From cybersecurity to managed services, investing in your IT infrastructure is critical to doing business in today’s world. In Bits & Bytes, Robert Merva of Avrem Technologies offers advice and insight into what business owners need to know.

Robert Merva

Robert has been in the IT industry for over 15 years. Like many others in the field he started young; tinkering, building, troubleshooting and repairing computers for family and friends and grew the hobby into a small side business that would eventually lay the groundwork for Avrem Technologies years later.

He worked as the Assistant Director of Technology for Campbell City Schools where he was responsible for the administration of thousands of devices, hundreds of users, and upwards of 20 individual servers. Robert was also responsible for the deployment of Campbell’s Microsoft Exchange email server, the very first on-prem, private email server in use in any of Mahoning County’s public school districts at the time.

In 2007, seeing a need for honest, common sense computer repair Robert incorporated Avrem Technologies and began working on residential computers and small office networks. In 2009 Avrem Technologies began to focus exclusively on small office networks and slowly transitioned to becoming a business IT consulting firm.

By combining his experience in enterprise networking with the customer-focused approach that set Avrem apart in its infancy, Robert has grown Avrem Technologies into the area’s only truly world-class Managed Services Provider (MSP) specializing in business IT and cybersecurity consulting.

Robert’s areas of expertise include Windows desktop and server operating systems and software; network design and administration; email service design and management; business planning; low voltage wiring; electronics; and web design and maintenance. He has a natural ability to quickly identify business challenges and uses his experience with a vast array of both proven and cutting edge technologies to overcome those challenges to help organizations of all sizes to achieve their goals.

He is proud of his team and the dedication and integrity they’ve shown in the work they do every day and is looking forward to many, many more years in a field to which he’s dedicated his entire life.

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