May 13, 2022

VDI vs. VPN: Finding The Best Remote Workforce Solution

Many businesses struggle to decide if VDI or VPN is best for remote workers. While both are excellent solutions, knowing their differences helps ...
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April 28, 2022

5 Ways to Use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Achieving virtualization through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) opens businesses to a wide variety of opportunities for growth. Not only does ...
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April 26, 2022

VDI Solution for Energy Oil and Gas Company

This oil and gas company was still in its startup phase when it decided to come to Centre Technologies for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure services. ...
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April 12, 2022

Podcast: Corporate Business Killers - "Acts of War" Clause

In this week's episode, James and Taylor talk about the state of cyberwar, Biden's Cybersecurity Round Table, and SMBs relying on cyber insurance as ...
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April 6, 2022

Kathy Pace Scholarship Recipients: Where Are They Now?

70 percent of college students report feeling stressed about their finances according to one study done by Ohio State University. Scholarships ...
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April 5, 2022

Quick and Simple Answers to Your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Questions

With Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), you can take control of your workforce with a secure, seamless solution that makes it easy to stay on top ...
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March 28, 2022

Texas IT Company Offers $5,000 Scholarships to Technology Students

Houston’s 3rd Largest Cybersecurity Company and MSP (Managed Service Provider) 500 Award Winner is now offering a way for aspiring freshman, ...
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March 28, 2022

Virtual Desktop for Dummies: An Intro into VDI

Every organization looks for ways to improve productivity, efficiency, and data protection protocols while reducing costs. Using standard PCs, it can ...
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March 16, 2022

Podcast: Shield Up for Cyber Warfare

In this episode, James and Sarah dig deeper into what a cyber war really means for the U.S. economy and how it could impact the SMB space. As Russia ...
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March 10, 2022

Centre Technologies Ranked as Elite 150 on CRN’s 2022 MSP 500 List

CRN's Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 List recognizes the top Managed Service Providers and Consultants in North America. Every year, thousands of ...
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March 8, 2022

Top Texas Cybersecurity Company Protects Businesses from Cyber Threats with New CISO

With the rise in sophisticated cyber threats targeting businesses in the Houston, TX area, there’s been an increased focus on cybersecurity ...
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February 28, 2022

5 Reasons to Use a Third-Party Cloud Backup

Many people consider third-party cloud backup software to be an extra step in data protection that isn't needed. Whether your data is saved to ...
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February 21, 2022

Webinar Recap: Microsoft 365 Licensing Changes in 2022

On March 1st, Microsoft 365 implemented the first SKU price increase since Office 365 was released in June of 2011. This change reflects the ...
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February 7, 2022

Microsoft 365 Defender vs. Other Security Services

Businesses are increasingly challenged trying to find out if having Microsoft Defender is enough security to keep their employees, data and bottom ...
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January 26, 2022

New M365 Features that Boost Productivity and Security

Microsoft 365 changes are a dime a dozen. Price increases along with those changes however aren't. While many businesses aren't happy with the price ...
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January 17, 2022

Microsoft 365 vs. Google Workspace Licensing Model Changes

Both Office 365 (now Microsoft 365) and G-Suite (now Google Workspace) are undergoing important changes. These changes are fairly similar, as both ...
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January 17, 2022

Podcast: The "Kronos" Issue

In this episode of When Bits Hit the Fan, James and Taylor breakdown #1 on their 4 things every business needs and the Kronos hack updates. With the ...
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January 11, 2022

Implementing Data Backup and Recovery in the Middle of a Disaster

This commercial real estate company consists of a team of real estate agents that help individual and institutional investors find space to open ...
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January 4, 2022

What You Need to Create a Successful IT Budget for 2022

When executives and board of directors ask "Do we have a budget for 2022?" IT leadership hasten to attempt an accurate account of current systems, ...
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December 27, 2021

Centre Technologies Named 3rd Largest Houston-area Cyber Security Company

Centre Technologies has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal as the 3rd largest IT company in the city. Headquartered in Houston, Centre ...
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December 27, 2021

Save Money for Your Business by Using These 3 Backup Methods

Although 90% of businesses perform data backups, 58% of data recoveries fail.  By implementing 3 different types of backup methods, you could prevent ...
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December 21, 2021

The Log4j Vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 Explained

It's been a moment since the CISA announced the Log4j (Log4Shell) security vulnerability. Since then, both IT leaders and business leaders have been ...
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December 21, 2021

Podcast: Log4j Vulnerability... Fake news?

