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Dirk Arends

Dirk Arends is a Cloud Solutions Expert with specialties in VDI, DRaaS, Mobility, and Quickbooks Hosting.
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FAQs -- and Answers -- About Protecting Data

Posted on July 14, 2021 in by Dirk Arends

During our live Q&A in June discussing the top 10 takeaways from VeeamOn 2021, we heard over 200 great questions! Here are some of the most common questions our audience asked about backup and[...]

What Does a Good Customer Experience Look Like in Technology?

Posted on June 23, 2021 in by Dirk Arends

You should always expect your vendors and suppliers to provide excellent service, but it’s not easy to predict the types of customer experiences a new provider will deliver. Choosing a cloud[...]

What Is Virtual Memory (vRAM): An Introduction

Posted on June 16, 2021 in by Dirk Arends

Your computer probably doesn’t have enough memory to run all the applications you need simultaneously. If you or your team are getting those dreaded “Please close an application so you can load[...]

Outsourcing May Be Your Answer to Growing Security and Compliance Complexity

Posted on May 18, 2021 in by Dirk Arends

The list of compliance requirements your business must meet is growing longer and more detailed. That trend is bound to continue. Cyberthreats are growing, and businesses’ IT environments are[...]

Virtual Systems Honored as a 2021 Michigan Celebrates Awardee!

Posted on May 12, 2021 in by Dirk Arends

04/13/2021 Grand Rapids, Michigan – Virtual Systems is being celebrated as one of the 2021 awardees for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award, presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.[...]

VDI vs. VPN: The Pros and Cons for Remote Workers

Posted on April 28, 2021 in by Dirk Arends

At the beginning of the pandemic, there was a sudden and widespread transition to remote work. Companies did what they could to keep their teams connected – to each other and to the software and[...]

Protecting Your Business Requires Both the Science and the Art of Cybersecurity

Posted on April 15, 2021 in by Dirk Arends

IT has reached a pivotal point, now recognizing that a strong security posture isn’t only dependent on the science of what’s effective but also an artistic touch that can paint tactics on the[...]

How COVID-19 Impacted Data Protection

Posted on March 24, 2021 in by Dirk Arends

The coronavirus pandemic impacted virtually every aspect of business – including data protection. Data from Veeam’s Data Protection Report 2021, the largest survey of its kind with more than 3,000[...]

Make Your Move into the Cloud Simple with VMware Cloud Foundation

Posted on March 18, 2021 in by Dirk Arends

Migrating your business into the cloud can be a complex process. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. You need a cloud platform that is easy to deploy and operate and will appropriately manage[...]

Have You Connected the Dots Between Compliance and Your Security Framework?

Posted on March 09, 2021 in Security by Dirk Arends

Businesses and enterprises often fall into the bad habit of turning compliance into an annual task of checking boxes. Going through audits or filling out self-assessments is necessary to avoid[...]