Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from United Computer Group, Inc.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”- Melody Beattie

For nearly three decades, United Computer Group has placed its highest value on the relationships we have built with our clients, business partners, and vendors. At Thanksgiving time, we pause to think about all we are grateful for and give thanks.

Thank you for your business, your trust, and your friendship. From everyone at UCG, we wish you and yours a happy, healthy, wonderful Thanksgiving.


Jim Kandrac, Mike Powall, and the UCG team

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UCG’s VAULT400 BaaS a Natural Choice for R.W. Sidley, Inc.

United Computer Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that R.W. Sidley of Painesville, Ohio has selected VAULT400 BaaS as its backup solution. R.W. Sidley has been a valued client of United Computer Group for over 20 years.

Brad Buescher, Human Resource Director, had taken on more responsibility in
R.W. Sidley’s IT department. He immediately recognized the need to improve their primary system up time and security, and contacted UCG. R.W. Sidley runs on the IBM Power 5+system also provided by UCG.

UCG updated their Uninterruptable Power Supply in addition to adding VAULT400 BaaS. R.W. Sidley’s data is now encrypted, compressed, and sent offsite nightly to two secure HIPAA compliant data centers located in Cleveland, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia.
“VAULT400 is working great,” stated Buescher. “United Computer Group worked with our IT staff to setup the system and make sure we understand how it operates. R.W. Sidley chose UCG’s VAULT400 BaaS because the company has provided dependable IT support to our organization for over two decades. We trust UCG to support and secure our business critical data.”
In addition, R. W. Sidley will enjoy Hardware Disaster Recovery at no charge for 30 days. In the event of a disaster, UCG will provide a like system loaded with their data within 48 hours. (12 and 24 Hour RTO options are also available.) R.W. Sidley then has the option to purchase the like system or order a new one from UCG.

A key success factor for this 81 year old business is their core belief in continuous improvement and investment in state of the art technology, art batching, manufacturing and recycling equipment.

About R. W. Sidley, Inc.

R.W. Sidley, Inc. was established in 1933 as a mining and manufacturing company. Since then they have continued to build their company through the development of high quality products derived from our original core products of silica sand and bank gravel. As a full service supplier R.W. Sidley, Inc. provides a broad range of construction solutions for today's building industry. They manufacture and supply bulk aggregates, industrial minerals, ready-mix concrete, masonry block products, structural and architectural precast components, and building supplies.

The historic Casement House, built in 1870 in Painesville, Ohio, serves as R. W. Sidley’s Corporate Office. The building was 
added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mid-America Door Chooses Industry Expert United Computer Group, Inc. for BaaS

"I have peace of mind now that I know our data is securely backed up every day, and that I picked the right team with the knowledge to make it happen.”

United Computer Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mid-America Door has chosen UCG’s VAULT400 BaaS as its data backup solution. 

After initially proceeding with another BaaS managed service provider, Carl Christensen, Vice President & COO of Mid-America Door, had concerns during installation and was left with doubt about the provider’s ability to install and support the solution. Carl cancelled the install, turned to his ERP vendor, Friedman Group, and was referred to industry experts United Computer Group. After an online meeting, disk analysis, receiving their proposal, and due diligence, Carl felt confident that UCG’s VAULT400 BaaS was the answer to their data backup issues. He made the final decision, and days later VAULT400 was installed and configured in an online meeting in less than 90 minutes.

The IT team and business partners of Mid-America Door worked with closely with UCG’s lead engineer, Vladimir Capitanov, on the installation and technology refresh. Pleased with his decision, Christensen stated, “I have peace of mind now that I know our data is securely backed up every day, and that I picked the right team with the knowledge to make it happen.

About Mid-America Door

Mid-America Door, located in Ponca City, Oklahoma, was founded in 1991 by a group of door dealers and others to manufacture steel sectional overhead-type doors. The company was based on a culture of inspired vision, thoughtful planning, and a combination of many years of overhead door experience. Since the early 1990's, Mid-America Door has experienced continuous growth, expanding its product lines, production capacity, and market coverage. Their belief and commitment to quality and customer service will ensure their continued growth.

"Doors built the old fashioned way - with quality."