News – Dewpoint


  • Dewpoint Sponsors 2020 Girls Field Trip
    Dewpoint hosted ITEC 2020 Girls Club for a field trip at the Dewpoint Headquarters in the Knapp’s Building in downtown Lansing. ITEC’s goal is to inspire girls to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Dewpoint was proud to host these girls and show them the READ MORE
  • Dewpointer’s Participate in Charity Golf Outings
    Dewpoint has been a fixture on the golf course this summer participating in four charity golf outings around the state of Michigan. Dewpoint is always excited to participate in these outings to support worthy causes. The outings this year included EVE Charity Golf with funds going to End Violent READ MORE
  • Crain’s Detroit Business Names Dewpoint a 2019 Cool Places to Work
    Dewpoint, an information technology and solutions company, announced today it is being recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as a Cool Place to Work in Michigan. For the past six years, Dewpoint has made the list based on its performance and work hard/play hard culture. To achieve recognition, READ MORE
  • Dewpoint’s Michelle Massey Lands Top 10 in Information Age’s “Role Model of the Year” Award
    The percentage of female IT leaders globally remains at 9% – a figure that has changed very little in the past few years despite one-third of organizations claiming to have diversity initiatives. Dewpoint is incredibly proud of Michelle Massey for being named as a top ten finalist for Information READ MORE
  • MSU Engineering Symposium Graduate Research Poster Contest Winners
    Chris Weiss, Dewpoint’s Chief Architect, was one of four judges reviewing 50 research posters to determine the first and second place winners.  The posters were judged on the following criteria: The impact to quality of life for all people. The impact to possible reduction of poverty in READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Sponsors Portion of Riverfront Revitalization 
    Surf’s Up: Get Ready to Hit the Beach   As Lansing continues its citywide rebirth and revitalization, Dewpoint is drawing a line in the sand. The leading provider of integrated business and technology services and solutions in mid-Michigan has partnered with the efforts of the Capital Region READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Named One of Michigan’s ‘Cool Places to Work’ by Crain’s
    LANSING, Mich. – The rest of Michigan now knows what Dewpoint employees have known all along: The Lansing area’s leading Information Technology consulting firm goes above and beyond to enhance and enrich the workplace culture. Dewpoint was named among Michigan’s 100 “Cool Places to Work 2018” by READ MORE
  • $25,000 Donation To The Lansing Promise Foundation
    Dewpoint Presents Lansing Promise Foundation with Additional $25,000 Donation Organization believes technology and education are key to growing future talent and industry leaders  LANSING, MI – At their annual Rock the Block event on Aug. 9, Dewpoint gifted $25,000 to the Lansing Promise Foundation READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Supports Women in STEAM
    Our goal in the capital area is to become an exemplary STEAM region in America, but there’s a massive challenge and opportunity surrounding the perceptions (and realities) of attracting women into STEAM fields. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women only make up 29 percent of READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Hosts 2020 Girls Field Trip
    On Wednesday, April 20th 2020 Girls will visit Dewpoint for their second annual field trip. Sixty 5th and 6th grade girls will tour Dewpoint Headquarters, learn about careers in the IT field and compete in new STEM-based challenges! The Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) 2020 Girls READ MORE
  • Dewpoint, Governor’s Office Sit Down to Move Michigan Forward
     Dewpoint hosted Beth Emmitt, deputy chief of staff to Gov. Rick Snyder, on Jan. 9 at the firm’s capital area headquarters. The occasion provided an opportunity to communicate between Dewpoint’s growth objectives and items on Snyder’s agenda during his final year of governorship: technology, READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Gifts $25,000 to Support Lansing Promise Foundation
    As the leading provider of integrated technology services and solutions in mid-Michigan, Dewpoint pinpoints technology and education as key areas to grow future talent and industry leaders. That is why their DewGood.™ initiative develops learning opportunities at all age levels, including those READ MORE
  • Michigan-based Dewpoint Hosts U.S. Sen. Gary Peters for Cybersecurity Panel
    Dewpoint, a leading Michigan Information Technology (IT) services and consulting firm, recently hosted U.S. Senator Gary Peters to participate in a cross-industry panel discussion focused on cybersecurity industry challenges and trends in relation to legislative policy and impact. The panel READ MORE
  • Transform Your Business
    Find out how to digitally transform your business on Entrepreneur Connect brought to you by Dewpoint with insights from top experts; Chris Weiss, Chief Architect for Dewpoint, Collin Boyce, Chief Information Officer for City of Lansing, Michigan, Curtis Mischler, Director of Management Consulting READ MORE
  • Dewpoint and Other Industry Experts Provide Insight into Understanding the Cloud
    The panel discusses the benefits and pitfalls of moving your business to the cloud.  This includes a history of the big cloud vendors, how to choose the right cloud vendor and the risks including potential issues with transition.  Listen to the panel of experts to understand how you can best READ MORE
  • Dewpoint’s CISO Discusses E-Commerce Cybersecurity
    Don Cornish, Dewpoint’s Chief Information Security Office will be joining a panel discussion on October 19th on 92.1FM Michigan Business Rap Program.  The topic is “Running a Successful E-Commerce Business”.  The discussion is focused on selling internationally, setting up a website and legal READ MORE
  • Dewpoint is one of the 2017 Cool Places to work!
