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Ponderosa Software Selected to Speak at the 2016 LBM Expo

October 9, 2015 — Ponderosa Software and its managed IT services division, CAI Managed IT, today announced that it has been selected by The Northeast Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) to host a seminar at the upcoming LBM Expo ’16 on February 10-12, 2016.

Frank Motta, CAI Managed IT’s Executive Vice President, and Rob Bicknell, President and Founder of Bicknell Building Supply will co-present a session entitled: Data Storage: Protecting Your Assets.

This informative session will touch on how traditional data backup and storage methods like tape, disk and even cloud-only backups should be viewed as unacceptable due to their inability to recover data quickly and mitigate downtime. The session will cover best practices for LBM dealers and will describe a new class of Intelligent Business Continuity (IBC) solutions that assure data integrity, fast recovery, continuous protection, and secure storage that can by giving you access to mission-critical documents and apps in a fraction of the time it takes other methods.

Attendees will learn:

  • What’s the difference between data backup and Business Continuity?
  • What are the risks associated with traditional tape backups?
  • What data is typically backed up and where is it stored?
  • What are the biggest threats to the security of your data?
  • Why is employee education a critical component of data security?
  • How can Intelligent Business Continuity solutions automate disaster recovery and reduce downtime to minutes?
  • Why should the Cloud be a key component of your data storage and protection program?
  • What steps you can take today to secure your network and data?

Mr. Motta and Mr. Bicknell will also be presenting this information at part of the NRLA’s 2016 Webinar Series immediately after the expo. The Wednesday webinars are valuable for business leaders and organizations, to come and learn about new ways to improve their overall company as a whole Check out www.nrla.org for more information. NRLA Members can register at www.nrla.org.

About CAI Managed IT

CAI Managed IT is a full-service information technology (IT) support-company that helps small and medium-size businesses manage their IT assets and maximize the value of their technology investments. Our leading-edge services keep our customers’ computer networks running by securing their systems and data from outside threats while providing proven data back-up and business continuity. CAI Managed IT partners with its customers and functions as their IT department by proactively performing day-to-day maintenance and infrastructure housekeeping tasks with our team of certified technicians and 24/7 Help Desk.
About Ponderosa ERP Software

Ponderosa Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is a fully integrated, Windows-based solution that automates product configuration, warehouse management, sales order processing, purchase order processing, point-of-sale, eCommerce, business intelligence (BI) and more. Developed in conjunction with an advisory group of lumber and building materials clients, and continually enhanced over more than a decade with state-of-the-art technology and industry best practices, Ponderosa consolidates critical information—from all areas of the business—to provide the industry’s most comprehensive computer information solution.
About NRLA

The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) was established in New York in 1894 by a small group of pioneering lumbermen who recognized the value of cooperation. Today, the NRLA is an 1,150 member association representing independent lumber and building material suppliers and associated businesses in New York, New Jersey, and the six New England states. Throughout our 121-year history, NRLA has provided leadership, support and community for lumber and building material dealers throughout the Northeastern United States. NRLA is an industry leader in education, legislative and regulatory reform, and member programs and services. We also produce the industry’s largest regional trade show, Lumber and Building Material Expo.

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