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10/25/2016

W. O'Donnell Consulting's Director of SEO & Marketing speaks at TechSelect's Fall Conference

W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. presented a breakout session on search engine optimization and pay-per-click marketing at the TechSelect Fall 2016 conference in Orlando.

"Many MSPs and VARs struggle with how to effectively market online", said Allan Walters, Director of SEO & Marketing at W. O'Donnell Consulting in New York.  "I have been doing this type of marketing in the technology space for over 10 years and so I wanted to pass along some things I've learned that are quite effective."

The session was part of a larger mix of sales and marketing sessions to help VARs and MSPs improve their ability to get new customers.

News story on session's content:  http://www.itbestofbreed.com/slide-shows/8-must-do-things-improve-your-google-search-rankings

About TechData
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies."

About W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York, NY, W. O’Donnell Consulting offers IT consulting and professional services to organizations of all sizes. [learn more]

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8/26/2016

August 2016 IT Newsletter | W. O'Donnell Consulting, Inc.

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8/3/2016

W. O’Donnell Consulting Celebrates 20 Years in Business Serving New York and Connecticut

New York, NY (August 3, 2016) – W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. celebrates 20 years in business, serving clients in and around New York City and Connecticut. The company celebrated in true NYC style by attending the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium and rooting for who else, but New York.

“It’s rare that a business makes it 20 years, especially in New York”, said Bill O’Donnell, President of W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. “We have been able to do this by focusing on our clients and taking good care of them. We know that by helping them succeed, we succeed. We are very thankful to have a great staff and long term clients in what has been at times over the past 20 years a challenging business environment here in New York City.”

W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. opened its doors in July of 1996 and has been offering IT solutions including computer and networking consulting services, cloud computing solutions, IT training and certification and Internet marketing services ever since.

“You can’t be complacent and survive in this business”, said Angela O’Donnell, CEO of W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. “Our industry constantly evolves and we, in response, focus intently on ensuring that we’re able to offer the most up to date solutions to our clients. We’ve worked hard to build a strong network of strategic vendor and distribution partnerships over the years which have heavily contributed to our success. We are also fortunate to have a truly great team of people in place; we just couldn’t do it without them. We’re looking forward to the next 20 years!”

About W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York, NY, W. O’Donnell Consulting is a Woman Owned Business, offering IT consulting and professional services to organizations of all sizes in and around the New York and Connecticut markets.

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7/21/2016

July 2016 IT Newsletter | W. O'Donnell Consulting, Inc.

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9/22/2015

W. O'Donnell Consulting receives 2015 Best Businesses of New York Award in IT Services & Computer Repair

New York, NY (September 22, 2015) — W. O'Donnell Consulting, Inc. has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of New York Award in the IT Services & Computer Repair category by the Best Businesses of New York Award Program.

Each year, the Best Businesses of New York Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the New York area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Best Businesses of New York Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of New York Award Program and data provided by third parties.

"We have been serving clients in the New York City metropolitan area for nearly 20 years.", said Angela O'Donnell – CEO of W. O'Donnell Consulting, Inc.  "As we help organizations implement technology and become more successful, we also become more successful."

About the Best Businesses of New York Award Program
The Best Businesses of New York Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the New York area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Best Businesses of New York Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

About W. O'Donnell Consulting, Inc.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York City, W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. is a certified Woman Owned (WBE) IT consulting firm offering professional services to organizations of all sizes. [learn more]

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8/28/2015

W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. achieves HP Silver Storage Specialist certification in recognition of HP storage expertise

New York, NY (August 28, 2015) – W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. (www.wodonnell.com) today announced it has attained the HP Silver Storage Specialist certification, in recognition of its expertise in HP storage solutions. In order to achieve this certification, W. O’Donnell Consulting was required to thoroughly train its sales and engineering staff on HP storage solutions and display an expert level of knowledge by passing a series of HP exams.

As a Silver Storage Specialist, W. O’Donnell Consulting will be able to provide clients with enhanced support and sophisticated custom storage configurations. W. O’Donnell Consulting provides a full range of HP solutions to businesses and organizations of all sizes, and has been serving the New York City market for nearly 20 years.

“We continue to invest in our team as well as our HP offerings.”, said Angela O’Donnell – CEO of W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. “This certification will allow us to provide a more comprehensive level of HP storage expertise to our clients.” 

About W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York City, W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. is a certified Woman Owned (WBE) IT consulting firm offering professional services to organizations of all sizes. [learn more]


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7/24/2015

W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. wins NYC Transit Authority backup power contract with Eaton solution

New York, NY (July 24, 2015) – W. O’Donnell Consulting announces today it has been awarded a contract to provide MTA New York City Transit with Eaton UPS units (Uninterrupted Power Supplies) for several of its bus depots.

“We’ve been working with MTA NYC Transit on this project as it has evolved for a long time, and are proud to have been awarded this contract.”, said Angela O’Donnell – CEO of W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. “We have provided many IT solutions to New York government agencies over the past few years including other divisions of the MTA, and look to increase our involvement with local government agencies in the future.”

The Eaton models being installed are the 9355 20kVA, 9355 3000VA, 9355kVA and Ferrups 18kVA. These will be put into service at the Michael J. Quill, Kingsbridge, Fresh Pond, and Zerega bus depots. W. O’Donnell Consulting has been a partner with Eaton for more than five years and represents Eaton solutions directly to businesses of all sizes in the greater New York metropolitan area.