    Dewpoint is named by “Crain’s Detroit Business” as one of the 2017 Cool Places to work.  This is based on a combination of flexibility, wellness, collaboration, employee attraction, retention and engagement.  The nomination assessment process contains two parts; employer provided detail on the READ MORE
  • Dewpoint’s Brian Loomis presenting Value and Costing for Custom Software Development at IASA eSummit.
    Brian Loomis, Enterprise Architect, is part of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) eSummit on Wednesday, August 21st.  Brian will be presenting the Value and Costing for Custom Software Development.  IASA was formed to improve the quality of the IT architecture industry by READ MORE
  • Dewpoint and Other Industry Experts Discuss Cybersecurity
    Security breaches occur in all size businesses.  Since data is the lifeblood of most businesses, making sure it does not fall into the hands of those who should not have access to it is fundamental to the success and security of your business.  Listen to a team of experts to help you understand how READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Sponsor’s ArtPrize
    Dewpoint Sponsor’s ArtPrize Dewpoint is an official sponsor of ArtPrize Nine. The open, independently organized art competition event is in Grand Rapids from September 20th through October 8th. Art is exhibited throughout downtown Grand Rapids at various locations. In 2016, 1,453 works created by READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Host’s Coffee and Connections on September 27th
     Dewpoint will be hosting the Greater Lansing Business Journal Coffee and Connections on September 27th from 8 am until 9 am. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour Dewpoint’s new Network Operations Center (NOC) located within the Dewpoint Offices in the Knapps building. The NOC provides a READ MORE
  • EVE Inc. receives $10,000 Donation from Dewpoint
    Dewpoint held the Annual Rock the Block Event on Thursday, August 10th. During the evening’s festivities, Dewpoint presented End Violent Encounters, or EVE Inc., with a $10,000.00 donation. This money will go towards helping those affected by sexual violence and abuse. EVE Inc. also uses its READ MORE
  • Don Cornish, Dewpoint’s Chief Information Security Officer is quoted in the August 2017 issue of the Greater Lansing Business Monthly.
    Don Cornish, CISO, is quoted in the “Local Businesses Offer Tactics Against Ransomware” article in the August 2017 Greater Lansing Business Monthly publication. Don offers suggestions to prevent attacks and steps to take if your business is attacked. Don has an extensive background in IT security READ MORE
  • “Ele’s Race 2017 a Success”
    Dewpoint was proud to have almost 20 Dewpointers at Ele’s Race this year supporting Ele’s Place! The weather was perfect for festivities such as face painting, a balloon release, memory wall, and a kids mile run. Special guests at the event included Captain America, Sparty, members of READ MORE
  • Dewpoint’s Grand Rapids Office Location
    Dewpoint’s Grand Rapids Office Location Update Last week Dewpoint‘s Grand Rapids Office, located at 1 Monroe Center Street NW, was anchored in the community with the placement of the Dewpoint logo on our front window. Dewpoint has a number of employees working in our Grand Rapids Office facility, READ MORE
  • Sparrow Foundation’s Dapper Dads Challenge
    On Thursday, June 8th Andy Kotarba made Dewpoint very proud as he competed in the Sparrow Foundation’s Dapper Dads Challenge. His backup dancers, Connie Bentley, Stephanie Hirsh, and Cy Honeycutt, moved to the beat of “Can’t Stop the Feeling” as Andy took center stage. He dazzled the audience with READ MORE
  • Join us at Ele’s Race 2017!
