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Red Level is a managed IT services firm in Metro Detroit that helps clients accelerate growth, increase productivity, strengthen security, reduce costs and enable scalability.

What is spear phishing and how can my company avoid it?

The average person receives 16 malicious emails per month. A 2018 study of 500,000,000 emails found one out of every 101 emails received were malicious. Are your employees properly educated about this? Or will they click a link that could cost the company millions? Most of the time, the greatest risk to your company’s internet security are the people who work for it (including you). One click on a malicious email—even one that looks like it comes from a friend—could seriously damage your company. New employees are the most at risk for being duped. [1] What is Spear Phishing?  Spear phishing is an attack in which hackers trick targeted users into sharing confidential information. It can also involve tricking the [...]

Digital Transformation and What it Really Means for Business

It's impossible to pick up a business magazine or read an IT blog without seeing "Digital Transformation" in the headlines. And while it's garnering a lot of ink and pixels, many professionals aren't quite sure what this means for their business. When we need technology answers, we go right to Mike Balatzis. He's Red Level's Microsoft Solutions Manager and besides being a nice guy with a big brain, he talks in plain English so even the non-geeks can understand. We peppered him with a few questions about Digital Transformation and what it really means for business owners and executives. Here's the scoop. What is the Digital Transformation? In simple terms, every business is a Digital Business and the importance of [...]

Meet the Team: Q&A with Red Level Helpdesk Manager Hayley Sargent​

By day, Hayley Sargent leads Red Level's Helpdesk team as they wrangle technical issues and support the IT needs Detroit area business. On nights and weekends, you'll find her wrangling a different animal. The Office 365 and Azure expert trades her Microsoft Surface Pro and headset for a saddle and hat as she trains horses. We sat down with Hayley for a quick Q&A on What’s your favorite restaurant? Believe it or not, Texas Roadhouse! What's your favorite pastime outside of work? If I had to pick just one, I’d have to say training and riding horses. If I’m allowed two, don’t forget a love of video games! Why did you choose to work in IT? I enjoy the consistent [...]

2018-11-20T18:13:51+00:00By |IT Help Desk, Talent|

Labor Day Closure

In recognition of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, Red level will be closed on Monday, September 3rd. But you are never alone. For emergency technical support call 248-412-8210.  We wish you a happy, relaxing day filled with family and friends, doing whatever you enjoy most. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 4th. 

2018-09-28T17:21:24+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Red Level received the 2018 Michigan Works! Impact Award!

NOVI, MICHIGAN – FEBRUARY 21, 2018—Red Level has been chosen to receive the 2018 Michigan Works! Impact Award. The company was nominated for the honor by the Oakland County Michigan Works! Chapter in recognition of its success in forming strategic partnerships to upskill and expand the local workforce to meet industry needs better. Michigan Works! is a 30-year-old organization dedicated to providing services and support to Michigan’s workforce development system, the first united organization of its kind in the United States. The annual Impact Awards are bestowed upon companies who have demonstrated a commitment to create jobs and develop talent within their communities. This year’s Impact Awards presented at a ceremony at the Anderson House office building in Lansing on [...]

Red Letter IT Newsletter – June 2018

There's nothing like jumping right into a summer heat wave!  With sunblock, beaches, parks, and vacations, let's take a look at these 5 quick but important IT stories you should know about: MICROSOFT 365 BUSINESS - BETTER WORKFLOWS & PROCESSES: Detroit Wallpaper Engaged with Red Level to Implement Powerful Tools to Consolidate and Simplify Everything from Finanical Data to Sales Presentations "I would say that we have probably reclaimed at least 10–15 percent of our budget by preventing waste through timely collaboration." (Andi Kubacki, Co-Founder, Detroit Wallpaper) TECH NEWS: Save Money & Time in Your Journey to The Cloud Learn how reserve instances, automation, auto shut down features, and more can give you smart strategies for better security, performance, and cost savings. [...]

Red Letter IT Newsletter – April 2018

Are we skipping spring and going right into a summer heat wave?  With the constant weather changes in Michigan, let's take a look at these 5 quick IT stories you should know about: BUSINESS GOES ON WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OFF!: A powerful Disaster Recovery plan from Red Level, Bower Management is building a stronger, more resilient business Can your company weather any storm? TECH NEWS: By the end of 2018, spending on IT-as-a-Service will be $547 Billion! Cloud platforms and Cloud services adoption are increasing in the mid-tier and small & medium businesses (SMB), leading researchers including Forrester to adjust their forecasts upward. BLOG: MiCloud - Enterprise-Grade Cloud Services for SMBs MiCloud offers significant advantages - Scalability, control, and personalization TECH SPRING [...]

April Showers Brings May Security By Avoiding Attacks!

With the growing cyber-threat landscape, most companies’ solutions are not solving these attacks. Attackers are spending more than 200 days on average in companies they breach – and the amount of damage done in that time is astonishing. Three-quarters of those breaches are directly linked to the mismanagement or theft of user credentials.  What’s most alarming is companies’ solutions aren’t able to solve the problem. Instead of struggling to protect your business only from outside threats, expect breaches to happen.  So what can you do?  Rely on detection and containment to best secure your environment. What if your employees need to access information from outside the office, and often from their own devices?  More importantly, how do you make sure that your [...]

Red Level’s Kyle Hildebrand is Unstoppable!

Our very own Kyle Hildebrand was recently promoted to Network Administrator from his previous role as a Senior Helpdesk Specialist to meet our clients growing needs.  He's unstoppable as he also won the Red Level 2017 Professionalism Award where he demonstrates enthusiasm, openness, diversity, teamwork, accountability, and a sense of purpose for the company. Kyle received high praise for his Office 365 migration project including OneDrive and Skype for Business training with a prominent automotive and aerospace organization. Some of his expertise includes: Support relating to complex technical issues involving Microsoft’s core business applications, especially Office 365 and directory synchronization Support for backup systems/disaster recovery solutions Support of peripheral devices/technology such as printers, copiers, scan-to-email/folder Mobile device support for various platforms [...]

Red Letter IT Newsletter – February 2018

Hopefully, the winter blast we've been experiencing has finally subsided.  Now with this mini heat blast into the 40s, take a look at these 5 quick IT stories you should know about: WHAT ARE THE FIVE W'S OF MANAGED SERVICES? Who, What, Where, When, and How for Managed Services A quality IT provider should feel like part of your company’s family, like a natural extension of or another department within your business. TECH NEWS: Managed Services Provider Checklist Marco D’Aristotile, Red Level Help Desk Manager, Explains How Managed Service Providers Become Outsourced IT Departments. BLOG: Two Advanced Security Certifications = Better Security For You Information security is a significant area of concern these days – and it ought to be. TECH SPRING CLEANING [...]