviewing process with mixed results. This is an expensive, time consuming process and usually a distraction from our primary jobs…. Read more

  • PTSInet Multi-Brand Network Support Solution Raises the Bar

    Posted on July 29th, 2017 by Joel Nimar

    PTSInet, Our hybrid Cisco™ Smartnet™ and Smartnet-compatible Network Support solution is now better than ever. Designed to deliver a multi-brand solution for network hardware and firmware support, TSP Pyramid Technology is pleased to announce PTSInet Plus. With new features and benefits to support our customers and their mission-critical networks from the ground up, PTSInet Plus… 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 Adminstrator

    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 Adminstrator

    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