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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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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 

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        "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 

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      3 Transportation Technology Innovations that Will Affect Business

      Fleet Management

      The first technology that we want to talk about is fleet management. Fleet management is actually a makeup of several different types of software that has been combined to create a comprehensive fleet management platform. The fleet management software includes an easy-to-use centralized dashboard. In this dashboard you can find all the information that needs to be known about your fleet, including:

      • Work pending in priority order
      • Any issues holding up progress
      • Equipment status, permits, or other admin items
      • Repair orders and repair status
      • Employee information (Driver’s License, physical, and other administrative information)
      • Approved and unapproved work orders
      • Predictive maintenance schedules
      • Predictive fleet schedules
      • And more

      Since fleet management software is designed to manage large numbers of vehicles, drivers, and combinations of the two, having one outfitting your distribution or transportation section of your business is a complete game changer. Not only can you tell who is driving what vehicle, you can see what it will ultimately cost to run the routes, providing actionable information in which to make decisions.

      Internet of Things

      An ever-growing part of modern-day technology, the Internet of Things, is beginning to revolutionize the way companies are able to track their assets. Since any manufacturing company relies on its procurement processes and its distribution, the IoT is a major benefit to manufacturers. With IoT-enabled asset tracking solutions integrated, you can remotely track your equipment, vehicles, and inventory on both ends to more effectively manage your assets.

      IoT-enabled asset tracking provides the following features:

      • Use real-time data to adjust your business to build efficiency
      • Theft and loss prevention
      • Comprehensive inventory management
      • Negative impact reduction through predictive analysis
      • On-point customer service
      • And more

      If your business has problems with route inefficiency, costs of doing business, or any other logistics-based aspect of your business, utilizing asset management software powered by the Internet of Things can be a good solution for your company.

      Autonomous Vehicles

      Finally, we get to the creme de la creme of transportation innovation: the driverless vehicle. It’s been years since the first driverless car was tested and today there are working trucks shipping products on southwest U.S. highways. While today’s driverless trucks aren’t advanced enough to make dock-to-dock runs, navigating the open road is no problem. Uber subsidiary Otto completed the first-ever autonomous delivery, delivering beer from Fort Collins, CO to Colorado Springs, CO. In the next few years it will be a viable alternative to hiring shipping companies; and, beyond may just make the truck driver an endangered species. Some of the main benefits of driverless trucks include:

      • Fewer traffic accidents
      • Reduction in-road congestion
      • Cost reduction
      • Lower product prices

      Since there is a long way to go until autonomous vehicles will be the predominant form of shipping used by most businesses, finding out what solutions can work today to help you benefit your company is important. Call Symmetric Engineering Group today at (813) 749-0895 for more.

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      Tip of the Week: Optimize Your Chrome Browser

      Some power users might have noticed that their Chrome browser has been a little slower as of late, with some pointing out the Windows 10 1809 update as the issue. Others found that Chrome was eating their system resources from time-to-time, and they have since been looking for a solution. We’re here to help.

      First, remember that the major reason why Chrome is so popular is because it’s a fast browser, and that it has a lot of integration that allows for a great user experience. This might lead to the browser being jammed up for some reason or another. It might even be a simple caching issue or an update problem. Let’s take a look at some solutions to common browser issues with Google Chrome.

      Update Your Browser

      The latest version of Google Chrome might be one that eliminates the sluggishness that you’re currently experiencing. Google Chrome updates itself for the most part, but if it didn’t update for some reason, you’ll notice a small green arrow in the extension tray in the upper right-hand corner of the browser. Click on it and follow the instructions to download the most up-to-date version of Chrome. If you’re having difficulty doing this, you can find assistance by typing in chrome://help in the address bar.

      Remove Your Dead/Useless Applications

      Chrome uses extensions, or standalone programs that integrate with the browser, to provide additional functionality. However, these extensions can be resource-intensive depending on the service they are meant for. Just like a sluggish computer with too many programs open, you can speed your browser up by removing extensions that aren’t needed. You can manage your extensions by typing chrome://extensions into your address bar.

