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When asked why she chooses to use Preferred she stated - “We turned to Preferred because they have earned our trust. Year after year they have provided us with recommendations that help us meet our business goals.” “After you find people you trust, good people to work with, it’s easy. You learn to take their recommendations especially when they give you a reasonable price and you are confident that they know what they are talking about. It’s a no brainer. Preferred has served our organization for over 10 years and we look forward to a long relationship with them in the years to come.


Margery Shinners
Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, Inc.


I was stressed out having to remember to swap tapes, transport them offsite, checking the backup every day and also not knowing if my data was really backed up; I was so stressed out” “Preferred recently installed their Total Data Secure backup solution and I haven’t had to waste one minute with my backup since, not to mention I have less stress!


Michelle Carey
Friedman Maguire & Carey, P.C.


I knew that Preferred had been providing support for our association for almost 8 years and they had been doing a wonderful job. However, based upon our tight budget I needed to “shop around” to make sure we were getting the best value. After receiving competitive bids, it was clear that Preferred had a solid recommendation and was also the best value. Preferred also went the extra mile and initiated that our software vendor, Rapattoni, test and approve the use of Windows 2008 Small Business Server for our office. This extra effort resulted in an additional $1,500 savings that Preferred helped save us. Preferred implemented our network upgrade on time… …and within our budget. The technical staff was professional, always went the extra mile and were a pleasure to work with. We have no worries with regard to our technology because of their proactive Total Network Care services and helpdesk support. They have always been there for us and we look forward to our partnership with Preferred for many years.


David McClintock
Three Rivers Association of Realtors


We knew that we had to do something with our current backup. We originally used tapes and then moved to a disk based solution but we didn’t have the ability or peace of mind that we could really recover from a server failure. Preferred presented a recommendation for their Total Data Secure solution. It was a no brainer that this was a must for our business! What’s great is that it does what they said, it has the ability to keep your business running in the event of a server crash. As fate would have it, our main file server had a major crash about three weeks after the TDS was put in, but because we had their solution in place they were able to get our critical server and data running “virtually” on the TDS in about 3 hours.” “We really dodged a bullet, but thanks to Preferred and their Total Data Secure solution, my business didn’t miss a beat!


Dave Larsen
Larsen Manufacturing

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