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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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    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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    Network Security Measures Protect Before, During and After an Attack

    By: Clay Ostlund
    March 14, 2016

    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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    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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    Need Secure File Sharing for Business? There's an App for That!

    By: Clay Ostlund
    December 15, 2015

    Mobility is king in the current business climate. Your employees, from the sales team up to the CEO, want and need access to software, collaboration tools and files whether they're at their desk or on the move. One of the most vital needs being the ability to share files with one…

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    Conference Call Problems? A Polycom Audio Conferencing System can Help

    By: Clay Ostlund
    November 13, 2015

    Tripp and Tyler, a comedic duo, produced a YouTube video that accurately captures all of the common frustrations that can happen during an audio conference call. If you haven’t seen it and are in the mood for a laugh, take a look: 

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    4 Reasons NOT to Implement a Wireless Solution

    By: Clay Ostlund
    October 20, 2015

    In order to compete in a mobile world, businesses are pressed to adopt wireless technology to make life easier. I know what you are thinking… making the change to a wireless network sounds complicated and it will require extra work for your already swamped IT team – not to mentio…

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    5 Business Objectives Achieved Through Collaboration Tools

    By: Clay Ostlund
    October 12, 2015

    Collaboration tools enable and empower your employees to do some amazing things. Take a look at five business goals supported by employees putting collaboration tools to use:

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