The Log4j vulnerability has been blowing up this past week. James and Taylor break down why the news loves this story and if you should be worried. ...
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December 16, 2021

Podcast: 2022 Cybersecurity Trends CISO Anthony Leatherwood pt. 2

This is the second half of our episode with Anthony, CISO at Centre Technologies. Anthony is new to the role but not new to the industry. It was ...
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December 13, 2021

How IT Services Improve Employee and Customer Experience

As a business leader, you know how important employee experience and customer experience is to the success of your business. Successful employee ...
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December 10, 2021

Podcast: 2022 Cybersecurity Trends CISO Anthony Leatherwood pt.1

In this first part of our interview with Anthony, CISO at Centre Technologies, we get to know more about his take on the cyber landscape of today and ...
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December 6, 2021

Traditional IT Infrastructure vs. Cloud Computing

Between Traditional IT Infrastructure and Cloud Computing, there's a lot to consider when deciding on the best IT model for a business. Every company ...
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November 23, 2021

7 Cyber Scams to Lookout for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

What do businesses have in common with cyber criminals? They're both preparing to bring in the cash this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Online ...
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November 16, 2021

How to Improve Backups, Recovery, and Business Continuity

It is imperative to improve backup and disaster recovery. Many businesses utilize aged backup and recovery solutions that were originally built for ...
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November 15, 2021

Grant Pinkerton of Pinkerton's BBQ Teaches How to Cook the Perfect Brisket This Holiday Season

Grant Pinkerton, owner, and founder of Pinkerton’s BBQ, recently dished all his best practices, tools, and tricks for making a world-famous brisket ...
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November 2, 2021

Texas IT Company Launches Podcast to Help Small Businesses

A Texas IT Company, Centre Technologies, is transforming the tech podcast game with its newly released technology podcast, “When Bits Hit the Fan.” ...
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October 28, 2021

Top 5 Best Practices for a Secure Backup and Recovery Strategy

While a backup process is necessary for any business, utilizing the right strategy for your business will ensure business continuity. There are ...
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October 21, 2021

Deploying CMMC-Compliant Microsoft Cloud Services to DoD Contractor

This broad-based professional services firm provides world-class support to US government and corporate clients. When they came to Centre, they ...
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October 13, 2021

Spooky Tales of Cyber Crime: Proof Cyber Attacks are Living Nightmares

Many people consider the month of October "spooky season" due to its most beloved holiday: Halloween. Did you know, however, that October is also ...
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September 29, 2021

How The New TSA Cybersecurity Directive Impacts Pipeline Operations

The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) new Cybersecurity Directive alters pipeline cybersecurity policies that have been in place for ...
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September 24, 2021

Avoid Microsoft Azure OMI Vulnerability with Operational Intelligence

OMIGOD is just the latest Microsoft Azure vulnerability to hit the news. Initial estimation is thousands of Azure customers and millions of affected ...
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September 22, 2021

Why Immutable Backups are Key for Data Protection and Cybersecurity

Incorporating immutable backups as part of your data protection strategy can make the difference between successful disaster recovery and paying ...
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September 15, 2021

Important Factors of Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication Security

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is covered across most internet services and by nearly every manufacturer and developer out there. That said, the ...
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September 10, 2021

How to Fill Out a Cyber Security Insurance Application For Lower Rates

Cyber attacks targeting local and regional businesses are hitting an all time high. While Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs) can benefit from cyber ...
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September 9, 2021

Centre Joins Westlake Chamber of Commerce

Centre Becomes a member of the Westlake Chamber of Commerce The Centre Technologies team is proud to announce our membership with the Westlake ...
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September 1, 2021

A Guide to Cyber Insurance for Small and Midsized Companies

Cyber Insurance is becoming increasingly important to cover the skyrocketing cost of security failures and ransomware. Get answers to some of the ...
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August 30, 2021

Centre Joins Pasadena, Texas Chamber of Commerce

Centre Becomes a member of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Centre Technologies is proud to be a new member of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, ...
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August 25, 2021

5 Things Local Government and Businesses Should Look for in an IT Provider

Local Government organizations and SMBs often feel the need to sacrifice quality when looking for a managed service provider for affordability. ...
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August 23, 2021

Centre Joins San Antonio Manufacturing Association

Centre Becomes a member of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA)  Our team at Centre Technologies is excited to announce our involvement ...
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August 17, 2021

Homeland Security's 2021 Cyber Security Directives for Oil and Gas Businesses

Learn more about the requirements that oil and gas businesses must now adhere to given the July 2021 cyber security directive issues by the ...
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August 16, 2021

Centre Joins Greater Houston Partnership

Centre Becomes a member of Greater Houston Partnership  Our team at Centre Technologies is excited to announce out membership with Greater Houston ...
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August 9, 2021

Centre Becomes Finalist for Houston Business Journal's Fast 100

Centre Honored as finalist for Houston Business journal fast 100  Centre Technologies is honored to be announced as a finalist for the Houston ...
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August 5, 2021

