Entries by Gavin Livingstone

Tom Barnes joins Bryley Systems and makes the case for Business Continuity

Business continuity is the advance planning and preparation undertaken to ensure that an organization will have the capability to operate its critical business functions during emergency events. Tom Barnes, the newest addition to our Business Development Team,  developed a Business Continuity presentation that he recently shared with co-workers. Tom holds a BS in Psychology from […]

If you give a moose a mouse…It’s going to want a keyboard! (Or, moose on the loose.)

Today (Thursday, 5/14/2020) at 9am this little guy was visiting Clinton’s Central Park which borders our office. (That’s the Clinton, Massachusetts Town Hall in the background.) Apparently, he was seeking IT support, but was unable to press our video-doorbell. (Cathy Livingstone is demonstrating the appropriate video-doorbell technique, which can be challenging if you have a […]

Hat Day at Bryley…

It’s Friday, so something special is going on at the office. Kristin, Director of Services/Delivery, suggested “Fun Friday — Hat Day!”, which led to these pictures. Remember; no matter what the occasion, we are here for you!

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Becoming a Must for Investors

In July the World Economic Forum (WEF) delivered a paper1 that argued for putting the muscle of investment into shifting the cybersecurity landscape. WEF/Marsh & McLennan reports2 that among weapons of mass destruction and natural disasters, cyberattacks are seventh in likelihood and eighth in impact as the greatest threats to global prosperity.

So Long, Old Friend

January 14, 2020. The day Win7 died. Really it’s the day Microsoft stopped issuing free security updates and support for the nearly 11-year-old OS. No more patches. No more tech support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2.

And gathered among us are some who are denying the inevitable: migrating to Windows 10. A world without patches is no place to secure your business’s data. Windows desktop OS vulnerabilities have almost doubled the past six years. 1 And one-in-three breaches 2 caused globally is due to an unpatched vulnerability. A breach could mean curtains for your business: the average cost of a data breach in 2018 was $3.86 million (each lost or stolen record averaged out to $148). Consider the risks in remaining without security updates.

Retired Bryley employees celebrate 65th anniversary

On June 12, 1954, James K. Livingstone married Shirley M. Byerly*; both former employees of Bryley Systems, with Jim’s tenure extending from 1988 through his retirement in 2013. (Shirley’s was employed at Bryley Systems in the late 1980s.)

The wedding ceremony was conducted at a local church, after which the group congregated at 6pm at Shirley’s parent’s home in Pansy, PA. (Pansy is 17 miles north of Punxsutawney, PA; it is farm and (was) coal country where the local population remains sparse, but slightly larger than when Shirley went to the area’s one-room schoolhouse where grades K through 12 sat together; upon entering school, Shirley was immediately promoted from first grade to second grade due to her being the only first grader in the room.)

Bryley Systems Participates in Workforce Training Program

Since being chosen as the recipient of a grant from the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP), Bryley Systems has been working closely with Dave Clough from mPOWER Associates and Sandra Kearney from GROWTHco to provide valuable training to Bryley’s staff members. We are excited about the opportunity this training creates for Bryley systems.  So […]

Bryley Systems Inc. Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed IT Service Providers by Channel Futures

MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed IT Services July 9, 2018: Bryley Systems ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed IT service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed […]