Cloud blackouts cost millions… Avoid common mistakes

Cloud blackouts cost millions… Avoid common mistakes.

Recently some major cloud application and data store providers suffered black outs and down times that disrupted or crippled operations for their customers.

Just this past few days and weeks some major cloud suppliers, like Apple’s iCloud suffered major blackouts affecting as many as 3 million users.  Separate Cloud outages also brought a number of web sites down, including such high-profile services as Foursquare, Reddit, and Quora.

Don’t be fooled this is an isolated occurrence as Cloud giant Amazon also had a blackout recently causing a loss estimated to be $4.2 million dollars.* (reported by The Puget Sound Business Journal).

Q.   Can your business lose this kind of revenue? 

A.   In business today, no one can lose revenue due to down time.

Q.  Can your business stand to be down for a one hour, a day or a week without your data? 

A.   Most businesses could not be more than a few minutes without access to data  or efficiencies would be compromised.

When cloud-enabling data, knowing who is storing, protecting or providing support when you have problems accessing YOUR companies data  should be more important than how much it costs to store this data.  Too frequently businesses turn to free consumer products which are not designed to back up, version data or even offer support if you’re having  problems access your data.

Taking unnecessary risk exposing your business to loss of information and revenue should be your primary concern.  Slick Cyber Systems can provide your business with powerful tools, support and products to ensure your data is stored and accessible via the cloud while minimizing risk.

SlickBox, which is a cloud enabled service from Slick Cyber Systems, allows users to access files when on a computer via mapping a drive, through a web browser, mobile phone, and/or tablet.  For more information about Slick Box click here or call 1-888-850-8882.

‘Slick Says’ Blog

Welcome to ‘Slick Says’, Slick Cyber Systems Blog!

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I Always Feel like Somebody’s Watching Me.  (Well Maybe They Are!)

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Why register your domain for multiple years?  Well, because…

Bitcoin mining botnets and Windows XP threats are booming.

How Switching to VoIP Can Save You Money and SO MUCH More.

Do Mobile Devices have a Double Standard for Data Protection?

You may view data security as a top priority, however your employees don’t.

Will Bill’s iPad bring down the network?

Are Cloud Sharing Services Safe for Businesses?

Homeland Security’s advice on protecting your POS System

The End Of Windows XP Support:  What it really means for businesses?

How to sell the value of social media to people who don’t get it

Generation Y Rebels Against Company Tech Rules

BYOD… What Is It And Why Should I Care?

Shadow IT, is Undermining Your Security.

3 new cyber threats you don’t know about yet.

8 Security Habits Putting Businesses at Risk.

Cloud black-outs cost millions… Avoid common mistakes.


Q: What are Slick Cyber Systems rates?
A: Rates are a much misunderstood term. Rates should not be your primary concern in obtaining service; overall costs should be. Make sure you are hiring a reputable organization that can get the job done on (or before) time and on budget. We have helped many organizations save money by having them switch to us from the so called ‘bargain guys’. Even though their rates are cheap, it took them an inordinate amount of time to do the job and/or the company faced down time because of their inability to do the job right the first time. We will provide the best value in the end and lower your overall IT cost of ownership, guaranteed.


Q: What size companies do you service?
A: We can take care of companies as small as two or three users (computers) and companies as large as several thousand users. No job is too small or too large.


Q: Should we outsource our IT staff?
A: We can almost guarantee we will save you money and provide you with service that is unmatched. Just imagine not having to deal with sick days, vacation pay, employees with no customer service skills, etc. With Slick Systems, you will ‘feel’ like you have a dedicated staff. We have the ability to remotely control systems and take care of just about any issue within hours or even minutes, not days. Our state of the art Helpdesk is also available to you (to view your open and closed tickets) at no additional charge as well. Give us the opportunity to service your IT needs, you’ll never go back.


Q: What geographic area do you cover?
A: We are centrally located to all of the major NE PA areas. We cover, the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area, Lehigh Valley, Pocono’s, Stroudsburg, Berwick, Williamsport, and surrounding areas. Give us a call to see how we can help you.


Q: Do you charge for after hours upgrades / installs?
A: We bill for the same amount for upgrades and installs regardless of the time it is performed. Most upgrades happen over a weekend so as not to negatively impact business. Why should you have to pay extra for that? Our competitors think you should. We don’t.


Regional Account Manager Northeast Pennsylvania

About Slick Systems, LLC
Slick Systems, LLC is a business to business Information Technology outsourcing, consulting, sales, and service company located in beautiful Northeast Pennsylvania. Slick Systems, LLC has been serving businesses since 2002, providing quality Information Technology products and services to businesses of all sizes. We have the expertise to reduce your IT costs and risk regardless of your business size. We understand business, not just technology.

