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We work hard behind the scenes to eliminate IT issues before they cause expensive downtime.

Our mission is to provide enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to the small and medium-sized business sector, with small business prices. Our dedicated staff love seeing our clients succeed. Your success is our success, and as you grow, we grow.

We offer the best IT Professional Services such as Managed IT Services, Outsourced Computer Support, Business Continuity Services, and Technology Consulting.

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Intelligent remote monitoring, proactive maintenance, and behind-the-scenes remote support.

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Protect your business from threats like malware, viruses, phishing attacks, hackers and other threads.

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Backup & Disaster Recovery

Ensure peace-of-mind in any situation with the most complete data backup solution available.

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Reduce infrastructure costs, collaborate, and get more done with our unique cloud solutions.

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When you just want your IT to work!

There are a lot of IT Companies that you can contact to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to save you from a crisis mode, but they don’t take time to see the big picture.

At Symmetric Engineering Group, we understand what business is all about. We are specialized consultants who provide solutions to everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well, but our specialty is preventing issues before they become a hole in your pocket.  

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      We live by the idea that your business needs come first, so much so that our CEO George Lakiotis has written a letter for you to read showing just how dedicated our Full Service IT team is to not only solving problems but your success!

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      What Our Clients Say

      • Great Business Partner!
        " A National Coding Recruiter"
        I would like to recommend Symmetric Group as a great business partner.  Our Company started April 1st, 2013 and since the launch of our new business we have grown to new heights.  Symmetric Group has been there every step of the way.  Symmetric Group has not only helped us with ordering all the equipment, computers, software, and setup of everything in a office setting  from A to Z but they also have the best IT support team as well with Jemar and Joey.  We appreciate everything you do for us at our company and we recommend them to anyone starting up a company or a company that is established that is looking for IT solutions.  Thank you again for all your support. - Andrew 
      • Five Stars!
        "A National Commercial Cleaning Co."

        We have enjoyed our relationship with Symmetric Group.  Each person we interact with is responsive and knowledgeable.  Simple straight forward answers to our questions are given which is a great help to a "non techie" group!   We thank you again for your service.  Five Stars! - Gail 

      • Very Proactive!
        " A Local Dermatology Practice"

        Symmetric has been providing us IT support for many years.  They successfully manage all of our fast paced medical offices.  Symmetric’s response time for any issues that arise is always quick and issues are resolved in a timely manner and can usually be done remotely which is convenient for all of us.  Symmetric is very proactive in identifying inefficiencies and recommending and implementing changes that improve our systems performance, resiliency and efficiency.  We have no hesitation in warmly recommending them to any business, large or small! – Jenni

      • I Highly Recommend!
        "A Global Lighting Manufacture"

        Four years ago, we had seven domestic offices and warehouses located in five states that were running on independent computer networks, that is, they were without any domain structure.  Thanks to the network engineers at Symmetric Engineering, we are running a secure computer network on a true domain architecture.  We are so pleased with their services that this summer we contracted with Symmetric to host our accounting servers and SQL data servers.  I highly recommend the services of Symmetric Engineering. – Jim 

      • "Extreme Professional"
        "A Local Pain Practice"

        We are so pleased with our business relationship with Symmetric Group. Their company’s customer service is exceptional.  Our service calls and/or emails are answered quickly and to our satisfaction. George is an extreme professional and is shows in his staff. Thank you for your support – Karen 

      • Thanks Symmetric!
        "A Regional Optometry Firm"

        We have partnered with Symmetric for over 5 years in our corporate office as well as our 25 locations throughout Florida and Georgia.   Symmetric has been there from the beginning when we went through the daunting task of inputting our EMR software in all of our stores, as well as doing the complete IT setup at our new locations.   They have been fantastic.  They respond quickly and go above and beyond to help us in any way they can.   They have allowed us to focus on the important work of growing our business and not wasting time on the technical aspect of it.   We highly recommend Symmetric, you will be in good hands…Thanks Symmetric! – Marci

      • They Meet the challenges!
        " A Large Civil & Utility Construction Co."

