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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.
24 07, 2020

Recorded Presentation – Demystifying Zero Trust

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Recorded Presentation – Demystifying Zero Trust

Chad Scott and Andrew Short return for another compelling web presentation.  This time they talk about the Zero Trust security strategy many organizations are now exploring.  This thought-provoking presentation will […]

24 03, 2020

Across the Nation Workers are taking the Tape off their Webcam due to another Virus

By |March 24th, 2020|Cloud Solutions, Communications, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Insights from VAF Blog, Managed IT Solutions|Comments Off on Across the Nation Workers are taking the Tape off their Webcam due to another Virus

Across the Nation Workers are taking the Tape off their Webcam due to another Virus
Many of us have done it.  We heard the stories of hackers snooping into our lives by connecting into our meagerly […]

18 03, 2020

Scan Documents with your i-Phone

By |March 18th, 2020|Cloud Solutions, Communications, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Insights from VAF Blog, Managed IT Solutions|Comments Off on Scan Documents with your i-Phone

Scan Documents with your i-Phone
As many of us are working from home these days, sooner or later you’ll find the need to scan a document and send it to someone at another location (I’m guessing […]

18 03, 2020

Audio and Video Conferencing for At-home Workers

By |March 18th, 2020|Cloud Solutions, Communications, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Insights from VAF Blog, Managed IT Solutions|Comments Off on Audio and Video Conferencing for At-home Workers

Audio and Video Conferencing for At-home Workers
As a larger percentage of knowledge workers are working from home due to the Coronavirus, I am receiving many how to’s about conference calls and other forms of collaboration.  […]

23 09, 2019

Email Phishing and Spoofing Are Serious Threats to Your Business

By |September 23rd, 2019|Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on Email Phishing and Spoofing Are Serious Threats to Your Business

If you asked everyone in your company to define phishing and spoofing, what percentage would even know what spoofing is? Or the difference between the two? How many of those people could truthfully say they properly scrutinize every email that appears in their inbox – before they click a link in it or reply to it?
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

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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 […]