Centre Joins Round Rock Chamber of Commerce

Centre Becomes a member of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Centre Technologies is excited to be the newest member of the Round Rock Chamber of ...
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August 2, 2021

Centre Joins Richardson Chamber of Commerce

Centre Becomes a member of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce Centre Technologies is proud to be the newest member of the Richardson Chamber of ...
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August 2, 2021

5 Tips for Choosing an MSP to Boost IT Innovation

Here are 5 Tips for businesses to consider when seeking a managed IT service provider that will go above and beyond to ensure the right IT tools and ...
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July 20, 2021

Centre Joins North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Centre Becomes a member of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Centre is proud to be a new member of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, ...
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July 14, 2021

Why and How Businesses Should Upgrade to Windows 11

Windows 11 offers new ways to use the Windows desktop operating system, Teams, and the Microsoft Store as well as advanced IT security protections ...
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July 12, 2021

Rapid Recovery After Preventable Cyber Attack

This local, mid-size business was hit with a ransomware attack that encrypted their servers and took down their phone systems. Since the business had ...
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July 7, 2021

3 Questions to Ask Your MSP for Confidence in your Cybersecurity

Managed service providers can deliver expert IT advisory and support at a relatively low cost, but trust and communication is necessary for a ...
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July 6, 2021

Steak and Security Always Mattered

Ransomeware attacks are at an all time high. Centre Technologies held an event to dive into the importance of knowing your Incident Response Plan ...
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June 30, 2021

Recovery and Accessibility following Weather Disaster

This non-profit community organization needed to minimize damage and downtime after an extreme weather event. Centre's assistance in relocating their ...
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June 28, 2021

CRN Solution Provider 500

CRN Names Centre Technologies to the 2021 MSP 500 List   Houston, Texas,  June 24, 2021 –  CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Centre ...
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June 24, 2021

How Businesses Gain Elasticity with Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a cloud service enabling businesses to respond quickly and efficiently to change. 365 empowers organizations to move smoothly ...
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June 18, 2021

Why Your Incident Response Plan Can't Wait Any Longer

Between record-setting natural disasters, Covid-19, and an influx of cyber attacks, it is evident that organizations must focus on their disaster ...
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June 15, 2021

How to Avoid a Password Breach

As bad actors continue to target IT environments big and small, cybersecurity is no longer an additional concern but a priority. While some methods ...
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June 10, 2021

Does Colonial Pipeline Deserve Money Back From Government Investigation?

On June 7th, 2021, the Department of Justice rang the bells in announcing the recovery of $2.3 million of the ransom that was paid to cyber criminals ...
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June 4, 2021

What Biden's Cybersecurity Executive Order and Memo Really Mean

Following the recent Executive Order on "Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity", on June 2, 2021, President Joe Biden's team released a memo ...
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June 3, 2021

Affected by the Latest Microsoft Exchange Breach? Here's What You Need to Know

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange have been the gift that keeps on giving for cyber attackers. As illustrated by the surge of news stories ...
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May 26, 2021

Spending More and More Money with Microsoft? Here's How to Get the Most Out of It

Microsoft’s maturity in subscription-based services enables SMBs to take advantage of enterprise-grade cloud and security tools, which used to be ...
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May 20, 2021

Colonial Pipeline Attack Offers Best Practices for Oil & Gas Industry

Despite the increase in massive cyber breaches since SolarWinds, insufficient security practices prevail. The recent Colonial Pipeline breach ...
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May 17, 2021

Reopening Offices Reveal Cybersecurity Gaps and Risks

Offices are beginning to reopen, many to full capacity, but moving as fast as most organizations want is opening significant IT related risks. As the ...
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May 13, 2021

Would your Organization Benefit from Cloud or Managed Services?

For small and midsize businesses, the road to digital transformation can be a rocky one. Both cloud services and managed services can provide a ...
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May 11, 2021

Know If You've Been a Victim of Shadow IT

Shadow IT is the implementation of specific technology, applications and processes by individual departments instead of a centralized IT department. ...
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May 10, 2021

5 Cybersecurity Red Flags to Watch

Cybersecurity is a top concern among operations leaders, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. If you’re seeing trouble in other parts of your IT ...
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May 7, 2021

Houston Business Journal's Middle Market 50

Centre Technologies becomes finalist for the Houston Business Journal's list of the top 50 of the fastest-growing midmarket finalists.  For ...
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May 6, 2021

How Successful CFOs are Vetting Cybersecurity Protections

When it comes to your business, the value generated for every dollar spent is critical to the success of your organization. When considering how to ...
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May 4, 2021

Overcoming Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is often positioned as an easy fix to IT infrastructure challenges, which may not always be the case. There are certain disadvantages ...
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March 19, 2021

