Systems Engineering to host educational seminars – “Managing and Protecting Business-Critical Information Assets”

Posted Sept. 12, 2012, at 8:29 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Portland Marriott Hotel at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, ME

For more information: Todd Molloy; 207-553-1585 ;

Systems Engineering, the Northeast region’s largest independent and employee-owned IT provider, today announced that the company will host two complimentary Lunch & Learn workshops to help businesses prioritize rapidly growing digital information and to optimize, find, access and protect critical information. The educational seminars, “Managing and Protecting Business-Critical Information Assets,” will be held at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks on Thursday, September 20, 2012 and in Portsmouth, NH at the 100 Club on Thursday, September 27.

According to Symantec’s 2012 State of Information report, 40% or more of the value of small and medium-sized businesses is derived from the information created, stored and managed on desktops, file servers, and databases. Businesses spend more per employee per year on information management. Yet, most routinely fail to organize, manage and protect that data proactively, according to the same report. As a result, many organizations are left vulnerable to risks of lost data, expensive eDiscovery queries, and productivity losses due to the difficulties of finding and retrieving valuable information.

“The information you create, store and manage is one of your business’ most valuable assets,” said Harry McMann, President and CEO of Systems Engineering. “But with the volume of digital information—and associated costs to manage, store and protect this information—increasing at unprecedented rates, the need for systematic approaches, tools and governance for managing these assets has become a top priority to businesses of all sizes.” Now, with the advent of new types of information, including audio and video files and social media conversations, the task of responsibly managing valuable information is about to become even more challenging.

“Managing and Protecting Business-Critical Information Assets” is designed to help organizations with the critical initial steps to prioritizing business information and optimizing the ability to find, access and consume business critical information.

For more information, visit or call 207-553-1600.

About Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering, the largest 100% employee-owned IT provider in Maine, is an information and communications technology consulting company with nearly 100 business technology professionals on staff serving businesses throughout Northern New England for over 20 years. As a leading IT strategy and services leader, Systems Engineering IT professionals provide comprehensive business technology products and solutions to more than 500 companies and organizations throughout Northern New England. Systems Engineering’s team of technical experts, security professionals, network engineers, field service technicians and account managers are available 24/7, 365 days per year. From computer network design, installation, training and administration to a full complement of data management, security, business consultation and outsourced CIO services, Systems Engineering helps business get ahead of IT. For more information, please visit or call 207-772-3199.

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