Decision

Thinking In-House IT? Consider Bryley IT

Small- to medium-sized businesses don’t usually have an on-site tech overseeing the systems in use – these tasks tend to fall to the owners or employees with the most tech aptitude/interest. But if you’ve had it with frustrating downtime scenarios, you may be thinking of hiring an IT tech or contracting with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) like Bryley. [5 min. read]

Survey

Survey Response: “Thank You to Ethan”

“Thank you to Ethan: you explained the steps you were taking to efficiently identify and resolve the issue. This was greatly appreciated!” [1 min. read]

Lucas Belo

On Balance

“I’m just as passionate about helping people as I am about technical work,” said Lucas Belo. “And those two blend very well as a Field Tech …” [3 min. read]

Business Continuity

Keep Calm and Carry On

A solution for peace-of-mind. Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, from hurricanes and sinkholes, to lightning strikes, bio-hazards and rodent infestations … [3 min. read]

Carol Bailey

Is There a Better Endorsement?

Carol Bailey is Bryley Systems’ new Managed Services Administrator — monitoring premier clients’ systems. But just a little while ago Carol worked for a Bryley client … [3 min. read]

Apple Certification

Bryley Now Supports Apple Products

Bryley is excited to announce that it is one of a few New England IT providers that have an Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) tech on-staff … [1 min. read]

Optical illusion

The Hungry Mind of Ethan Brush

Eleven-year-old Ethan Brush envisioned a life of adventure as an NSA agent, but knew it would require serious discipline to accomplish what he wanted. So Ethan decided — at almost the youngest age possible — to join the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. He stuck by his trajectory … [3 min. read]

Holiday Sweaters 2020

Last Thursday was Bryley’s Annual Sweater Day … check it out! [1 min. read]

David Byler

What Does the SolarWinds Breach Mean?

For some perspective on the massive hack I spoke with David Byler, a Bryley trusted security advisor, “… what’s scary about this versus say the Equifax breach or the Home Depot breach is that in those the target was the customer data for that specific company. Also Equifax and Home Depot are not known as tech companies. SolarWinds is a tech company supplying tech to help tech companies manage their tech. So for them to get breached feels like this extra big thing …” [7 min. read]

Not Dagobah

Do or do not. There is no try.

“I found myself at 30 unsatisfied with the professional roles I’d had,” said Frank Walek. “I saw that every job had just kind of presented itself to me. And if I was going to do things better going forward, I’d have to start by asking, ‘what work would I actually want to do?’” [3 min. read]

Poor password management

Grant the Right People Secure Access No Matter the Device

Seventy percent of hacking-related breaches are due to stolen or weak passwords. Passwords are no longer enough to keep your business from unauthorized access and malicious attacks. [3 min. read]

Carol and Cathy

Community Service Day

On October 23, 2020, Bryley volunteers (and sisters) Carol and Cathy joined the Corridor 9/495 Chamber of Commerce for their Annual Community Service Day on behalf of the Community Harvest Project [1 min. read]

Halloween Costume Day!

Last Friday (October 30th, 2020), the scary folks at Bryley were at it again; Kristin called for costumes, and our team delivered!     Michelle — Pigs in a blanket       Tom — Certified RV salesperson     Our Boss forgot to dress-up (again)            Carol B — Trick-or-treat witches […]

chess image

The Last Line of Defense

Cybercriminals have gotten through some of the world’s best defenses. They’re often after data, corrupting it, and locking it up for payment through ransomware. No security strategy is complete until it takes the last step of protecting data with quickly available, full, uncorrupted copies of everything your business depends on [6.5 min. read]

email Michelle

I wanted to drop a line …

Last month Bryley got an email about the work of Michelle Denio from a happy client [2.5 min. read]

Bryley Knowledge Base

Office 365 Had New Features Every Month in 2020!?!

Office 365 … er actually Microsoft 365 … keeps changing. Unlike when you could purchase licenses with three-year feature cycles, the Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) model with rolling updates means that every month we’re getting feature updates [6.5 min. read]

Brick wall

The wall comes tumbling down…

After 83 years, your brick courtyard walls might need some repair … [1 min. read]

Dark Web Coin

Dark Web Coin

The barrier to ransomware entry has become so low. Ransomware is now distributed on the dark web like any other Software as a Service (SAAS, e.g. Spotify, Netflix, Dropbox). And its pricing starts at about $20 for a basic-level ransomware attack. Type “RAAS” or “ransomware as a service” in a dark web search engine. You’ll get pages of results. Most people think of hackers as geniuses. That’s far from true any more.

Referral turtle

Thank You for Referring Bryley

Sticking your neck out to vouch for Bryley is, as far as we’re concerned, the ultimate compliment. Because of that, everyone you refer is treated with respect, kindness and good communication whether or not Bryley can help them with IT.

Bryley Office at Night

Since posting pictures of Bryley’s roofing-project crane, I thought these nighttime pictures of our historic building might be of interest