Staying Ahead of Compliance

This industry leading transportation company sought out Centre to partner with them in maintaining their business' protection through a continuous ...
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March 18, 2021

Choosing the Best Type of Security Scan for your Business

Determining what type of security scan is best for your organization can be tricky. Both vulnerability scanning and penetration testing can provide ...
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March 8, 2021

Driving Down Cybersecurity Risks with Proactive Remediation

This industry leading transportation company sought out Centre to partner with them in maintaining their businesses protection through a layered ...
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February 23, 2021

Increased Efficiency and Security by Migrating to Microsoft Azure

Centre replaced aging hardware with a scalable cloud environment Microsoft Azure, resolving outages caused by network redundancy, datacenter ...
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February 23, 2021

Optimizing License Sprawl for Significant Savings

After determining a pain point for this IT team, Centre quickly identified how to reduce massive cloud sprawl for significant cost savings. $12k ...
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February 22, 2021

Texas Businesses Receive Relief During Winter Storm Destruction

When the winter storm brought sub-freezing temperatures to Texas, causing frozen pipes, power outages, and water shortages, havoc spread across the ...
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February 15, 2021

Centre Named CRN MSP 500

CRN Names Centre Technologies to 2021 MSP 500 List   Houston, Texas,  February 17, 2021 –  CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Centre ...
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February 5, 2021

How to Leverage Azure Today to Make IT Easier Tomorrow

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) boosts operational efficiency and flexibility, but this solution is often not optimized to its full potential. ...
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January 29, 2021

SolarWinds Prompts a New Reality: Can Anyone Really Be Secure?

The news headlines continue to ring the bell to announce a new security breach due to the notorious SolarWinds hack back in December. With about ...
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January 8, 2021

Stop Wasting Money on IT

Outsourcing IT projects helps businesses to minimize stress and disruption during IT transformation. Organizations can get the most for their IT ...
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December 7, 2020

Maximizing Business Efficiency with Consultive IT Support

Centre became an all-in-one IT partner, providing effective managed services and IT solutions that supported business continuity. CHALLENGE ...
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December 1, 2020

Consistent IT Support Built for Scalability and Efficiency

Centre became an all-in-one IT partner, providing effective managed services and IT solutions that supported business continuity. CHALLENGE ...
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October 28, 2020

Optimizing and Simplifying Microsoft 365 Licensing Costs

After a new acquisition for an existing customer, Centre quickly identified Microsoft licensing waste and sprawl to drastically reduce costs and add ...
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October 13, 2020

Interview with Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship Recipient Chikezie Ezuma-Ngwu

Centre Technologies is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship, Chikezie Ezuma-Ngwu. Chikezie will be attending ...
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October 9, 2020

How Microsoft Teams Enhances a Collaborative Work Culture

Effective collaboration and communication among employees, and even those outside your organization, is critical for productivity and project ...
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September 15, 2020

Autopilot: The Office 365 Feature You Should Be Using

Windows Autopilot is a cloud endpoint deployment service, available with select Microsoft 365 plans. Many organizations have access to Autopilot but ...
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September 2, 2020

Boosting Productivity and Cost Savings by Migrating to 365

Centre Technologies overcame CSP competitors by providing visibility to how a migration to Microsoft Office 365 would impact the business of a ...
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August 3, 2020

Ready to start your cloud journey?

The cloud is a powerful technology for business growth, but many businesses wonder when to start utilizing it. Timing, circumstance, and priorities ...
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June 30, 2020

Outsourcing IT fuels Oil & Gas resurgence

The Oil & Gas industry is facing harsh economic challenges following the 2020 price wars and the global pandemic. Although industry analysts’ ...
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June 28, 2020

Drastically Reducing Costs through Cloud Optimization

After a new acquisition for an existing customer, Centre quickly identified how to reduce massive cloud sprawl and drastically reduce costs. ...
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June 19, 2020

Executives Prepare for a Cyber Storm

2020 has blown a storm of activity affecting businesses of all sizes, and we are only half way through the year. Businesses all over the world have ...
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April 28, 2020

Returning to the Office after COVID-19

As cities ramp back up and move toward the new normal, businesses will need to make cultural and physical accommodations that address both employee ...
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April 22, 2020

Balancing Availability and Security

We made it work, but at what cost? How do businesses successfully balance accessibility and security? At this point it’s probably safe to say that a ...
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April 16, 2020

Security in Education

We are all familiar with stories of those who have suffered from a data breach causing extreme financial burden for an organization and those ...
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April 2, 2020

Essential Business: Why IT matters

Many businesses big and small didn't foresee the sudden and essential business decisions amid Coronavirus (COVID-19). In effort to contain COVID-19, ...
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March 31, 2020

RingCentral for Microsoft Teams

Easy Collaboration at your Fingertips The new RingCentral for Microsoft Teams, delivered and supported by Centre Technologies, brings ...
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March 18, 2020

How to take full advantage of Office 365 security features

So you've successfully moved to Office 365 — now what? One of the first things Centre Microsoft experts recommend doing once your Office 365 tenant ...
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November 21, 2019

Doing office moves right, the first time.

