Recommended Technology Platform

At Blazon Technologies, we have a “Recommended Technology Platform”
that will establish IT standard’s and help your business operate smoothly.

Overview

At Blazon Technologies, we work hard to build what we call our ” Recommended Technology Platform”. We know that using products across this platform will give you a great platform to operate your business from (we know this because we “Eat our own dog food” and use ALL of the services below to run our own company).

Our engineers are trained in and keep up to date with technology across this core set of products to make sure that we can quickly, efficiently and expertly assist you with working with those products.

We also maintain a strong network of contract engineers that we can call on for specific expertise in high level or advanced customization of these core services.

Recommended Technology Platform

Third Party Vendors

While we pride ourselves on our troubleshooting skills and abilities to solve many different types of technical problems, please keep in mind that for 3rd party products outside our Recommended Platform, it may take us some extra time to familiarize ourselves with managing and supporting these products. If the issues can and should be supported by the 3rd party vendor, then we may help you liaise with the vendor directly to get the problem solved in the most efficient and timely manner for you. We may still be able to purchase items from other vendors at your request (depending on whether our distributors stock it), however if any unforeseen issues arise in the setup, installation and ongoing use, we may need to invoice you separately for this time.

Approved Software List

Minimum Standard

SERVER (MICROSOFT WINDOWS OS)

• Officially supported version by Microsoft
  • 2012
  • 2016
  • 2019
• No EOL version
• Genuine Microsoft Windows license
• Valid warranty
• Valid licensed, up to date and vendor-supported Anti Virus solution
• Valid licensed, vendor-supported server-based Backup solution that can be monitored and send notification on job failures and success

WORKSTATIONS/LAPTOPS (MICROSOFT WINDOWS OS)

• Officially supported version by Microsoft
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
• No EOL version
• Genuine Microsoft Windows license
• Valid warranty
• Valid licensed, up to date and vendor supported Anti Virus solution
• Latest Microsoft Services Packs and Critical Updates installed

NETWORK

• Valid licensed, vendor-supported hardware Firewall

WIRELESS

• All WiFi data traffic must be securely encrypted
• Network separation between office usage and guest/public usage

LOB APPLICATIONS

• Valid licensed
• Supported by vendors