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Clay Ostlund

Clay Ostlund

Clay Ostlund has worked his way through the ranks at Marco from a Senior Systems Engineer to Chief Technology Officer. Now responsible for choosing the technologies Marco brings to market, Clay takes pride in inspiring positive change within the workplace. From implementing automation to improving work processes to ensuring a positive client experience, Clay is taking technology further … and taking our clients’ businesses further.  While Products is one of his teams, he also works with Internal Systems (IS), Data Center, Development (onshore/offshore), Business Intelligence, and Business Analysts. His achievements at Marco include managing and growing our Cisco and Microsoft divisions. He also earned his CCIE from Cisco – or as Clay calls it, his master’s in “geek speak.” This expert certification requires an immense amount of work and is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry.
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The Benefits of Digital Transformation

By: Clay Ostlund
November 16, 2022

Ever find yourself wishing you had more information to guide your decisions? If your organization has a few years under its belt, here’s some good news. You’re probably sitting on an incredible pile of data that can tell you exactly what’s working and what isn’t, where your ineff…

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Why Voice over IP is Better for Your Small Business

By: Clay Ostlund
July 8, 2022

When you operate a small business, every dollar counts. While it’s often easy to identify large, unnecessary expenditures and prioritize addressing them, sometimes you also need to sweat the small stuff. Smaller expenses might go unnoticed, but they can add up over time. In addit…

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When Should Your Business Switch to Cloud Computing?

By: Clay Ostlund
May 25, 2022

Prior to the pandemic, many companies weren’t even considering migrating to the cloud. But COVID-19 made a few things abundantly clear: maintaining on-premise solutions places an undue burden on your IT team, and no matter how cutting-edge your servers and tools are, they typical…

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Why Does Your Business Need a Cloud Migration Strategy?

By: Clay Ostlund
May 11, 2022

More than six out of ten businesses migrated to the cloud in 2020 and took advantage of the many benefits that on-premise solutions just can’t match. By and large, cloud-based solutions are far more flexible, convenient, and secure, and typically cost less. However, at present, t…

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Business Enablement that Extends Beyond Technology

By: Clay Ostlund
February 18, 2022

Trendy business language like "siloed," "drill down," and "put a pin in that" may set your teeth on edge, and you're not alone. But hear me out on making room for just one more bit of verbiage. You may have already heard the phrase “business enablement” getting tossed around, and…

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5 Wireless Security Solutions to Ease Your Mind

By: Clay Ostlund
May 29, 2020

When businesses adopted Internet access, many of the connections between devices on the network were completed by physical wiring. And just as businesses started feeling comfortable with the security of their hardwired networks, wireless solutions came along and upended that sens…

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4 Benefits of Network Management Services

By: Clay Ostlund
May 22, 2020

With 24/7 access to networks being essential in today's business climate, suffering through extended network downtime is not something you can afford. If you have network management services through a technology provider, you won't have to worry about downtime or the availability…

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What Is A Virtual Server and How Can It Save My Business Money?

By: Clay Ostlund
April 9, 2020

Companies everywhere are realizing significant cost savings and improved flexibility through the virtualization of IT infrastructure and the Software Defined Data Center. One of the essential components of traditional IT infrastructures is the server, which is relied on to store …

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Network Security Measures Protect Before, During and After an Attack

By: Clay Ostlund
March 19, 2020

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 home. With this expansion and growth comes increasing concerns over network security…

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4 Ways to Protect Your Business Against a Cyber Attack with IT Security

By: Clay Ostlund
January 23, 2020

Did you know roughly 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses? That’s nearly half. You may think that large businesses are the most popular target because they have the most to lose, but it has been found that small businesses are a much easier target due to their lax …

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