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Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc. (ESS) is proud to make the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2018 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for the 12th year in a row! This list recognizes organizations that strive to make adoption a supported option for every working parent. By providing our employees with adoption benefits, it gives families that much need time to bond with their children.

At ESS, we support all families, including those who grow their family through adoption. We are honored to not only be a part of the Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace but also learned we were in the Top Five of Small Business to make the list! It’s wonderful to be listed with those small businesses that go the extra mile for their employees and families. Congratulation to the winners, of all sizes! Continue Reading

Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc. (ESS) is proud to make the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, not to mention, this is our 11th year in row! Providing families with adoption benefits gives those families time to bond. No matter how families are formed, ESS is commitment to making adoption a supported option for every working parent!
If you want to learn more about how to support this worthy cause, check out adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org. Continue Reading

Cyber or Cyber Security, Corporate Networks Cyber or Cyber Security, Cyber or Cyber Security for business
Security Systems Engineering, Exceptional Security Systems Engineering, Security Systems Engineering Professional

The days of ISPs serving as policy document libraries are no more. Now ISPs require cyber security measures to stave off attacks and protect business information. Advances in security systems engineering are making this practice surprisingly simple. Consider these factors before implementing your formal ISP:

  1. 1. Perform a needs assessment. Evaluate your organization’s purpose for your ISP. Which regulatory bodies do you need to comply with? What online threats is your organization most vulnerable to? Which hardware, software, and cloud information assets do you need to protect? Compare your needs with your current security program to determine your current needs. Always focus on maintaining a policy that supports and protects your future business strategy as well as the status quo.
  1. 2. Compare resources. Reach out to third party companies who offer the solutions you require. Compare solutions with your needs assessment and take this time to learn about protections you may not have considered. The professionals at Exceptional Software Strategies can direct you to comprehensive solutions to support your ISP now and into the future. Call us today to get started.
  1. 3. Implement a documentation routine. Thoroughly document your ISP and add as much detail as possible. Run comprehensive reports each quarter that include the scope of each program solution, who is responsible for running and evaluating reports, program value at both a detailed and high-level, and action items.
  1. 4. Develop an incident recovery plan. Understand the communications procedures, assign roles, and create a plan of action. Run through a drill regularly.
  1. 5. Train staff. Prepare a trained team of staff members who know and understand the current threat landscape to oversee security controls. These individuals will be your organization’s first line of defense. Teach all employees safe online practices and who to contact in the event of an emergency.
  1. 6. Audit and evolve. Reevaluate your ISP regularly to minimize risk, improve solution performance, and protect your information assets.

For more information about developing a comprehensive ISP with custom-designed security systems engineering solutions delivering highly functional performance and protection, contact Exceptional Software Strategies. Continue Reading

Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering Project Management, Effective Systems Engineering
 Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering Project Management, Effective Systems Engineering

The role of IT in companies both large and small is becoming integral to the business process. The need to improve project processes increases as customers expect efficient delivery, market competitiveness goes up, and customer specs become more detailed.

Good project management streamlines solutions rollouts, user adoption processes, and results. It nullifies scope creep and reduces project surprises. With evolving cloud technologies, new solutions, and an ever changing threat landscape, project management reduces risk to drive results. Reach out to Exceptional Software Strategies today to learn more about solutions and improve project management in systems engineering. Continue Reading