    Dewpoint is proud to support Ele’s Place in many ways throughout the year. A favorite way among staff members is Ele’s Race. Employees and their families band together to form a race team to help raise money for grieving children and teens. Additionally, this year we will have a vendor READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Donates to Ele’s Place from March Madness Event
    After touring Ele’s Place on Friday, May 12, Dewpoint officials presented the nonprofit with a check for $2,700 from their 2017 March Madness Event. The annual event, held this year at the Lansing Brewing Company, included 270 attendees. For every person who attended, Dewpoint donated ten READ MORE
  • Dewpoint’s Andy Kotarba Competes in 2017 Dapper Dads
    Dewpoint’s Andy Kotarba is competing in the Dapper Dads Challenge.  The Dapper Dads Challenge is an annual event sponsored by the Sparrow Foundation to provide health care to those in need in the local community. Votes are $5 and are tax-deductible. Please go to to cast as READ MORE
  • Sixty- 5th and 6th graders 2020 Girls visit Dewpoint
    On Wednesday, April 20th 2020 Girls came to Dewpoint for their second annual field trip. Sixty 5th and 6th grade girls toured Dewpoint Headquarters, learned about careers in the IT field and competed in new STEM-based challenges! It was a great event and fun was had by all! The Information READ MORE
  • Bob Bartholomew Speaking at MSAE Operations Conference
    Dewpoint’s Account Executive, Bob Bartholomew will be speaking at the MSAE Operations Conference on March 28th. Bob will host an interactive session discussing “IT Alignment with Business Objectives”. Bob has over 25 years in the Information Technology field focusing on delivering solutions based READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Wins Greater Lansing Business of the Year!
    The 23rd Annual Entrepreneurial Awards of Greater Lansing were presented Thursday evening, March 2 at the Eagle Eye Golf Club to five worthy recipients. Tiffany Dowling, publisher of the Greater Lansing Business Monthly (GLBM) and president and CEO of M3 Group, and Bob Hoffman, public relations READ MORE
  • Ken Theis-Speaking at the MSAE Law Symposium
    Dewpoint’s CEO and Delta Dental’s CIO, Ken Theis will be speaking at the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) Law Symposium on Nov 14th. Ken will be addressing the topic: Hackers Keep Coming: Security Still Needed  Explore the tools and techniques to safeguard member and READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Named 2016 Cool Places to Work
    2016 Cool Places to Work Dewpoint is named by “Crain’s Detroit Business” as one of the 2016 Cool Places to work.  This is based on a combination of flexibility, wellness, collaboration, employee attraction, retention and engagement.  The nomination assessment process contains two parts; employer READ MORE
  • Dewpoint’s Own Coach Gus Flores
    Lansing Catholic advances to D3 regional championship game WILLIAMSTON – In 2010, Lansing Catholic boys soccer coach Gus Flores took over a program that possessed everything a first-year coach could ask for. It was a senior-laden group that, as a collective, scrapped and clawed their way to the READ MORE
  • Celebrate Dewpoint’s 20th Anniversary
    Dewpoint celebrates our 20th anniversary as a leading IT solutions provider Headquarter in the Knapp’s Centre in downtown Lansing, Dewpoint was founded in 1996, by eight entrepreneurs who left their current employer to start a services and  hardware reseller company. Dewpoint’s early success came READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint for the Capital Area PMI Chapter Monthly Lunch April 12th
    Join us at Dewpoint and network with other project management industry professionals on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM. Topic:Mapping Project Stakeholders in a DevOps-style workflow Presented by Chris Knotts, PMP With the application of DevOps management principles impacting READ MORE
  • MSAE Networking Mixer
    Dewpoint is pleased to have the opportunity to host a networking mixer for members of the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE). MSAE monthly mixer events provide networking opportunities targeted to the needs of its association professionals. MSAE is a not-for-profit membership READ MORE
  • 2020 Girls Club Field Trip
    Dewpoint is very excited to host our first 2020 Girls Club field trip! Two to three dozen girls from 2020 Girls Club will take a field trip to Dewpoint facilities, participate in a panel discussion, and play various games. These games are STEM-based (science, technology, engineering and math) and READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint for the Capital Area PMI Chapter Monthly Lunch Mar 8
    Dewpoint is pleased to host the Capital Area PMI Chapter’s monthly lunch on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM. This month’s presentation entitled, “How Strong Are You? Strength in the Workplace” is presented by M. Nora Bouchard, MA.:   There’s lots of buzz READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint for the Capital Area PMI Chapter Monthly Lunch February 9
    Join us at Dewpoint and network with other project management industry professionals on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 11:45 am -1 pm. This month’s Lunch and Learn will be a round table session to review hot topics in Project Management.  We will conduct this in a Lean Lunch format similar to READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint at the Capital Area PMI Monthly Lunch
