The View From NCS Technologies

Customers Depend on NCS Rugged Servers When Faced With Harsh Environments

Posted by John Callahan on May 18, 2022 8:30:00 AM

NCS Solutions Used in Most Demanding Military and Commercial Applications

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Topics: Servers & Appliances, U.S. Government, rugged, military, software, commercial, U.S. Navy

We've Declared Our Company Remote First.

Posted by Mike Turicchi on May 17, 2022 5:19:42 PM

Crunchbase, a platform for finding business information about private and public companies, has declared itself "remote first". With scores of companies across every industry pondering the same approach, this blog explores the strategic considerations and key factors underlying Crunchbase's decision, including the question of engaging employees in the absence of office perks.
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NCS Partners With Durabook for Rugged Notebooks & Tablets

Posted by John Callahan on May 17, 2022 5:17:12 PM

NCS Offers a Complete Rugged Portfolio

NCS sells Durabook solutions to government and commercial customers. Consider the Durabook S14I Laptop, which pushes semi-rugged devices to a whole new level.

It is built with Intel® 11th Generation CPUs and has a class-leading 4' drop spec/IP 53 rating. The S14I is engineered to combine military-grade durability, field-worker functionality,  high performance, and long battery life for non-stop use, making it suitable for use in locations where rain or dust may be a regular occurrence.

The S14I features a significant CPU upgrade with Intel® Tiger Lake 11th generation platform, using Intel’s 10nm processor technology. This device comes with integrated Intel® Iris Xe graphics, and for professionals who use intensive graphic computing, it can be upgraded to an optional standalone NVIDIA GeForce® GTX1050. With the ultra-high-speed data transmission capability of Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 with max. speed of 2.4Gbps and Bluetooth® V5.2, all information is instantly synced and fed back to the data control center.

Durability and Security

The S14I is built with a robust mechanical design and rigorously tested components. It meets the standards of MIL-STD-810H; withstands up to a 4-foot drop; and boasts an IP53 rating. This tough yet elegant rugged laptop breaches the boundary between semi-rugged and fully-rugged devices.
It now includes Windows Hello encrypted biometrics, a more secure, user-friendly and faster way of accessing the Window® 10 OS. The S14I semi-rugged platform is finding significant success in commercial markets, such as power/utilities, and in the military sector, including the U.S. Army and Air Force.


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Topics: U.S. Government, rugged, military, computers, tablets

Business Email Compromise: Trends and Predictions

Posted by Mike Turicchi on May 17, 2022 3:14:12 PM

A recent threat report suggests security teams should view business email compromise as "public enemy #1." In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, a security practitioner discusses why, provides an overview of threat actors and common tactics as well as tried-and-true detection and defense tips. Watch the video embedded in this blog.
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Save valuable time managing rack servers with HPE One View

Posted by Mike Turicchi on May 17, 2022 12:27:14 PM

This infographic highlights how HPE OneView speeds up routine rack server management tasks. It depicts the time and effort reduction achieved using the product, compared with manual handling, to deploy a first server or add servers to one's installation. It also reminds readers that plug-ins for popular management consoles enable admins to work with OneView alongside the tools they already prefer. For more information about HPE OneView, contact us today.
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Microsoft Teams Rooms

Posted by Mike Turicchi on May 17, 2022 10:28:39 AM

You can harness the power and familiarity of the popular virtual conferencing software by Microsoft with Microsoft Teams Rooms by HP combined with HP Elite Slice G2. Download this datasheet to find out how this powerful, easy-to-use solution simplifies meetings with seamless conferencing, calling and sharing capabilities through a single, intuitive user interface.
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NCS Delivers Leading Desktop Virtualization Solutions

Posted by John Callahan on May 16, 2022 2:07:32 PM

NCS Cirrus Solutions Serve Government and Commercial Markets

NCS Technologies offers Cirrus Notebook and Desktop endpoint solutions that are secure, cost effective and easy to use and administer. Maintaining strong security policies remain extremely important in government, the military, healthcare, retail and other markets that NCS serves.

Over the years, our desktop and laptop solutions are recognized for their strong security and effortless portability. NCS devices powered by HP Teradici software help IT managers maintain security and save money.

The Challenge of Endpoint Security

IT managers understand that work PCs used in in the office and remotely can be vulnerable to security breaches. For many administrators, using zero clients is the best solution for security concerns.  NCS Zero Clients are managed by VMware Horizon software and use the ultra-secure HP Teradici PCoIP remote display protocol.

NCS Zero Clients have no local OS. The operating system resides in the data center. Therefore, there is no persistent user data, no patches, updates or antivirus software needed. Security concerns are addressed within the data center. Of the various ways to virtualize at the endpoint, zero clients prove to be a highly effective solution. PCoIP is a high performance computer display protocol used in endpoint VDI. PCoIP from HP Teradici uses advanced compression to provide end users with rich content from the cloud or data center. PCoIP securely delivers applications or workspaces to the endpoint by compressing and encrypting pixels. More than 15 million VDI endpoints use PCoIP.

To manage virtualized endpoints, NCS recommends the HP Teradici All Access Plan.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, PCoIP, virtualization, hospitals, teradici, endpoints

HPE OneView at-a-glance

Posted by Mike Turicchi on May 16, 2022 12:27:15 PM

This eBook explains how this integrated IT management solution transforms compute, storage, and networking into software-defined infrastructure. A software-based approach accelerates deployment, simplifies lifecycle operations, and makes infrastructure programmable. The eBook employs a slide-like format to present key benefits, top use cases, partner/toolset integration capabilities, and pointers to more information resources. For more information about HPE OneView, contact us today.
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Is Your Marketing Team Built for a Remote World?

Posted by Mike Turicchi on May 16, 2022 10:13:13 AM

Adjusting to remote work is more challenging for some organizations than others. Likewise, there's an intra-organizational disparity with some departments inherently more suited to a distributed workforce. Marketing teams, for example, have three built-in advantages in a remote-first world: they are technology-driven, designed for asynchronous collaboration and have a strong digital focus. Read this blog to gain insight on how marketing teams can capitalize on each advantage in the new remote work environment.
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Behind the Push to Finally Eliminate Passwords

Posted by Mike Turicchi on May 12, 2022 5:11:01 PM

The FIDO Alliance is pushing for smartphones to become the authentication standards as the tech industry presses for new methods. While the strategy has benefits, the proposal faces obstacles. Read this blog from Cybersecurity Dive for insight on what the concept needs to become reality.
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