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.

The Bryley Team Proudly Celebrates Veteran’s Day With A Flag Raising Ceremony

Monday, November 12, 2018. On a cool, crisp, Monday morning with clear blue skies , we proudly gathered outdoors by our 35’ flag pole and raised the American flag in a tribute to all veterans.

We are very proud to honor our own John DeCola, Engineer and Senior Airman, USAF, and retired employee James Livingstone, Captain, USAF. Thank you for your service.

Bryley Systems – Bryley Strong

What makes Bryley Systems different? Longevity.

It’s not just about the significant number of Microsoft, Cisco, and VMware Certified Engineers we employ, or the multiple Product Certifications we hold across company departments. What makes us strong as a Managed IT/Cloud/Security services provider is measured in 5 years, 10 years, even 20 years!

Our company’s long-term success lies in our ability to strengthen and support the network of relationships between our clients and employees in a way that advances the best interests of everyone.

We are very proud to say that 60% of our employees have been with us five years or longer, one third over 10 years, and 15% over 20 years!

And we are truly honored that 45% of our current, agreement-based clients have partnered with Bryley Systems for five years or longer, over 25% at 10 years or longer, and 10% at least 20 years or more.

Since 1987, our team of seasoned IT experts and our client longevity have truly made Bryley Systems – Bryley Strong.

Kudos to Tech Support!

Recent survey highlights – Here’s what Bryley clients are saying:

  • Eric diligently worked through the issue and got our distribution working effectively and in a timely manner.  Thanks, Eric.
  • Ray has done a great job for us.  He set up our new workstations and helps us work out some issues we’ve had.
  • Always professional, kind and knowledgeable about our programs and systems.  Thank you for your prompt assistance always!

Bryley Systems Ranks #5 in Top IT Service Providers by the Worcester Business Journal

Worcester Business Journal
October 15, 2018

Each year, the Worcester Business Journal (WBJ) compiles and publishes a list of IT Service Providers throughout Central Massachusetts. The list, published on October 15th, ranked Bryley Systems #5 in the organizations surveyed.  Bryley has consistently ranked well on the WBJ list for the last 4 years.

If you are looking for a business partner to help you navigate the ever-changing technology and cybersecurity landscape, we’re here for you. For more information about Bryley’s full array of Managed IT Services, Managed Cloud Services, and Cybersecurity Services please contact us at 978.562.6077 or by email at ITExperts@Bryley.com.