    Join us at Dewpoint and network with other project management industry professionals on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 11:45 am -1 pm. This session is free to Capital Area PMI Members and reservations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Presentation: IQX Cloud represents a READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint for the Capital Area PMI Chapter Lunch
    Join us at Dewpoint and network with other project management industry professionals on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 11:45 am -1 pm. Presenter: Harlan Bridges Topic: Project Strategy and Strategic Execution Organizations execute their strategy primarily through projects. Their portfolios are READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint for the Capital Area PMI Monthly Lunch
    International Project Management is often like project management in the Express Lane with heavy traffic: You can see where you want to go, but can’t find a way to get there. But if properly planned and understood, International Project Management can add significant value to an organization, and READ MORE
  • PMI Capital Area Chapter Monthly Lunch June 10 – With Mid-Michigan Agile
    This month the Mid-Michigan Agile Group has invited us to join them for their Lean Lunch meeting.   Bring your own lunch and share an hour of lean coffee type roundabout. This is a great way to break out of organizational group think and make real change by getting out of your own mind and thinking READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Named Top 500 North America IT Service Providers
    Dewpoint is pleased to announce it has been named to the The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Solution Provider 500. The annual list, spanning eight categories, from hardware and software sales to managed IT services, recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants READ MORE
  • New Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
    Learn more about how all-flash arrays are changing the economics of enterprise storage. The featured report covers: Strengths & cautions for 13 vendors Assessment of each vendor’s completeness of vision and ability to execute Key criteria for evaluating Solid-State Array vendors Download READ MORE
  • Join The Dewpoint Team!
    Dewpoint is actively hiring for a variety of opportunities, including: Oracle DBA .NET Developer Senior Security Specialist Applications Architect Business Analyst Project Manager To learn more and apply, click here.READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint for the Capital Area PMI Chapter Monthly Lunch May 12
    Your title gives you authority; it doesn’t give you leadership.   The most effective leaders influence through strength of character—they are clear on their purpose, judge themselves to high internal standards, include others perspectives, and adapt to changing realities.  This 45-minute READ MORE
  • DewGood. MSU College of Engineering Student Research Symposium Awards
    On Thursday, April 9, Michigan State University held its annual College of Engineering Student Research Symposium.  Over 60 teams of graduate students presented posters on active research projects conducted within the College of Engineering.  As a sponsor of the event, Dewpoint funded the READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint for the Capital Area PMI Chapter Monthly Lunch Mar 10
    Organizational Change Management is employed to help the people involved recognize, plan, prepare, train, communicate and ultimately accept and adapt to change. As project managers much of our work brings change to the organizations we serve.   Dewpoint is pleased to host the Capital Area PMI READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Named 2014 Crain’s Cool Places To Work In Michigan
    Dewpoint is proud to be named a 2014 Crain’s Cool Places To Work In Michigan. Sponsored by Crain’s Detroit and the Best Company Group, this survey and awards program identifies, recognizes and honors the best employers in Michigan, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint for the Capital Area PMI Chapter Monthly Lunch Feb 10
    Technology accelerates change in organizations, both large and small. Which technology trends in 2015 should you anticipate as you plan and perform your project management role? Dewpoint is pleased to host the Capital Area PMI Chapter’s monthly lunch on February 10, 2015. This month’s READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint At The Lansing Economic Club Lunch Jan 22
    Dewpoint is pleased to help host David Dombrowski, President & General Manager, Detroit Tigers at this month’s Lansing Economic Club Luncheon. Dombrowski is a highly decorated veteran with over 35 years of experience in Major League Baseball. He started his career with the Chicago White READ MORE
  • Complimentary Gartner Magic Quadrant Report For Solid-State Storage Array
    Did you know? Gartner has published a new report on the solid-state storage array market. Read it today; $1200 value. Download your complimentary copy of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays now – and learn more about the key players that are driving this new sector’s growth READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint for the Capital Area PMI Chapter Monthly Lunch Jan 13
