Meet Adam Grant, Network Administrator and Young Kim, Strategic Accounts Manager.

Read on to learn why many of Adam’s clients are moving from XP to Windows 7 and what this self-confessed “computer nerd’s” secret weapon is this summer. Also, find out what makes Young so energetic and where to find good Korean food.

TN_July12Q: What are most of your customers looking to accomplish?

A/Adam: Most of my clients, especially the bigger enterprise clients, are upgrading from XP to Windows 7. There’s a lot of testing involved in upgrading from XP to Windows 7, and that takes some time. Folks want to make sure everything is in place prior to 2014, which is when support will end for XP.

A/Young: Because most of my customers are smaller businesses, and because of the economy, most are looking to do more with less. Luckily, they have Nortec in their corner, and we provide them with huge value for their dollar.

Q: Are there any trends you’re seeing now?

A/Adam: Virtualization is still big. Clients who have a lot of physical servers are looking to save on hardware and power costs. And of course, moving to the cloud is also big right now.

A/Young: With a lot of our customers, moving to the cloud is a particularly hot topic, such as Hosted Exchange, disaster recovery and online backup.

Q: If you could give your customers one piece of advice what would it be?

A/Adam: VIRTUALIZE! You can do so much more with so much less.

A/Young: Think about how your business would be impacted if your power went down, or there was a natural disaster. Would you be able to continue your business?

Q: Tell us something your clients might not know about you.

A/Adam: My customers would be surprised to learn that although I’m a computer nerd, I play baseball league in the summer. I’m pitcher. My secret weapon is my curve ball.

A/Young: I was in Cheerleading for 4 years in High School…this should explain my extremely energetic personality. I was also born and raised in South Korea, I know a ton of good Korean restaurants in the area!

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