The Broadleaf Group Banking Division Offers Expertise in IT and Compliance at the 2015 Texas Bankers Association Convention

The Banking Division (formerly NetSys Technologies) of The Broadleaf Group, LLC, has a team of IT and compliance experts exhibiting at the 2015 Texas Bankers Association Convention.

The 2015 Texas Bankers Association Convention, taking place April 15-17, 2015, gives The Broadleaf Group Banking Division team an opportunity to speak with members of the Texas banking community about IT and compliance issues affecting the banking industry.

Attendees looking for expert guidance for their particular situation are welcome to talk with one of our consultants who will be available at booth number 813. If unable to attend the convention, a complimentary consultation can be scheduled by phone (1-800-615-0866) or email (banking[at]broadleafgroup[dot]com).

“We look forward to the TBA Convention every year,” said Tony Jones, VP Banking Division. “We’ve been working with banks in Texas for nearly 20 years and connecting with bankers at this event lets us share solutions for aligning IT and compliance goals.“

In addition to participation in the Texas Bankers Association Convention, The Broadleaf Group Banking Division connects with industry peers on LinkedIn. The Banking Division LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/broadleaf-group-banking?trk=biz-companies-cym) shares regular updates about technology and compliance issues affecting banks. The BSA/AML Roundtable Networking Group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=6901137&trk=biz-brand-featured-groups) is a members-only LinkedIn Group that accepts requests to join from members of the banking community.

About The Broadleaf Group
The Broadleaf Group, a proud member of the Reliable IT family of companies, is a leading provider of IT solutions throughout the United States. The Broadleaf Group serves SMB, enterprise, state and local government and educational institution clients with the full lifecycle of IT needs, from initial consulting and solution architecture, to deployment, project logistics, and managed services. Let us show you how we can reduce unnecessary IT spend, shorten project timelines, and increase the efficiency of your IT organization. For more information, visit http://www.BroadleafGroup.com.

The Broadleaf Group Banking Division Announces Formation of BSA/AML Roundtable

The Broadleaf Group Banking Division announces the first quarterly Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-money Laundering (BSA/AML) Roundtable to address compliance challenges and solutions. It will take place on Tuesday, February 3rd, at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA.

For banking professionals looking for guidance from expert consultants and peers, this is a valuable opportunity to join together to raise issues and collaborate on best practices. BSA/AML expert, Delayne Townzen, will lead this roundtable discussion. Townzen, a former BSA Officer, has over 36 years of banking experience and a deep understanding of the compliance process. She’s reviewed and revised BSA programs, automated AML monitoring and alerts, performed self-assessments based on FFIEC manual, trained personnel and participated in a panel of experts at the California Bankers Association Annual BSA Conference.

“We’ve serviced over 200 banks in the last 25 years and we’re frequently asked about compliance issues,” said Hani Ascha, Director of the Banking Division. “BSA/AML is especially challenging for bankers who try to effectively achieve and document CDD and EDD efforts. In 2015, CDD/EDD efforts will continue to be closely scrutinized by regulators. Banks need to ensure this data is properly documented. We had an overwhelmingly positive response when we gauged interest in a roundtable that brings banking professionals and expert consultants together to address these concerns, so we decided to sponsor this event.”

The first 2.5-hour BSA/AML Roundtable begins at 11:00 AM and will feature time for introductions, followed by an open forum and advice from experienced consultants. It will wrap up with a Q&A session to address specific situations. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Those unable to attend the event are invited to join the BSA/AML Roundtable Networking Group on LinkedIn. This group serves as an online gathering place for banking professionals to discuss a variety of topics including:

BSA/Officers General Role and Responsibilities
Employee Training
Current Regulatory Challenges
Enhancing the Risk Assessment
Enhancing Risk-Based Approaches to AML
Future events
About The Broadleaf Group
The Broadleaf Group, a proud member of the Reliable IT family of companies, is a leading provider of IT solutions throughout the United States. The Broadleaf Group serves SMB, enterprise, state and local government and educational institution clients with the full lifecycle of IT needs, from initial consulting and solution architecture, to deployment, project logistics, and managed services. Let us show you how we can reduce unnecessary IT spend, shorten project timelines, and increase the efficiency of your IT organization. For more information, visit http://www.BroadleafGroup.com.

