Entries by Gavin Livingstone

IT Security Cheat-Sheet

All organizations are at risk of a breach in IT security, whether externally (by a party outside the organization’s computer network) or internally (by a person connected to the organization’s computer network); studies show that even small companies are targeted externally, primarily because they are more vulnerable than larger organizations who can dedicate resources to […]

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Virginia Livingstone joins Bryley Systems Virginia Livingstone joined Bryley Systems’ Services team. In her role as Kaseya Systems Analyst, she will continually optimize our use of Kaseya® VSA™, the award-winning Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tool that provides a modern, fully integrated, and powerful IT-systems-management platform. Mrs. Livingstone holds a degree in Computer Science from […]

Tour of the new maintenance facility of the WRTA

Bryley’s President, Gavin Livingstone, who currently chairs the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce (WRCC) Ambassadors, arranged for a group of 20 WRCC Ambassadors and staff to tour the new Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) maintenance facility at 42 Quinsigamond Avenue, Worcester. The tour was conducted by Jim Parker, General Manager of Central Mass Transit Management […]

Bryley Basics: HP, Inc. Battery Recall

HP, Inc. recently recalled some of its laptop batteries due to fire concerns. This recall affects less than 1% of the laptops purchased between March 2013 and October 2016. The batteries being recalled were primarily sold online or in big-box stores (like BestBuy). They are black in color and were in these HP laptop models: […]

Brief Review of Cloud Trends in 2016 and Beyond

Cloud trends include1: Options – Switching Public Cloud platforms and Private Cloud compliance Familiarity – Greater understanding leads to refinement in selections Growth – Cloud tends to be the primary engine for IT growth Benefits – Reduction in costs leads all other benefits Options Approximately 43% of companies using Public Cloud services that were surveyed […]

Case Study – Virtual CTO Helps Ensure Fourstar Connections Continuously Meets Customer Needs

The Company: Fourstar Connections Since 1986, Fourstar Connections has offered comprehensive solutions to tackle a wide range of manufacturing needs. The company partners with leading companies to find better ways for designing and producing products—from cable assemblies to complex box builds—and then quickly ramps up to meet target dates and volume requirements. The Fourstar 28,000-square-foot […]

Disruptive Tech Trends for 2017

So, another year departs, obsoleting old technology while ushering in new gadgets and trends. Even though gadgets get the attention; trends set the direction. A survey of 196 IT professionals1 revealed these disruptive trends in technology2: Predictive IT and Self-service IT Internet of Things (IoT) Artificial intelligence Mobile payments Next-gen WiFi Predictive IT and Self-service […]

Case Study – Ruland Manufacturing Finds Comfort and Trust Outsourcing IT Services to Bryley Systems

The Company: Ruland Manufacturing Established in 1937, Ruland Manufacturing designs and manufactures high-performing shaft collars and couplings. Innovation is a hallmark of the company as Ruland continuously refines its proprietary processes such as special surface treatments, anti-vibration coupling hardware and precision honing. In recent years, the company expanded its product line and added metric rigid […]

Bryley Basics: Working with Webroot

Greg Livingstone (Engineer) and Gavin Livingstone (President), Bryley Systems Inc. Webroot1 is a cybersecurity firm with “…leadership in developing next-generation approaches to prevent attacks, and a proven technology base that spans millions.”2 Webroot’s SecureAnywhere® Nex-Gen Endpoint Security (NGES) is a small-footprint (<1Mb) agent with Cloud-based threat intelligence designed to deliver advanced, next-generation, endpoint security. Webroot NGES […]

Case Study – Transportation Company Relies on Bryley Systems to Stabilize Technology

The Company: RTA Transit Services, Inc., a private company operating on behalf of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) service area includes over half a million in population and is the second-largest regional transit authority in Massachusetts, serving 35 communities. WRTA maintains a fleet of 47 buses including four clean […]