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Threats like Ransomware, data breaches and security incidents are on the rise and getting worse. Typically, we have two classifications of issues in security that can occur and go wrong, the first is a security incident, which is something like Ransomware (an advanced and persistent threat). The second scenario is a data breach, in which your sensitive data is exfiltrated or exposed. We often see hackers selling sensitive information on the dark web. While the latter of the two is more severe, both categories of incidences that can occur can be extremely impactful to you and your business. 

George Quinlan | 9/14/2017 8:00:38 AM | 0 comments


Today we caught up with Jeff Wampler, CTO of Netrix to get insight into his journey at Netrix. Jeff has been the CTO and a Partner at Netrix since 2006. 

| 9/7/2017 11:28:11 AM | 0 comments


An office relocation or large corporate build out has a variety of components and vendors that play various roles throughout the test-fit, design development, and construction processes. Each respective party has a different purpose and deadline to meet. Having a Lead IT Architect involved from the beginning of a project is essential to planning and staying on budget. In this role, our Lead ensures all components confederate at the right time within the project to ensure the delivery of the high ROI your organization is looking for.

Andrew Chow | 8/23/2017 10:00:00 AM | 0 comments


It's no longer just your laptop or desktop that is connected to the internet. In today's world just about anything can be wired up to the internet and this holds true in the corporate environment just as much as in your home. IoT, or Internet of Things, is a term used to describe the variety of devices that are internet connected.  The interconnection that now exists can be of great use - everything from a lightbulb to a mailbox can be cloud connected and by leveraging internet connectivity, devices are able to provide enhanced functionality. Unfortunately, this also opens up the opportunity for hackers and ill intended organizations to actively take advantage of this newly found connectivity between devices. As a result, cyber criminals are now able to penetrate the network perimeter of organizations in ways that have not been seen before.

Grady R. Negronida | 7/31/2017 11:09:42 AM | 0 comments


Chicago, IL – July 27, 2017 – Netrix LLC, a leading IT consulting company is pleased to announce it has won the 2017 Microsoft US SMB EMS Central Region Partner of the Year. The company was honored to be among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating business excellence and innovative solutions built on Microsoft technology.  

| 7/27/2017 4:00:30 PM | 0 comments


Chicago, IL, July 19, 2017 – Netrix LLC, a leading IT consulting company announced today their receipt of the FY17 US Top Windows 10 Deployment Partner Mid-Market Award by Microsoft. The annual award recognized top Microsoft partners in several categories for demonstrating business excellence and innovative solutions built on Microsoft technology.

| 7/25/2017 1:56:38 PM | 0 comments


Chicago, IL, July 18, 2017 – Netrix LLC announced today that Chris Clark has joined the Netrix team as a Senior Solutions Architect, Sales Engineer.

| 7/18/2017 4:00:30 PM | 0 comments


Bannockburn, IL -- Netrix, LLC recently worked with Houston-based CPA firm, MRZ, to design their brand new 26,417-square-foot headquarters. In order to accommodate the doubling of the company’s staff, a vast increase in square footage was required. This change also gave MRZ’s leadership the hands-on opportunity to create a workspace that reflects the firm’s culture with the most up-to-date technology, while encouraging employee collaboration.  

| 7/13/2017 1:24:52 PM | 0 comments


Bannockburn, IL -- Netrix, LLC is proud to announce that it has achieved the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Master designation worldwide.

| 7/10/2017 12:20:07 PM | 0 comments


With over 19 years of experience, Dunkley brings his most recent success at Project Leadership Associates (PLA) to help Netrix with its next generation cloud platform. 

| 6/26/2017 10:05:12 PM | 0 comments


Chicago, IL, June 5, 2017 – Netrix LLC is proud to announce today receipt of a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved a high standard of superior performance over a full 12-month period. In 2016, Netrix maintained a Silver-level performance rating for each month of the performance period, beginning October 2015 to September 2016.

| 6/5/2017 9:23:30 AM | 0 comments


This is the largest massive ransomware outbreak globally we’ve seen to date. The malware is still spreading globally, and took down 16 hospitals in the UK, and severely impacted FedEx in the US. Thus far 45,000 computers have been reported infected globally, and the infection is still spreading rapidly.  It’s a self-replicating worm and is capable of spreading to other computers inside an infected network.

| 5/14/2017 4:23:30 PM | 0 comments


At Netrix, our security practice sees trends and patterns in the industry that are worth mentioning and monitoring in 2017.  If these items aren’t on your mind and you don’t have a strategy in place to solve each of these, please read on.  

| 5/8/2017 9:11:03 AM | 0 comments


Several industry verticals have slowly adopted cloud services including legal, financial services and healthcare. Healthcare clients have traditionally been slow adopters of perceived cutting edge technologies, and cloud computing has been no exception. However, healthcare clients are now facing substantial increases in data, forcing a reevaluation of cloud solutions.

| 3/30/2017 3:49:18 PM | 0 comments


Thinking of migrating to Office 365? Already migrated to the cloud? Think that because you’ve moved or are moving that there will be no maintenance required for your cloud infrastructure? Well, it’s mostly true. There are things that you can do to keep your environment running smooth now and in the future.

| 3/24/2017 12:43:09 PM | 0 comments


You invested in a firewall to protect your network and systems, and years ago, this was a very effective security strategy, but in recent times, this has changed, and the old models of deploying security are no longer very effective.

| 3/16/2017 2:09:12 PM | 0 comments


In today’s day and age, technology allows for more interconnectivity than ever. Wi-Fi is available nearly everywhere, whether we are sitting in a coffee shop or aboard an airplane. We can remotely monitor our homes camera systems, and change the thermostat while away. So why, with all of the modern technology available today, do we still have so many technology issues in the corporate setting? Read more here. 

| 3/16/2017 1:25:02 PM | 0 comments


In just a few simple steps, you can insert weather information under the site icon in the master page. I recommend using the custom master page location because it is easy to find the site logo on the master page.  You can place the code just about anywhere on the page such as the Content Editor Web Part or Code Snippet Web Part. In this example, we will be placing the code in the master page. 

| 2/2/2017 2:22:33 PM | 0 comments


The scrum framework includes a series of meetings, commonly referred to as scrum ceremonies, to facilitate the scrum process.  In this edition of Insights to Agile, I’ll cover what those scrum ceremonies are as well as the goals for each.  Some things to remember is that for every scrum ceremony, the scrum master is responsible for facilitating the meeting but should have no decision making authority.  Additionally, scrum methodology strongly enforces time boxes for everything – including scrum ceremonies.  Based on the length of the sprints, the scrum master should manage to set time boxes for each of the scrum ceremonies described below, working to accomplish the ceremony goal in the amount of time allotted.

| 2/2/2017 2:00:20 PM | 0 comments


Since the introduction of SharePoint in Office 365, it has become increasingly apparent that collaboration on a cloud platform makes the most sense. As we all know, in this crazy world of technology things change quicker than you can finish reading this article. It seems like only yesterday that we began our adventure into SharePoint 2013 and now the 2016 evolution of collaborative thinking has taken us into the world of the cloud. I call these changes the new “Modern” experience and in this article I address how it relates to the “classic” experience of SharePoint 2013. Let’s then list the top changes in the SharePoint Modern experience that address the gaps between SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint in Office 365.

| 1/27/2017 9:11:03 AM | 0 comments

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