Broadleaf Group Earns Cisco Customer Satisfaction Excellence Award

Broadleaf Group is proud to be named a four-time, consecutive recipient of the Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence Award. This distinction is presented to companies who possess the highest level of customer satisfaction based on client feedback and surveys.

“It is an honor to be recognized for our commitment to providing extraordinary service to our clients. Partnering with Cisco allows our dedicated team of IT experts to focus on consistently delivering solutions that meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. This award acknowledges our allegiance to our clients and our focus on their success,” said Bill Willett, President and CEO of Broadleaf Group.

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and Reseller, Broadleaf Group is among the top one percent of all certified Cisco partners. To attain this certification, Broadleaf Group has achieved advanced specializations in a variety of Cisco offerings.

About Broadleaf Group
Broadleaf Group, a proud member of the Reliable IT family of companies, is a leading provider of IT solutions throughout the United States. Broadleaf Group serves SMB, enterprise, state and local government and educational institution clients with the full spectrum of IT needs, through our eight stage lifecycle process: Consult, Architect, Procure, Configure, Logistics, OnDemand, Remote Completion, Manage. Let us show you how we can reduce unnecessary IT spend, shorten project timelines, and increase the efficiency of your IT organization. For more information, call 800.615.0866 or visithttp://www.BroadleafGroup.com.

Broadleaf Group Named on CRN 2015 Next-Gen List

Houston, TX, August 27, 2015 –Broadleaf Group is named to CRN’s top 250 list of next generation solution providers. As a company that focuses on turning IT assets into strategic business advantages, it is a privilege to be recognized as an industry leader.

Under the guidance of Bill Willett, President and CEO, Broadleaf Group continues to expand by adhering to a transformative business model. “Our employees embody the values of our company. Their commitment to our clients’ success and dedication to keeping pace with the changing landscape of technology sets our organization apart. Ultimately it is our employees and their relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction that transforms our mission from words to reality. It is an honor to work with such a fine group of people and to be recognized in the Next-Gen 250.”

Broadleaf Group provides innovative solutions for clients of all sizes, locally and nationwide. A full lifecycle of IT needs, from consultation to deployment and all products and services in between, gives clients a customizable offering to suit their particular business need.

About Broadleaf Group
Broadleaf Group, a proud member of the Reliable IT family of companies, is a leading provider of IT solutions throughout the United States. Broadleaf Group serves SMB, enterprise, state and local government and educational institution clients with the full spectrum of IT needs, through our eight stage lifecycle process: Consult, Architect, Procure, Configure, Logistics, OnDemand, Remote Completion, Manage. Let us show you how we can reduce unnecessary IT spend, shorten project timelines, and increase the efficiency of your IT organization. For more information, visit http://www.BroadleafGroup.com.

Turning Point Solutions Group Acquired by Reliable IT

Woburn, MA, October 1, 2015: Reliable IT, a nationwide provider of information technology and services, today announced the acquisition of Louisiana-based value-added reseller (VAR), Turning Point Solutions Group. This addition extends Reliable IT’s national presence, offering clients a range of managed services and products from best-in-class technology partners such as Cisco, HP, Microsoft, and more.

“The acquisition of Turning Point Solutions Group is highly complementary to our existing value-added reseller business and is consistent with our strategy to grow a nationwide network of resources that provide the right technology products and services for our clients,” said Bill Willett, Reliable IT’s President and CEO. “It adds to our ability to provide solutions to a variety of clients, in various industries, who need effective solutions while maintaining or lowering the overall cost of investing in new technology.”

“We are very excited about the synergies that our company will bring to Reliable IT’s organization,” said Lynn Hudgens, Turning Point Solutions Group’s Owner. “The addition of resources, experience and planning capabilities will greatly increase the value proposition for our clients, providing a single source for all of their technology needs.”

Located in Pineville, Louisiana, Turning Point Solutions Group is a trusted, long-time technology product and services provider for a wide variety of small to medium sized businesses, government, non-profits, and educational institutions. Core offerings include technology consulting, network design and implementation, computer and peripheral installation and support, software installation and support, data backup, remote network monitoring and other IT staff support functions.

