Business Strategy Execution

Specializing in Technology and Operations

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

Marijana Dabic

VP Business Development

After Data Perceptions helped us with a couple of projects, we were eager to get on board and work with them again. Our system was due for a Windows 10 upgrade, so we used this opportunity to switch to a completely new system.

Data Perceptions went through various options with us, from purchasing our own servers, hosting at a data centre, or going to the cloud, and helped us make an informed decision.  We chose the Azure cloud, as we wanted a system that would work with minimal unexpected downtime or failures, providing us with best business continuity and disaster recovery solution.  Working productively and without interruption, that's real value!

The advantage of working with Data Perceptions, along with their professionalism, reliability and responsiveness, is that they are always ready to provide right solutions that will work best for us and take us further down the road. They check in regularly to review how things are going and to suggest improvements or new technologies that can be implemented down the road, which is very important to us.

Jad McGregor

President

Data Perceptions is an excellent company.  From consultation through to implementation they have a broad depth of expertise and are able to scale any infrastructure requirement according to the specific needs of a business.

 

We have used Data Perceptions project consultant Scott Murphy through multiple office moves and have never had an issue with down time.  We are currently working with Data Perceptions for IT support in addition to our current provider as well as the development of our future systems.

 

“I would happily recommend Data Perceptions and their services for any IT project big, small, or even conceptual!!”

Natasha Robertson

Office Manager

SSIMWAVE was moving to a new, larger office and we wanted to put together a better technology infrastructure to support our planned rapid growth.  Data Perceptions handled everything from the get-go and were happy to explain everything in layman’s terms. They worked on super tight timelines, recommended and delivered realistic solutions that were a good fit for our needs.

They worked well with different members of our staff, often working with our technical people to identify solutions and technologies we hadn’t considered but would need for the future to support our growth.  The office move was seamless - everything went off without a hitch. I had full trust in Data Perceptions. The day that everyone started in our new office the Internet, our infrastructure, the network all worked perfectly fine. They took the burden off me so I could focus on other aspects of the move.

I was the non-technical person coordinating the move, they turned a stressful situation into not stressful it all – and what else could you ask for?

Tim Jackson

President & CEO

The team at Data Perceptions was invaluable as we moved many of our manual processes to a digital solution.

They spent time upfront mapping all of our workflows which allowed them to create a proposed digital framework. They then sourced potential solutions and held our hands though demos and vendor discussions and assisted with contract negotiations.

 

Throughout the entire project they kept our ultimate goal in mind while acting as a valuable partner navigating us through the various stages of the process. 

Steve Banyai

Assistant Director, ITS

We were referred to Data Perceptions as a professional services firm that would be a good fit to develop our network architecture using leading edge technology in which we had recently invested.

Data Perceptions was very flexible and willing to accommodate us. They provided a realistic approach to our situation, not trying to make it a one size fits all. There was a lot of good discussion and collaboration with our team which resonated extremely well with my folks culturally.  Their knowledge, depth and breadth of experience was very helpful for us. I was very pleased with the realization of the vision for our network.

I would highly recommend Data Perceptions to anyone looking for a third-party integrator with respect to network architecture. 

CEO

Katya Masnyk

“We have worked with Data Perceptions for over 6 years and there is a level of trust that has been built.  We've had a number of bad experiences, where IT sales people promise us the moon and then failed to deliver. But working with Data Perceptions, there is a trust factor where I know that the service provided to us is reliable, helpful, and easy to understand. 

We were looking for an increased awareness of security for everybody in our organization. We looked to Data Perceptions to provide answers to our questions, talk about risk and security and what it means in this day and age for every person in the organization. They suggested an ongoing system of training that would be customized for our needs and the requirements of our staff on an ongoing basis.  

Data Perceptions helped us design and implement a program of training using KnowBe4 tools. We are very happy with the KnowBe4 modules, which cover a lot of ground through a big library which can be customized to our needs.   

It's the calm of knowing that we have trusted IT advisors that we can go to.  The biggest benefit to our organization was having confidence that our security is being addressed – our Board really appreciates that!”  

Vice President, Business Development & Marketing

Barry McPhedan

The Data Perceptions team provided a solution to our technology & business risks within the constraints of our budget. They ensured the company has the protection and tools needed to function on a day-to-day basis, while ensuring the safety of our data.

 I'm happy that we have the services and the protection that we need.  Upgrades were done quickly, seamlessly, without disruption.   They were scheduled to minimize our interruption, and coordinated with all of the stakeholders to be done efficiently.  Data Perceptions took charge of the project and got it done smoothly.  