    Dewpoint’s own Teri Chaplin will present Agile Adoption Flight Path for Waterfall Projects. Not all projects can shift in a single move from pure waterfall to adopting all the common agile practices. Is there any help for them? PMI members can earn continuing education units.  Learn more READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Presents At Michigan Oracle Users Summit Nov 12
    Learn about Oracle database consolidation using in-memory and multi-tenant options with Dewpoint’s own Cliff Ulrich on Wednesday, November 12 at the Michigan Oracle Users Summit. The event will be held in Livonia, Michigan at the Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center. For more information READ MORE
  • 30th Silver Bells Celebration
    Dewpoint is pleased to be the Entertainment sponsor for Lansing’s 30th annual Silver Bells In The CIty on Friday November 21, 2014. Join us in kicking off the holiday season at this wonderful family event. Main attractions include the Electric Light Parade, the Community Sing, lighting of the READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Named To CRN’s 2014 Solution Provider 500 List
    Annual List Ranks the Channel’s Top Technology Integrators Lansing, Michigan, June  17, 2014 – Dewpoint, , a leading provider of technology consulting and implementation solutions, today announced it has been named to the 2014 Solution Provider 500 (SP500) list by The Channel Company’s CRN. The READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint at the 2014 International Cyber Summit Nov 17
    Recognized as a national leader in cybersecurity, Michigan’s annual cyber summit serves as a platform for regional, national and international thought leadership on this critical topic. The increasing volume and sophistication of cyber security threats-including targeting phishing scams, data READ MORE
  • Join Dewpoint at the WMOUG Fall Conference 2014
    Join Dewpoint and the West Michigan Oracle user community at the West Michigan Oracle User Group (WMOUG) 2014 Fall Conference. One of Dewpoint’s own Oracle experts, Cliff Ulrich, will be presenting about database consolidation using in-memory and multi-tenant options. Due to inclement READ MORE


  • Tired of Spending Your Budget On Endpoint Hardware?
    You may have faced budget cuts for consecutive years.  Maybe you want to make some major IT upgrades, but just don’t have enough budget.  Possibly you have a difficult discussion each year about why you need more money to fund IT.  These are common problems facing IT departments READ MORE
  • Implementing A BYOD Policy Just Got A Lot Easier (And Cheaper)
    If you’ve been in IT for a while, you have undoubtedly seen the transformation over time to people wanting to work from more locations and on an ever-growing list of devices. Trying to keep on top of policies to ensure your organization’s data and systems stay safe and secure can be READ MORE
  • Making Your Journey to Agile a Success
    Moving to Agile is no “magic bullet” and requires an organizational transformation across both business and technology.  Adopting both ‘Lean’ and ‘Agile’ thinking is critical to moving to an adaptive and collaborative environment.  If the organization is not fully ready and committed to READ MORE
  • October is National Cybersecurity Month
    Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. This year’s message READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Employee Follows Passion to DewGood
    Ellie and Titan Brighten Dewpoint While Helping the Community Some people love dogs, some people own dogs, but some people take that love a step further. Dewpoint’s very own Eleanor “Ellie” Ohm is one of those people. What started as a childhood endeavor turned into a deeply ingrained passion. READ MORE
  • Success with Agile in Digital Transformation
    Although many organizations have adopted agile as part of their strategy to achieve digital business success, true success in agile arises from organizational commitment to scaling and persistence along with an organizational commitment.  Key challenges facing many organizations include the READ MORE
  • Effective Solutions to Storage Utilization
    Storage utilization in data centers decreased from 67% in 2011 to 56% in 2017, equating to an effective cost increase of 11%. Information Technology Leaders should look beyond vendor discounts and learn how to save on storage costs by enforcing existing policies and deploying new technologies to READ MORE
  • Get Rid of the “Store Everything” Mentality
    Data retention policies based on value, risk and compliance requirements are gaining significance among Information Technology leaders. The sheer amount of aged data and rapidly increasing new data from a variety of sources stored both within on-premises environments and in the cloud, creates READ MORE
  • Cyber Security: The Hidden Savior
    Cyber security works best when no one knows that it is there. Here at Dewpoint, we like to refer to cyber security as the ‘Hidden Savior” as it is there behind the scenes where no one is looking. The hidden security layer of defense works best because no longer does security and seamless business READ MORE
    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) offers employees and corporations countless business benefits from increasing efficiency to controlling costs to provisioning a mobile workforce.  BYOD is driving change in workplace processes and policies, however it is also opening the door for cyber threats as well READ MORE
