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January 28, 2015

2014 Chairman’s Award: Toby Stansell

Read full article on the Greenville News

2014 Chairman’s Award winner

Toby Stansell

President and Chief Operating Officer at Acumen IT

Toby Stansell joined Acumen IT in August 2011 as president and chief operating officer. Acumen is one of the largest technology companies in the Southeast, providing IT support to companies of all sizes. Stansell works to enable companies to make better business decisions faster, increase competitive advantages and maximize profitability.

At the end of 2013, the company experienced top-line revenue growth of 35 percent and achieved a level of profitability never before attained during Acumen’s 14-year history. Before joining Acumen, Stansell was president of OOBE Inc, a locally based corporate apparel and uniform provider. Under his guidance, the company saw growth in revenue and profitability.

Stansell has been actively involved in the Chamber in various capacities for seven years. He currently serves as the Chamber’s vice-chair of economic growth and prosperity. He is instrumental in many different Chamber programs, including NEXT, ACCELERATE! and the Minority Business Accelerator.

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December 3, 2013

Toy Story 2 Almost Disaster

Learn how the entire Toy Story 2 movie was almost lost.

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November 1, 2013

All About Cryptolocker

Cryptolocker was released to Earth in September 2013. It has affected millions of PCs. The new Prisionlocker is a sort of axis of evil toolkit. It is being passed out for free on the Internet.  Any person can download it and modify it to be their own personal CryptoLocker. We expect hundreds of variants to come out and get people’s personal, confidential and financial information and hold it hostage for money. It’s the new appstore for organized crime.

DisasterBackup has prevented customers from having to pay thousands of dollars in ransom to the criminals behind the Cryptolocker virus.