Need Help with Your Remote Workforce? 7 Ways the Focus Managed Services Work from Home Task Force Can Help

Posted by TImothy Lasonde on Wed, Mar 18, 2020

By Tim Lasonde, Sr. VP, Managed Services

March 18, 2020 – When it comes to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Focused Managed Services Work from Home task force is your first responder in helping mitigate the business risks associated with the virus. For Focus, COVID-19 is a threat that, like ransomware, requires a well thought out IT approach and systematic response.

The most important thing we encourage all our customers to do is communicate with us through our Helpdesk 877-303-0480 or email

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Topics: Managed Services

Practicing Preparedness in These Uncertain Times

Posted by Larry Veino on Wed, Mar 18, 2020

by Larry Veino, Chief Technology Officer

March 18, 2020 – The Coronavirus continues to cause businesses here in the Boston area (and beyond) to dramatically alter the way in which they conduct operations.  Everyone’s first priority is obviously ensuring the safety of their family, friends, and community. At Focus, we recently implemented a work from home policy to enable our people to do just that.

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Focus Technology Named to Boston Business Journal 2020 Book of Lists

Posted by Chris Caprio on Thu, Jan 09, 2020

2020-book-of-listsBOSTON, M.A., January 9, 2020 — Once again, Focus Technology is climbing the “best of” lists in the 2020 Book of Lists recently published by the Boston Business Journal. This prestigious honor showcases Focus Technology’s ongoing commitment to quality and service as they provide next gen IT infrastructure, managed IT services, cyber security and cloud solutions for companies throughout New England.

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Quick glance between Cisco’s 9500 and 4500X series fixed core switches

Posted by Rob Oliveira on Fri, Apr 12, 2019


There are many businesses today that have chosen Cisco Catalyst models to provide core/distribution layer services to their infrastructure. Notable models include Cisco’s catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6880 models. A new family of Catalyst have been recently rolled out to spearhead the next generation campus requirements where customers want to have “smart” campuses with many more analytical features and to be future ready. With the new Catalyst 9000 series, Cisco has leveraged the programmability in their IOS-XE software and implemented UDAP 2.0 features. The 9000 series model is really an enhanced version of its family switches that being the 4500 chassis and 3850. Currently, the Catalyst 9k family is comprised of the 9200, 9300, 9400, and 9500 series models.

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Topics: Cisco, Catalyst

5 Ways CFOs are Reducing Costs with Managed IT Services

Posted by Chris Caprio on Thu, Apr 11, 2019


Outsourcing IT services might sound contrary to saving on expenses, but Managed IT Services are designed to give you the solutions you need at the budget you want. CFOs who made the switch are seeing cost reductions while improving their competitive edge.

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Topics: Managed Services