Emerald Data Networks President Speaks at IFMA Non-Profit Summit
Darrell Rodgers Shares Best-Practices on Phone Systems & IT Maintenance
ATLANTA, March 15, 2010 -- Emerald Data Networks, Inc. today announced that Darrell Rodgers, company president, was a featured speaker at the third annual IFMA Non-Profit Summit. The IFMA Non-Profit Summit, hosted by the Atlanta chapter of the International Facility Management Association, focuses on helping organizations develop cost-effective, preventative maintenance plans for their facilities.
"We're delighted to participate in this event," said Rodgers. "Technology is one of the most complex components of facility management. Emerald Data Networks has worked with numerous organizations over the years, so we know where the vulnerabilities are and where they need to focus."
Representatives from more than 30 organizations attended Rodgers' presentation, which covered physical security and environment, hardware replacement, software updates, system management, system backups and telecommunications. Rodgers closed by stressing the importance of having both short and long term technology plans. According to Rodgers, "Even a bad technology plan is better than no plan at all. A plan provides structure, boundaries and direction. When you need outside help, it enables technology professionals to more quickly assess your situation."
Emerald Data Networks has a long tradition of supporting non-profit organizations. A repeat winner of the Atlanta Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Community Service, Emerald supports multiple local non-profit and community organizations by voluntarily providing system management and maintenance.
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About Emerald Data Networks, Inc.
Emerald provides end-to-end technology solutions for businesses in the Southeastern U.S. that depend on their networks to drive revenue. Companies that can't afford downtime need dependable, comprehensive service from a trusted vendor. Emerald provides these organizations with voice and data solutions, project management and technology audit/planning. Emerald services are grounded in expertise, integrity and honesty. Emerald technicians recertify their customer service and technical skills annually. For more information, visit www.emeralddata.net.