Robert Cioffi, CEO of Progressive Computing (PCI), a computer consulting and network installation, design and maintenance firm serving clients from offices in Westchester County and Manhattan, is presenting a series of educational technology seminars for business owners, hosted at The Microsoft Store at 125 Westchester Ave in White Plains, NY. Each seminar will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 PM and include a question & answer period. Light refreshments will be served. The next in this series of free technology seminars, focusing on IT Security, will take place on October 16, 2013.
At the most recent seminar, Cioffi spoke to 25 business owners and professionals about computing in the Cloud. After defining exactly what it means, he discussed pros and cons, when and if companies should move their data, and how to choose a vendor, among other things. Attendees asked several questions focusing on security and how to get your data out of the Cloud.
“Robert’s comments on Cloud Computing were insightful and timely,” said Sal Vaccaro, Director of Marketing for the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. “He explained things in a non-computer speak manner which brought the Cloud down to earth. I have already implemented some new procedures based on the common sense, small-business-minded information he presented. I plan on attending as many of these seminars as possible.”
an>125 Westchester Ave in White Plains, NY. Each seminar will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 PM and include a question & answer period. Light refreshments will be served. The next in this series of free technology seminars, focusing on IT Security, will take place on October 16, 2013.
Seminar dates and topics:
IT Security: Wednesday, October 16th
Risk comes in the form of outdated software and hardware, human error and intentional crime; business owners will learn how to protect their own data and their clients’ data.
Computing In A Mobile World: Wednesday, November 13th
Working from home, on the road and on multiple devices – learn how to stay connected, stay productive, and keep information secure.
The Dirty Little Secret About Technology: Wednesday, January 15th
E-Waste: How and why to properly dispose of old computers, fax machines and office phones. Take back the office storage closet!
IT meets HR: Wednesday: February 26th
From employee handbooks to rules governing personal devices and social media posts, a thought-provoking discussion of rules and safeguards to consider.
As IT professionals, we hear the same questions from business owners on a regular basis: they want to know how the newest technology can help them save money and be more productive, how to keep their data secure, and what they should know about managing employees’ use of technology, among other things,” said Cioffi. “These seminars are a great opportunity for us to work together with other local experts to get those questions answered, and allow attendees to network and check out the Microsoft Store.”
There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration for each seminar is required, and attendance is limited. For more information, or to register:
Online Registration: IT Security
About Progressive Computing, Inc.
With offices in Westchester County, NY and Manhattan, Progressive Computing, Inc. is a leader in computer network installation, design and maintenance, offering professional, cost-effective IT services, computer consulting, technical support and computer repair to organizations since 1993. They are focused on providing cost-effective, reliable and right-sized solutions. As a Microsoft Small Business Specialist,, the PCI technicians and computer consultants are dedicated to delivering IT solutions that leverage a blend of both proven and cutting-edge technologies. Clients regard them as their "on-demand" information technology department, entrusting that their recommendations, services and products will help them save money, become more efficient, and grow their businesses. Progressive Computing can support any IT outsourcing needs in a variety of ways with services that can be tailored and combined with others to deliver a custom solution to meet clients’ exacting needs.
ProManage: An all-inclusive fixed price contract to cover all technology needs.
ProHosting: Enterprise-class datacenter services to the SMB for mission critical applications.
ProAudit: Computer consulting services that scrutinize and appraise the strengths and weaknesses of existing computer networks and systems.
ProBackup: Disaster Recovery service plan subscription that uses a combination of an onsite backup appliance and secure offsite data storage.
General IT Services: Project or incident-based services with no contractual obligation.
Westchester County Office
35 East Grassy Sprain Road
Yonkers, New York 10710
New York City Office
Progressive Computing, Inc.
60 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10165