PAR Maintains Infrastructure and Compliance with CIO Tech

With increased compliance that required a greater diversity of skills, PAR needed a larger team of IT experts to accommodate their needs. They decided to hire CIO Tech to provide the critical compliance remediation skills required to maintain their PCI Compliance.

  • Maintained compliance 100% before end of 90 days
  • Infrastructure updated and maintained overnight – no wait time
  • Implemented disaster recovery environment
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About PAR (Psychological Assessment Resources)

From its modest beginnings in Bob and Cathy Smith’s home 39 years ago, PAR has grown into a leading publisher of psychological assessment materials designed to help our Customers better serve their clients. PAR has built an outstanding reputation in the test publishing industry on the basis of four guiding principles:

  • Publish innovative, high quality products that meet Customer needs.
  • Deliver unparalleled Customer Service.
  • Hire exceptional people and take great care of them.
  • Give back to the community through donations of time and financial support to worthwhile organizations that help others.
“We needed immediate assistance to address remediation and confirmation of compliance with PCI. We also requested their assistance on significant infrastructure upgrades for our network, servers and storage.”
– Jim Eddy

Expert IT Assistance is Essential to Maintaining Compliance & Data Protection

According to Jim Eddy, PCI compliance is crucial to their business. With changes to compliance standards, they needed to ensure they were able to meet new requirements when processing credit card transactions. They were also seeing a surge in Ransomware threats and needed experts to further ensure protection of their data.

Faced with the challenge of finding a company who could meet their technology needs, PAR reached out to CIO Tech. They quickly found that they were knowledgeable and prepared to develop a plan to meet their needs. CIO Tech provided reliable service and proved to go above and beyond to meet their needs.

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“We needed to augment our team with greater levels of security expertise given the evolving threats in Information Technology.”
– Jim Eddy
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PAR is Compliant and Protected with CIO Tech

Having worked with other managed IT service providers in the past, PAR had an idea of what to expect. However, when it came to CIO Tech, they were pleasantly surprised. Often, PAR “got what they paid for and a lot more.” Jim and his team required the assistance of a company with a broad range of skills in many areas.

When potential threats became present, we were there, keeping their systems current and protecting their data. CIO Tech went the extra mile to do their homework to keep PAR protected.

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