About W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York City, W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. is a certified Woman Owned (WBE) IT consulting firm offering professional services to organizations of all sizes. [learn more]

About NYC Transit Authority
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is North America's largest transportation network, serving a population of 15.2 million people in the 5,000-square-mile area fanning out from New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut. [learn more]

About Eaton
Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. [learn more]

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6/11/2015

EVENT: Stay Compliant: Assess Your Tech and Licensing Needs with Resources from Microsoft

Assess Your Tech and Licensing Needs with Resources from Microsoft & W. O'Donnell Consulting, Inc.

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June 11, 2015
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Welcome Time: 3:45 EDT
Live Webcast Event

As modern technology advances, it’s important to regularly assess your tech, but where do you start? First of all, it’s important to understand the licensing behind the software and services you have or are looking to acquire for your small or midsize business.

Microsoft offers several cost-effective, flexible, and manageable licensing programs tailored to the needs of different types of businesses and organizations. Watch this live webcast to:

  • Understand the types of licensing programs available for your small or mid-size businesses in order to get maximum cost-savings.
  • Discover opportunities provided by the cloud to reduce costs, increase agility, and improve scalability.
  • Find out how to request a free Microsoft Licensing Statement (MLS) report, which provides a view of your license entitlements.
  • Hear about customer offers and other resources that your business can start taking advantage of today.

Organizations that have a better understanding of their own assets will be able to improve IT efficiency by gaining tighter understanding and control over assets and infrastructure, avoid over-buying, help save costs by enabling a well-managed dynamic IT infrastructure, and lower or avoid liability. Attend the live webcast to find out more.

About the Stay Compliant Series
This is the second webcast in the Stay Compliant series, which covers the benefits of licensing. The first webcast covered Software Asset Management (SAM) reviews, common cases of mis-licensing, and the benefits of SAM.

Speakers:

Fred Pursell, Senior Partner Technology Strategist, Microsoft Shonda Anderson-Williams, Central Region General Manager, Microsoft

Featured Products:
Learn moreOffice 365

Recommended Audiences:
Business Decision Makers, C-Level

[Register for this live webcast now!]

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6/1/2015

Trend Micro and W. O'Donnell Consulting, Inc. partner to provide the USA Pavilion with security software

Trend Micro, W. O'Donnell Consulting, USA Pavilion logosW. O'Donnell Consulting and Trend Micro have partnered to provide the USA Pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015 with computer and network security software. This software will be used to secure the PCs, tablets and servers that control the state-of-the-art Pavilion.

"There are many quality security providers in the market," said Bill O'Donnell, President, W. O'Donnell Consulting. "But we prefer Trend Micro because not only do they offer a highly rated security product, they also provide their partners and customers with outstanding support. This is just another example of Trend Micro’s commitment and support of the channel and its ongoing support of worldwide cultural and sporting events. We’re very thankful for their involvement in this project."

In today’s organizations, information has become their most strategic asset. With the explosion of mobile, social and cloud technologies, protecting this information has become more challenging than ever. As a result, Trend Micro, a global leader in security software and solutions, in conjunction with W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. This valued partnership has enabled business customers to achieve their goals in a “threat-free” environment.

Both organizations will continue to work closely together to offer security solutions to organizations of all sizes in the greater New York City metropolitan area and around the world.

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 26 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by more than 1,200 threat experts around the globe. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.

About W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York City, W. O’Donnell Consulting, Inc. is a certified Woman Owned (WBE) IT consulting firm offering professional services to organizations of all sizes. [learn more]

About USA Pavilion
The theme for the USA Pavilion is American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet. EXPO Milano 2015 will enable the USA Pavilion to showcase the United States as an innovator not only in the food sector, but also in many aspects of culture, science and business. Feeding ourselves engages a massive infrastructure, advanced technologies, and dynamic systems that touch on just about every aspect of the world we live in. Each step from farm to table reflects a set of values and connections that impact our identities and shape our future. [learn more]

About Expo Milano 2015
EXPO Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area. [learn more]


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5/26/2015

Microsoft officially ends support for all versions of Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015

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In July 2010, Microsoft transitioned from providing mainstream support for Windows Server 2003 to releasing critical patches only.  July 14, 2015 marks another transition, this time the end of Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003/R2. While this date may seem distant, now is the time to understand that the end of support and the end of life of Windows Server 2003 means that your business needs to ensure that it has a plan to migrate the applications and workloads currently relying on Windows Server 2003 onto Windows Server 2012 R2  or Microsoft Azure.

Just to be clear, End-of-Support for Windows Server 2003 means:

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We urge you to start your planning to migrate off of Windows Server 2003 and onto a platform that will provide you the security and reliability that you’ve experienced over the last decade with Windows Server 2003, with the added value of the features now included in Windows Server 2012 R2, as well as the hybrid opportunities available to you with Microsoft Azure.

Delaying will only create additional expenses, and ‘rigging’ your environments to detect intrusion, inclusion of more advanced firewalls, network segmentation, and so on, to simply isolate Windows Server 2003 servers will only result in a datacenter that costs more, and is still out of compliance, and out of date. Not to mention the maintenance costs for aging hardware You are just delaying your opportunity to transform.

Now is the time to act.

Contact W. O’Donnell Consulting today to learn how you can:

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Discover and catalog software and workloads running on Windows Server 2003/R2.

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Assess your inventory. Categorize and analyze the applications and workloads you cataloged based on factors that will help you make informed choices about priorities and urgency.

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Target the right migration destination for each application and workload. Take the opportunity to learn how you can transform your datacenter with the robust capabilities and services offered in Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Office 365. Different workloads and applications logically lead to certain targets. Others could offer the possibility of migration to one or more of these destinations. Your choice will be driven by factors such as speed, ease of migration, cost, and desired functionality.

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Migrate. Make a plan and begin to migrate. We can explain migration options to you and how you can get support—and transform your datacenter more efficiently and with minimal disruption.

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