Brian Gagnon

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Brian Gagnon
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Brian is a technologist with 25 years of experience building, scaling, and optimizing business ecosystems. He served as the Head of Global Systems Engineering at HGST/Western Digital, was a global architect at VMware, and has built and led several tech companies.

He specializes in cybersecurity, technology infrastructure design, public/private/hybrid cloud architecture, data management practices, and data science platforms. He is also a mentor with Techstars and MassChallenge. When Brian’s not busy with technology challenges, you can find him outdoors scuba diving, hiking, or fishing.

Latest posts
IT

Now that more small and medium-sized businesses are moving their data to the cloud, we’ve encountered some common misconceptions about what that means for their IT security.

IT

Protecting yourself and your small or medium-sized business from an attack can feel like an overwhelming task, but there are some simple steps you can take to level up your protection immediately.

IT

Ransomware attacks on small and medium-sized businesses continue to rise. Is your company really prepared?

IT

A standout MSP will be both proficient in their services and reliably communicative – they'll respond quickly, stay ahead of storage and maintenance needs, and keep you apprised of how things are going.

IT

While it's true that most ISPs have some level of filtering, it's wise to invest in a reliable firewall.

Software Engineering

Uprise Partners manages Salesforce implementations from beginning to end – including an implementation roadmap, team training, and 24/7 support.

IT

There’s a big difference between a traditional MSP and IT services management (or ITSM for short) we do at Uprise Partners.

IT

One in three reported data breaches involve an insider, and those breaches can cost as much as 20 percent of a company’s annual revenue.

IT

With pre-planning, updated security, regular backups, and IT pros on your side, hopefully your hack is a recoverable one.

IT

Uprise Managed Service’s IT in-a-Box is built especially for businesses with ten people or less.

IT

We launched our Uprise Partner Program to connect with businesses in need of IT solutions. Partners can help connect those businesses while creating revenue.

IT

Ideally, you'll recognize a phishing attempt before you enter your password or bank account details. But many people don't.

IT

The power of a network is not necessarily defined by the amount of users. The effectiveness depends much more on its reliability and value delivered.

IT

Uprise CTO Brian Gagnon recently gave a live webinar focused on misconceptions about the cloud and on-prem IT solutions and how companies need to take a more nu

IT

47% of SMBs don't understand how to protect their organizations' technology from ever-increasing security threats.

IT

Everyone’s using the cloud right? Well, yes, but that’s only part of the story. Uprise CTO Brian Gagnon recently debunked cloud myths.

IT

How can IT help a business be more successful? Here’s an overview of how we helped one of our IT Managed Services clients strengthen their operations.

IT

Does the cloud make sense for your business? Discover if the cloud or on-premises solutions are best for your company and why.

IT

Learn about securing your remote workforce to support remote workers securely, efficiently, and in real-time.

IT

43% of cyber attacks target small businesses, and nearly half of all SMBs have no understanding of how to protect themselves.

IT

2020 was a big wake-up call for most businesses. It's time to set ourselves up for long-term resilience after experiencing these main trends over the last year.

IT

Companies with digital transformation projects on the back burner are now forced to get moving. While this can be a difficult transition, it's worth it.

Software Engineering

When faced with software development, it’s tough to figure out where to start. Here is a tried-and-true approach to solving software engineering challenges.

IT

During this race to find the cheapest IT stack, it’s easy to lose sight that your biggest assets are the people that are building your product.

Software Engineering

We can’t deny that every business has been forced to work on digital transformation during this pandemic. Having the right team is crucial.

Leadership

A shift in how employees work can be jarring for any organization. With a little preparation, it may reveal that remote work is more valuable than you expected.

IT

As we prepare for weeks (and possibly months) of remote work due to COVID-19, the change will be jarring for companies, leaders and employees who are not ready.