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Employee Spotlight Series: Kirk Coco

Kirk Coco: a brewery founder makes his way to Bellwether Kirk Coco, Bellwether’s Director of Sales and Marketing, joined the Company in June 2018. His path to Bellwether, and to IT consulting, was certainly an unusual one: he went from personal injury attorney to naval officer to local brewery owner. Kirk opened the doors of Nola Brewery, on Tchoupitoulas, in 2005 as a passion project to bring beer production back to New Orleans. After an evening at Mayfair lounge, sipping on a Dixie Beer, Kirk realized that the famed New Orleans beer company was no longer produced in New Orleans. […]

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Employee Spotlight Series: Andrea Woolsey

Andrea Woolsey: the heart of the office Ask anyone at Bellwether, and they’ll tell you how much they love Andrea. She’s warm, hilarious, hardworking, and keeps the train on the tracks. As the gatekeeper for Bellwether’s Chairman, Poco Sloss, Andrea wears many hats. In addition to performing executive assistant duties for Poco, she is a sales assistant, servicing some choice client accounts. No two days are alike for Andrea, but that’s what she loves about her position, “I love that I can jump back and forth from executive assistant work to sales work. There are always wheels spinning!” Andrea first […]

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Employee Spotlight Series: Matt Lax

Matt Lax: Bellwether’s IT swiss army knife Matt Lax’s affinity for technology began at a young age, “I was the weird kid that asked for appliances for my birthday so that I could take them apart and put them back together.” As Bellwether’s Escalation Engineer II, he gets to deploy this passion for problem solving and technological learning by tackling client issues that reach him at the end of the escalation chain. Growing up in Vermont, Matt was exposed to higher education and advanced tech from an early age. His father worked at a university and got Matt involved in […]

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Disaster Recovery Plan

Now’s the time to review your DR plan. Much has changed with disaster recovery in the 10-plus years since we got a firsthand lesson from Hurricane Katrina. Server virtualization now makes recovery of many systems much easier and faster than it was, and the rise of the cloud puts more options at our disposal than we could have previously imagined. Hurricane season is officially here, making it a good time to review the current state of disaster recovery solutions. What is Disaster Recovery? First, a bit of terminology; This article is about disaster recovery, which for our purposes deals with […]

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