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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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    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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    The Right Cloud Computing Solution is the One with the Best Support

    By: Clay Ostlund
    November 22, 2019

    With so many managed IT providers offering access and easy migration to cloud computing, it can be difficult to determine which company is the best to partner with on this journey. As you compare the services and technologies offered by a provider, remember that any good cloud co…

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    6 Reasons Microsoft Office 365 Would Add Ease to Your Office

    By: Clay Ostlund
    November 11, 2019

    Why are people (i.e. businesses) going to Microsoft Office 365? Is it because they’re looking for ways to give Microsoft more money? I can’t imagine a lot of businesses making their choice for that reason. Still, Microsoft Office 365 has over 120 million monthly active users, a n…

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    An Inside Look at Microsoft Office 365

    By: Clay Ostlund
    November 4, 2019

    In a time when technology is growing and evolving at faster and faster rates, why are so many businesses choosing Office 365? If you look at the numbers, you’ll find growing numbers of active users on Microsoft Office 365 every month, quarter and year. As it turns out, Office 365…

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    7 Added Benefits of Cloud Storage

    By: Clay Ostlund
    September 18, 2019

    The cloud can be so much more than just a place to store files. Storage is often the first need companies identify that brings them to cloud storage, but the additional benefits of cloud computing extend far beyond simply storing data.

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