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Technology Pathfinding

Over the last 20 years, Derive Technologies has built a highly successful business based on helping its customers chart the best and most cost-efficient technology path toward achieving their short- and longer-term business goals and objectives.

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Our philosophy of technology pathfinding — matching business needs and requirements with appropriate and affordable technology solutions drawn from all of the industry-leading IT vendors in today’s market — means we add value not only by delivering highly efficient procurement capabilities, but through providing expert advisory, implementation, and post-sale services of the kind only possible via highly trained and thoroughly experienced engineers, architects, account and project managers, and senior technical practice managers. Most of our individual professionals boast decades of direct hardware and software domain expertise.

Our philosophy means:

  • Derive acts as a true business partner, with expert understanding of the regulatory, operational, and compliance needs of each client
  • Once we have a thorough understanding of your strategic directions and goals, we help you determine your needs and help procure cost-effective, vendor-agnostic technology components
  • Clients rely upon our blend of advisory, procurement, and implementation expertise to achieve their goals on time and on budget
  • The length of our customer relationships averages 15+ years with a >90% retention rate, and customer satisfaction amongst the highest in the VAR reseller industry

    To learn more about how Derive can support your short and longer-term technology pathfinding needs, click one of the info tabs to learn more about team resources and our overall consulting process.

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    The special insights afforded by our seasoned bench of technology professionals and decades-long alliances with today’s leading IT vendors gives Derive the capacity to grasp clients’ needs and concerns, then roll up our sleeves and deliver effective and cost-efficient solutions for SMB and enterprise organizations alike, throughout the New York Metro area and beyond.

    Derive's capacity to design, sell, and support complete or modular solutions that we cost-effectively tailor to every customer has received special recognition from the strategic technology alliance partners with which we've developed long and productive relationships. This, along with significant long-term investments on the part of Derive with numerous global technology providers —in learning/training and certifications in business consulting, technology, sales and marketing — have been acknowledged with the highest of partnership levels.

    We are proud to hold platinum, gold and other preeminent partner statuses with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP, Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, Citrix, Apple, Lenovo, and many others, including the world's largest distributors.

    To learn more about how Derive Technologies can address your needs, BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION

    Adding to our achievement of the highest levels of partnership and certifications with our technology partners, Derive's Professional Services team supports its consultative capabilities by also having received management certifications and accreditations such as:

    • Project Management Professional (PMP) (Project Management Institute [PMI])
    • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    • ISO/IEC 17024:2003
    • Information Technology Services Management (ITSM)
    • International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI)
    • CompTIA
    • Systems Security Professional (CISSP)/International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2
    • Plus specific regulatory accreditations for healthcare, financial services, government and more

    Examples of current vendor certifications include:

    Vendor Status and/or Certification(s)
    Cisco Premier Integrator, with Specializations in Advanced Enterprise Networking, Advanced Datacenter Architecture, and Advanced Security Architecture
    HPE/Aruba Gold Hybrid IT Partner, Aruba Silver Partner
    HPE HPE Partner Ready/Solution Provider/Gold Partner
    VMWare Platinum Solution Provider Partner & Corporate Reseller
    Nutanix Cloud Professional Partner
    Dell EMC Dell EMC Gold Solution Provider
    Microsoft Gold Partner, Cloud Productivity/Cloud Platforms
    Citrix Solution Advisor with Virtualization and Networking Optimization Specializations

    The ultimate outcome from engaging with our technology pathfinding professionals is that clients become more agile and innovative, secure, and compliant.

    To learn more about how Derive Technologies can address your needs, BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION

    Derive Technologies leverages the vast collective experience of its team professionals by means of a set of standardized and well-documented IT problem-solving approaches we call SolutionPathsSM. Continuously honed over the last twenty years to incorporate a steady evolution of practices and technologies over time, they reflect the company’s insights into business consulting workflows, process and client support best practices, and more.

    SolutionPathsSM enables Derive technologists to support repeatable, high-quality engagements of any size and create tailored solutions for clients while profiting from past experiences.

