CANTON, Ohio – Aug. 28, 2018 – Virtual DataWorks is set to speak at “Coordinating Your Cyber Defenses”, an educational event hosted by the Perry Township Board of Trustees. As technology advances, the Township Administration has noticed a growing need for educational events about cyber security. With many small businesses in the area, it’s important to business owners –  and their customers – that all information is kept safe.

A local IT Consultant and Managed Services Provider like Virtual DataWorks is the perfect speaker for an event about cyber security, as they deal with small business security on a regular basis. Not only are they able to recommend the best technology in the industry for small businesses, they will be bringing their technology partners to discuss the common grievances of business security and where your concerns should lie.

This event will be held at the Exploration Gateway located at 5712 12th Street Northwest, Canton, Ohio 44708 on September 20th, 2018 from 9:00AM-11:30AM. The event will include presentations from Matthew DeWees of Virtual DataWorks and representatives from Datto and Sophos, two of the leading cyber security products for small to mid-sized businesses.

If your business uses any kind of technology, this event is important to your security. Virtual DataWorks is excited for the opportunity to help small to mid-sized businesses learn about cyber security. Registration can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coordinating-your-cyber-defenses-registration-48911850662.

ABOUT VIRTUAL DATAWORKS

Virtual DataWorks is a leading IT Consultant and Managed Service Provider located in North East Ohio. We believe that technology can either make or break your business. It all depends on how you leverage your technology to positively impact your business. Our Managed Services program lets us focus on your IT while you focus on your business. Our goal is to be your trusted partner and to ensure that your technology works for you.

Hudson, OH – Aug. 16, 2018 – Virtual DataWorks has forged a new relationship with Hudson Velocity Broadband. As a local Managed Services Provider, Virtual DataWorks offers the management of technology systems for small to midsize businesses. When considering an internet provider, Virtual DataWorks can help evaluate your technology needs and show you what internet service will perform the best.

Working as an ambassador for Velocity, Virtual DataWorks will inspect your current setup and discuss the benefits of a community-wide internet option.  We focus on what is best for your business and what your needs are as you grow.

Virtual DataWorks is a local IT Consultant here to serve your business. We understand the need to prevent downtime and that is our goal for all of our customers. Managed Service Providers exist to keep your business up and running at all times, with as few interruptions as possible. Using a local consultant to keep your technology systems clear and your information safe is always the best choice.

If you are interested in Hudson Velocity Broadband for your business, contact us today to setup a consultation!

About Virtual DataWorks

Virtual DataWorks is a leading IT Consultant and Managed Service Provider located in North East Ohio. We believe that technology can either make or break your business. It all depends on how you leverage your technology to positively impact your business. Our Managed Services program lets us focus on your IT while you focus on your business. Our goal is to be your trusted partner and to ensure that your technology works for you.

About Hudson Velocity

As one of Ohio’s first Gigabit cities, Hudson offers high-speed, 100% fiber-optic broadband and voice services to our local businesses. With faster, more reliable, and affordable internet and voice services, we empower our local businesses to compete in today’s high-speed, data-driven world. In fact, City-owned and operated Velocity Broadband provides speeds up to 10 gigabits per second!

Contact:

Matthew DeWees, President at COSO Media

Matt@cosomedia.com | (866) 667-6060 Ext: 101

[CANTON, OHIO – July 26, 2018] Virtual DataWorks today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AEP program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

Virtual DataWorks is a leading I.T. Consultant and Managed Service Provider located in North East Ohio. We believe that technology can either make or break your business. It all depends on how you leverage your technology to positively impact your business. Our Managed Services program lets us focus on your I.T. while you focus on your business. Our goal is to be your trusted partner and to ensure that your technology works for you.

 “This Microsoft AEP authorization shows our commitment to the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products,” said Matthew DeWees, President, “We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisors for their IT requirements.”

“By becoming AEPs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorization, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AEP Program is designed to authorize and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources, and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

About Virtual DataWorks

Virtual DataWorks is a leading I.T. Consultant and Managed Service Provider located in North East Ohio. Virtual DataWorks offers a wide range of Managed IT Services, including but not limited to: Data Protection, Managed Voice Solutions, IT Consulting, SaaS Backup Solutions, and Office 365. Virtual DataWorks is here to be your trusted IT partner and make sure your IT works for you.

Here at Virtual Dataworks, we’re all about helping our clients and understanding their business to help them grow. To keep these relationships close, we want to help you get to know the people you’re in contact with. Check out the other posts in our Get to Know the Team Series to learn more about us!