Planning an office move can be a daunting task as concerns to maintaining productivity while providing a smooth transition for employees. This ...
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November 12, 2019

How Secure Managed Services nurture Digital Transformation

The digital landscape continues to evolve as consumer's loyalty grows stronger for businesses that are keeping pace. To stay on the winning track, or ...
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November 4, 2019

Recent study reveals contributing factors in cloud data breaches

We continue to see the headlines in the news of businesses getting hacked exposing personal information of millions of users. In a time where the ...
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August 6, 2019

ATT&CK security posture challenges and enhance threat intelligence

Businesses struggle keeping up with evolving cybersecurity threats. Luckily MITRE's ATT&CK tool is available to help elevate security posture—and ...
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June 26, 2019

2019 EY's Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf Coast finalist Chris Pace in the spotlight

It's no surprise to see Houston, one of the largest and innovative cities in the country, dominate at the Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ...
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June 19, 2019

Can your backup and DR strategy weather the next big storm?

It’s hurricane season and it’s never too late to ensure your business can weather the next big storm. Proper preparation improves the chances and ...
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February 5, 2019

The Cost and Risks of Cybersecurity

Like mutating bacteria, cyberattacks have been evolving into ever more pernicious threats. As quickly as companies arm themselves against the most ...
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January 8, 2019

New Year. New Partner. New Opportunities.

Expect expanded opportunities for Centre Technologies through partnership with Main Street Capital investment firm. Centre Technologies is starting ...
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November 11, 2018

Interview with Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship Recipient Douglas Guberman

Centre Technologies is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship, Douglas Guberman. Douglas is on track to earn ...
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August 21, 2018

Boosting the customer experience by gamifying IT

Gamification is consistently used by companies to incentivize and motivate employees. In the Centre Assist world, gamification provides a burst of ...
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July 24, 2018

FBI Warns of BEC/EAC Scams Continued Threat to Financial Stability

Email fraud continues to increase and the bad actors continue to refine their tactics to trick people into providing personal information or wired ...
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July 17, 2018

Giving Holiday Cheer Throughout the Year for Texas Children’s Hospital

The Houston, Dallas and Austin locations of Centre Technologies held a Toy Drive for Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, in association with the ...
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March 5, 2018

Filling the gap and feeding the need for transformative IT

Many small to medium-sized companies today leverage a Managed Services Partner (MSP) for IT services to avoid the cost of having IT administrators ...
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February 28, 2018

The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Intel recently announced the results of a security readiness assessment identifying overall security maturity priorities, readiness, gaps and ...
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February 21, 2018

IT Infrastructure that makes the grade

Educational institution gains 2.5X the capacity and eliminates nearly a full man-day of troubleshooting each week. "We hit a home run this time. We ...
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February 1, 2018

Fuzz the Heap and make it Chunk

A recently announced vulnerability by Cisco about their WebVPN client used on their Adaptive Security Appliances (Cisco ASA) has been given a rating ...
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January 29, 2018

Centre Technologies named one of Dallas/Fort Worth's Best & Brightest Places to Work

Businesses across the nation compete to be named one of their region’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, an award that honors companies ...
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January 5, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Computer researchers have recently found out that the main chip in most modern computers—the CPU—has a hardware bug. It's really a design flaw in the ...
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October 10, 2017

Phishing with Saints Cyril and Methodius

Originally built in the United States, the Internet used American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) for encoding English language ...
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September 28, 2017

Banking Trojans - Hands up! Manos Arriba! Give me your Money!

If you are ever unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of any of those three demands, the choices you make in the next few moments will ...
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September 21, 2017

Equifax Breach Aftermath and Cybersecurity Tools that Work!

Centre Customers, With the Equifax breach at the top of everyone’s agenda right now, some of you may be wondering what type of controls are available ...
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September 14, 2017

Centre Technologies Tips on Equifax Breach

Just how serious is the Equifax breach that was reported last week? Well considering that recent reports are stating that the data exposed contained ...
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September 7, 2017

Why Does Your Business Need Cloud Hosted Services in Dallas?

The better question, perhaps, is why DON’T need you have cloud hosted services in Dallas? According to Inc., by 2020, 80% of businesses will be doing ...
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June 23, 2017

Don’t Be A Victim of Cybercrime: A Guide to What Not To Do

Each year over the past decade, cybercrime has increased.  According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2005, 67 percent of businesses detected ...
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June 1, 2017

Things You Can’t Expect from IT Project Services

There are a lot of things that you can request from IT project services to support your team and keep your business moving: technical help, ...
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May 25, 2017

Who's watching your network security?

