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For ages, humans have been leveraging tools to better accomplish tasks. Today, our most powerful and effective tool is technology. The tricky part is there are a vast number of software applications and technology solutions, and there isn't a universal solution that works for every business.

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Our client, VLMK Engineering + Design, came to us looking for help with their phone systems in their office. As a structural and civil engineering firm, they are constantly fielding client calls, coordinating with contractors, and connecting internally to bring their projects to completion. For them, communication is important. We were able to set them up with Microsoft 365 Business Voice, a cloud-based calling solution that fits their needs and has already been happily adopted by their team.

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acilitating collaboration amongst both remote and in-person teams can be challenging. It is easy for meetings to get derailed and difficult to evolve your conversation into results. However, with the help of SharePoint you can easily align your team and quickly create documentation that is accessible to and able to be edited by everyone.

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To effectively monitor and manage their client’s systems MSPs (Managed service providers) often establish remote connections to all their client’s networks. Unfortunately, those multiple connections make MSPs a prime target for ransomware and hacking.

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If your business relies on technology tools, it is important to have a plan for what to do if they fail. At Spire Tech, we can work with you to develop and implement Disaster Recovery Plans to ensure that when catastrophe happens, you are prepared.

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Cybersecurity is not something you want to slack on. Too many companies think that installing a suite of antivirus and anti-malware software is enough to protect them from malicious attackers, but in the world of phishing scams and social engineering attacks, that just isn’t enough.

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If your business relies on technology tools, it is important to have a plan for what to do if they fail. At Spire Tech, we can work with you to develop and implement Disaster Recovery Plans to ensure that when catastrophe happens, you are prepared.

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Our Client, a local Non-Profit here in Portland, Oregon, wanted to consolidate their IT infrastructure and move to a fully remote work model. Though they already had Microsoft 365, they knew they were underutilizing it and paying for multiple redundant services.

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2019 was a year of continued growth at SpireTech.  We’d like to thank all our clients for your continued support and your referrals – we don’t advertise much, so we appreciate every referral!

Review of 2019 Business Activity

We spent a lot of the year focused internally on improving our processes and operational maturity.  Some of the areas we worked on include:

  • A new billing system and customer portal
  • Complete redesign of our website
  • Re-organized and relaunched our blog
  • Implemented brightgauge for customer reporting and performance metrics
  • Improved our internal and customer documentation
  • Improved our patch management system, for better and more reliable windows patching
  • Moved from Slack to Teams
  • Moved to Onedrive/Sharepoint for file storage
  • Continued focus on improving security

We’ve also been attending conferences and quarterly IT business peer group events to keep up on current trends and best practices.  We learn a lot at these events, and it is an excellent investment of our time.  Read more...


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Spire reaches another milestone –  our 25th anniversary! 

SpireTech turned 25 years old on Feb 25th, 2018.  In the technology business, that’s a few lifetimes.  While our services continue to evolve with new technologies many of our clients have been with us since day one!  We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our valued clients — we appreciate your business!

Our birthday is a good time to reflect on why we founded SpireTech, and how we chose our name.  For a trip down memory lane read on.

Why SpireTech was founded

Spire’s founders, who worked in the IT department of a large Civil Engineering firm, noticed that there were no IT firms in PDX supporting the specialized needs of Architects and Engineers who required both networking and CAD expertise.

A lot of our work focused on end-user productivity – if you save all your employees 10 minutes a day, it can pay real dividends in driving profitability and efficiency.     Read more...

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