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Blog Written by Jason White Champion Solutions Group Professional Services Engineer After you assign a driver baseline to a host and scan for updates you will get a Compliance status of Incompatible. This is due to older drivers that are still on the host. You will need

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  Champion Solutions Group recently helped a MidWest banking institution with their data protection strategy to deliver a solution for both DR and backup and recovery. Being in the banking industry, they needed the solution to be fully PCI and FINRA compliant, along with having the

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By Kevin Vogl Another VMworld has come and gone. Some really important announcements, as well as enhancements to existing products were the highlight of the event. VMware is trying not to be a casualty of the public cloud by offering the ability to expand into the

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By Greg Larkin IBM’s newest All-Flash storage technology, the FlashSystem 9100, is centered around these data storage features: • The right foundation for a data-driven, multi-cloud infrastructure • NVMe Accelerated solution • AI based predictive analytics • Software Defined for modern data reuse and protection These arrays are flexible, modern, agile,

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When email went mainstream, inboxes have been under a constant barrage of unwanted messages containing phony ads, viruses and fraudulent links all sent by hackers and spammers. Each time security vendors and internet service providers (ISPs) create new techniques and tools to eliminate and/or reduce

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Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.

 

Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.

 

Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!

 

As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.

 

He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.

 

Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.

 

Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.

 

In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.

 

Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.