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Here’s a roundup of the latest perspectives on emerging technology and trends — and some lighter topics — for people who like to keep up with their industry partners.

Getting Off on the Right Foot: The first 90 days of your new job

Investing time and resources in onboarding new employees makes them feel more connected to the company and sets them up for success....

MBX Systems Earns Top Workplaces Honors for 4th Consecutive Year

Recognized in Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2017...

Do your customers require EU GDPR support from your software?

New data privacy legislation comes into force in less than a year, so it’s time to ensure your customers are compliant!...

NAND, NVMe & Intel® Processors Turbocharge Applications

For software with demanding computer graphics needs, custom-engineered hardware platforms that take advantage of these technologies are yielding signi...

MBX to Showcase Next-Gen Appliance Platforms at I/ITSEC 2017

Drives Performance Increases for Simulation Applications with Custom-Engineered Hardware Using Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors & 3D NAND Flash Stor...

Industry horror stories that will send shivers up your spine!

It’s time to take a coffin break and read some creepy stories customers have told us about their nefarious experiences with previous manufacturing p...

Remote employees expand MBX Cares’ reach in their local communities

Coast to coast, MBX volunteers make a difference and impact their local charitable organizations. Here we spotlight a few, from Texas to California....

Meet MBX at the MSOE Career Fair!

On Thursday, September 28, MBX Systems will be on campus for the Milwaukee School of Engineering Career Fair. We asked our MSOE grads to give their pe...

AMD Enterprise-Grade Processors? Your Top Questions Answered

While AMD has been a long-standing contender in the enthusiast community, in the x86 market, rarely was their name bandied about...until now. ...

MBX Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Quality Management

MBX Systems, a provider of custom server hardware engineering, manufacturing and support services, today announced that it has received ISO 9001:2015 ...

Wherever You Choose to Work, Culture Matters

At MBX, Employee Appreciation Week is dedicated to really reinforcing to our employees how much they’re valued....

Doing Good for the Environment Through MBX Cares

It’s that time of the year in Chicagoland when the weather warms up and everyone likes to get outside......

To Risk Or Not To Risk? 5 Lessons From The Trenches

At certain junctures in the life of every business, management has to decide whether to embrace or reject new initiatives that carry a high level of r...

Why Great Companies Prepare For Change Now, Not Tomorrow

Defying the odds in an extremely competitive space by making dynamic moves proactively and engaging the team in the mission planning process ...

Trend Watch: Delivering 4K video content at scale with NVMe

If your application requires high availability from the drives, NVMe is an efficient, cost-effective way to scale and realize benefits quickly...

Taking a Risk Plunge

When should you “play it safe” to stay on track and avoid issues versus “take a plunge” to pursue an unexpected opportunity? ...

Planning a new or refreshed server platform in 2017? Certify for IEC 62368-1 now

MBX is equipped to manage the certification process well in advance and ease the transition and protect your technology investment ...

Engaging Employees in Cost-Control Efforts

One company has saved more than $1 million to date and simultaneously increased productivity by soliciting employees’ ideas for working smarter...

MBX Systems: Transparency Comes to Supply Chain

MBX’s API allows customers to remove manual interactions in the supply chain and allows them to integrate this into their workflow ...

Appliances Retain Leading Role in Backup Market

On-premise backup appliances remain a popular solution for enterprises that lack the resources to implement big-company business continuity strategies...

Resolution to Refresh your Server Bezel Design in 2017?

A project manager’s handy 6-point checklist to streamline the process...

Protecting Your Customers with HPE OEM Hardware Support

Sooner or later a component will fail and need to be replaced. That’s the reason hardware warranties exist. Do standard warranties fit your needs?...

MBX Systems Earns 2016 Top Workplaces Award from Chicago Tribune

Earns high employee rankings and consistently exceeds benchmark scores from other manufacturers across all job descriptions, tenures and salary levels...

Brand Cam: Revolutionary Branding Fulfills Concurrent’s Vision

Concurrent Computer Corporation had very specific branding objectives in mind for their 1U, 2U and 4U appliance suite, including customized drive tray...

Leveraging the global benefits of HPE server platforms for your hardware appliance program

Tech companies that deploy complex software on turnkey appliances can feel perplexed by the thought of selling their product into international market...

Brand Cam: Little Touches to Build Big Buzz around Your Appliance-based Software Delivery

Have you ever considered how you could enhance your customers’ out-of-box experience?...

Multi-Talented Volunteers: Out and about this summer in the northwest suburbs

The MBX Cares program has aided local nonprofits by providing small volunteer groups to pitch in where extra hands and services are needed...