About Reliable IT
Reliable IT is a nationwide provider of information technology and services. For over 20 years, Reliable IT has offered solutions through its two divisions. The VAR division specializes in technology implementation and managed services. The channel division offers on-site and managed services to customers who need local resources to support their customers. The company, headquartered in Woburn, MA, has offices in East Providence, RI; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Austin, TX; Alexandria, LA; and Tustin, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.reliable-it.net.

BROADLEAF GROUP ATTENDS VMWARE HOUSTON 2015 FORUM

Press Release: Houston, TX, November 10, 2015 – The Broadleaf Group attended the 2015 VMware Forum. The event gave participants the opportunity to learn about industry trends and speak to leaders in the IT field. The one-day conference provided information on cloud, virtualization and ways for organizations to enhance their IT systems.

The forum focused on increasing productivity of mobile and collaborative end users, as well as improving their quality of service. The presentations were divided into three categories: Business Mobility, Software and Hybrid Cloud Computing. Attendees learned about virtualization advancements across computing, storage, network and security. Additionally, the event showcased the agility enhancements made from software-defined enterprises. Primary attendees included Managers, Directors, Administrators and Developers from various areas of IT and a plethora of different companies.

“It was a pleasure to meet and speak with so many people who share our passion for IT. Collaborating with them on current issues and learning about their trials and successes make attending this event all the more worthwhile,” said Shawn Schouviller, Systems Practice Manager, Broadleaf Group.

About Broadleaf Group

Broadleaf Group, a proud member of the Reliable IT family of companies, is a leading provider of IT solutions throughout the United States. Broadleaf Group serves SMB, enterprise, state and local government and educational institution clients with the full spectrum of IT needs, through our eight stage lifecycle process: Consult, Architect, Procure, Configure, Logistics, OnDemand, Remote Completion, Manage. Let us show you how we can reduce unnecessary IT spend, shorten project timelines, and increase the efficiency of your IT organization.

Broadleaf Group and Cisco Talk About Digital Network Architecture (DNA) and Network Security

While digitization is expected to open a $2.1 trillion global market opportunity by 2019, simultaneously, the cybersecurity market is projected to reach $100B in 2019.* Taking advantage of market growth necessitates understanding the numerous products and solutions available and is a leading cause of consumer confusion and network complexity. Broadleaf Group invited industry leaders to learn more about options available to them through a wide-range of Cisco products.

Concern regarding network control, security threats, increasing costs and ease of operation were topical points of discussion. Integration difficulties surrounding complex technologies, is a frustration that Broadleaf Group and Cisco address by reducing the level of complexity through new network opportunities. As enterprises continue to move to digitizing business, the industry continues to evolve and innovate in complimentary areas including software defined networking (SDN), SDN controllers, network function virtualization (NFV), open API’s, cloud management and other analytical innovations. To continue to reduce risk, security needs to be embedded at all levels of the hardware and software solution.

Organizations continue to adapt, simplify and analyze all while keeping network security at the forefront of new solutions. Broadleaf Group discussed how integrating multiple areas of operation into more feasible and consumable solutions, clients can receive the benefits of a secure software strategy throughout the entire network. Duane Smith, VP of Sales and Marketing added, “Attackers today are more pervasive, persistent and proficient than ever at evading and disrupting traditional security infrastructures. Our goal is to inform and provide options for our clients, so they have the visibility and protection needed to secure their systems.”

Broadleaf Group, a Cisco Gold partner, works within the changing network landscape to offer client solutions that:

Lower risk with a 99.2% Security Effectiveness rating.
Optimize business through app and device enabled awareness and increased roaming.
Reduce complexity through flexible deployment options and security architectures that are simple, open and work with other solutions for easier management.
Broadleaf Group is an industry leader in innovative IT solutions and a Cisco Gold Partner, providing solution expertise to clients interested in digitizing business with less complexity, increased security and lower risk. Broadleaf Group, a proud member of the Reliable IT family of companies, is a leading provider of IT solutions throughout the United States. Broadleaf Group serves SMB, enterprise, state and local government and educational institution clients with the full spectrum of IT needs, through our eight stage lifecycle process: Consult, Architect, Procure, Configure, Logistics, OnDemand, Remote Completion, Manage. Let us show you how we can reduce unnecessary IT spend, shorten project timelines, and increase the efficiency of your IT organization. For more information, call 800.615.0866 or visit http://www.BroadleafGroup.com.