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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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    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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    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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    What You Should Know about the IT lifecycle

    By: Clay Ostlund
    November 30, 2016

    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 isn't broke, don’t fix it.” While that sounds good at a gut level, it’s not the best way to …

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    The Truth About Meetings and Cisco Spark as a Solution

    By: Clay Ostlund
    August 1, 2016

    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 you describe it? Do words like useful, timely, efficient, productive or valuable come …

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    Cyber Crime Threats and the Cost of Not Protecting Your Business

    By: Clay Ostlund
    March 9, 2016

    Are you safe and protected from the cyber crimes threatening businesses and end users of the Internet and computer technology? Cisco has outlined the costs of not being prepared for the threats that exist; if you aren’t prepared – here’s what you are risking:

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    Is Your School Prepared to Support Mobile Classrooms? [Infographic]

    By: Clay Ostlund
    March 7, 2016

    Today's technology is beginning to surface in classrooms and education environments. Rather than investing in the hard copies of books every couple of years, many schools are handing out tablets to their students. Mobility is the future - is your school prepared to support this s…

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    5 Steps You Must Take to Create a Secure IT Disaster Recovery Plan

    By: Clay Ostlund
    February 15, 2016

    What would happen if your business were the victim of a disaster that shuts down your IT? Could you recover? What would it cost you?

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