    Across such practice areas such as data centers, cloud computing, remote office operations, networking, security, and others, Derive applies SolutionPathsSM to such tasks as:

    • Strategic project planning and blueprinting—customized for your organization and its specific needs
    • Business structure assessments—to help create or amplify IT best practices
    • Process and workflow standardization
    • Facility walkthroughs and technology inventories
    • IT risk management
    • Current- and future-state technology assessments—including the best possible leveraging of existing infrastructure and systems, along with migration and upgrade pathways to newer, modernized computing paradigms (e.g., from on-premises to a hybrid cloud strategy)
    • Financial and operational modeling—including IT capital planning to help your organization realize its desired technology and business goals
    • Security assessments
    • Compliance reviews
    • Benchmarking, testing and diagnostics
    • IT sourcing, procurement and support contract solutions

    To learn more about how Derive Technologies can address your needs, BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION


    Derive Technologies has provided business and technological innovation for our clients through progressive, decades-long relationships with some of the world's most important providers of core infrastructure, cloud, mobility, collaboration, security and numerous other solutions.

    DOWNLOAD CUTSHEET As a Dell Technologies Gold Certified channel partner, Derive represents Dell’s wide portfolio of datacenter, storage, cloud and desktop products plus related services. This includes:
    Derive’s Premier Certification status with Cisco—and a long list of diverse technical certifications—enables fast, expert assessments, design, implementation, and support of today’s complex data network needs. Most of...
    A highly valued channel partner, Citrix enables organizations to effectively support traditional office and remote virtual workforces with exceptional user experiences delivered via seamless VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) environments. Accompanied...
    DOWNLOAD CUTSHEET Derive Technologies partners with Nutanix to deliver powerful IT solutions based on the vendor’s highly popular hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology. Derive and Nutanix can deliver the promise of HCI: A full IT...
    Veeam is an industry-leading backup and data management platform for on-premises, cloud-based, and virtual computing environments. In addition to normal organizational concerns about data loss from the unexpected, like power outages, today’s threat...
    Webair specializes on the data security needs of several industry verticals: Financial, Healthcare, and Government. It provides: Private cloud hosting, storage services, and VDI solutions Offsite backups of mission-critical data and...
    DOWNLOAD CUT SHEET Derive Technologies partners with Gradient Cyber to deliver cybersecurity threat monitoring, detection, and response 24/7 across your entire IT infrastructure.  Gradient Cyber is a trusted cybersecurity partner operating primarily...
    DOWNLOAD CUT SHEET Check Point Software is a worldwide provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions founded in 1993. Since then they’ve grown to provide a comprehensive suite of enterprise-level software, however their initial claim to fame was...
    HP Inc. (HPI) provides a wide variety of endpoint devices like desktop and notebook computers, monitors, tablets, printers and imaging—along with a wealth of collaborative service offerings related to IT management—for small, medium and large...
    Derive Technologies partners with HPE to deliver comprehensive computing, networking, and storage solutions, all with consumption-model (OPEX) options. Contact Derive for an informational briefing. HPE, formed after its split from the original Hewlett...
    As a long-time Microsoft Gold Partner, Derive Technologies is highly experienced in delivering Microsoft’s solutions aimed at the enterprise and SMB space. Derive’s go-to solution portfolio includes Microsoft Windows, Microsoft 365, plus the...
    Apple’s long-term relationship with Derive enables us to source, deploy, and support Apple devices and infrastructure for organizations that are both leading-edge and cost-effective. Derive has always taken special pride in being able to provide the...
    VMWare is a premier provider of software solutions that enable organizations to operate multiple operating systems, applications, and computing workloads on a single server. By installing a hypervisor software layer on the server, one or more virtual...
    Lenovo’s line of products extends well beyond its well-known and respected lineup of workstations, desktop computers, notebooks, laptops, ultrabooks, tablets, phones (Motorola) and monitors. The firm has extended its reach into the datacenter with...

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