 

Data Perceptions takes ownership of their work time and again. We haven't had any issues and they were very accommodating.  Our relationship has been professional, respectful, collaborative, and cooperative. They are willing to understand our business and to educate us about the technology that impacts our business.  This is the world they live in.  

 

If someone asks: “Who do you recommend that are good people to work with?” I would say, "We have a great relationship with Data Perceptions, I trust them, give them a call."  

Cadillac Fairview 

Brad Arsenault

Director IT Operations & Client Services

Data Perceptions is an experienced collective of subject matter experts that can provide a perspective on different ways to address a variety of operational or IT based infrastructure strategies.

 The primary value proposition they provide is an agnostic viewpoint that is not product driven or committed to a product strategy – that is the real value. 

 

We were looking for an outside consultant firm with a lot of networking experience that would give us a chance to explore available options without the sales pressure.  The outcome of our engagement was a document that would help us achieve a network design that would have the required security controls, provide a go forward strategy for the business, and would be understandable by any hardware vendor.

 

We feel we achieved that goal with Data Perceptions.

Len Fowler

Manager, Corporate IT Infrastructure

Throughout the time that exactEarth has been in existence, Data Perceptions has been there to consult with and assist us with all our more complex IT needs.

The infrastructure they have designed and installed has stood the test of time and remained robust and resilient throughout its planned lifecycle and beyond. 

Scott, Eric and the rest of the Data Perceptions team have consulted for us on numerous projects such as network design and implementation, hardware procurement, remote connectivity solutions and too many others to mention. Each project has resulted in a solution well-tailored to our needs and we have always been satisfied with the results. 

 

I would highly recommend Data Perceptions' to anyone seeking an efficient, highly knowledgeable and friendly technical consulting firm.

What Our Partners Say

I've had a relationship with the team at Data Perceptions for 10+ years. CIG’s area of focus is network transformations ,contact centers and Unified Communications  which have overlap of services with Data Perceptions, but that improves collaboration.

Partner

Chris Thalassinos

CIG has chosen not to provide Leadership & Guidance with Cyber Security, so every time there's a cyber security opportunity with one of my clients, I feel confident in bringing forward Data Perceptions. 

 

There is a relationship of trust with Data Perceptions and I am transparent with my clients that I am partnering with Data Perceptions, to collaboratively deliver a great solution.  My clients have valued the partnership of CIG & Data Perceptions. I work with lots of partners and what makes me feel good about working with Data Perceptions is I know they have the required skill sets, and they will get the job done. Data Perceptions is a valued & trusted preferred partner for CIG. 

 

As a consultant, our brand is our reputation, and our brand is more important than anything! Without that, we don't have anything. I have no concerns working with Data Perceptions - they are industry leaders. I wish I could do more projects with Data Perceptions.

Tim Proctor

President

I have known Eric Sundin for many years through the Society of Communication Technology Consultants.  Recently, my clients have had an increased need for Network Security Analysis & Planning.  It is because of this need that I looked for and found a partner with Eric and the Data Perceptions team.

In working with the Data Perceptions team, I have found them to have a strategic understanding of technology, the cloud, and network security.  It is this 360 degree, holistic view of all technology components that provides for a Strategic mindset when it comes to planning for the RIGHT Network Security Strategy for the client. 

In any event, Eric and the team worked with my client to understand their technology environment, understand their goals, and researched their compliance requirements, in order to design the right solution for the client’s Network Security needs.  With this information, they guided us to the right vendors and VARS and they enabled us to get quotes that fit the client’s needs, thus avoiding underbuying or overbuying.  With a thorough evaluation of the vendors and their proposals, Data Perceptions helped the client to make good decisions which led to an excellent long term solution to fit their Network Security needs.

 

Additionally, after we updated the client documentation, Data Perceptions created excellent current and proposed network designs and a step by step plan to deploy the key network security elements which made for a smooth migration and implementation.

 

In short, Data Perceptions provided us with the right expertise and delivered an excellent performance with professionalism and knowledge that gave our client the confidence to face their network security challenges.

 

I would highly recommend Data Perceptions to anyone looking for a strong technology and network security partner.

Robert Potts

Business Development Manager

In working with the Data Perceptions team, I have found them to have a strategic understanding of technology, the cloud, and network security.  It is this 360 degree, holistic view of all technology components that provides for a Strategic mindset when it comes to planning for the RIGHT Network Security Strategy for the client. 

Their team is organized, detail oriented and timely with all deliverables, which are essential for projects regarding IT security. I highly recommend working with their team.

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