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    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.
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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 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…

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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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    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 …

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    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…

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    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…

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    3 Things to Know about the IT software lifecycle

    By: Clay Ostlund
    January 8, 2018

    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 can blame them? They have work to do, and learning new software may seem like extra…

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    Protecting Businesses in the Cyber Era with IT Security

    By: Clay Ostlund
    October 18, 2017

    Did you know roughly 80 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses? 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 security measures. W…

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    4 Ways Business IT Services are Changing in 2017

    By: Clay Ostlund
    April 19, 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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    6 Email Security Best Practices for Today's Businesses

    By: Clay Ostlund
    April 12, 2017

    In a digital world, email security is important. It has historically been the most common medium we use in everyday operations to send important information. If emails are compromised or intercepted, you could be at risk for serious repercussions. The good news is, it is possible…

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