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Collaborative Technology Partners, Inc., is a Boston MA based provider of Cloud Services, Managed Services and Cyber Security Consulting for companies operating in a Microsoft environment.

Cyber security is of particular importance today for all business, including small companies. And not to overlook that the technology and business expertise of the Boston area makes us a valuable target for some very talented and motivated enterprises. CTP has benefited from direct experience with security incidences over 20 years time, has worked with law enforcement, Microsoft, and some top national security firms. And – CTP is eager to share with your business basic measures that all companies should take,

CTP has a research and development background, a history with large consulting companies delivering projects on large Microsoft migrations (50,000 seats magnitude), and applying the discipline and knowledge from this experience to solving problems, sometimes complex and multi-disciplinary. This approach has allowed for successful projects, with many implemented solutions having produced significant cost savings.

Cloud computing has become one of the hottest buzzwords in the history of computers, and for good reason. Remote computing has been around for years, so why all the hubbub? The convergence of rapidly improving technologies with steadily lowering costs is making things seamless and affordable, which have otherwise been clunky and expensive. You’re considering moving to the cloud?

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When it comes time to replace an aging server, more and more small business owners are wondering whether there’s a better way. They’re tired of the endless expense of a refresh cycle and the hassles of hardware ownership.  In the case of some startup companies, they don’t even want to begin with on premise servers

Imagine a Boston-based company wants to open a second office in Miami. You have always had the ability to access your Boston servers remotely, but the performance is nowhere near as good as when you are in the office.

Inferior remote performance is very typical, and there are many reasons for it. You can improve the infrastructure in your office to make it capable of giving your Miami users the same experience you have in Boston, but doing so would be exceedingly expensive.

So, you consider putting a server in Miami. It would take several weeks and thousands of dollars to get a server delivered, configured and running in the new office.

Cloud servers can be spun up in minutes.  Miami users could be connected and productive before the new office furniture was delivered. On opening day, employees could log out in Boston, fly to Miami, log back in and pick up right where they left off.

With teams of data security specialists focusing on protecting your data, the cloud is one of the most secure ways to store information. For example, by using cloud software, if your laptop is stolen, no one can access your data unless they have a login to the online account. With cloud software, this is where the data lives – as opposed to on your hard drive.

In the event of a natural disaster or fire, being in the cloud means business productivity doesn’t need to be affected because there’s no downtime. All of your information is safely and securely stored off site. As long as you have access to any computer or mobile device connected to the internet, you’re back up and running.

In addition to this, if you invite users to view your data, you can control the level of access. This is much more secure than the old-fashioned way of emailing your files or sending out a USB stick with your data on it, or the biggest security hole: sharing a login.

A major benefit to cloud computing is easy accessibility. Most cloud-based programs are accessible from any device connected to the internet, either through a web browser or a dedicated app. Your employees can get work done on their desktop in the office, their laptop while traveling, or their phone or tablet during their commutes. The cost for access is typically tied into the periodic service fee, so you can save money on physical program copies and licenses.

Cloud-based computing makes it easier for your business to cut back on hardware expenses. You no longer need to run your own server for your entire staff to have access to a key program. Better yet, you don’t have to invest in computer systems with high enough specifications just to run a particular software suite. Basically, the efficacy of your cloud computing most often depends on the reliability and speed of your internet connection rather than your local hardware.

Collaboration is made easy in the cloud. The ability to save and access various files through the cloud enables employees to easily work from the same master document. Cloud collaboration tools, such as Google Drive, allow users to upload, edit and comment on documents, which makes for better workplace collaboration. Additionally, employers can opt to limit what employees can access.

Not to mention, being able to access files through the cloud makes it easy for small-business owners to track and manage individual progress on assignments. How’s that for efficiency?

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Has your organization been hit with a data breach or ransomware recently? This happens more often than you might think to businesses of all sizes. Given the frequency, complexity, and increasing number of threats, a multi-level, agile, and cutting-edge cybersecurity strategy is the only response that will protect businesses from massive losses. Fortunately, managed IT services providers (MSPs) are filling this gap with solutions and expertise that even small businesses can afford. According to Security Boulevard (Security Boulevard is home of the Security Bloggers Network – SBN), the following statistics applied in 2019.

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Security Pros Focus on Detection and Containment Instead of Prevention
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of “emerging organizations” ignore more than 25% of security alerts
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SMB’s admit that more than 500,000 customer records were exposed last year

MEET OUR TEAM

CAMERON OWEN
Managing Partner / CTO

Cameron Owen has been an IT consultant for over 30 years, engaging and leading consulting teams for projects ranging from 30,000+ seats to very small, for global companies with many offices to companies with a single office. Cam has worked with consulting firms ranging from very small to international, as a consultant directly engaged in projects as well as developing new business and leading project teams. Cam has direct experience with most of the technologies in use within IT today, including the common operating systems, LAN / WAN / firewall technologies, Citrix, servers and workstations, SANs, server clustering and backup. Cam has over 15 years of programming experience with languages ranging from assembly (main frame) to C.

Prior to his consulting career, Cam was a biomedical researcher in the field of Structural Biology. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brandeis University, and took a joint appointment at The Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The analytic approach coming from many years of research has a way of finding itself into design and implementation of projects, as does an often creative approach to developing projects within industry that are unique in addressing the particular requirements of an individual company.

BRIAN DOHERTY
Managing Partner / Sales & Operations

Brian is an experienced sales executive and a veteran of the networking industry with over 38 years of direct sales and sales management experience. He joined CTP in the summer of 2004, with responsibility for building the sales organization of the company. In 2002 he co-founded, BizTech Partners, from Lucent Technologies, a provider of networking products and solutions, where he drove business in Lucent’s Northeast Regional accounts in both the Enterprise and Carrier markets. He spent over five years in sales management at Lucent’s Data Networking Division, contributing to their growth from start-up to the fastest growing division within Lucent.

Brian has vast experience in recruiting, developing, motivating, and directing sales and engineering organizations and has been highly successful in driving acceptance of new technology in small and mid-sized businesses. Previous to Lucent Technologies, he was a sales executive at Bay Networks, which was acquired by Nortel Networks. At Bay, Brian excelled at servicing small and mid-sized businesses throughout New England. In this capacity he learned the unique requirements and value demands of clients in this market segment, which makes up over 98% of the existing businesses in New England.

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