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Meet Ginny Ferguson, Pinnacle's Accounting & Benefits Administrator! She is responsible for a variety of tasks from accounts receivable - billing primarily hardware, software and maintenance, to Human Resource Generalist – handling payroll administration, managing employee insurance benefits and processing 401K contributions. She's an all-around rockstar!...

In the midst of all the predictions about the new year, cloud technology has certainly not been forgotten. As we move into 2017, let's take a look at some of the top stories that will no doubt be important to watch out for....

Microsoft is, in all senses of the word, a giant in the technology industry. Other companies in the vertical take their cues from this industry mainstay, such that this business is always finding new ways to innovate and, therefore, in its own way change the tech landscape....

Don't miss some the most exciting and innovative technology conferences of 2017. Review our list of IT solution partner conferences. ...

Meet our Salesforce Administrator, Eric Blaxton! Not only does he act as an Analyst, Admin, and Software Developer in the Salesforce realm, he can also play a mean box drum! ...

By investing in cloud application performance optimization tools and SD-WAN network solutions, organizations can get more out of their cloud deployments and can leave their legacy tools behind....

Our four-part series about Information Security, written by Pinnacle Business Systems’ Solutions Architect, Alan Bunyard, addresses practical and proactive ways that you can prevent some of the most common information security mistakes that are likely to occur. Part one of this series covers four basic practices that can help you protect the physical layer of your environment. These recommendations may seem simple, but you wouldn’t believe how often our engineers encounter what you’re about to read....

Having an effective disaster recovery plan is a critical part of business operations, no matter whether your organization has five employees or 500. Your customers' data is important for your operations, and in the event of an emergency that renders your computer systems, networks or even physical locations inaccessible, it's essential that you have a backup strategy in place for the full recovery of data and resumption of business activities....

While Java does continue to present certain security risks, having an effective information security strategy is a surefire way to protect systems and keep important data safe from the prying eyes of malicious actors. Here are some tips for making sure your information security strategy is successful...

When the average person thinks of a server room, he or she probably imagines a large space filled with gently humming, blinking boxes connected to a central power source. It's the picture that movies have ingrained in our brains, and it isn't exactly incorrect – but it leaves out one vital part: the important people that run the day-to-day operations in the data center....

When your network runs smoothly, your business can reap the benefits. Network monitoring and management tools are an important cog in this well-oiled machine. Let's take a look at a few important reasons for organizations to invest in effective network monitoring and management tools:...

Our goal in opening an office in the Chicago area is clear: We want to provide the best service possible to a wider range of customers, making sure to be the first choice for companies in the Midwest when it comes to their IT infrastructure....

If you’re a woman wanting to grow your career in the technology sector, we have put together a list of the top women-in-tech communities for you to check out in the Chicago area....

The IoT is made possible by the cloud, and organizations that have adopted cloud computing in order to improve hospital processes are already benefiting from the confluence of both of these important technologies. Let's take a look at some examples of the IoT and the cloud at work in healthcare...

According to Bloomberg contributors Brian Womack and Alex Sherman, HPE will combine some software assets with Micro Focus International, a U.K.-based software company, to the tune of $8.8 billion....

Unplanned network downtime is an expensive hurdle for businesses of all sizes. Emerson and Ponemon found in 2013 that the average cost per minute was $7,900, an incredible 41 percent increase from the numbers collected in 2010, when Ponemon first started this research....