No matter the size of a business—whether a small healthcare office with only 32 doctors, nurses, assistants, administrators, and receptionists, or a ...
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May 15, 2017

Ransomware Outbreak Alert

"Wanna Cry" Outbreak Alert We are continuing to follow news reports of the Wanna Cry virus (ransomware strain) that has lodged over 200,000 attacks ...
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May 4, 2017

Your Business Benefits from Customized IT Project Services

The pace of change in IT is lightning fast, with new technologies coming down the wire every single day. There’s also a new delivery model, with the ...
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May 3, 2017

Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Centre Technologies is now accepting applications for the Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship, a new technology scholarship open to any college student ...
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April 27, 2017

4 ways that Network Security is Just Like Hunting

On the surface, hunting and network security seem to be worlds apart. But despite the obvious differences, both activities emerged from the basic ...
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April 13, 2017

Are You Confident in Your Network Security?

Sitting down to write about how you might feel about your network security, we wanted to be positive -- you know, avoiding scary gloom and doom. But ...
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March 16, 2017

What Hosted Services Aren’t

Hosted services are some of the most powerful tools available to growing businesses of almost any size and are one of the essential IT services ...
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February 16, 2017

The Decision of Infrastructure-as-a-Service

If you're debating whether or not to choose Infrastructure-as-a-Service  for network management, you should understand the benefits of this type of ...
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February 2, 2017

What is IaaS?

Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, is one of the main ways to access Cloud computing. Users connect to the cloud via internet, with all hardware ...
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January 19, 2017

Keep Down Risks With the Right IT Support

It seems to happen so slowly, yet it’s over before you can react. A twitch of your wrist knocks the Styrofoam coffee cup off balance. Your heart ...
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January 5, 2017

What to Look For in Your IT Support

Your IT is the lifeblood of your company. If it goes down, chances are high that your business productivity will suffer and you will have to take a ...
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December 30, 2016

5 Key Items to Consider When It Comes to Data Backup

A company is only as good as its data backup. In a perfect world, insurance isn’t necessary. But this is reality, and it’s never a matter of if ...
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December 23, 2016

The History of Data Backup

It’s hard to imagine a time before cloud storage, multi-terabyte external hard drives, and pocket-sized USB drives. Just a century ago, data backups ...
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November 10, 2016

How The First Thanksgiving Attendees Could Have Benefitted from IT Support

The technical world wasn't that advanced in the year 1620. Most things were made from iron or wood, pretty much everything relied on manual control, ...
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October 27, 2016

How an IT Consultant can Take You To The Next Level

There’s no denying that the world we live in is extremely competitive. Businesses are always looking for ways to improve their operations and get ...
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October 13, 2016

Why You Need a Technical Support Specialist

In today’s world, all businesses utilize technology one way or another. In fact, the success of many businesses would severely take a hit if their ...
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August 8, 2016

Interview with Kathy Pace Scholarship Winner - Katelyn Trout

The Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship honors the late Kathy Pace, who strongly believed in supporting the community. As the role of technology ...
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June 30, 2016

Awesome New Changes at Centre Technologies for Improved IT Support

Cool things are brewing at Centre Technologies. We’re so excited about them, we just have to share them with you! For those of you who have been with ...
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June 16, 2016

Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Winner

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact: Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® 586.393.8813   Houston – June 13, 2016 – At the annual “Houston’s Best ...
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June 14, 2016

Centre Technologies Acquires Dallas-Based Managed Services Provider Architel

HOUSTON, TX, June 14, 2016 - Enterprise technology consulting company Centre Technologies recently completed its acquisition of Dallas-based Managed ...
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February 2, 2016

Centre Technologies Acquires Cloud and Managed Services Provider Tradentrix

HOUSTON, TX -  February 1, 2016 - Enterprise technology solutions company Centre Technologies is pleased to announce the acquisition of Houston, ...
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November 24, 2015

5 Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses  

Over the past 2 years, multiple mega-businesses like Target and T-Mobile experienced cyber attacks, throwing users into a frenzy when it comes to ...
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November 16, 2015

Centre Awarded Texas DIR Contract

Centre is proud to announce that we have recently been awarded a DIR contract with the State of Texas. This means that eligible customers can now ...
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November 11, 2015

Introducing: Centre Assist

For the past 5 years, Centre has been offering Managed Services to our valued clients. In that time, we’ve expanded and added more value to our ...
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November 10, 2015

Beware of Malware!

If you don’t know anything else about malware, you know it’s sneaky and it’s dangerous. Everything in the IT world teaches us to try avoiding its ...
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November 9, 2015

Press Release: Centre Named One of Houston's "Top Workplaces" for 2015

Centre Technologies takes home another award! Centre is proud to announce that we have been awarded a spot among the 2015 Top Workplaces by the ...
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November 2, 2015

Do I Have a Virus?!

