About Mary Hester

Ms. Hester is the CEO of LAN Systems, which provides IT solutions in the Greater Metro Atlanta Area. You can contact Mary at mary@lansystems.com">

Microsoft Azure for Nonprofits – $5000 in Yearly Credits

Azure for Nonprofits - This Changes Everything! Don’t miss out on the $5000 per year credit from Microsoft Cloud. If you have been waiting to make your IT system align to better support your mission, today is the day. For data backup, disaster recovery, mobile options or a server upgrade, Microsoft’s Cloud is your solution. And for many organizations, it will be free through the Microsoft donation program. Microsoft has announced its Azure for Nonprofits program that provides $5000 in annual Cloud credits to qualifying organizations. This generous donation will allow you to implement the most modern of Cloud solutions often with no additional subscription cost to your mission. Azure offers an integrated suite of cloud services – analytics, computing, web and mobile apps, networking, storage, and more – to empower your nonprofit organization to achieve more – more insight, more … [Read more...]

No. 1 Small Employer: LAN Systems

Allison Shirreffs, Contributing Writer for the Atlanta Business Chronicle According to a Pew Research Center study, in 2015 millennials became the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, and they brought with them a new perception of office life. Mary Hester, CEO of LAN Systems, a full service IT services provider, has a millennial-heavy workforce and thinks LAN Systems’ flat organizational structure and her management style fit well with the needs of a younger workforce. “If they need me, I’m here. I’m a macromanager,” said Hester. “I treat them very much as equals. I treat them as the passionate, engaged, concerned individuals that they are.” She’s open to their feedback and doesn’t boss them around. “The pecking order has disappeared. I just have a lot more experience,” she added with a laugh. “It’s my job to keep them challenged and learning and growing.” In some … [Read more...]

LAN Systems #1 in Atlanta’s Best Places to Work

LAN Systems named as #1 in Atlanta’s 2016 Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The Best Places to Work 2016 awards were announced on Thursday, September 8th at the event, where the 100 top companies in Metro Atlanta were recognized. “This is our dream come true,” said Mary Hester, CEO. “There is no greater honor than to be recognized by the LAN Systems team as the Best Place to Work. They are an exceptional group and I am so proud of them. We are all walking on air!” Each year, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, along with Quantum Workplace surveys the metro area’s employers to find those companies that have discovered how to become one of Atlanta’s Best Places To Work. Employees at the nominated companies were asked to complete surveys, which determined the company’s rank. The 2016 nominees were recognized at an event held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Quantum … [Read more...]

LAN Systems is now a Google Fiber Tech Partner

Google Fiber is here in Atlanta!  Learn how you can benefit from high-speed, economical, bandwidth to fuel your business growth. From speedier innovation to happier customers, super-fast, reliable Internet is an essential tool for small businesses.  In fact, for many small businesses, the promise of super-fast Internet is not about the future - it's the difference between good and great today. As a Google Fiber Tech Partner, LAN Systems can schedule your free consultation to see if Google Fiber is an option for your business. If you want to learn more about Google Fiber, email us at: sales@lansystems.com … [Read more...]

Microsoft Skype for Business

At the heart of great teams is great communication We believe that the heart of productivity is great teamwork, and the heart of great teams is great communication. Productivity today is centered on conversations—sometimes a quick instant message or call, and sometimes a meeting planned in advance including voice, video and content sharing. Office 365 is a world-class productivity service that helps great teams to accomplish great achievements. At the heart of Office 365 Communications is the Skype for Business service connecting your teams with the experience they love, in the Office applications they use every day. With Skype for Business you can simplify your infrastructure with one platform for calling, conferencing, video, and sharing. Achieve more with a fully integrated communication solution Our company offers a fully integrated communications solution based on Office … [Read more...]