Slick Systems, LLC passion is customer satisfaction. Knowing it will be done right the first time. It gives any business owner or executive piece of mind knowing their businesses’ information technology is in the hands of IT professionals, not geeks. We don’t dilute ourselves in the consumer market where technologies differ significantly. We know business. We mean business. We are business. Slick Systems, LLC services a wide variety of industries (verticals). We have vast experience in manufacturing, healthcare, engineering, and pro-audio. We cater to the SMB (small to medium business) market as a whole but can and do easily service large business as well.

Slick Systems, LLC has recently embarked on an aggressive regional growth strategy and is looking for the right candidate to grow with us. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to take this position into a fulltime employment position and to grow into the Director of Sales for Slick Systems, LLC.

About the Job
We are currently seeking a talented, self-starter for an Account Executive role in account management sales focusing on Manufacturing, Healthcare, Engineering, and Pro-Audio. Emphasis will be given to the SMB (small to medium business) market as a whole but can encompass large business enterprises as well. This position will be an integral part in growing our successful 9-year old company.

What Slick Systems, LLC Can Offer:
Competitive commission-based compensation, with successful candidates transitioning into full-time
employment with base salary, commission, bonus plan and benefits. ·Opportunities for development and
career advancement at Slick Systems, LLC are based on merit, not tenure.


  • Develop, implement, and execute a quarterly and annual sales plan within our geographic region that includes quota and market share growth
  • Achieve quarterly and annual sales targets by effectively prospecting, qualifying, and closing opportunities within assigned region
  • Establish and maintain relationships with all key individuals within each opportunity
  • Perform sales presentations and product demonstrations
  • Coordinate local marketing activities with company marketing campaigns and initiatives
  • Maintain high level of product and competitive knowledge
  • Report progress on regular basis


  • College Diploma/University Degree Preferred
  • Minimum 1 year sales experience. Field experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in the technology industry preferred
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast paced and constantly changing environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint


  • Contract-to-Permanent Commission-based (1099). You have to first prove you can keep pace with your mutually-agreed goals.
  • Permanent is base (commensurate with experience and/or ability) plus commission and bonus structure.

Next Steps:
Reply now with your resume and anything you want us to know about you. No calls. No Recruiters. No Soliciting.

Contact us

Slick Cyber Systems Updates

Slick Cyber Systems has been in business since 2002 providing quality sales, service, and support to businesses of all sizes. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau, the White Haven Chamber of Commerce, Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, Wilkes Barre Chamber of Commerce, and Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Jim Slick, the president and chief executive officer, has been in the industry, professionally, since 1987. In his career, Jim has built many data centers ranging in size from single small-business servers to massive 300+ server fully clustered environments with real-time replication and disaster recovery. Jim’s educational background covers an Electrical Engineering degree as well as a BS degree in Business Administration and an MBA. He has also graduated from the Disney Institute in Florida, has earned his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer status, as well as many other certifications in the industry. He is involved in Masonic Lodge as well as serving on church council and other charitable organizations. Jim has donated computers and service to local charity as well in an effort to give something back to his community.

Slick Cyber Systems passion is customer satisfaction. Knowing it will be done right the first time. It gives any business owner or executive piece of mind knowing their businesses’ information technology is in the hands of IT professionals, not geeks. We don’t dilute ourselves in the consumer market where technologies differ significantly. We know business. We mean business. We are business.

Tune in here for important Industry Updates.



Slick Cyber Systems EagleCare is a suite of Electronic Medical Records management systems (also known as EMR) and Practice Management Systems.  These Medical Practice products and services offer unparalleled reliability, ease-of-use, efficiency, and customizability. The comprehensive feature set is customer-driven, innovative and continuously updated to keep pace with rapid changes in healthcare industry.

EagleCare EMR/HER/Practice Management currently covers over 50 medical specialties, out of the box, and is expanding every day.  Regardless of what templates are available, the system is fully customizable to suit the individual needs and workflow settings of any practice.

From EMR to practice management and electronic claims, EagleCare empowers healthcare organizations to effectively address their financial, administrative, clinical, and regulatory needs.  We also understand that software alone isn’t a complete solution. That’s why EagleCare offers a comprehensive set of support services such as medical billing and transcription as part of the integrated solution.  We can offer the product in our award-winning Software as a Service model (or SaaS), where you don’t have to purchase any software or hardware and have it run completely on our servers in the cloud, or, we can install it on a local server if you so choose.

