How smart office cabling increases business efficiency

April 18th, 2019

Office cabling and installation might not be the most glamorous areas of your IT infrastructure, but they’re certainly some of the most critical. Proper planning and deployment are essential for ensuring technology reliability and, in turn, maximizing employee productivity.

Welcome Mario Cruz!

April 15th, 2019

This month we welcomed Mario Cruz to our Fidelis team! He has a background in cabling and hit the ground running on some of our current projects. In the past few weeks, he’s already been a key player out at new building cable infrastructure jobs for one of our private school customers in Bellevue, and a new co-op grocery store in Tacoma.

How to conduct an effective cybersecurity training program

April 11th, 2019

Most data breaches that make the headlines are those which target major names like Target, Marriot, and Sony. However, for every high-profile data breach you read about in the news, there are countless others targeting smaller businesses. SMBs are often seen as easy targets owing to a lack of expertise and effective security controls.

What is managed security, and why do you need it for your business?

April 4th, 2019

Managed security refers to the outsourced monitoring and management of your organization’s information security. In the old days, cybersecurity took the form of conventional “perimeter” defense measures, such as firewalls and antivirus software. Today, things have become a lot more complicated, thanks to the rise of smartphones and other connected technologies that blur the lines of your office’s digital perimeter.

What is a Distributed Antenna System?

March 18th, 2019

In its purest form, a distributed antenna system (DAS) is a way to deal with poor coverage inside a large building by installing a network of antennas throughout the building to serve as repeaters. Why is this important to you?

What does a Distributed Antenna System Do for You?

DAS enables emergency responders and cell phone users to communicate at all times from inside a building.

A business IT network installation checklist: From planning to implementation

March 14th, 2019

As a modern company, your business IT network is one of your most critical assets. Without it, employees will be unable to do their jobs, while your customers will be left wondering where you disappeared to. There’s much more to business network installation than simply connecting a few workstations to a router and then getting online.

Build for the Future: Patch Panel Solution For A Digital Phone System

From a future proofing perspective, it is always better to install the best cabling available. This is because it is so difficult to replace cabling inside walls, in ducts under floors and other difficult places to access. The rationale is that cabling will last at least 10 years and will support at least four to five generations of PBX and data equipment during that time . If future equipment running at much higher data rates requires better cabling and data center design.

Seattle Monorail Project Showcase

Project Summary & Goals

Ticketing system:

Seattle Monorail Services, the operator of the Seattle Monorail, wanted to update their ticketing system to allow the ability to take credit cards, get better data about ridership, improve the efficiency of their operations, make riding the monorail as easy as possible, and prepare for a future increase in ridership.

Preparing for Windows 7 & Server 2008 end of support

According to NetMarketShare’s September 2018 data, 40.88% of users are still using Windows 7. The popular operating system (OS) is currently on extended support, but only until January 14, 2020. For Windows 10, the support clock runs out sooner than you might expect.

For many businesses, complying with the GDPR’s specific data security and privacy requirements may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Our eBook Navigating the Data Privacy Labyrinth: A Guide to GDPR Compliance can simplify your compliance journey.GRAB YOUR FREE EBOOK HERE!

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