Revit Workstations: The Goldilocks Principle ~ Peter Yackel

Choosing the right hardware for a Revit workstation is usually approached in two distinct ways.  One, spend a lot of money on high performance components and a lot of RAM just to be sure it will handle any Revit task you throw at it, or two, spec the computer components based on the minimum or recommended system requirements for Revit as outlined by Autodesk.  While the first approach will certainly have the user grinning from ear to ear in pure performance bliss, it’s overkill.  The second approach will likely soon have the user pounding the keyboard or spending extra time chatting at the water cooler or coffee machine. Read more

Simplifying Your Life With Valued IT Consulting

Have you had a chance to take a look around our new website? We worked hard developing it with you in mind. It’s important to us that our website serves as a way to provide you with an in depth look at who we are and how we function as a company.

For 20 years we have dedicated ourselves to taking care of our clients and offer technology solutions for all businesses, large or small, through our valued IT consulting services.

Here’s How We Simplify Your Life

  1. We Look at Your Technology Situation

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution for businesses, and certainly not when it comes to technology.

You have unique needs and issues, and there are things you want to do better.

We figure out what technology you need, by listening to what you have to say, and then develop solutions with everyone in your organization. Once we have our plan we execute it and show you how to manage your technology within the framework of your budget.


  1. Become More Efficient

The second step in the process is to comb through your technology and find ways in which we can improve it and various processes. We offer many technology solutions that will make your office more efficient:

  • Proactive IT Support
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • On-Site Management
  • Ongoing Advisory


  1. Business Continuity

Finally, it’s important to us that we ensure the technology implemented today will also support your business in the future. That’s why we don’t turn our back on you as soon as a solution is in place; we stay with you and make sure your technology solutions always align with your business goals.

Our technology experts are here to assist with:

  • Installation and ongoing support services
  • Specialized solutions for the AEC industry
  • Training services so your in-house staff knows how to use your information technology investment

Our mission is to keep your data safe and to ensure your business needs are met. So don’t be shy, contact us with any questions you may have. Take a look around our new website to learn a little more about us. You can even connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We want you to view us as not just a valued IT consulting partner, but a business partner that helps you keep moving forward.

Top 5 Benefits of Using Managed Services

Managed Services BenefitsYou may be the type of business owner who tries to do it all yourself. After all, if you want something done the right way – you should do it yourself! This way of thinking is actually getting in the way of achieving your business goals and experiencing a higher level of success. Managed Services is a technology solution that gives you the ability to put your focus on whatever it is your business does to make money – while leaving the technology to the experts.

Here are the top 5 benefits of using Managed Services:

1.    Re-Focus On Your Business

You really can’t do everything on your own. It will take you longer, and time spent troubleshooting technology problems or updating software is time lost on revenue-generating activities.  Using Parallel Edge’s Managed Service offerings gives you back the time you need to focus on growing your business.

2.    Gain Access to Experience and Resources You Don’t Have Internally

You probably don’t have an IT department with expertise in every possible area of technology out there. Outsourcing your IT needs with Parallel Edge gives you access to an experienced IT department without the costs of hiring a team of experts full-time within your organization.

3.    Stay Up to Date

It can be difficult to keep up with the constantly changing technologies, but when you don’t keep your software and equipment up to date – you put yourself at risk and at a competitive disadvantage.  Parallel Edge stays up to date with the changes for all of our clients, not just one – which allows us to mitigate the risks for you. We’ll keep your hardware and software up to date.

4.    Maximum Security

Our Managed Services offerings ensure your network stays secure from intruders with 256-bit RC4 encrypted communication with rolling keys. There are no open ports and no plain-text data packets to the network.

5.    Increase Productivity and Efficiency

Use our Managed Services offering to increase productivity and efficiency within your workplace. Start realizing your business goals faster when you can put your efforts on growing the business and implementing changes within your organization and leave the technology up to us.


Call or email us to learn more about how we can use technology and Managed Services to help your business reach its goals.