A common question we get for implementing EMR solutions is regarding incentives.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allows for a series of financial incentives for providers for “Meaningful Use” of certified EMR technology.  Beginning in 2011, healthcare users of a meaningful use EMR system can receive up to $44,000 under Medicare or $64,000 under Medicaid.

If you are not aware, there are graduated Medicare/Medicaid non-compliance penalties that start in 2014 for practices that don’t have a meaningful use EMR in place.  Contact us today if you have questions regarding these regulations.

For years Slick Cyber Systems has helped doctor’s offices, both large and small, realize cost savings and proper security for HIPAA compliance.  We offer many services that cater to the healthcare industry and understand its impact on patients and your bottom line.  Contact us today for a demonstration on how we can help set you on the way to rediscover the privilege and joy of practicing medicine.  We invite you to experience world class IT by contacting us today.


EagleWing® is one of the most comprehensive suites of hosted messaging services available today. Why pay for the entire server and all of its headaches when you can simply pay for the mailboxes you need. We also take care of the backups! EagleWing® consists of:

  • Hosted Microsoft Exchange
    • Have real time access to the most robust, comprehensive messaging platform on the planet via Outlook, Entourage, or Outlook Web Access (OWA).
    • We support real time messaging to iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android (DROID), and just about every type of mobile device you can think of.
    • Tired of SPAM cluttering your mailbox? Ours comes with world class anti-spam protection.
  • Hosted Microsoft SharePoint
    • Don’t have an intranet today? If you want to take collaboration to a completely new level, SharePoint is the way to go. It allows your users to collaborate and share documents anytime, anywhere, via a web browser, in a completely secure environment. And of course, it hooks directly into Exchange for a comprehensive messaging experience.
  • Hosted Basic Mail
    • Do you have users that simply don’t need all of the features of Exchange? We also offer a basic mail package that integrates into your domain name at a lower price point. You can access it via the first class webmail interface or use IMAP or POP3 on a client that supports it, including iPhone or DROID.


Complete Data Protection from
Slick Cyber Systems EagleNest
Backup and Recovery

Protecting your critical data has never been easier. Our automated cloud backup and recovery services will boost your productivity and reduce your time spent managing data loss.

Most businesses collect, retain, and transmit data on a daily basis that is critical to the success of their organization. The threat of data theft, natural disasters and hardware failures can result in a hard hit to a business’ bottom line, costing days of downtime, thousands of dollars and irreversible damage to a business’ reputation.

Covers All Your Data Types

Files and Folders
Recover from the accidental deletion of any document, spreadsheet, or folder.

Exchange, SQL and System State
Enable backup and recovery of Exchange, SQL data, and System State.

VMware and Hyper-V images
Restore full VM images from the cloud back to your host or our site.

Bare Metal Recovery
Restore entire servers fast.

Did you know that
• 43%of companies experiencing disasters never re-open, 29%close within two years. (*McGladrey and Pullen)
• The average cost of a single incident of data loss is $10,000. (*Gartner)
• SMBs experience a median of 6outages per calendar year. (*Symantec)

Ease of Use:

Quick Start
Set up is fast.  And if you have a lot of data to backup initially, we can provide seeding services without tying up available bandwidth.

Automatic Backups
We can schedule your backups to happen whenever you want, as frequently as you want.

Manage Local and Offsite Backups
Our flexible solution allows for any of your data to be stored online and/or saved to local storage, eliminating the need for a separate local-only backup solution.


Military-grade encryption
Files are secured using 256-bit AES encryption and a private encryption key.  SSL technology is used in data transmission. Your data is protected both onsite and over the Internet.

Off-site Storage
Data is stored in two, NSA approved SSAE 16 Type II compliant datacenters with redundant storage and biometric security.

Robust, Flexible Archiving
Data-archiving settings allows historical data to be saved as long as you need and meet applicable compliance standards.

Business Grade:

Multiple Revisions
Store an unlimited number of versions of the same file so there’s no fear of accidental deletion or overwriting a file.

Reporting and Notifications
We can send you notifications that your backups have completed successfully, including detailed statistics.

Multiple Device Support
Our solutions lets you back up a single computer or server, multiple computers, laptops or even multiple offices.

Because it is offsite, it also serves as your disaster recovery plan!  We monitor your backups daily as part of the service. Just think, no more tape drives and tapes to replace every two years when they wear out and become unreliable. That alone is worth the cost savings. Our competitor’s products simply don’t offer the level or protection, level of compression, and data security that our systems do. Get the peace of mind you and your business deserves, sign up for EagleNest® today! And if you really want complete disaster recovery protection, we can offer cold, warm, or hot sites for your data center all over the nation.

Click Here to enter our EagleNest Backup Portal