Bryley Systems Picks Macs

Last month, I had an opportunity to volunteer at the Community Harvest Project located in Harvard; an event hosted by the Corridor 9 Chamber of Commerce.
Harnessed in canvas bags and supervised by farm staff, we rhythmically picked the trees clean in about an hour, then carefully sorted and packaged the apples for delivery to the Worcester County Food Bank.

Thirty seven volunteers picked a total of 4,500 pounds of Macintosh apples, 2,000 pounds were Grade A quality and packaged for distribution, and the rest were separated into bins for cider and pies.

It was truly an amazing morning. I picked apples as a chamber member, personally thanked the volunteers as a WCFB board member and 2,500 families received a bag of delicious, freshly picked apples.

Bryley Systems Ranks #3 as a Top IT Service Provider – WBJ 2019

Bryley Systems is excited to announce that we have been ranked as one of the top 3 on the Worcester Business Journal’s 2019 list of Top IT Service Providers. We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to our clients, as well as our staff, and wish to thank everyone for making this possible.

Our New Sign

Bryley Systems was awarded a $3,500 grant from the Town of Clinton’s Downtown Commercial Improvements Program. This Program, which is funded jointly by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, makes funds available to business and property owners who wish to make improvements to their property. With funds from this grant, Paul Tucker of Sign Logic, transformed the Bryley logo into a visually interesting sign, complimenting the company’s historic building at 200 Union Street.

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.)

Ray Baldez and Tony Fierimonte Complete Cisco SMB Select Partner Certification

Bryley is pleased to announce that Tony Fierimonte and Ray Baldez have completed the training and testing to become certified Cisco Small and Midsize Business (SMB) Account Representatives. These certifications augment Bryley’s expertise as a Cisco SMB Select Partner.

About this achievement, Ray Baldez said, “it proves Bryley’s knowledge of the features and specifications of Cisco’s products, and competence in delivering the highest quality, most cost-effective solutions for any business environment.” Tony Fierimonte added, “the Cisco course helped give a thorough understanding of Cisco’s capabilities through its connectivity products, rich history, and strategic outlook. This will help me serve my customers with solutions that are on-point.”

Cisco SMB Certification is an example of a tool Bryley has at hand to approach your organization’s requirements specifically — combining for you the ideal mix of brand-name equipment, like Cisco’s, software with flexible service options, and tailor-fit contracts.

Garin Livingstone Promoted to Director of Operations

Bryley Systems Inc. is pleased to announce Garin A. Livingstone as Director of Operations. Mr. Livingstone will be responsible for business leadership and vision as well as the day-to-day operations and performance of the company.

“We are team-oriented at Bryley Systems,” said Livingstone, “and I look forward to continue working within a collaborative environment, providing excellent services to our clients, as we strategically plan for the future growth of the company.”

In 2008, Mr. Livingstone joined Bryley Systems as part of the technical-services team and has held the positions of senior technician, project manager and director of technical services.

Virginia Livingstone Promoted to Director of Technical Services

Bryley Systems Inc. is pleased to announce Virginia Livingstone as Director of Technical Services.

“Ms. Livingstone will lead our technical-services team,” states Gavin Livingstone, Bryley’s President, “while expanding and providing the highest-level of service quality and client care.”

Early 2017, Virginia joined Bryley Systems, bringing with her over 20 years’ experience troubleshooting and diagnosing client issues. She is experienced in team leadership, well-versed in server database and network support tools, and possesses strong debugging skills.

Prior to Bryley Systems, Virginia was an IT Automation Engineer for Intel Corporation in Hudson, MA. She holds a degree in Computer Science from Clark University.

“Our Technical Services Department is dedicated every day to answering questions and assisting with our client’s IT needs.” Said Ms. Livingstone. “I am extremely proud and excited to assume this leadership role and pursue future successes.”

Bryley Systems – A Recognized and Trusted Technology Partner Among CPA Firms

The Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Committee (MSCPA) recently conducted a survey about technology use at CPA firms. The survey was originated by the MSCPA for the purpose of helping firms to benchmark best practices.  Bryley Systems is featured as a recommended outsourced IT provider among CPAs, and we are proud to be a technology advocate for the CPA community.

According to the survey, 34.5% of respondents indicated that they envision their firm being in the cloud within five years.  More and more CPA firms are investing in IT and software – in fact, over 20% of those surveyed, reported that over 8% of a firm’s revenue is being spent on IT.

Bryley Systems has over 30 years of experience taking the worry off of our clients’ shoulders and effectively managing IT environments at a predictable cost.  For more information about Bryley’s full array of Managed IT Services, please contact us at 978.562.6077 or by email at ITExperts@Bryley.com. We are here to help.

Bryley Celebrates 1 Year at 200 Union Street in Clinton!

Just one year ago, Bryley Systems relocated to our ultra-modern office space at 200 Union Street in Clinton. Walking or driving by, one might mistake it for a US Post Office, well it was! It was built in 1937 as the Clinton Post Office and was completely remodeled in 2005 when the building was sold and the post office relocated to the other end of town.

Improve Productivity During Winter Storms – Set Up a VPN BEFORE The Storm Hits!

A fierce New England Nor’Easter can create a lot of chaos and the only way to maintain your organization’s productivity levels at its peak is to be prepared — long before the storm hits.

Bryley Systems is encouraging our clients to call us now to ensure that Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are set up and operational prior to that first snow day.  The time to set up a VPN is now – not the day of the storm!

A VPN is a network created between your employee and what they access.  The VPN connection will allow your employees the ability to access information from home (or while traveling) and will increase productivity while remaining secure.  It will also allow employees to share files for long periods of time, in a secure manner.  VPNs are not only beneficial during a snow storm, but also when an employee is battling a cold or flu.

If you don’t use your VPN regularly you may have forgotten your password or even how to log in.  You may in fact, not even have a VPN set up yet.

Call Bryley today at 978.562.6077 to ensure your VPN connections are set up properly, or email us at Service-Request@bryley.com.  We are here to help.