The experts at Applied Cloud Systems leverage the leading Cloud solutions available to businesses today. We offer the most powerful, innovative, and trustworthy technologies to meet both the daily and more complex needs of every organization. Our scalable, customized approach to projects allow us to lead your digital transformation and optimization. We assist you in both the evaluation and implementation of the right cloud solution for your business.

Applied Cloud Systems’ goal is to assist in your transition from on-premise or co-located resources with large capital outlays to cloud/hybrid solutions with predictable operating costs. Some organizations begin with moving their office productivity tools to Microsoft Office 365. Other organizations focus on transferring Back-Up and Recovery to the cloud. Others choose to move their entire data center and application platforms to the cloud. Regardless of your starting point, our team provides you the guidance and support necessary to make your journey a success by meeting and exceeding short and long-term goals.

Who We Are

Brian Dupper

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Brian Dupper has over 20 years of business experience serving across sales, marketing, partner development and leadership. Prior to Applied Cloud Systems, Brian worked for regional and national systems integrators, ISVs, as well as Microsoft, IBM, and SuccessFactors. As an award winner at multiple companies, Brian has successfully led bringing new products and services to market as well as closing some of the largest software deals.

James Hughes

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James Hughes has over 20 years of experience in information technology serving in both senior technologist and leadership positions. He has broad experience across diverse technology stacks with a focus on creating value through the innovative use of technology. His biggest asset is his deep knowledge of both business and technical domains, allowing him to quickly understand user needs and then applying the appropriate technology to address those needs.

James has worked in many types of environments and excels in fast paced suroundings where the ability to adapt to change is a requirement. In addition to James’ experience, he is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, has won awards for his work, and has been featured in publications for his ability to develop innovative solutions.

Chris Johnson

Practice Director
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Chris Johnson has over 20 years of experience in information technology largely span in software architecture and team lead/mentoring positions. He has deep experience in custom software development,such as what can be needed when implementing business logic in a custom integration project, as well as experience implementing existing technology such as Dynamics 365 and Azure’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

Chris has experience in many industries such as manufacturing, health care, insurance, advertising and marketing. Chris loves to learn about our customer’s business processes and then dive into the details and assist our customers solve their most complex technical challenges. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer and Technology Specialist on the .NET Framework.

T.J. Barry

V.P. of Cloud Solutions
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T.J. Barry is a results-driven Director and Cloud Architect with over 16 years’ experience in enterprise infrastructure. An “out of the box” thinker who has successfully migrated legacy operations and has a proven history of leading the turnaround on underperforming IT projects and strategies. T.J.’s robust design and integration problem solving skills support his ability to be a key player in organizational change.

A prominent member of the ACS team responsible for leading our Infrastructure group, T.J. uses his extensive knowledge and experience in cloud services to identify practice needs and create offerings. His years of experience in developing business plans, requirements, specifications, user documentation and architectural systems research enable him to provide unsurpassed service and solutions to our clients.

Rich Hackenberg

Director of Sales
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Rich Hackenberg is a 25 year Veteran in the Enterprise Software Space holding various sales and sales leadership positions across a variety of industries including Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services and Manufacturing. From startups to large enterprise sales environments, Rich brings a wealth of experience in building territories and teams supporting both software sales and services.

Rich has extensive experience in Enterprise Applications both as a Direct Sales Representative as well as a Channel Sales rep and leader. Since coming to ACS, Rich has led Sales Efforts in the Enterprise and Healthcare. He has been leading the expansion of the sales organization by building a team that includes Small and Midmarket, Education and has established territories in Western, NY and Ohio.