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Information Technology Networking Services

Information Technology Development Services

Portage has a highly qualified group of professional network administrators, system administrators, and architecture designers with experience in a wide variety of systems. The team specializes in small to medium Windows™ based networks, with experience in Linux systems as well. The Portage Information Technology team has more than 35 years of collective experience in IT.

Portage has teamed with outstanding companies such as Mountain States Networking, Valcom, Valley Office Systems, Dell, and Microsoft to provide full IT support to small- and medium-sized businesses. Through our partner network, Portage can provide hardware from Dell, HP, Cisco, Juniper, Ricoh, and Sharp. Portage is also an authorized Microsoft reseller and partner.

Desktop technical support

Portage technicians will assist your business in developing, implementing, and maintaining best practices for patch management, hardware refresh, and property/asset management.

Network architecture and implementation

Portage has completed networking design projects in both new and existing offices. We are experienced in installing wired networks and securing wireless networks to your individual requirements. With every network project, we provide a network diagram and other documentation to the client for reference. The Portage IT team also has experience in networking remote offices using Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. We also offer network troubleshooting services.

Server support

In the ever-changing world of IT, Portage has extensive experience in upgrading networks and servers to current operating systems. Solutions include in-place as well as new hardware in order to refresh your network to stay current with technology.

Windows server applications

Portage IT administrators have assembled a vast skillset in installing, configuring, and maintaining Microsoft Windows server applications, including Active Directory, Internet Information Services (IIS), MS SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Hyper-V, and System Center Products, including Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager for backup and recovery.

Business continuity and disaster recovery

Portage will assess your company’s current business continuity status, develop a long-term plan for business continuity and disaster recovery, and work through the implementation process with your company.


  • Desktop technical support
  • Network architecture and implementation
  • Server support
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Data storage technologies
  • Cyber security consulting
  • Cisco PIX/ASA configuration
  • Windows server applications
  • Exchange Server
  • SharePoint
  • System Center products
  • (Data Protection Manager,Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager)
  • Active Directory Services
  • MS SQL Server
  • Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Linux server administration (BIND, DHCP, SMB, Email)



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