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Clay Ostlund

Clay Ostlund is the Consulting Systems Engineer Lead at Marco, a technology services company founded in 1973. Clay received his Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from North Dakota State University in 2006. Before joining Marco in 2009 as a Senior Systems Engineer, Clay worked as a Senior Systems Engineer at Corporate Technologies LLC for three years. Clay specializes in Cisco Unified Communications, Cisco Borderless Networks, Cisco/IBM DataCenter, Enterprise Storage and VMware vSphere. He is a certified Cisco Network Professional, Cisco Voice Professional and VMware Professional.
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Managed IT Statistics Today's Businesses Need to See

Some businesses realize the value of Managed IT through personal accounts and customer case studies, and others realize it when they learn about all of the support and features that come with it....

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Topics: Business IT

How do I Know if I need Managed IT?

The majority of my customers have a lot of the same questions about Managed IT. They struggle with a lot of the same IT-related issues too. This isn't to say all businesses or customers are the...

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Topics: Managed IT Services

4 Ways Business IT Services are Changing in 2017

IT Services as we know them are constantly advancing and evolving. Below I've included a few ways you're likely to see Business IT Services changing in 2017.

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Topics: Business IT

A Guide to the IT Lifecycle: What it is & What You Need to Know

Everything has a useable lifespan, even computers and network hardware ... let me rephrase that, especially computers and network hardware. In terms of business technology, knowing when something...

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Topics: Business IT

Wired vs. Wireless Networks for Business

Wired or wireless. It's the great connectivity debate, and you'll find organizations on either side who are solely dedicated to whichever network they currently have. In this blog, I'll be...

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Topics: Business IT

3 Things to Know about the IT software lifecycle

People like to hang onto old software. They are comfortable with their software, they know how it works, they know the shortcuts and they don’t really want to change simply because “it’s new.”

Who...

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Topics: Business IT

What You Should Know about the IT lifecycle

Computers and network hardware wear out. It’s a fact. Trouble is, it’s difficult to know when they've reached the end of their useful life. 

Human nature tends to embrace the adage “if it...

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Topics: Security, Business IT

The Truth About Meetings and Cisco Spark as a Solution

How effective was your last business meeting? No, it’s not a rhetorical question – think back to your last meeting, whether it was in-person, via conference call or over telepresence. How would...

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Topics: Cisco, Enterprise

Network Security Measures Protect Before, During and After an Attack

The web has done wonders for business in the 21st century, connecting remote offices and giving employees the freedom to work on the go and boost productivity, whether they're in the office or at...

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Topics: Security, Business Services, Cisco, Network Security, protection