        Symmetric Group has been able to meet the challenges of our Company's fast growth over the past several years.  They make technology recommendations and manage the all of Company’s IT services seamlessly. I would highly recommend working with them. – Penny 

      Latest Blogs

      3 Strong Incentives to Get Your Office’s Computer Hardware Organized

      With mobile devices like smartphones and laptops becoming a major part of the workplace, employees are often given hardware solutions to stay productive at all times, even when out of the office. Yet, the nature of this mobile technology means that it’s traveling constantly, and when it’s moving all over the place, it can be difficult to track. Furthermore, as device usage wears on, the data that’s stored on it can change. It should be your prerogative to understand which data is stored where, and how it’s being used.

      Here are three reasons why you should keep track of your company’s hardware, and what it’s being used for.

      Hardware is Expensive
      It goes without saying that any new piece of technology is going to cost your business a pretty penny, be it a new workstation, laptop, server unit, storage component, or otherwise. An unexpected replacement could set your budget back hundreds or thousands of dollars. Therefore, you want to treat your hardware just like your data: as irreplaceable. You should be keeping a close eye on your hardware solutions, including who they have been issued to.

      Hardware Contains Sensitive Information
      Your business’s mobile devices are likely to contain sensitive information that hackers would find quite lucrative on the black market. Therefore, in order to guarantee that your mobile devices don’t become a liability, you need to take the opportunity to secure them, and ensure that your employees know how to properly use them.

      Office Relocation is a Pain without Hardware Management
      If you’ve ever had to relocate your office, you know that technology can potentially be misplaced or go missing during the move. Moving your office is enough of a pain without the added frustration of losing an expensive workstation.

      If your organization is having a tough time managing and keeping track of your technology assets, Symmetric Engineering Group can help. We have a hardware management system that can help you take inventory of your various hardware solutions. Furthermore, we offer services such as mobile device management to optimize the usage and security of your organization’s mobile devices.

      Asset Management
      Have you ever had to keep track of spreadsheets filled with information on who has which device, and what they’re using it for? This type of manual IT inventory management can lead to user error. Instead, a better way to track your technology is by attaching barcodes to each of your devices, and keeping a detailed virtual record for each device. All you have to do to update your inventory is scan the barcode. That way, you’ll always know what’s going on with your technology.

      Mobile Device Management
      We offer a mobile device management service that can help you keep track of your devices and manage how they’re used, no matter where they are. You can whitelist and blacklist apps from accessing sensitive corporate data, and wipe devices that have been lost or compromised by hackers.

      For more information about asset management and mobile device management, reach out to us at (813) 749-0895.

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      Can an Emoji Smiley Face Bring Down Your Network?

      For those unaware, emojis are the little graphics that can be seen in communications like texts, emails, IMs, social media, and other places. They are commonly used to add an emotion to the communications medium that they’re in, and are now commonly seen in mainstream apps designed to appeal to the public. Domino's wants you to order pizza with an emoji, while some businesses even swear by the little icons for subject lines in their marketing email.

      First of all, it needs to be understood that not every professional colleague of yours is going to be as enthusiastic about the emoji as others. There are many in the professional business environment that refuse to accept emojis as a viable tactic, and consider them downright unprofessional and insulting. Of course, whether or not their feelings are justified or hold a semblance of truth, in business communications, chances are that emojis should probably be left out.

      Whether or not you personally feel that emojis are unprofessional is irrelevant, as you’re not on the receiving end of them. Consider this; how would a potential client react to your use of an emoji in an otherwise professional email? They might see it as a friendly gesture, but ultimately, they could see it as unprofessional or even an empty, fake gesture devoid of real meaning. Basically, it really comes down to the subtext of the message. emojis are meant to carry the same weight as words, and just like words, emojis can be interpreted in different ways. In fact, emojis are often misinterpreted, and can result in varying degrees of conflict.

