Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from UCG!

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for."  -Zig Zigler

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

Monday, November 23, 2015


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UCG provides cost-effective technology solutions including IBM P8 Servers (PROD, TEST, DEV, BaaS, DR and H/A), storage, and managed services in addition to a wide range of related products and services, all customized to fit their clients’ current needs and future growth.
Founded in 1987, UCG is an IBM Advanced Business Partner specializing in mid-market and enterprise clients. UCG has been rated in the top 1% of IBM Business Partners nationwide. 

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UCG's VAULT400 BaaS Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

Accelerate business outcomes with local offsite cloud backups and restores.

VAULT400 BaaS securely and efficiently protects your organization’s critical data, automatically backing up desktop, laptop, and server data from across your organization. A simple web browser can be used to configure your desired backup policies and monitor your backups. With no additional capital expense, more resources can be put back into accelerating the core business. Learn more at

Key Benefits

IBM Power Systems | VAULT400 BaaS

Support excellence, disaster readiness, and technology that scales with your business.

“We operate 24/7/365, so ensuring our systems are always up is critical. When it was time for a complete technology refresh, we turned to UCG. The IBM i system they provided is absolutely essential because of its reliability. 
UCG’s VAULT400 BaaS is a secure, cloud backup and DR solution that always works. We no longer have to deal with the time and hassle of backup tapes.” 
- Marc Masters, IT Director W&LE Railway

S2K Enterprise Management Software (EMS)

Enterprise Management Software application for financial management from UCG. 

Monitor your business’ financial health in real time.

“Our S2K EMS financial software provided by UCG allows for the most complex input while providing sophisticated reports needed to make effective decisions.” - Donna Phillips, CFO

S2K’s feature-rich supply chain and business management software solutions can improve your company’s internal efficiencies and external responsiveness while delivering bottom-line results. Learn more at

Key Benefits

      •  Responsive Design 
      •  Cloud Based 
      •  Collaborative 
      •  Configurable

How much confidence do YOU have in your current hardware, data backup, DR, and cyber security programs?

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Power Systems Tech Showcase: The Rising Cost of Security Breaches

by Margarette Burnette 
"If your company faced a cyber attack this year, it could cost $3.8 million. That's according to a new study from the Ponemon Institute, a cybersecurity company based in Traverse City, Michigan. 

The recently released “Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis,” sponsored by IBM, found that cyber attacks are also increasing in frequency."

Read article online here or download PDF

What can you do to help protect your company from cybercrime?

The recent Ponemon Institute report states that "Malicious or criminal attacks continue to be the primary cause of data breach. Forty-nine percent of incidents involved a malicious or criminal attack, 19 percent concerned negligent employees, and 32 percent involved system glitches that includes both IT and business process failures."

The importance of a security-minded culture across your business cannot be overstated.

As the result of our recent partnership with KnowBe4, UCG’s VAULT400 BaaS will now include a turnkey managed solution version of their cybersecurity solution suite via remote implementation in less than 90 minutes. The KB4 team has built, deployed, and supported market leading e-learning applications and has deep roots in IT Security.

Scheduled simulated phishing attacks and monthly reports will provide executives the insight they need to maximize training ROI and 
track security compliance. As an added value, a base number of KB4 users will be included at no additional charge to current and new VAULT400 subscribers.

Free Phishing Security Test

It's important to remember that it's not a matter of IF you'll be hacked, but WHEN.

Sign up for our complimentary Phishing Security Test to find out the level of risk to your business, and how security awareness training can lessen the chances that you'll be the victim of ransomware.

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