Archives for August 2012

LAN Systems CEO Named Girls Inc. Strong, Smart and Bold Awards Honoree

August 24, 2012 – LAN Systems, a leading Atlanta IT Support Company, announced that its CEO Mary Hester is a Girls Inc. Strong, Smart and Bold Awards Honoree. "It was an honor to be nominated with sixty of the strongest, smartest, boldest women our community has to offer," said CEO Mary Hester.  "Girls need strong role models in women that are tough and successful while maintaining their beauty and grace." On Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta hosted its 10th Strong, Smart & Bold Awards luncheon.  This event recognized the achievements of Atlanta’s women and girls who embody the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated) and bold (independent). Nominees are women who are role models for girls today as they work toward becoming the leaders of tomorrow. The Strong, Smart & Bold … [Read more...]

DNSChanger – The Apocalyptic Computer Virus

The day they turned off the safety net servers for victims of DNSChanger came and went with little incident. For months, the FBI and computer professionals had been warning that infected computers would lose their Internet connection if the virus was not removed. All that warning paid off as no one complained that they had been affected but then they may all be disconnected from the Internet. Not to make light of a very serious situation, but this was reminiscent of the Year 2000 or Y2K computer scare.  So many reported that computer systems around the world would lock up or do worse by sending random commands that would disrupt financial, power and emergency systems everywhere.  The basic problem was that older programs did not leave enough space for a four-digit year like 2012.  For years, programs had been using two-digits like 95 for 1995.  You can see how this would cause … [Read more...]

LAN Systems CEO Interview for The “Better You” Project

Norcross, GA, August 8, 2012 – Today, LAN Systems CEO Mary Hester was interviewed by Eric Holtzclaw and Susan McMullen for The “Better You” Project, which airs at 1pm on A2Zen.fm. Tired of hearing superficial news about the rich and famous, Susan McMullen and Eric Holtzclaw wanted something that highlights the accomplishments of ordinary people, who are quietly accomplishing great things in their everyday lives. This led them to start The “Better You” Project, which highlights an individual each week to celebrate their accomplishments. This week, Susan and Eric interview Mary Hester, CEO of LAN Systems. Mary brings extensive experience managing a support and service group renowned for its “Best in the Industry” rating and standards.  She is an expert in customer loyalty and retention.  She has designed and delivered numerous training courses and workshops on a variety of topics, … [Read more...]