LEVEL UP: NEWS & VIEWS FROM RED LEVEL

VMWARE VSPHERE 5.5 REACHES END OF LIFE – AND IT’S TIME TO MOVE

VMware’s vSphere 5.5 has served countless businesses, and many Red Level clients, exceedingly well. As a cloud computing virtualization platform, vSphere 5.5 placed features and functions that were undreamed of previously, and made managing complex hybrid cloud environments incredibly easy and effective. Our clients reported outstanding stability and security, and they came to count on vSphere 5.5 to a remarkable degree – and many have been more than a little reluctant to let it go. […]

Cool Once, Cool Always? We Hope So.

It was right about this time last year that I mentioned in this space that Crain’s Detroit Business had named Red Level to their “Cool Places To Work In Michigan” list, and we are honored to be chosen again. For the second year in a row, Red Level has been honored with the “Cool Places” designation. It’s an award that means a lot to us – which would not be possible without our amazing and dedicated staff. As you’ve probably noticed, Metropolitan Detroit and Southeast Michigan have become much cooler places to do business in recent times. In contending for “Cool Places” honors, it’s become a lot harder to stand out in the crowd, but that's something we at Red Level love to do. [...]

By |2018-09-28T17:17:32+00:00September 7th, 2018|Awards, Cool companies to work for|

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. 

By |2018-09-28T17:21:24+00:00August 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Red Letter IT Newsletter – August 2018

Let's take a look at these 5 quick but important IT stories you should know about: MICROSOFT EVENT: Office 365 Summit Recap We assembled a team of experts to share best practices on security for Office 365 with tech leaders from around Metro Detroit. TECH NEWS: What's The "Power" In Microsoft's Power BI (Business Intelligence)? An impactful cloud-based tool that transforms a company’s data into rich visuals for its employees so they can focus on what matters. BLOG: Phishing Scam Target Travelers And Hotels Cyber-criminals will take advantage of any situation that separates people from their money. RED LEVELER SPOTLIGHT: James Graff Loves A Good Quest "What was great about it was that I was able to save them money and time, and that freed [...]

By |2018-09-28T17:23:15+00:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Office 365 Summit Recap

We had a packed house at the new Microsoft Technology Center downtown for our Office 365 Summit.  We assembled a team of experts to share best practices on Security for Office 365, PowerApps and Microsoft Stream with tech leaders from around Metro Detroit. Keeping data and identities secure is a top priority of all businesses large and small. In the past the primary way of securing data was to introduce a firewall on the front end of the network and install Anti-Virus protection on the end points. This may have worked in the past but malicious attacks are getting more and more sophisticated and data thieves are getting more creative in their approach to steal data and compromise identities. There have been [...]

By |2018-09-28T17:25:23+00:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet The Team – James Graff Edition

Meet the people who make it happen at Red Level for our clients every day. James Graff is one of our Senior Account Executives. He has been at our headquarters for over 3 years. We asked James a few questions for you to get to know him a little better! What's your favorite restaurant?  "I don't have one specific favorite restaurant, but I do enjoy' a great filet. Cameron's, Grey Ghost and Fleming's are just a few of my favorites." What's your favorite pastime? "I enjoy both golf and hunting." Why did you choose to work in IT?    "I'm not sure! I went to school for Sales and Business Marketing, and I somehow ended up in IT."  Favorite sport? [...]

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 [...]

Scams Target Travelers and Hotels

Every summer it seems that their is another scam targeting travelers. Check out this blog from one of our partners, KnowBe4, on the latest fake hotel website scam. "Cybercriminals will take advantage of any situation that separates people from their money. And what better way than to purport to be a reputable hotel and take reservations? The recent example in Turkey covered below demonstrates how far cybercriminals are willing to go to setup their scam. In this newest scam, fake hotel websites are setup (in some cases even copying a hotels entire website!) using as many as 50 domain names similar to the hotel’s brand name. These scammers are so good at what they do, in many cases, their fake websites ranked [...]

What’s The “Power” in Microsoft’s Power BI (Business Intelligence)?

There's been tons of buzz the last few years' about big data and cloud collaboration.  How can you, as a business owner, analyst or data interpreter, determine what data is good or bad for effective analytics and reporting?  Let's take it a step further, how can you make usable, actionable data available throughout an organization, enable opportunities for new services, and gain vital insights from fragmented and under-analyzed data? This is the 'Power' in Microsoft's Power BI!  Before we dig deeper, what is Microsoft's Power BI? Microsoft Power BI, or “business intelligence,” is an impactful cloud-based tool that transforms a company’s data into rich visuals for its employees to collect and organize so they can focus on what matters to them: getting [...]