Nortec Communications, Inc. Hosts Moving to the Cloud Panels
October 18, 2013
FALLS CHURCH, VIRIGINA - October 18, 2013 – Nortec Communications, Inc. On October 10, Nortec hosted an intimate, informational breakfast at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia for local business leaders and IT directors wishing to know more about cloud solutions and how their businesses can be improved by switching to the cloud.
The breakfast—which featured a panel discussion on the do’s and don’ts, plus tips on how and when to go about implementing a cloud solution—was held in an open setting that allowed for attendees to get answers to their most pressing questions and address any concerns they may have. Panel members Bill Granger of Walker & Dunlop and Frank McDonough of the Security Industry Association shared their experiences of implementing cloud solutions and of working with Nortec. In both cases, Mr. Granger and Mr. McDonough were able to significantly cut costs while increasing flexibility and security. “The cloud has untethered me from the server room allowing me to focus on more important things,” said Mr. McDonough of the public cloud option that he selected to virtualize his company’s files and applications. Mr. Granger added, “I no longer have issues with power, connectivity, or any worries about data retention.” He expanded further to say that the cloud has offered his company considerable cost-savings as the licensing fee is less than half of the cost he would incur replacing servers.
A second event was held on October 17 at the University Club of Washington D.C. For this lunch event, panel members included Camille Roussel of National Lutheran Communities & Services, David Wiermanski of the Healthcare Leadership Council, and Frank McDonough of the Security Industry Association. Speaking of a similar experience to that of Mr. McDonough, Mr. Wiermanski shared how much versatility his company has achieved since switching to the cloud. “My employees never have to worry whether they will be able to work from home or access files remotely,” explained Mr. Wiermanski. He also commended Nortec on their part in keeping his company’s IT free of outages, downtime, and security hazards, saying “They are always there. They have become part of our family.” Mr. Roussel spoke to security concerns that he and his staff had when first switching to the cloud. “We started out with a private cloud as it allowed us to go at our own speed. Later when we felt comfortable, it was easy to transition to a public cloud for the cost savings, while still knowing our data was secure.”
At each event, Nortec Chief Operations Officer George Hammerschmidt, who served as moderator, helped to expand on the possibilities of the cloud and fielded audience questions regarding a wide range of topics from cloud options, usability, and virtualization to costs, dependability, and set-up.
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