The founder and CEO of viLogics, Shawn Long, is an entrepreneur. Most of his professional life Long has presided over a series of high-growth organizations. Following his completion of a bachelor’s degree in Polymer Engineering Long worked as a cellular network engineer for Verizon wireless. It did not take Long much time to realize he was an entrepreneur at heart, and which led him to launch his first startup in 1996. Electronic Claims Processing, or ECP, was a data-processing clearinghouse. ECP handled healthcare claims, software and hardware for both medical and dental firms.
The financial crisis hit in 2008 and ECP, with a solid cash position, acquired a publicly traded electronic health records company. MedcomSoft was traded on TSX under MFT and Long decided would best run as a private company. Under Long’s new vision, the MedcomSoft Record platform grew on a national level by 358% over the next five years. Long decided a sister company was needed to serve the commercial IT sector. That is viLogics was born to provide complete managed hosting and IT services to the enterprise space. The first two significant customers, were Dell training services and IBM Global Service, focused effort supporting the fast-paced VMware online training tracks.
In 2014 Long felt it was time to focus on his one true love – Cybersecurity and Cloud hosting services. Long sold MedcomSoft to Harris Computer Systems in late 2014 and led viLogics to its current status as a leading Multi-Cloud managed services organization. viLogics emphasizes true cloud to endpoint data protection. Offering a flagship product line called, TSO or, our Total Secure Office solution.
In addition to his bachelor’s degree, Long has a long list of leading certifications, including Microsoft VMware, Veeam, Fortinet, IBM, EMC, DELL, and AWS.
November 16th, 2023 | 27 mins 48 secs
On this edition of the Advisory Accelerator Podcast, I connected with Shawn Long, the CEO at ViLogics, to discuss how his firm partners with CPAs to help their clients better manage their cybersecurity infrastructure.
The threat is real, and there's quite a bit of accounting firms can do to help their clients mitigate this incredible risk. So take a listen and learn more about what it takes to accelerate your firm's advisory potential.