  • 3 Ways Hybrid Cloud Will Drive Your Data Management Strategy
    The majority of companies using cloud-based services will be living in a hybrid deployment world for the foreseeable future. Data and analytics leaders must understand the risks and benefits in using the primary scenarios for hybrid cloud Database management system (DBMS), and how they align with READ MORE
  • Increased Phishing Activity Bulletin
    This security alert bulletin is to advise you of an increase in phishing activity noted by several Dewpoint clients.  To reduce the risk of being a victim we recommend organizations adhere to good IT security practices specifically in the areas of username and password management. To reduce READ MORE
  • Security – If Nothing Else, Do the Basics
    Protecting your organization can be as complex or as simple as you feel is right for your organization. Research has shown that organizations that consistently do the functions listed in the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Top 10 can reduce your risk posture by up to 80% The Top 10 activities READ MORE
  • When It Comes to Intrusion Prevention, FortiGate IPS Stands Alone in the IPS Market
    Malicious Intrusions Remain a Problem—and One That is Growing Malicious intrusions are a big problem. 42% of security leaders in a recent Forrester Consulting study said they have experienced a security breach during the past two years. Another study by ISACA found that 80% of security leaders READ MORE
  • Cybersecurity Threats Within Your Organization
    Cybersecurity Threats Within Your Organization We are all aware of cybersecurity threats from anonymous persons outside our organization, but have you thought about threats from within your organization? Does your security training include implementing steps to minimize the threats from within? READ MORE
  • Evaluating Your Cybersecurity Risk
     Your cybersecurity risk may depend on the industry you are in and the size and location of your company. The more employees you have, the more locations, the more complexity and the more personal identifiable data your company maintains. the greater risk of a cybersecurity attack. To determine READ MORE
  • Dark Data – The Next Frontier
    Dark Data – The Next Frontier A majority of organizations have data saved that is no longer used or valuable. Think about all of the digital documents saved in a typical organization ranging from email to presentations to spreadsheets complied by current and former employees.   A majority of READ MORE
  • Ransomware –Simple Steps to Prevent
    Ransomware –Simple Steps to Prevent Regardless if you are an individual or business you are a ransomware target. Ransomware is defined as the outcome of a malware infection that leads to the unwanted encryption of data. The only way to unencrypt the data is through paying the attackers.  Regardless READ MORE
  • Five Communication Considerations for Project Success
    Five Communication Considerations for Project Success What is the number one critical factor in determining a project’s success or failure that often receives the least attention? Communication. Yes, that’s right. Communication. While schedule, scope, and budget are the project iron triangle READ MORE
  • Dewpoint Provides GIS Support
    Dewpoint Provides GIS Support What is GIS? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be loosely described as “computerized mapping”. Hardware, software, and collections of data construct the modern computer map making technology. The collected information is made into a point, line, or polygon layer READ MORE
  • Health Care IT, the Ever-Changing Challenge
    Health Care IT, the Ever-Changing Challenge Being an Information Solution (IT) Architect can be a challenge. Adding the complex nature of health care IT standards, federal and state regulations, extreme privacy and security requirements and industry shifts makes it even more exciting.  Being an READ MORE
  • Dewpoint’s City of Lansing Team Helps to Connect Lansing Citizens with Local Government
    Dewpoint’s City of Lansing Team Helps to Connect Lansing Citizens with Local Government The City of Lansing launched the Lansing 3.0 initiative with a vision to make the city function better through the use of technology. Part of this initiative includes Lansing Connect, a more user-friendly READ MORE
  • Keep Your Passwords Secure
    Repeat after me “I resolve to keep my passwords secure”. “I resolve to keep my passwords secure”. I resolve to keep my passwords secure”. etc There is no doubt we conduct our lives online more and more, including shopping, banking, social media, email, chat and games. At last count, I have over 100 READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Stop Scripting Snapshots
    In a time when data protection is becoming increasingly complex, snap shot technology provides businesses with two very important attributes that are largely absent from traditional backup approaches: speed and simplicity. They also offer recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives that READ MORE
  • The Seven Tiers of BCP
    Disaster Recovery and The Seven Tiers of BCP The seven tiers of disaster recovery were developed in the late 1980s by the SHARE Technical Steering Committee and IBM are a still used currently by enterprises as a measurement of priority. Each Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is defined by the Recovery READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Keep One or More Backup Copies Off-Site
