April Member Spotlight

Our Member Spotlight this month is a doubleheader as we interview Cameron Martin, Lynchburg Account Manager for TEKsystems and Becky Gibbs, Senior Vice President for Virtual IT, Inc.

TEK Systems
(An interview with Cameron Martin, Lynchburg Account Manager)

R2KTC: Tell us about TEKsystems

TEKsystems: TEKsystems is the nation’s leading technology staffing and services company. We combine a proven track record of superior performance, a quality-focused approach to service delivery, and the highest-caliber technical professionals in the market and we help our clients successfully plan, build, and run their critical technology initiatives. We have more than 25 years of experience and annually deploy 70,000 technical professionals from 90 locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

R2KTC: What do you see trending in your industry?

TEKsystems: IT unemployment is going down so companies need to be more competitive. 85% of IT professionals are passively looking for new opportunities and 64% are actively looking. The jobs most in demand include: software developers, network architects, systems/network administrators, project managers and business analysts.

R2KTC: How has your industry changed in the last year or two?

TEKsystems: There’s a recommitment to quality and relationships. People are buying more services, statements of work and deliverables. It’s frustrating to hear companies say “we can’t find the talent” when the talent is out there, it just takes time. It takes an average of 52 days to hire a full-time staff level employee within CIO departments and a full month longer to hire manager-level positions.

R2KTC: What do you like about working in Region 2000?

TEKsystems: We have been working in Region 2000 for more than 15 years and have had a regional office in Roanoke for 4 years. The types of people in Region 2000 make it a very special place for us as they genuinely care about each other and their businesses. The amount of business in Region 2000 and its sustained growth has been impressive to us.

For more information about TEKsystems, please visit their website at: http://www.teksystems.com/

Virtual IT
(An interview with Becky Gibbs, Senior Vice President)

R2KTC: What does Virtual IT do?

Virtual IT: We are a technology consultancy with vast experience in energy and government, local and federal and other select industries. We offer agile and personalized solutions for IT strategy, security and cloud computing. We founded the business in Region 2000 in March 2000. We currently have offices in Roanoke, North Carolina and Northern Virginia.

R2KTC: What has changed for you in the past 5 to 10 years?

Virtual IT: Every year we stand back and re-evaluate the technology and business marketplace because it changes year to year. Our clients drive what we do because their business requirements and purchasing interests change year to year.

R2KTC: What do you see trending in your industry?

Virtual IT: Cloud computing for business and the Pay-As-You-Go model for IT solutions. There is an increased focus on cloud computing and virtualization right now as well as analytics.

R2KTC: What is your specialty?

Virtual IT: Strategic IT Planning and Disaster Recovery. We have been technology agnostic since day one so we always look for the best solutions to meet our customer’s needs.

R2KTC: What do you like about living and working in Region 2000?

Virtual IT: The amount of diverse technology in Region 2000 is amazing. There is so much to do here that most people will never get to do it all. We love the quality of life and balanced lifestyle – the mountains, the lake, the arts…and the train to DC!

For more information about Virtual IT, please visit their website at: http://www.virtualitinc.com/

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