Skip to content

Search Marco

    Technology Insights Blog

    Clay Ostlund

    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.
    Find me on:

    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 …

    Read More

    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…

    Read More

    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 …

    Read More

    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…

    Read More

    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 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 number that…

    Read More

    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…

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

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

    By: Clay Ostlund
    August 27, 2019

    Everything has a usable lifespan, even computers and network hardware. Let me rephrase that ... especially computers and network hardware. In terms of business technology, knowing when something no longer serves its intended purpose is akin to knowing when its life cycle has run …

    Read More

    WiFi vs Ethernet & Wired vs Wireless Networks: What You Should Know for Business

    By: Clay Ostlund
    November 28, 2018

    With mobility and flexibility becoming increasingly important to your business and its employees, have you taken time to consider what sort of network best suits your needs? Should you continue to rely upon a wired network, or is it time to go wireless? The WiFi vs ethernet discu…

    Read More

    Managed IT Statistics Today's Businesses Will Want to See

    By: Clay Ostlund
    July 19, 2018

    Some businesses realize the value of Managed IT through personal accounts and customer case studies, and others realize it when they learn about the customer care, support and features that come with it. But that's not all. For some business, it's the facts and figures that truly…

    Read More
    Previous
    Subscribe to Our Blog