My favorite hobby is… Rock Climbing.

I love… the outdoors, movies, and my family.

I look up to… My parents.

The quote… “No! Try not! Do or do not, there is no try.” -Yoda speaks to me because… wise words from Yoda, enough said.

A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is… where to start…

I’m afraid of… Country music.

My favorite movie is… Blade Runner.

My coworkers would describe me as… the guy with an obnoxious laugh.

My guilty pleasure is… Celine Dion.

Some activities on my bucket list are… Hiking the Appalachian Trail, attending San Diego Comic Con, and skydiving.

My best friend… is my mom.

An accomplishment I’m proud of… watching Lord of the Rings (extended editions) in one sitting.

My family is meaningful to me because… I know they will always be there for me.

My favorite book is… The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

Here at Virtual Dataworks, we’re all about helping our clients and understanding their business to help them grow. To keep these relationships close, we want to help you get to know the people you’re in contact with. Check out the other posts in our Get to Know the Team Series to learn more about us!

My favorite hobby is… playing/watching all sports.

I love… my family and little puppy.

I look up to… my fiancée/future wife.

The quote… “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein speaks to me because… in my line of work, thinking outside of the box when troubleshooting is key. Learning from my mistakes allows me to grow professionally and personally.

A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is… all of college. Lots of fun / embarrassing moments that I laugh about frequently.

I’m afraid of… drowning. I don’t know how to swim.

My favorite movie is… King Pin.

My coworkers would describe me as… outgoing, creative leader.

My guilty pleasure is… ice cream, specifically banana.

Some activities on my bucket list are… learning how to swim, hot air balloon ride, flying an airplane.

My best friend… is my fiancée / future wife.

An accomplishment I’m proud of… building my own home under the age of 30.

This one time at my job… I MC’d a hot dog eating contest.

Honesty is meaningful to me because… because if you can’t tell the truth to other people, you are also lying to yourself.

My favorite book is… The Art of the Steal – Frank W. Abagnale.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 4

The internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

 

Our economy is experiencing and at risk for a shortage in cybersecurity professionals to help protect our extensive networks. According to a study the Center of Cyber Safety and Education preformed, by the year 2022, there will be a shortage of about 1.8 million information security workers. Encouraging students today to pursue and explore a career cybersecurity as a viable and rewarding profession is very important [2].

With the rise of cyber-attacks, companies want to hire more cybersecurity professionals to help better protect their sensitive information and profits. In 2013, Target incurred $292 million in damages after a breach. In 2014, Home Depot incurred $298 million from a breach. Protecting your company’s information is one of the most important things along with having the right people in place can make a world of a difference and save the company a lot of time and money from potential breaches [1].

Here is a list of jobs that can appeal to a variety of career possibilities [1]: 

Key Influencers, such as parents, teachers, guidance counselors and state local officials, will learn more about this growing career field and how to properly engage youth in pursuing a career in cybersecurity [2].

 

 

Sources:
[1] http://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/local/the-internet-wants-you-consider-a-career-in-cybersecurity/article_b069b058-b6ab-11e7-b0c6-ab6ecbc3425e.html
[2] https://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/about-ncsam/

 

Contact

Mathew DeWees, President at Virtual DataWorks
Matt@virtualdataworks.com | (330) 800-2186

CANTON, OHIO – October 16, 2017 – Virtual DataWorks is an I.T. Consulting firm focused on delivering affordable, consolidated I.T. solutions with Customer Service in mind. We would like to announce that Daniel Jackson has joined the Virtual DataWorks Team as the new Director of I.T.

Jackson graduated from the University of Akron in 2009 with his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Jackson gained his experience from working for two small family owned rubber manufacturing companies located in Kent, OH of nine years. Jackson took on a variety of responsibilities such as I.T. Infrastructure, HR duties and being the primary controller.

When Jackson was young he would watch his dad tinker with PCs and attend computer shows together stemming his interest and passion in the technology world that he later turned into a career and hobby. In Jackson’s free time he is an avid Cleveland sports fan, movie buff, and a bowler who loves dogs.

“I’m excited to bring my complete business background into the world of I.T. solutions. I understand how businesses function and enjoy developing technology and workflow solutions that impact their productivity and collaboration needs. Virtual DataWorks has given me an opportunity to be myself and thrive” said Daniel Jackson, Director of I.T.

