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, 2019

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.

Bryley Systems Inc., Hires Talented and Versatile Engineer-Myk Dinis

Bryley Systems welcomes Myk Dinis to their team of technical engineers. Myk (not Mike) has over 25 years of IT experience. He is A+, Net+, Security+, VCP-DCV6, and CMNA certified.

“Myk is knowledgeable and personable” said Gavin Livingstone, President and CEO of Bryley Systems, “Our team of IT experts have been providing Managed IT, Managed Cloud and Managed Security services for over 30 years. Talented engineers are key to the successes of client satisfaction and Myk is a welcomed addition to our growing team.”

Myk’s background is colorful. His repertoire includes: desktop support to infrastructure architect, IT training, website design and management, inside and outside sales, did a bit of voice acting and even worked for a humane society. But he found his calling as a technical engineer. The team at Bryley Systems is fortunate he did.

Bryley Systems welcomes Beverly Wheeler to the team

Bryley Systems Inc. welcomes Beverly Wheeler as Technical Services Dispatcher/Administrator. In this newly created position, Ms. Wheeler will work directly with Bryley Systems’ Technical Services department, dispatching team members and assisting clients.

“Beverly’s extensive experience in managing, scheduling and supervising service technicians will be an asset to our team.” Garin Livingstone, Director of Professional Services, stated: “We have built high-value, long term relationships with our clients for over thirty years and as we continue to grow, so does our technical services team.”

Ms. Wheeler has held positions as office manager, administration assistant and customer service supervisor in the construction, automotive accessories and background music fields.

“I am proud and excited to be working with the professionals at Bryley Systems,” said Beverly. “Being able to service clients and provide support to the technical services team is very rewarding.”

Bryley Systems has been providing Managed IT, Managed Cloud and Managed Security services since 1987.

Bryley Systems Ranks #5 as a Top IT Service Provider!

Worcester Business Journal.

May 28, 2018, Volume 29, Number 10 – Book of Lists

Bryley Systems was recently featured in the Worcester Business Journal’s Book of Lists, being ranked #5 as a Top IT service provider.

Bryley Systems is a Managed IT/Cloud/Security Services Provider with clients throughout New England and across the continental United States.  We have fulfill the IT needs of organizations with a focused, client-friendly approach by combining brand-name equipment and software with flexible service options and low-risk, custom-fit, support agreements. Our certified, experienced staff – backed by seasoned management – approach each client’s needs individually.

Bryley Systems Wins Channel Partners 360⁰ Award for 2nd Consecutive Year

LAS VEGAS – April 18, 2018 – Channel Partners, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services, is pleased to announce that Bryley Systems Inc. has been selected as a winner of the 2018 Channel Partners 360⁰ Business Value Awards.

Michelle Denio, Technical Support Supervisor at Bryley Systems, accepting the Channel Partners 360 Award in Las Vegas

Michelle Denio, Service Manager at Bryley Systems, accepting the Channel Partners 360 Award in Las Vegas

Twenty-five winners were honored during an awards reception on April 18th at the Spring 2018 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.  Michelle Denio, Service Manager at Bryley Systems, accepted the award.

“Our 2018 Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards winners illustrate the rapid emergence of the full-stack digital services provider,” said Lorna Garey, editor in chief of Channel Partners and Channel Futures. “Our editors were impressed by the range of services delivered, from desktops as a service to security to SD-WAN to an all-in automation strategy and more. We also saw the blurring of the lines between different types of channel entities become really apparent — for the first time, several winners were also named as providers. Seems the message ‘develop your own IP’ has resonated.”

Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards winners are selected by a panel of editors based on real-world case studies that illustrate how the partner is using the convergence of IT and telecom services to create business value for its customers.

“It is a great honor to have won this award for two consecutive years in a row,” said Gavin Livingstone, President of Bryley Systems. “We are a growing Managed IT / Cloud / Security services provider and we take great pride from the recognition of our peers.”

About Bryley Systems

Bryley Systems Inc. – a Top 501 Managed IT Services Provider worldwide for five consecutive years – proactively manages, optimizes, and secures the IT infrastructure of organizations in manufacturing, business services, passenger transit, and local government. From cloud-based to on-premise solutions, they approach each client’s needs individually, with flexible service options and custom-fit agreements.  Since 1987, Bryley Systems has been providing Dependable IT at a Predictable Cost to clients throughout the continental United States.

About Channel Partners

For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Cloud Partners.

Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10? Eeny, meeny, miny, moe?

By Anna D, Client Relationship Manager, Bryley Systems

Choosing which Windows operating system (OS) to install on your computer is not child’s play.

I know, because as the Bryley Systems’ Client Relationship Manager, I have this conversation with clients over and over again, especially when clients are purchasing new computers.

Here’s what I recommend.

If you are purchasing new computers for your organization, you should seriously consider installing Windows 10. 

Some clients want to install Windows 7, perhaps because they’re familiar with it. However, Windows 7 has a relatively short lifespan. It will be at “end of life” on January 14th, 2020.  This means that Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates for that operating system, in which case your computer will be more susceptible to viruses and your organization will not be compliant.  In 3 years, you will have to upgrade that operating system. An upgrade involves labor costs, software licensing, and employee downtime. Not the best idea.

What about Windows 8? Good question. Windows 8 was the operating system that Microsoft “abandoned,” probably because it was not well received. Windows 8 was only around for 3 years, making it one of the most short-lived operating system licenses that Microsoft has ever released. What’s more, many distributors are not stocking their inventory with computers that have Windows 8 or 8.1 pre-installed. That’s a problem.

That brings us to Windows 10, which is definitely my recommendation. Of course, prior to installing Windows 10, you need to find out if all of your applications are compatible with this newest operating system.  We can help you make that determination.

Transitioning to a new operating system isn’t always easy, but it is a best practice and we can guide you through the process. For more information, please call Bryley Systems at 978-562-6077 or toll free at 844-449-8770. Of course, you can also email us at ITExperts@Bryley.com.

Robin Powers Joins Bryley Systems!

Robin Powers is the newest member to join Bryley Systems’ Business Development team.  In her role as Sales Support, Robin will assist with proposals, presentations, and general business development functions.  She will work closely within the team to further enhance client support and relationships.

Prior to Bryley Systems, Robin was employed at Stratus Technologies for 25 years as an Administrative Professional in their IT Department.  Bryley Systems welcomes Robin as she brings years of expertise in the technology field.  Ms. Powers has a BS from UMass Amherst.