      Enable Prediction Services

      To best optimize your Chrome web browser, you’ll want each of its services to be optimized for speed. You should turn on network action predictions to accommodate this goal. This gives your browser plenty of tools to improve your browsing experience. To do this, follow these instructions:

      • Type chrome://settings/ in the address bar
      • Click on Show advanced settings.
      • In the Privacy and Security section, toggle on both Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar and Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly.

      Other options for improving browser speed include clearing the cache, deleting your browser history, and removing your theme.

      What are some tips you want to see in the future? Let us know in the comments.

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      Planning for On-Premise Infrastructure Deployments

      For the small business, and especially the startup, setting up an on-premise server (or servers) can be intimidating. This is especially true if the organization already subscribes to using some online services. Understanding the basics can go a long way toward helping your business prepare for its new hardware. Here are a few suggestions:

      Get a Server Rack

      If you haven’t ever had on-premise hardware, you likely haven’t considered where this hardware will go, how it will keep, etc. The first thing you need to understand is that while it doesn’t seem like a problem to store your hardware on top of a cabinet or on a shelf, when your business invariably grows, any money you saved by shoving your centralized technology into any unused space will be thrown out the window (and then some) when you have to deal with downtime when your disorganized mass of wires and components has to be unhooked and reconnected properly by professionals.

      On the other hand, if you get a server rack off the bat it may seem like a bit of overkill, but, rest assured, when you are looking to enhance your centralized infrastructure, adding additional machines to an orderly server rack will be of great benefit. Additionally, make sure to get a rack that is right for your needs. Server racks are measured in rack units, or “RU”, and typically come in either full-height (42U) or half-height (24U). There are also-wall mounted cabinets that can be used to house servers and switches.

      Regardless of what server options your business chooses, when you aim to host your own hardware, you will definitely want to have a plan in place as to where you are going to put it. Servers are extremely hot and loud. They are also extremely important and likely hold a fair amount of sensitive data that you don’t want exposed.

      Your best bet is to isolate your company’s servers in a closet or designed server room. If you don’t have anything like that in your space, you can build one by partitioning part of a closet or room simply to house your company’s central infrastructure. This will also give you the chance to consider what kind of cooling system you will have to install.

      Cooling

      You should know before you set out that cooling is one of the major considerations any organization looking to house its own hardware has to make. Since it is a bit of an investment, you should know exactly what your cooling system will have to look like before moving any piece of hardware into your new server room.

      Now, if you are only going to be housing a BDR or some network attached storage (NAS) or some networking equipment, you won’t really need to consider cooling as long as the room has good ventilation. When you start filling a server rack, however, you have to consider that each of those machines puts off a certain amount of heat, and that heat can significantly shorten the life of that equipment and cause hardware failure and corresponding downtime.

      Another variable you’ll have to consider is that you have coverage of your cooling efforts. Many businesses have dedicated HVAC systems in place that don’t function after people leave for the day. This means that any server-room-based air conditioning (or refrigeration) will have to be set up independent of the location’s HVAC system.

      A Mess of Wires

      Once your cooling system is taken care of and your servers are in place, you will inevitably be adding more hardware as your needs/business grows. This will result in a lot of new wires and cables connecting elements of your server rack. If you aren’t careful, good intentions could turn into a complete mess. With wiring a tedious process, after only a little while, your server cabinet could end up looking like the one pictured on the left.

      For the server that looks like that, there is only one remedy, a complete renovation. The one on the right looks nice, but was only possible after the technician took a complete workday to sort through all the mess on the left. Nine hours of a technician’s time is expensive. To give you an idea, the average engine replacement for a car takes 18 hours.

      You will want to label everything, as well as document the entire server rack so that you have a key in which to quickly get at certain hardware if the underlying performance starts to wane. Of course these things are always going to be handled by an IT technician, but ensuring that you have all the materials beforehand can make these processes easier for everyone. One suggestion is to leave a label printer in with your hardware. That way servers and networking equipment can be properly labeled with their names and the corresponding IP addresses.

      Installing hardware for your small business can give you control over how you manage your own IT and allow you to make security a priority, but it can also be filled with hassles. If you would like more information about how to plan and manage a server room, contact Symmetric Engineering Group today at (813) 749-0895.

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