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Bill Virtue

Bill is a Senior PDS focused on Dell Security products at PC Connection with over 20 years of experience in Networking Solutions, Information Security and Identity Management. Bill is a founding member of the ISSA NH chapter dedicated to promoting Information Security within the business community. Bill is also a US Navy veteran and held Operations Management positions within the Atlantic Fleet. Bill has broad knowledge in the Security and Compliance space and has consulted on large scale enterprise deployments and security projects and contributed to many technical articles and technology white papers.

When he has free time, Bill enjoys riding his Harley and catching up with friends and family. 

Areas of expertise:NetworkingSecurity

Articles by Bill Virtue

Data Breach Risk

Managing Data Breach Risk

Make It Your Business Priority

by Bill Virtue | 08.28.15

For today’s organization, managing risks to your critical information should be a business priority, not just an IT responsibility. We all know cyber-attacks damage reputations, destroy customer trust, and affect revenues. Yet, many organizations are still left wondering: What’s the true financial impact of a data breach?

Tags:ANSIComplianceCyber-attacksDataDellFISMAHIPAAIdentity TheftLaptopsMobile devicesPublic CloudSecurity

A Closer Look at 802.11ac

Are You Ready to Upgrade Your Wireless Network?

by Bill Virtue | 03.13.15

I had a conversation about networking performance with a customer recently, and I think many of the issues we talked about are relevant for a lot of organizations out there today. It’s no secret that IT departments are tasked with supporting a workforce that increasingly relies on mobile devices. And that mobility trend places a tremendous amount of pressure on the wireless network, as my customer was well aware. His wireless network, composed of Dell SonicWALL and SonicPoint wireless access points (APs) using 802.11n, was being pushed to the limit. Was 802.11ac the answer to his woes? 

Tags:BYODCloudDellDell SonicWALLMobilityNetworkingWi-Fi

Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Migration

Out with the Old: Support Ending for Microsoft Server 2003

Ensure a Smooth Migration to Windows Server 2012

by Bill Virtue | 02.04.15

Tens of thousands of enterprises around the world rely on Microsoft Server 2003 to power their businesses. However, on July 14, 2015, Microsoft officially will end support for Server 2003: no more patches, no more fixes, no more technical help. Got a problem after that date? You’re on your own.

Tags:Active DirectoryApplicationsAssessmentComplianceDellEnd Of SupportITMicrosoftMicrosoft Ended SupportMigrationNetworkingSecuritySQL ServerSwitchingWeb Server WindowsWindows ServerWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2003 Vulnerability AssessmentWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 StandardWindows Server Enterprise

Can Your Technology Stand Up to a Barrage of New Security Threats?

Keep Your Network Strong with Dell SonicWALL

by Bill Virtue | 10.16.14

Today, addressing security risk and threats is an ongoing rapid process. Organizations of all sizes need to protect themselves from the constant evolution of threats. My team at PC Connection is working with customers every day to eliminate dangerous gaps in protection and boost employee productivity at the same time.

Tags:Dell SonicWALLNetworkingPC ConnectionSecurity

Microsoft Server 2003 Only Has a Year Left

Is Your Organization Ready for a Data Migration?

by Bill Virtue | 08.19.14

I recently delivered training on Dell’s Migration Manager, specifically targeting Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory, and I’d like to share some tips for a smooth migration. Any migration is no small task for IT, and those who have conducted a migration in the past often shy away from doing it again. That said, Microsoft Server 2003 Datacenter, Enterprise, and Standard Editions will go End of Support (EOS) in July 2015, and many enterprises are still running Microsoft Server 2003. Many of those servers house Active Directory, Domain Controllers, Exchange 2003 Servers, SQL Servers, and more. Those Exchange environments will need to move to a newer platform such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. As you know, Exchange and Active Directory are tightly integrated, and migrating both Exchange and Active Directory will be a big challenge for many in the coming months. Read on to find out what you can do to ease the transition. [read more]

Tags:Data CenterDell SonicWALLMicrosoftMigrationServersWindows Server 2003 EOS

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