Structured brings extensive services, solutions and broader access to infosec expertise to the new market. PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 2, 2020) – In a move to expand its leading-edge IT solutions and services on the West Coast, Structured acquired Silicon Valley-based Verge Technologies. Structured, a nationally acclaimed solution provider specializing in security, cloud, and digital infrastructure, brings a national footprint and nearly 30 years of enterprise IT engineering, security consulting, and business insight to the pairing. Verge, meanwhile, has been in business for 18 years, providing its customers with comprehensive network design, technology lifecycle management, and security services. “Structured’s commitment to bringing strategic advantage to its customers in the form of elegant, secure and manageable IT perfectly mirrors Verge’s approach,” said Structured President and CEO Ron Fowler. “We are like-minded companies, with talented people and strong vendor relationships, and I am excited about what we will be able to achieve together.” For customer convenience and simplicity, Verge Technologies will continue operations as a Structured company. Former Verge Owner Perry Dearaway will remain with the company and will continue to serve clients in the same closely aligned, strategic and consultative manner they’ve always experienced. However, Verge will also be able to tap…

Secure Critical Infrastructure Demands Proactive Measures


Electricity Infrastructure with Cityscape

By Collin Miller, Director of Cloud Security -- Given the emergency brought on by rapid spread of COVID-19, many businesses have been shut down or are transitioning to telework to comply with public health measures. However, for the group of organizations that make up our critical infrastructure, shutting down is not an option.  Critical infrastructure…

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Trust is Dead, Long Live Trust!


MFA & Zero Trust Business

By Brad Pierce, Structured Managing Director of Security, CISSP/CISA/PCIP -- Zero Trust is a philosophy, a journey. No one manufacturer or security product will get you where you’re going. It will take all of your technologies, and likely some new ones, to arrive at a Zero Trust architecture. Trust is dead, long live trust! Zero…

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Structured Coronated with CRN Triple Crown Investiture


Teamwork

Elite technical expertise, strong corporate earnings and rapid year-over-year growth propel Structured to the winner's circle. PORTLAND, Ore. (Oct. 30, 2020) – It is said great things come in threes. In Structured’s case, this proves true. We are honored to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized our company as a…

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Future of Work: It’s about apps, data & UX


Remote Worker with Dual Screens

By Chris McDuffie, VP of Cloud Architecture -- In a bold proactive move to quash prolonged uncertainty over “return to work” scenarios, many high-profile tech companies are allowing employees to work from home for months, a year, or even indefinitely. For most enterprises with less advanced tech, offering the same distributed workforce option is a…

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Strategic Focus on Security and Cloud Boosts Structured’s Business


 CRN® Recognizes the Top IT Channel Providers for Exceptional Growth and Performance PORTLAND, Ore. (Oct. 2, 2020) – Amid profound change and transformation within the IT industry, Structured is elated to announce its placement on the 2020 Fast Growth 150 list compiled by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company®. Each year, CRN® recognizes the…

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Back to Basics – Inventory Documentation and Network Visibility


Calm Worker in Clouds

By Brad Pierce, Structured Managing Director of Security, CISSP/CISA/PCIP -- One of the first things you must do as a network or systems administrator is document. Oh, Documentation! The bane of IT professionals everywhere. In our harried work lives, it is a tedious, time-consuming process. Most people prefer to avoid documentation. But, when it is…

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David Douglas School District Boosts Achievement Via Access


Smiling Teacher and Students with Tablets

Enabling student achievement is core to every decision made by the David Douglas School District in Portland, Ore. A highly diverse school district, with more than 70 languages spoken among the students and a population that is 50 percent bilingual, its small-but-powerful 3-word motto “Learn Grow Thrive” tells a big story about how far heart…

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Proximity Tracing with BLE-Enabled Tech Answers Tough COVID-19 Safety Questions


By Jed Rabe, Structured Wireless Engineer, CWNE#280, ACDX#925, ACMPv8 Companies are surviving the COVID-19 pandemic with triage to their business structure and processes. For many, a distributed workforce of telecommuters provided the cure. However, for businesses that must interact in person with the public and are eager to resume normal operations, it is important to…

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Structured Welcomes Two Engineering Experts to Cisco Division


Sr. Network Engineer Jason Boger and Sr. Collaboration Engineer Nick Pappas recruited for strong Cisco networking and collaboration experience. MADISON, Wis. (August 31, 2020) – Structured is pleased to announce Sr. Network Engineer Jason Boger and Sr. Collaboration Engineer Nick Pappas have joined the company to enhance and expand its Cisco service offerings in the…

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