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Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales

Kirk has been in the Office Technology sector for 20 years working in the dealer world focused on supporting sales teams. Having worked for Manufacturers and dealers as well as his own entrepreneurial ventures, Kirk is dedicated to the development of people in the sales profession.

Outside of work Kirk has a wife and two children and enjoys being outside whether hunting or horseback riding.

Recent Posts

What you Should Expect from your Managed IT Provider

It is common for any company that uses the internet and has an online network to also have someone on their staff working in IT. A lot of the time, it is either one person or a small group of people that work “in-house” and are hired to work on site.
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Understanding the dark web

on Oct 8, 2019 1:00:00 PM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 0 Comments | Document Management Security
Most people have heard of the dark web as it is typically mentioned in crime movies and tv shows. The connotation is often with illegal activities, a place where you can obtain drugs and weapons but there is more to the dark web than we are often led to believe.
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Calculating Your Cybersecurity Score

on Sep 27, 2019 8:56:27 AM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 0 Comments |
Calculating your cybersecurity score is an essential day-to-day task involved in running a successful business. If your cybersecurity score is high, itmeanst attacks are less likely, your documents are safely stored, and your confidential data is better guarded against unauthorized access. On the other hand, a low score demonstrates that there is a lot of work to be done in order to secure your company's network. Read on for more on how to calculate your cybersecurity score as well as tips on how to improve it.
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Benefits of streamlining document workflows and document management

on Sep 19, 2019 8:16:00 AM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 0 Comments | Document Management
Organization is critical to the smooth day-to-day operations of any business. Gone are the days of trying to track down a single sheet of paper or a key file. In order to be productive and efficient, files must be easy to store and to find at a later date.
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Common Misconceptions Around Managed IT

on Sep 16, 2019 8:08:00 AM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 0 Comments | IT & Network Services Management
Managed IT systems are notorious for causing confusion among clients. From deciding whether to outsource their IT management to whether it is more economical and truly secure, clients have plenty of questions when considering managed IT systems.
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What Does That “New Car Smell” Have to Do With SMB Data Backup and Network Security?

How do you prefer to acquire a new vehicle? Your preference could help you understand your choices when it comes to your information technology infrastructure. Are you the traditional type who likes to own your vehicle? You prefer to pay your car off in full and (eventually) enjoy not having a monthly note? Of course, as your vehicle ages, you’ll usually pay more for repair and maintenance. You could also outgrow your purchase. For example, how many of you started with something small and sporty, had kids, and then realized you needed something with a bit more room and cargo capacity? Hello, minivan (or SUV). Or do you prefer to lease and acquire something new every few years? You always have a monthly note to pay, but the vehicle will always be under warranty and repair/maintenance is often included for routine checks. What does this have to do with your IT infrastructure, especially your network infrastructure and backup and recovery?
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4 Tips to Help Your Business Minimize the Cybersecurity Hiring Gap

on Apr 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 1 Comment | Security IT & Network Services Management
What’s your plan for cybersecurity planning? There aren’t enough qualified cybersecurity professionals in the world for all of the businesses that need to hire one to hire one (hint: that would be every business). We’ve detailed this cybersecurity hiring gap in a post last year. While efforts are being made to close the gap, the demand for cybersecurity experts continues to exceed supply. As a small to medium business, what does this mean for you? You will have a hard time recruiting and retaining top-notch cybersecurity staff. Since every business is a potential target for cybercriminals and every business has data (customer details, financial information, etc.) of interest to cybercriminals, how do you keep your business’ data secure from cybercriminals without in-house expertise? Here’s a short list of do’s (and one don’t) to minimize the effects of this talent gap.
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Why Comparing Providers Is Like Comparing Apples and Oranges

We’ve said before that when it comes to choosing which company is best for you, we believe in maximum choice. But the reality is that no two companies (and their proposed solutions) can practically be compared. Just like apples and oranges, managed service providers are radically different. Other than the fact that managed IT providers all typically sell solutions, recommendations can vary greatly. Our approach is always to identify the specific needs of our clients so that they can achieve their goals. Sadly, many providers walk into a sale with their own agenda, force fitting their products as an answer to a customer’s problems. On the customer side, buyers frequently focus on price because it’s so easily measured. We’ve highlighted a few areas that we think are important for customers to remember when comparing providers and seeking their own unique, customized plan:  
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Why Assessing Your Needs Will Give you a Perfect Fit

Shopping online today is super convenient. Your options are almost limitless. You hardly have to do anything, and a product is delivered to your door. What’s not convenient is when that thing arrives and it doesn’t fit—a rare part for your gadget that needs fixing, a pair of shoes, or a piece of clothing. Your joyful anticipation can be crushed in a heartbeat because it’s not the right size. In business, it can feel the same way when it comes to IT projects. That’s why so many are more likely to fail or even take flight. More often than not, solution providers try to fit a product they are pushing to a company, not the other way around. This usually happens when customers and solutions providers don’t take enough time to do an honest needs assessment, and/or:
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