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About Guillermo Fernandez

Guillermo is an experienced business professional with 25+ years of proven service leadership. Guillermo joined Van Ausdall & Farrar in 1997 and has built successful operational organizations in multiple divisions. He has a passion for technology and started his career as a programmer/analyst. Guillermo has experience as an enterprise content management, voice processing and information technology professional and has built successful service programs from the ground up. Today he leads Van Ausdall & Farrar's service organization in the role of Executive Director. Guillermo attended IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is married and is the proud father of five children. They reside in Carmel Indiana.
19 08, 2019

The Growing Risk of Poor IT Infrastructure

By |August 19th, 2019|Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on The Growing Risk of Poor IT Infrastructure

Have you ever found yourself as the CIO or IT Director saying this about your IT Infrastructure? If you are like most companies, you have more projects than you can handle anyway, so why would you take on a project that is really not causing an immediate challenge for the company? The reason is that over time, your infrastructure can steal time and resources from your employees little by little, making you more inefficient. Here are just a few to consider.
21 05, 2019

3 Steps to Minimize the Impact of Cyber Attacks

By |May 21st, 2019|Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on 3 Steps to Minimize the Impact of Cyber Attacks

Despite the best efforts of IT Directors, 68% of companies fell victim to a cyber attack in the last year according to a report from Sophos.* That’s more than two in three companies world-wide! Cyber-attacks don’t discriminate either:  63% of small businesses (1-1,000 employees) and 73% of enterprises (1,001-5,000 employees) experienced a cyber-attack. While these are alarming statistics, the percentage variation from counties like Japan (24%) to Mexico (82%) indicates that there is something that can be done.
15 01, 2018

Understanding the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

By |January 15th, 2018|Data Security & Compliance Solutions|Comments Off on Understanding the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

As of the date of this post, some manufacturers have recalled updates.  This situation will continue to change.
This post covers the following:

 What the Meltdown and Spectre exploits are
 Who is affected
 How to avoid […]

6 10, 2017

VAF Wins a New Certification from Ricoh!

By |October 6th, 2017|Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on VAF Wins a New Certification from Ricoh!

We are proud to announce that Van Ausdall & Farrar has been awarded an important new certification from Ricoh!
Winning the RFG Circle of Excellence Certification is a very important milestone in our continued commitment toward excellent customer service. […]

3 08, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware Update from Ricoh

By |August 3rd, 2017|Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on WannaCry Ransomware Update from Ricoh

 

To continue safe operation of some Ricoh Multifunction Printers, Laser Printers, Production Printers and Printer Controller products which use Microsoft Windows operating system, it is necessary to apply the appropriate Microsoft Windows security patch.
Ricoh is […]

3 05, 2017

What Happens When Ransomware and the Internet of Things Collide?

By |May 3rd, 2017|Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on What Happens When Ransomware and the Internet of Things Collide?

 

What Happens When Ransomware and the Internet of Things Collide?

 

In 2016, Ransomware attacks made alarming headlines, affecting every kind of business from hospitals to police stations. Last year, too, hacks of Internet of Things (IoT) devices -home […]

10 04, 2017

Make Case Management Work for You

By |April 10th, 2017|Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on Make Case Management Work for You

Leading Your Company To Success With Effective Case Management Solutions
Case management includes everything from the IT help desk to incident tracking to contract management to customer service and more. It’s the kind of work that […]

22 03, 2017

Technology Number Three, After Process & Planning

By |March 22nd, 2017|Insights from VAF Blog, Managed IT Solutions|0 Comments

Only when that you have the who, what, where, when, why and how is it time to talk technology

If you’re managing a modern office, it’s so easy to be seduced by new technology. There are […]

14 03, 2017

Be Less Paper Dependent

By |March 14th, 2017|Insights from VAF Blog|0 Comments

Most organizations take one look at their too-full file cabinets or their clutter-filled offices and decide right on the spot, “Let’s work to make this company less paper dependent.” It makes a lot of sense, […]

23 02, 2017

Information Plus Data the Vitality of Your Business

By |February 23rd, 2017|Insights from VAF Blog|0 Comments

A company cannot make good decisions without good information and actionable data

Like the blood in our bodies that feeds all our vital organs with life-giving oxygen, so, too, does mission-specific information and actionable data feed […]