All computer viruses are different. In fact, they’re a lot like a human viral conditions, which can sometimes make them hard to detect and even ...
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October 26, 2015

Help! How Do We Store the Massive Data from Body-Worn Cameras?

From Tasers to dashboard cameras, technological innovations have always been seen in the growth and development of law enforcement. However, the ...
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October 22, 2015

The Dark Side of Unstructured Data

Think about the amount of data that is shared and generated every day within your business. Massive, right? According to IBM, 80% of all data is ...
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October 6, 2015

What is a Data Breach?

In recent security news, the talk of data breaches is causing nervous jitters among IT professionals. With loads of data being generated and shared ...
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September 29, 2015

What is Cybercrime?

What is Cybercrime? Did you know that over 1.5 million cyber-attacks occur every year? In fact, the Insurance Information Institute found that in ...
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September 22, 2015

Is it Cybersecurity, Cyber-Security, or Cyber Security?

Have you ever noticed all the different spellings of security as it relates to cyber affairs? There’s “cyber security,” “cyber-security,” and a ...
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September 15, 2015

Appreciating FDA Data Integrity Requirements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which falls under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a significant ...
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September 14, 2015

Centre Technologies Named to 2015 CRN Fast Growth 150 List

Each year, CRN ranks 150 of the fastest growing solution providers across North America on its annual Fast Growth 150 list. In 2014, we took home a ...
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September 11, 2015

C-Stack Series: What is Client Security?

C-Stack Series: What is Client Security? With threats coming in at every angle of information technology, it’s important that security covers every ...
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September 9, 2015

C-Stack Series: What is a Firewall?

The simple definition: A firewall is a security system that protects the network by controlling the flow of all incoming and outgoing network traffic ...
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August 31, 2015

5 Important Quotes About Security and Compliance

High profile breaches and cyber security events in past few years have been a wake up call for many enterprises in every industry. Security and ...
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August 26, 2015

Centre Technologies Honors First Winners of Debut Technology Scholarship

Houston, TX – August 26, 2015 – Centre Technologies, a Houston-based enterprise IT solutions provider, announced the winners of the first annual ...
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August 24, 2015

Security and Compliance 101: Staying On Top of Information Security

The stress to keep up with security and compliance regulations can haunt even the staunchest IT professionals in their nightmares. Compliance with ...
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August 18, 2015

What is PCI Compliance?

PCI DSS, or Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, are technology security standards designed to protect consumer payment information. Any ...
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August 12, 2015

The Role of Physical Security for Network Security

What is Physical Security? Physical security is exactly what it sounds like: the physical protections strategically put in place by an organization ...
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July 29, 2015

What Does it Take to be a HIPAA Compliant Technology Company?

Modern IT solutions companies have to know their clients’ business needs, inside and out, and not just any technology company in Houston can serve ...
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July 28, 2015

Why Do Businesses Turn to MSPs for IT Managed Services?

According to new research by CompTIA, more businesses are turning to Managed Services providers, or MSPs, for managed IT solutions. While traditional ...
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July 20, 2015

What is Technology?

The word “technology” originates from the Greek words “techne” and “logos.” Broken down, the etymology of the word “technology” means, “art, skill or ...
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July 13, 2015

How to Ninja-Proof Your Data – A Cybersecurity Infographic

They’re crafty, covert, and silent.  They have the tools, skills, time, and patience to unleash underground attacks on even the most fortified walls. ...
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July 9, 2015

C-Stack Series: What are Servers?

What are servers? Enterprise servers are the beating heart of your organization, the central device that manages resources across your entire ...
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June 23, 2015

Why Does Your Recovery Point Objective Matter?

Recovery point objective, or RPO, is a critical metric in the overall scheme of your disaster recovery and business continuity strategy. As opposed ...
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June 15, 2015

Is Cloud Safe for Healthcare Information?

Within the last two years, breaches of healthcare information have made major headlines. In early 2015, the second largest health insurance provider ...
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June 10, 2015

Elements of an Effective Crisis Management Plan

A crisis management plan helps your organization avoid recovery delays, operational disruptions, and financial disasters. Therefore, is there a ...
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June 9, 2015

Centre Technologies Named to CRN Solution Provider 500 2015

The CRN Solution Provider 500 list is a yearly list that recognizes the growth, innovation, and business practices of IT solutions providers ...
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May 27, 2015

C-Stack Series: What is Compute?

