Mike Carlson achieves VMware VTSP 5.5

VMware awarded Mike Carlson, our Chief Technology Officer (CTO), with the VMware Technical Solutions Professional 5.5 (VTSP 5.5) certification; a significant milestone in the VMware certification process that requires detailed product knowledge and the successful completion of six modules with corresponding tests.

Bryley Systems participates in the MetroWest Career Pathways at Hudson High School

Bryley Systems participated in the MetroWest Career Pathways at Hudson High School, a fair held on November 19th for area juniors and seniors that are on track to graduate high school, but may not have a clear pathway for what to do after graduation.  Pictured are co-owners Cathy and Gavin Livingstone; they met a lot […]

Recommended practices – Part-3: Password security

This is a multi-part series on recommended practices for organizations and their end-users.  Additional parts will be included in upcoming newsletters. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and to help you celebrate, we have compiled a list of best practices for password-strength optimization. Passwords are the primary tool for online authentication; as such, they are […]

Anna D achieves Adobe Accredited Sales Specialist

Anna D, Account Executive at Bryley Systems, completed the coursework and testing to become an Adobe Accredited Sales Specialist Creative Cloud. Congratulations Anna!

HP to become HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

HP is a mammoth, $120B+ company covering two primary product areas: Enterprise servers, Storage Area Networks, Cloud, software, and services PCs and printers By the end of 2015, it will become two separate companies that will follow these respective product areas:  Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.  Both companies will exceed $55B in revenue; both will […]

Upcoming Bryley webinar on 12/10: “Get into the Cloud – Safely and Securely”

On December 10th, 2014 at 2pm (EST), Bryley Systems will present: “Get into the Cloud – Safely and Securely”, which reviews Cloud Services and security. Learn how to select from Cloud options while protecting data and related systems: Select Cloud Services Secure these Cloud Services Secure associated systems and data Ensure the integrity of your […]

Recommended practices – Part-3: Password security

This is a multi-part series on recommended practices for organizations and their end-users.  Additional parts will be included in upcoming newsletters. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and to help you celebrate, we have compiled a list of best practices for password-strength optimization. Passwords are the primary tool for online authentication; as such, they are […]

Bryley Basics: Surge protection

A surge in power can occur at any time, but is often caused by high-powered equipment or storms that disrupt the normal flow of electricity.  Surges can also occur after a power-outage, when the power comes back on. Surge protectors are electro-mechanical devices that sit between power-sensitive (electronic) equipment and the wall outlet; their purpose […]

We are pleased to announce the addition of two, new employees:

Shelbea Moulin, Administrative Assistant Shelbea resides in Worcester.  She has a BS in CPA Accounting and Finance from Syracuse University and is currently pursuing an MS in Accounting. Shelbea brings experience in technical support, having worked as a Student Computer Consultant; she also has exposure to finance and auditing practices from two recent internships.  In […]

More ergonomics from Marty Reed

Marty Reed of Top Enterprise, an ergonomics specialist, visited Bryley early in September for a demonstration on proper ergonomics.  She then visited our cubicles and made individual recommendations. Her overall suggestions included: Monitor: Set distance at one arm-length from body to monitor. Set height so eyes focus at about 2” below top of monitor. Keyboard: […]

Recommended practices – Part 2: Web browsing/Internet usage

This is a multi-part series on recommended practices for organizations and their end-users.  Additional parts will be included in upcoming newsletters. End-users browse the web; it’s usually the fastest way to get an answer, search for an item, or make a purchase.  But, browsing comes with some risks: Potential liability from browsing ill-advised sites at […]

 Winner of our business-card raffle at the Central Mass Business Expo (CMBE)

Congratulations to Maureen Raillo, CEO at W Limousine in West Boylston, MA! Maureen won a Beats Pill™, and a Beats Pill character stand.  (Beats Pill is a lightweight, portable, and wireless speaker that lets you bring music wherever you go; combined with the character stand, the value is over $250.)

Bryley Basics: Get ready for USB Type C

USB (Universal Serial Bus) has been part of the computer world since 1998; it typically connects peripherals (printers, scanners, cameras, etc.) to computers. A new USB cable, USB Type C, should hit the shelves next year.  It will use the USB 3.1 standard, which is backward-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 and permits data […]

Why do organizations ignore information (cyber) security?

I read an interesting article by Don Jones of Redmond Magazine titled: “The Quest for a Culture of Security”.  In it, Mr. Jones notes (via my paraphrasing): Security gets limited attention and even less funding from decision makers Security hacking has become a profession with significant financial rewards Every company is a target and has been, at […]

Recommended practices – Part-1: Storage of unstructured data

This is a part one of a multi-part series on recommended practices for organizations and their end-users. Additional parts will be in upcoming newsletters. Organizations create and consume data constantly, but not all have formal policies or practices that define the value of this data and restrict its amount and location. Quality is difficult to […]

Bryley exhibits at the Central Mass Business Expo

Bryley Systems exhibited in the Technology Pavilion at the Central Mass Business Expo on September 8th, which was held at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Pictured in our booth is Anna ; Account Executive at Bryley Systems.

Anna D. achieves VMware Sales Professional certification

Congratulations to Anna who completed the significant training and testing to become certified as a VMware Sales Professional. VMware is the global leader in virtualization and a key partner of Bryley Systems. A certified VMware Sales Professional has general knowledge in VMware products and business practices. Anna has been with Bryley since 2010. She moved […]

Summer Fun!

The weather cooperated as Bryley’s summer outing on Sunset Lake in Ashburnham was sunny, warm, and dry. The menu included standard-issue, summer-cookout fare with hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, salads, and desserts; plenty of desserts. Bryley also hosted SwiftecIT and other friends; daylight fishing and pontoon-boat rides (pictured) gave way to roasting marshmallows around the […]

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Geary at USI!  You’ve won the drawing for “Roy’s Almost 20th!” For those who may have missed the news, Roy Pacitto, our Director of Sales, has been an employee at Bryley Systems for nearly 20 years!  Since we tend to get excited about this sort of thing, we decided to have a little […]

Bryley Basics: Encrypt your iPhone

iPhones, versions 3GS and later, offer hardware encryption; it is activated through the data-protection feature by enabling a passcode: Tap Settings > General > Passcode. Follow the prompts to create a passcode. After the passcode is set, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and verify that “Data protection is enabled” is visible. Note: […]