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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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Network Security

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 

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        "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

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        " 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

      Is Election Technology Solid or Simply Antiquated

      Technology Found at Most Polling Places
      Most polling places in America are using technology that is quickly approaching 15 years old. To put that in perspective, let’s think about some technologies and products today that haven’t even reached ten years old yet.

      • Google Chrome
      • Airbnb
      • Spotify
      • Kickstarter
      • 4G
      • Mobile GPS
      • Instagram
      • The iPad

      A co-founder of a nonprofit group called Open Source Election Technology, Greg Miller, has this to say about election technology: ”You have equipment that was introduced in 2005. In that time frame, how many times have you changed your mobile phone? And how many times have we replaced our laptops?” In essence, Miller describes election technology as “...obsolete hardware [and] software that relies on a diet of spare parts.”

      The other co-founder of OSET, John Sebes, takes a different approach by showing just how vulnerable the systems are to manipulation. Most polling places have a portable media device, like a CD or USB drive, that must be used to transport the results to another location for the tally. The machines that count the votes are usually outdated in terms of both hardware and software. Sebes initiated a live demonstration for a national news network to show how he could influence the results of an election between two fictional candidates named Thorfer and Varda. Thorfer won with 3,000 votes while Varda received only 100, yet Sebes was able to use malware to switch the tallies around, creating a fraudulent winner. While some computers used for this purpose are secured, others are not so much.

      Furthermore, there is some inconsistency in regard to whether or not polling places keep a paper backup of the vote in the event a recount is needed. This includes some of the “battleground” or “swing” states where small numbers of votes can sway the final outcome much more than in other states.

      How to Minimize the Issue
      The easiest way to resolve this problem is one that is just impossible to pull off. The United States Constitution specifies that each state is responsible for maintaining its own set of electoral procedures, meaning that any attempts at consistency will be made impossible. There are other ways to make progress regarding election system security, even if some of them are more low-tech than anything else.

      Temporarily Cease Online Voting
      Some states allow online voting for those who are abroad or are unable to make it to the polling place for whatever reason. Some even allow for email ballots. Unfortunately, security for these methods is subpar to say the least, and it should be suspended until it can be secured properly.

      Use Physical Backups
      Ordinarily, we would suggest that all backups be saved to the cloud. In this case, we’re dealing with something a bit different, as digital assets can be hacked. A physically-generated paper backup of the voting records is less susceptible to being tampered with, and it allows for cross-checking any results.

      Invest in Improved Voting Equipment
      Since the devices used in the voting process are over a decade old, it’s clear that updating this infrastructure is not a priority. Some have suggested that Congress get involved to expedite the process, creating funding opportunities to improve machines and replace older devices, but this hasn’t happened since 2002.

      What are your thoughts on the current state of election technology? Let us know in the comments.

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      Just How Important Is the Data Recovery Process?

      Data Value in Business
      First, you need to realize just how important your data is to your business. There is a field of study called infonomics that can place a dollar value on your business’ data, but there is a surprising number of businesses that don’t place tangible value on their digital assets. As time passes, however, it’s becoming more apparent that organizations need to find the value in their data if they want to be prepared for the future. In particular, they are paying attention to this for the purposes of insurance and accounting, assigning monetary value to their data so they can judge their losses more effectively.

      Since analyzing your data can make for more efficient and profitable business practices, being able to evaluate the value of your data in the event of a disaster is incredibly valuable. Basically, it’s all about guaranteeing your organization’s future and improving redundancy in the face of impossible odds. Here are some questions to ask yourself when thinking about the value of your data:

      • How much capital would it cost to replace lost data?
      • How much revenue is dependent on that data?
      • How much money could you make by selling or renting the data you have?
      • How much capital will you have to spend to protect this data?

      Data is the life’s blood of your business. Without it, whether it’s destroyed in a natural disaster or stolen during a hacking attack, you face certain demise. Therefore, you need a way to restore it.

      Data Backup
      The best way to make sure data restoration happens is with a data backup solution. Symmetric Engineering Group can equip your business with a strategy that promotes redundancy. We do this by helping you implement a strategy that involves data backups being stored both locally and off-site, giving you more options and more copies of your data in the event anything goes wrong. BDR initially backs up the entire network, and it takes incremental backups following this throughout the workday, minimizing downtime in the long run and keeping data loss at an all-time low.

      Disaster Recovery
      The best data recovery strategy is one that never has to be used, but it still presents value as a contingency plan in the event that something does go wrong. The best way to pull this off is by having a dedicated recovery platform in place that takes advantage of these two factors:

      • Recovery Point Objective (RPO) - The interval of time that might pass during a disruption before the amount of data lost exceeds the maximum threshold that your business can weather.
      • Recovery Time Objective (RTO) - The duration of time within which data or business process must be restored after a disruption before it can be considered a complete break in continuity.

      With a thorough disaster recovery strategy, you’ll minimize the chances of your business suffering needlessly from future disasters. To learn more, reach out to us at (813) 749-0895.

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      Tip of the Week: Keep Your IT Optimized

      Keep Up With Current Technology Trends
      Running a business is your primary responsibility, and staying up-to-date on the latest developments in the IT field can help you make this job much easier. Be sure to read up on new solutions that might be helpful, as chances are it will be in the future. Another way you can keep up with the industry is to look at how similar businesses are using technology to improve their organization. While it might not be the most fun thing to analyze your competitors, it can yield a lot of substantial information you can use to improve the way you compete with them.

      Finally, take the time to ask your employees and customers how technology can improve their access to important assets or information they need from your business. If your employees are finding it difficult to get their job done as is, you can use technology to solve the problem. Similarly, if your customers are finding it inconvenient to access the services you provide them with, perhaps it’s time for a change--and believe us when we say it’s better you make the change, as the change they would make could likely mean leaving your business for one that is more future-minded with the way they work with technology.

      Augment Communication Between IT and Your Organization
      One often overlooked part of optimizing your IT strategy is communication with your IT department. Transparency is important in this regard, as miscommunications could mean a world of difference when implementing a new solution or asking for assistance with a particular application. The less time that’s spent implementing a solution you don’t need, the better, and any chances of the same work being done twice can be safely mitigated.

      That being said, communication is equally important for your employees. Implement solutions that help them stay connected to each other in the office, as well as those that help them stay in the loop regarding important projects. Project management software can be a great way to keep everyone involved with a project up to speed regarding progress. A unified communications system that includes email, instant messaging, and voice chat can aid in this further.

      Keep a Close Eye on Data
      Data is one of the most important assets available to your business, and it needs to be monitored and learned from if you hope to make strides in today’s modern business environment. One of the best new ways to manage data and use it to improve operations is to implement dashboard technology. Dashboards collect information from various points across your business’ infrastructure to provide a single point of access for many of the important assets you use on a daily basis. Taking advantage of one of these can save you countless dollars and cut down on wasted time and resources.

      Furthermore, you can implement a customer management system that helps you keep track of each and every one of your interactions with both current and potential clients. Doing so helps you seamlessly move them through the marketing funnel in an organic, natural way. It can help you stay in touch with them and ensure you have the best relationship possible with your revenue sources.

      Does your business need help keeping up with the current IT landscape? Symmetric Engineering Group can work with your organization to ensure you’re not falling behind the times. To learn more, reach out to us at (813) 749-0895.

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      Election Day in the United States is coming up quick on November 6th. It doesn’t matter what your thoughts or opinions on U.S. politics are--the fact remains that millions of Americans will be using the technology available at polling places to cast their ballots, and if thi...

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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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