Denis was born in Washington and raised in Northern California. He attended San Jose State University and served with the U.S. Air Force.
He is currently a board member of the local chapter of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) and is a member of Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, California Lutheran University’s Community Leaders Association, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Denis is also an author and a speaker on cybersecurity for small businesses and the modern workplace for small business. He has presented at a variety of events at Microsoft, the Small Business Administration (SBA), SCOREs, Economic Development Corporations, Women Business Centers, and professional and industry associations. He is currently a certified silver partner of Microsoft, in Cloud Platform, and Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions.
How do you interact with Microsoft 365?
We are a channel partner of Microsoft’s with a focus on cloud computing for tough regulatory environment. So the things we bring to the table are:
- Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, and productivity services that fit well into the Microsoft eco-system
- Migration services from anywhere-to-M365
- Layered and managed cybersecurity services
- Reporting, auditing, and documentation to make regulatory environments easier
- And a full suite of out-sources services from 24/7 help desk for hardware and software, to a security operations center
Tell us one Customer story about Microsoft 365
One of our best customers is Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) who is unique for one specific reason: they are wholly road-warriors. This is 15 people who are physically spread from Oregon to North Carolina, with no two of the staff in the same town. As a non-profit in healthcare, their need is for complacency for disparate staff with disparate IT capabilities. And their workplaces are in their homes. So we have cable routers, laptops that are used for a variety of purposes, a difficult environment to secure, and no central anything.
Microsoft 365 is perfect for their needs. Cloud-based security services is easy to layer in as needed. Portals that allow their technical resources to access management of all types, and ad out-sourced remote 24/7 tech support of the whole kit-and-caboodle.
How do you give back to the Community?
We are big believers in giving back, and do that company-wide. Within the local community and our industry, my involvement is through:
- Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, the largest and most-involved community and international service club in the 4-county area
- Community Leaders Association, a community organization who is raising money for student and faculty at California Lutheran University
- International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is a great organization that I have been on the local board of for 4 years
- And local business involvement