 

 

About the Company

Virtual DataWorks is an I.T. company that specializes in I.T. Consulting, Computer Hardware Sales and Support, Network Setup and Support, Web Design and much more. Their customers include both small to medium sized business in a variety of industries. To learn more about Virtual DataWorks visit www.virtualdataworks.com

 

 

Contact

Matthew DeWees, President at COSO Media

Matt@cosomedia.com | (866) 667-6060 Ext: 101

HUDSON, OHIO – October 10, 2017 – COSO Media, an Ohio based Internet Marketing agency specializing in Social Media Marketing, Website Development and Search Engine Marketing and Virtual DataWorks, a COSO Media company focusing on Managed IT Service, Computer Hardware Sales, Network Setup and Support, I.T. Consulting and more would like to announce that Steve Gosney will be joining us as an Account Executive for both companies. Steve will be responsible for networking with our community to help businesses determine where they have opportunities to grow online as well as improve their I.T. functions.

In an effort to raise awareness we will be participating in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month that is observed during the month of October. Throughout the month we will be sharing and posting blogs with tips and tricks on how to protect against cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity is a continuously popular topic and being a victim to a cyber-attack can cost yourself or your company a lot of time, pain and money. Get engaged and educate yourself and your employees on the risks that cyber-attacks can have. When it comes to cyber security, every business should have a plan for their employees, training and awareness that emphasizes risk management.

Below you will find some helpful tips and tricks to start taking action against being a victim to cyber-attacks.

Tips and Tricks – Steps to online safety  

 

Resources:

 

Contact

Mathew DeWees, President at Virtual DataWorks
Matt@virtualdataworks.com | (330) 800-2186

HUDSON, OHIO – September 8, 2017 – Virtual DataWorks is an I.T. Consulting firm focused on delivering affordable, consolidated I.T. solutions with Customer Service in mind. We would like to announce that Nicole Leone has joined the company as the Marketing Coordinator. Nicole will handle all COSO Media and Virtual DataWorks Marketing while working closely with the President, Matthew DeWees, of the company to implement, execute, and manage marketing programs for the company’s internal brands.

Leone graduated from Kent State University in 2015 where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. After graduation, she pursued a career in Marketing and started working at National Safety Apparel (NSA) as the Marketing Assistant. Throughout her career, Leone has gained skills in website management, project management, content development, managing social media platforms, creating promotional marketing content and more.

“I am excited for all the opportunities that Virtual DataWorks and COSO Media has to offer from being such a creative and innovative workplace to all the knowledge I will gain from working with such a talented team.” said Nicole Leone, Marketing Coordinator.

About the Company

Virtual DataWorks is an I.T company that specializes in I.T Consulting, Computer Hardware Sales and Support, Network Setup and Support, Web Design and much more. Their customers include both small to medium sized businesses in a variety of industries. To learn more about Virtual DataWorks visit www.virtualdataworks.com.

Contact

Matthew DeWees, President at COSO Media
Matt@cosomedia.com | (866) 667-6060 Ext: 101

Virtual DataWorks Offers New Service: Office 365 Cloud Backup

CANTON, OHIO— January 13, 2017— Virtual DataWorks, an IT consulting company focusing on Managed IT Services, Computer Hardware Sales, and Network Setup and Support is pleased to announce their new service, Office 365 Cloud Backup.

This service provides cloud-to-cloud backup, unlimited storage and instantaneous recovery of Office 365 data—specifically from Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Microsoft SharePoint.

“We are happy to offer this new service so that we can provide our clients with an easy way to restore and transfer their important files; it’ll be one less thing they have to worry about,” says Mathew DeWees, President of Virtual DataWorks.

Office 365, like other Cloud solutions, do not prevent data loss due to human action. 75% of data loss is due to users deleting content accidentally or intentionally. This new Cloud Backup service has lightning-fast search and one-click restore that saves time, money, and resources compared to relying only on Office 365’s native data protection and archiving features. If this is a service your company would be interested in, call today: (330) 800-2186.

About Company

Virtual DataWorks is an I.T. company that specializes in Managed I.T., Computer Hardware Sales and Support, Network Setup and Support, Telecommunication Consulting, I.T. Consulting and more. In the world of I.T. consulting, few things are more important than reliability and customer service. These two fundamental values are the backbone of our services. Find out more information about the company by visiting: www.virtualdataworks.com.

Contact

Mathew DeWees, President at Virtual DataWorks
Matt@virtualdataworks.com | (330) 800-2186

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