      One case found a Pennsylvania man guilty of threatening his ex-wife by using the :-P emoticon. It might sound ridiculous, but the legal precedent shows that emojis can potentially be a major threat for careless users. Therefore, it makes sense to limit their use in the business environment as much as possible, until the intent behind the emojis can be made more obvious and less subject to the whims of idiocy.

      Additionally, employees using emojis could potentially become a security risk. As reported by TechRepublic’s Jack Wallen: “Twitter, Facebook, and Google can use emoji to track your employees and target their devices with ads. No business wants their users to be transmitting any more data and information than necessary. And if your employees' usage of their Android and iOS devices are being tracked by Twitter, Facebook, and Google, those seemingly innocent emojis could cause problems. It's not too much of a stretch to see how this can evolve from advert targeting to device tracking, or it could even land your company in a court defending an employee's innocence.”

      Basically, emojis provide a reason for online marketers to view sensitive corporate files for the sake of pushing targeted ads across your company’s devices. This can lead to stolen information and ads that contain links to malware, ransomware, or phishing scams. Plus, like the Pennsylvania man, you don’t want to be held liable for an employee’s blunder, especially if it’s made using a company device or account.

      The best way to make sure that emojis don’t cause trouble for your business is to disable them with your mobile device management solution or content filtering solution. It might be a time-consuming process that involves digging through settings of all apps, or it might require the blacklisting of apps entirely, but it might just be worth it. For assistance, reach out to Symmetric Engineering Group at (813) 749-0895.

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      Tip of the Week: Stop Micromanaging and Improve Employee Focus and Collaboration

      Granted, we understand that you have a budget and payroll to consider. This type of business model doesn’t suit every organization’s needs. In particular, those who offer services by the hour wouldn’t be able to implement this strategy. However, this doesn’t mean that you should let it get in the way of improving internal options. Shapiro states: "Unless your business sells services by the hour, it makes little sense to measure your employees by the hour. Instead employers should measure their employee's success by the results they produce."

      We know that letting go of the reins a bit can be nerve-wracking, but studies have shown that autonomous employees are usually the best employees. A study by Gensler reveals some interesting numbers concerning how employees work when given a choice in the matter:

      • Employees with choice were 7 percent more focused.
      • Employees with choice were 4 percent more effective at collaboration.
      • Employees with choice were 3 percent more effective at learning.
      • Companies that offer choice and autonomy in how their employees do their work grow four times as fast, and experience only a third of the turnover of businesses that want more control.

      At first, this statement seems minor and inconsequential, but if you think about it, who actually works best when they’re micromanaged? Giving your team the freedom to schedule themselves and work as they see fit can allow them to flourish, and when your team feels good, they’ll work harder and improve performance. As you might expect, choice drastically improves the employee experience. Innovation, job performance, job satisfaction, and workplace satisfaction, all increase as a result of reducing the amount of control you exert over your employees’ time.

      Instead of focusing on time, your organization can instead focus on the results of your employees’ work. For example, if you’re in a production field, you want the end-product to be exceptionally well-done. If you focus on the quality of this end-product, shouldn’t quality be all that matters, not the time that it takes to reach the product? After all, a quality service is a quality service, and if you want the best work possible, the project shouldn’t be rushed.

      Now, let’s try to put this concept into practice. For example, you should take a similar approach to your IT services. You need results, and the best way to get them is by calling Symmetric Engineering Group at (813) 749-0895. We don’t care how much time it takes. We’ll deliver you the comprehensive IT support you need to succeed.

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      Businesses rely on hardware, like workstations, servers, mobile devices, and more, to keep operations moving forward. However, managing these knowledge-intensive machines can demand time and resources that are finite for SMBs. If you’re challenged by the management and deplo...

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      SEG Awarded Small Business of the Year Award!

      Symmetric Engineering Group was awarded the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Small Business of the Year Award for their understanding technical service and support throughout the Tampa Bay area

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