    It is an unfortunate reality that disaster can strike at any time. Database corruption, hardware failures, and natural disasters are just a few of the situations that threaten your company’s data on a regular basis. No matter how diligent your organization is with performing on-site backups, your READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Keep Your Storage Options Open
    Most companies and organizations these days are not only generating large amounts of data on a regular basis, they are also managing different types of data that require different storage options in terms of recovery and retention. For example, anything involving near term operations, or data that READ MORE
  • Top 3 Features of the Veritas NetBackup (NBU) 7.7 Upgrade
    The latest version of NetBackup software, Veritas NetBackup (NBU) 7.7, was released by Veritas Technologies in early July 2015, and is designed to simplify data protection and manage relentless data center growth. Its major advances in cloud backup provide customers with new features and READ MORE
  • Veritas NetBackup 7.7 Upgrade Offers Major Advances in Cloud Backup
    This summer, Symantec released its latest version of its NetBackup data protection software: Veritas NetBackup 7.7 . The new upgrade boasts major advances in cloud backup, as it allows organizations to easily add cloud storage as a backup solution within their data environments. “Today many READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Quickly and Easily Migrate Existing Physical Systems to Virtual Machines
    Over the last several years, more and more IT organizations have turned to virtual machines for their backup and recovery needs. Virtualization technology offers benefits to organizations of all sizes. Although not all organizations plan to become fully virtualized, and although the virtualization READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Choose the Right Backup Vendor
    Every company or organization has its own set of backup and recovery requirements. That is why, when considering a backup vendor or appliance, you should pursue an option that suits your company’s needs rather than the most popular one on the market. The wide range of backup techniques and READ MORE
  • Backup Appliances for Disaster Recovery
    The days of in-house data recovery could be numbered thanks to the growing adaptation of backup appliances and the cloud. Companies are coming to depend on the remote backup of data, applications and operating systems, and they’re finding backup appliances let them accomplish this task almost READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Best Practices for Protecting Virtual Machines
    For the last several years, virtual machines have been rising in popularity as the standard method for backing up large company data. While virtualization has improved efficiencies, it can also introduce new challenges driven by consolidated data stores, heavy workloads and scalable READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Stop Running Two Backups for Granular Recovery
    Traditionally, backup and recovery procedures have required multiple agents and multiple backups. However, multiple backups lead to massive storage and time consumption, which can be a nightmare to manage. Fortunately, many Symantec Backup Agents offer Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which lets READ MORE
  • Choosing the Right Backup Storage for your Enterprise
    While backup storage of your enterprise’s data is not a sexy topic, it should certainly rise to the top of any conversation you have when determining the best ways to backup and store your company’s data. As I’ve blogged before, more and more companies are turning to the cloud for their Backup READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Determine Backup Policies and Procedures
    Creating a backup policy is one of the more important things you can do for your data security plan. Optimized backup policies and procedures will save your organization time and money by bringing backup and recoverability in line with actual requirements. They will also ensure a smooth recovery READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Test. Test. Test.
    Testing your organization’s data backups is the first real step toward implementing a secure and effective backup and recovery plan. It is an extremely important way to identify critical flaws in disaster recovery and maintain business continuity.  Despite the amount of hours and effort your READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Deploy Data Deduplication
    Deduplication technology is essential to every company’s data backup process, especially when it comes to managing big data.  It is designed to eliminate redundant data in a storage system, and reduce the amount of data that must be stored as a backup. When it comes to data security, deduplication READ MORE
  • Backup and Recovery Tip: Run Application Aware Virtual Machine Backups
    With businesses and organizations generating massive amounts of information these days, they have no choice but to turn to complex, virtualized applications and security solutions to accommodate their growing volumes of data. This means that traditional backup and recovery solutions, are falling READ MORE
  • Tap into Symantec Backup Exec 15
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