The Real Answer: What is Compute? Compute is not a typo for “computer.” Nor does it mean “to calculate something.” In terms of enterprise ...
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May 18, 2015

Data Loss Statistics That Will Make You Think Twice About Business Continuity

Data loss statistics can be chilling. In an age where data is king, the idea that it can be lost so easily should be enough to encourage businesses ...
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May 12, 2015

Help! I Lost My Data!

Hopefully, you’ll never have to say this while wailing over your computer, laptop, or cellphone: I lost my data! Data loss is more common than most ...
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May 11, 2015

5 Game Changing Exchange 2013 Features for Enterprise

Microsoft Exchange is the golden standard for workplace collaboration and communication, and applications like Microsoft Outlook, Webmail, and Lync ...
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May 7, 2015

Centre CEO Chris Pace Named Finalist to EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award

CEO of Centre Technologies, Chris Pace, has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 in the Gulf Coast Area. Read the full ...
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April 27, 2015

C-Stack Series: What is Network?

What is Network? (Enterprise Edition) If you have any experience going online, sending emails, printing, saving files, or using a computer at work ...
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April 20, 2015

How Does Cloud Based Backup Work?

Cloud backup-as-a-Service is a software service that automatically backs up your data to an encrypted cloud, regardless of where the data comes from. ...
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April 15, 2015

The 5 W's of DRP

Your DRP, or disaster recovery plan, and business continuity solution are the only things standing the way between you and (obviously) disaster. As ...
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April 7, 2015

Centre Named Centrify's "Rising Star Partner of the Year"

Centrify is our technology partner for unified identity management for enterprise. We work together to help our clients create a more robust and ...
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April 7, 2015

C-Stack Series: What is Storage?

Computer storage is, in its most abbreviated form, where data is stored. Although the definition of storage is simple enough, storage is one of the ...
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April 1, 2015

How Real Businesses Increase Productivity at Work with Mobile Technologies

Mobile technologies aren’t social gadgets anymore- very quickly, they’re becoming an integral part of the way many industries operate. More than ...
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March 30, 2015

Centre Technologies Named #200 in the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Last year, Centre Technologies participated in the MSPmentor 501 survey, and we're proud to announce that we've been named on a list of the best ...
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March 25, 2015

The Importance of Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the classroom used to involve playing Oregon Trail on one of the four available PC’s in the “computer lab.” The 21st Century has made ...
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March 19, 2015

Press Release: Centre Launches C-BaaS, Powered by Asigra

As an industry leader in scalable and manageable IT solutions, Centre Technologies is always researching ways to improve and enhance the value of our ...
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March 17, 2015

What is the Difference Between BYOD and MDM?

Is there a difference between BYOD and MDM? The short answer to the question is: Yes. In general, you see the same acronyms in discussions concerning ...
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March 10, 2015

C-Stack Series: What is Virtualization?

5 Analogies That Explain- What is Virtualization? Virtualization can be a difficult topic to explain. Essentially, it’s the creation of a virtual ...
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March 5, 2015

Will Wearable Tech be Part of Your BYOD Policy?

The IoT (Internet of Things) is making its slow but steady way to the mainstream consumer, and like the Smartphone before it, wearable tech will ...
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March 2, 2015

Centre Named one of Houston's Best and Brightest Places to Work For 2015

This is the second time Centre Technologies will take home the "Houston's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" award. We first received ...
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February 25, 2015

How to Solve the Biggest Problems with BYOD for Better Workplace Mobility

Many experts believe that workplace mobility practices are on the rise, with BYOD at the heart of this movement. However, poorly implemented BYOD can ...
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February 23, 2015

Centre Connect 2015

Centre Connect is our annual customer appreciation event. This fun and laid back event gave our customers the chance to connect with our partners and ...
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February 17, 2015

5 Technology Tools for Managing Remote Employees

Managing remote employees requires a proper mix of the right people, the right management, and the right technology. Few managers would imagine ...
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February 10, 2015

Cloud, Mobility, and Virtualization- 3 Tools That Are Changing the Workplace

At Centre, we often remind our customers that technology is a tool they can leverage to help their business grow- that technology is the centre of ...
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February 2, 2015

5 Good Reasons To Promote Workplace Mobility

Workplace mobility will be one of the next great revolutions that will impact businesses of all sizes, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. ...
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January 26, 2015

A Business Tax Deductions List - Courtesy of Your IT Partner

It’s almost tax time! Did you know that your small to medium sized business can part of your business tax deduction list? IRS Code Section 179 says ...
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January 22, 2015

Help! My Computer is Running Slow! How to Speed it Up Today

When a computer is running slow, there are activities happening in the background of your system taking up memory and space. It’s not that your ...
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January 20, 2015

Centre Technologies Acquires RITC, Austin-based Managed Services Provider

Austin, TX – January 20, 2015 –Centre Technologies, Texas and Louisiana’s fastest growing IT solutions company, has announced its recent acquisition ...
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