Summit Business Technologies Blog

How Technology Has Changed the HVAC Business

When we think of high tech, most of us think of smart phones, applications, and Internet-powered services, but technology has revolutionized another industry most of us take for granted—the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) that make the air around us comfortable, less humid and more energy efficient, with fewer pollutants, bacteria and odors.

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2019 Cyber Environment Presents Challenges and Opportunities

As a company that manages IT security and tech support, the new year is time to take stock of the cyber security landscape. Our own experience has taught us that cyber challenges will only increase, although the nature of those threats continually evolves. Here is  what leading experts expect to emerge in 2019. 

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Baltimore Construction Company Decides It's Time to Rethink IT

Case Study: The True Cost of Managing IT Yourself

The Company

This nationally recognized company has been in business for nearly 25 years, has 3 offices in different states, and 40 employees. The type of business they are in  requires powerful computers, AutoCAD plotters and large printers, plus a sizable investment in other office technologies. The company owner is semi-technical and...

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Finding the Right IT Security Company for your Business

Unless your organization is the last business on U.S. soil that does not require computers, applications, or the Internet, IT security has become your new cost of doing business. Reliance on technology has made IT security essential in keeping your organization free from disruption. 

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What does a Managed IT Services Provider Do?

Remember not too long ago when IT was regarded as a limited support function? In just two decades, technology has become the critical infrastructure that runs your business. As a result, it’s important that business owners and executives understand the best way to manage it.

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2018 Starts with a Meltdown. What a Spectre this is!

The New Year has proven to be an eventful one so far. Between the bomb cyclone freezing everyone on the East Coast and the newest discoveries by security researchers, everyone at Summit is hoping the first week of 2018 isn’t setting the precedent for the year to come!  

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The 7 Gifts of Managed Service Providers

Now Your IT Staff Can Take the Holidays Off!

You're busy this time of year. Holiday orders are coming in fast, you're trying to coordinate your own family plans, and you're also planning for the year ahead! You have employees to manage and when things are going well, it becomes easy to neglect your day-to-day IT maintenance. But could that lead to a high-stress holiday catastrophe? This is a...

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5 Technology Practices Nonprofits Should Consider

Technology is constantly changing and every industry uses it in so many different ways. In the nonprofit sector, technology can now be used to leverage communications with members and increase engagement.  It can be used in many different ways; from the way supporters engage with nonprofits to the way nonprofit organizations fundraise, market, and manage information. In today’s day and age, we...

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Paul and Dante’s Excellent Chinese Adventure

By Paul Brophy| May 9, 2017 |

Tags: IT Services, cybersecurity

The next time you are stuck in traffic on the beltway, give thanks for the civility of it all. You have not experienced the true meaning of congestion until you visit China. I just returned from my first trip to China with Summit’s senior engineer, Dante Morgan. We spent a week in Shenzhen, a city in Guangdong Province, where Summit has a manufacturing client. I’ll get to that in a minute,...

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Cybersecurity Risk Management Recommendations for Manufacturing

Manufacturing businesses are behind the curve in updating their IT security, and hackers know it.  According to industry reports, cyber threats against manufacturers are at unprecedented levels, second only to healthcare.

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