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Mark Jennings

Mark Jennings is SymQuest’s Area Vice President of IT Sales. Jennings works with SymQuest’s sales and service teams to educate customers on current best practices around data protection, disaster recovery, security, and overall technology planning.
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4 Crucial Strategies for Securing Employee Remote Access

Posted by Mark Jennings - March 19, 2019 - IT Security

Having a remote workforce has become more of a necessity and less of an option for growing organizations. Whether hiring outsourced professionals or providing more flexibility to in-house employees, enabling remote access to business systems and applications can significantly increase productivity to benefit your business.

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How to Prepare Your Business for the Windows 7 End of Support

Posted by Mark Jennings - March 08, 2019 - Managed IT

July 22nd of this year marks the 10th anniversary of Windows 7. For years now, this older version of the Windows operating system has been a popular choice for personal and business users alike.

Microsoft has officially announced that as of January 14, 2020, it will no longer update the Windows 7 operating system.

If you currently use Windows 7, the news may raise questions about what this change means for you. This is especially the case for businesses that use Windows 7 for their day-to-day operations. One study showed that almost half (43%) of IT professionals said their company is still running Windows 7, and that 12% of businesses were not aware of the end of support for Windows 7.  

Luckily, there is still some time before Windows 7 officially reaches its end of life, and there are steps you can take now to better prepare.

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Should You Replace Your Server at the End of Its Life?

Posted by Mark Jennings - February 26, 2019 - Cloud Computing

The age-old technology refresh cycle—you invest in new equipment, only to be forced to replace it a few years later when it reaches the end of its life. Servers can be one of the most frustrating items to replace, since they are so critical to business operations.

 As you migrate more of your business infrastructure over to a cloud-based environment, the question of whether to replace on-premise servers inevitably comes up. Many companies reason that keeping their servers operational is still necessary even after migrating to a cloud solution. However, there are many benefits to consider when deciding to move to a serverless office. In fact, Gartner says that by 2020, a corporate 'no cloud' policy will be as rare as a 'no-internet' policy is today.

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