MBX Adds HP Enterprise-Based Server Appliances to Managed Inventory Program

Customers with strong forecasting abilities can have enough finished systems sitting in our warehouses to support expected demand at all times...

Brand Cam: XipLink

Subtle modifications to Xiplink's existing faceplate gains improved, polished branding; liquid coated chassis is easy to spot in the data center...

MBX Expands Leadership Team to Support Diversification Initiatives

A series of new hires and promotions designed to advance strategic growth and diversification...

The Employee Program that Netted us a Million Dollars’ Worth of Ideas

The idea of looking for net drivers - activities or ideas that could drive net profit - became our focus...

Jill Bellak Leads Libertyville Manufacturing Company to New Heights

Manufacturing isn’t widely known for its female executives, but at the helm of MBX Systems is a woman who’s recognized as one of the best in the b...

Millennial Retention Needs More Attention

Flexible schedules and opportunities for cross-training and time off to work on Habitat for Humanity projects resonate with this group ...

Brand Cam: SmartFile

When SmartFile shared design concepts with MBX for its Enterprise HPE 2U and SMB Supermicro 1U server appliances, MBX brought their vision to life....

7 Habits of a Highly Effective Manufacturing Culture

A less rigid environment is a means to attract and retain talent, improve problem-solving, gain a competitive edge, and propel business growth ...

Brand Cam: FireEye PX and IA Series

FireEye asked MBX to keep branding simple yet prominent to create greater brand recognition while maintaining lower costs...

MBX Systems Named a 2016 Best Workplace in Manufacturing & Production

According to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine ...

MBX Doubles New Business for Custom-Built Server Appliances

A 106% increase in new business from ISVs, OEMs and service providers using turnkey hardware/software systems to deliver their applications or service...

Brand Cam: Rapid7

Leading provider of security data and analytics solutions turned to MBX to manage its server appliance line, including creating crisp branding...

7 Reasons to Keep Applications & Data On-premise

Whether enterprise applications and data should be deployed behind the corporate firewall, in a public cloud, or in a hybrid environment is a source o...

MBX Assembles Advisory Board

Bringing decades of experience in building businesses in disparate industry sectors, and helping them scale, diversify and address different growth st...

MBX Appoints Advisory Board to Guide Strategic Growth Initiatives

Bringing decades of experience in building businesses in disparate industry sectors, and helping them scale, diversify and address different growth st...

MBX Brings NVMe SSDs & Xeon® D Solutions to Server Appliance Design

Engineering customers' new platforms with next-gen NVMe-based solid state storage and Intel® Xeon® D processor-based System-on-a-Chip products. ...

How MBX Systems cast off most customers, refocused

A revenue analysis showed smaller customers made up most of the work but not most of the income. ...

Tom Crowley has always followed his heart, whether it was his band or his business at MBX


Being an entrepreneur wasn’t Tom Crowley's first passion....

Brand Cam: AlienVault’s USM Platforms

MBX designed the branding for AlienVault's USM platforms. Here are the project's objectives & obstacles, as well as how the branding was created...

Advances in Hardware RAID

Hardware RAID controller advances have transformed the functionality of the controllers to surface unprecedented levels of data control & performance...

6 Reasons Why Hardware Appliances Trump Virtual and Software-Only Deployments

Different companies desire different deployment options, and here are some of the benefits of the hardware appliance model compared to other options...

Guest post: pitfalls of shipping to Brazil

It is easily apparent why this market is so interesting, but it can actually be more taxing than one may think due to multiple factors...

Brazil: An untapped market for software sales?

It is easily apparent why this market is so interesting, but it can actually be more taxing than one may think due to multiple factors....

Why You Should Do a Project Kick-Off (and How to Do It)

How to model your project kick-off to gain greater enthusiasm and buy in, and better focus among all team members....

Customer, Customer, Customer Part I: Creating a Project Scope and Hitting Deadlines

How MBX lead the new project onboarding process and establish the product’s ultimate launch date, keeping scope, milestones and risks front of mind....

Pushing the boundaries with SMR

SMR is another technology developed in the push for higher storage densities. Is it a good fit for your server appliance? A few things to know...

Not taking advantage of 4Kn? You will be soon.

The ever growing demand for higher density storage has laid the groundwork for larger, higher performance and capability default size. 4Kn fills this ...

MBX Systems Opens Headquarters in Libertyville

The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its new 83,000-square-foot headquarters facility at 1200 Technology Way in Libertyville....

MBX Now Certified to Manufacture OEM Hardware Appliances for China

By attaining CCC certification for their platforms, customers appliances exported to China will pass customs inspections....