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Wayne Westernacher-Schneider

About Wayne Westernacher-Schneider

Wayne has been an integral part of the Idealogical management team since joining the company in 1997, and served as our former Director of Technical Services. In 2008, Wayne’s dedication and commitment was further recognized when he was elevated to the position of Vice-President, Technical Services. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from York University and has over twenty years experience in the IT industry.

The Importance of Testing Your Data Backup


Probably one of the most important items in a network environment is the backup system. Without an effective backup system a company is susceptible to lost data in the event of a small or large data loss event.

Most companies feel that once their backup system is in place they can just cross it off their list and move on. This, unfortunately, is almost as dangerous as having no backup system at all. A backup is only as good as the last successful test restore that has been performed. Without regular test restores, a company runs the risk that their backup is bad or corrupted.  The worst part is, this won’t be discovered until the time that the backup is needed the most.

Whether backups are being managed internally or outsourced to another company, as a company owner you are the only one who suffers when a restore needs to be made and it is ultimately unsuccessful.

Another common occurrence is that people tend to neglect home backups. Home backups can be just as important as office backups. Imagine losing all your personal documents, or your music library that you have been working on for years, or your irreplaceable […]

By |May 24th, 2013|Helpful Advice|1 Comment

Andre wins Markham Board of Trade’s ASPIRE Award

ASPIRE Award Recipients

MARKHAM, April 19, 2013 – Markham Board of Trade’s Young Professionals Committee celebrated their first anniversary by presenting the inaugural ASPIRE Awards.

Nominees for the ASPIRE (Achieving Social and Professional Ideals, Reaching Excellence) Awards must demonstrate business success, community involvement and be a role model and inspiration to others.

The recipients are:

Andre Vittorio, President, Idealogical Systems Inc.

Jason Cottrell, Founder and Director, Myplanet Digital

Riyaz Datoo, Principal, Crystallize It Inc.

“I’d like to congratulate all the nominees and salute the ASPIRE Award recipients”, said Bill Hutton, Young Professionals Committee Chair. “Our judges were challenged by the number of talented, successful, entrepreneurial candidates for these inaugural awards.”

The Young Professionals Committee was established to help cultivate Markham’s young professionals and inspire the next generation of business leaders.

The Board of Trade has been Markham’s premier business association for over 30 years. It represents 800 members, from large corporations to small business owners. The Board of Trade enhances the success of its members by offering exclusive programs and services to assist them in realizing their goals. It supports the business community at large by advocating on issues critical to the economic vitality and quality of life within […]