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HID Mobile Access

Secure digital identities for physical access control using mobile devices. HID mobile access replaces the need to carry your access card, and gives you the ability to put your credentials onto a mobile device. It’s portable, provides superior protection and is easy to manage.
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Leveraging the Experts to Maximize your Physical Security Investment

By Emily Breen

Whether it’s creating a safe environment for your employees, securing your facility, or monitoring assets access control and video surveillance systems have become an essential part of business. Like any technology system they require upgrades, maintenance and experts to assist in maximizing your investment. In addition to the physical maintenance of the cameras, readers and other components there is the ever present threat of a cyber-attack or other network intrusion through an ip device.

Parallel Technologies Managed Services Programs offer client’s piece of mind in knowing you are not alone in maintaining your Physical Security infrastructure.… Continue Reading

Parallel is Heading to AFCOM Data Center World

In spite of this relatively mild Minnesota winter, the thought of visiting a place that’s always warm and has sunny skies over beaches is definitely appealing.  Our team is extremely honored and excited to be invited to present and participate at this year’s AFCOM Data Center World to be held in Los Angeles, CA April 3-7 at the Greater LA Convention Center.… Continue Reading

Welcome to the Team Meg!

Name: Meg Introwitz-Williams

Department: Accounting

Job Title: Accounting Analyst

Position Description: I work with the accounting team and company as a whole to review project progress and profitability, revenue recognition, monthly closing tasks, and assist with other processes and projects as needed.… Continue Reading

Yoga Sculpt Hosted at Parallel Technologies

Fun. Family. Fitness.
These are three words that describe our main culture initiatives for 2017. We are known for our in-house basketball court, kegerator, foosball table and golf simulator, but did you know that Parallel is the newest hot spot for yogis & technology lovers alike? That’s right, Parallel Technologies is now hosting YOGA classes right here in our Eden Prairie warehouse!
Thanks to yoga instructor (and Enterprise Project Coordinator) Madison Olson – we’ve found a way to fit in FUN and FITNESS into our weekly work routine.… Continue Reading

Mission Critical Magazine: Battling The Zombie Server

Nate Josephs
Sr. Manager, Data Center Operations at Parallel Technologies, Inc.

No longer relegated to B-movies, zombies are everywhere these days. Celebrated as the anti-hero, zombies are no longer viewed as a menace to society. That is except for the data center world, where zombies remain a threat to security and productivity.

Within our industry, the term “zombie servers” has ominous meanings. In one instance it can refer to a server that has been taken over by outside forces with the specific purpose of doing harm to other computers such as denial of service (DoS) attacks.… Continue Reading

Parallel Expands Certifications with Leading Physical Security Vendors

To keep up with client demands for highly integrated and intelligent physical security systems, Parallel Technologies is pleased to announce certification status updates. Project estimator, Josh Olson, is now an Axis Certified Professional and IPVM Access Control Certified. These additional certifications from industry leaders are a comprehensive indicator of the latest network video technologies, solutions, and best-practice design and implementation techniques.

IPVM certified professionals pass rigorous college level courses in advanced security technologies and concepts, requiring participation in a series of live online classes, discussions, exam and essays.… Continue Reading

Parallel & APC by Schneider Whiskey Sampling Event

Start with a warmer than usual Minnesota winter evening, add falling light snow outside, include a warm room in classy and historical bar, and you have a nearly ideal setting to sample Whiskeys and Scotches from around the world.

Schneider Electric hosted a whiskey and cigar event for Parallel employees and customers in this ideal setting at The Local on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Attendees enjoyed this idyllic atmosphere mixed with light conversation around data centers and other various topics.… Continue Reading

Welcome Ron Ennenga – Mechanical Engineer

Name: Ron Ennenga
Department: Data Center Engineering
Title: Mechanical Engineer
Position Description: Selection, layout and design of data center mechanical systems – HVAC, plumbing, and fire suppression.
Three Interesting Facts:
I am a music fan, and audiophile
Loudspeaker design is a long term fascination
I once spent almost a year studying/traveling in Europe (based in Austria)
Parallel Event that you are most looking forward to: ” The next one!”

Welcome to the team Ron, we’re lucky to have you!… Continue Reading

DCIM on a Budget: Data Center Optimization Without Breaking the Bank

By Tim Kittila, PE
Director, Data Center Strategy
Parallel Technologies

Measurement and control are key to optimization, and that of course applies to data center optimization too. That’s what DCIM software provides, tools for measurement and control.

While most data center managers agree that Data Center Infrastructure Management tools can help optimize data center operations, purchasing DCIM software often becomes a low budget. Fortunately, with some time and effort, there are ways to implement DCIM without the expenditure of off-the-shelf software.… Continue Reading