Technology Expert Randy Spangler Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress For New I.T. Book

Chesapeake, VA – March 31, 2014 – Randy Spangler, Owner of MERIT Solutions, has joined a select group of leading I.T. experts from across North America to co-write the forthcoming book titled, The Business Owners Guide To I.T. and All Things Digital: 20 Critical Facts Every Business Must Know To Maximize Their Company’s Efficiency, Security, Employee Productivity And Profits.Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., the leading agents to Celebrity Experts® worldwide, recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint. 

In 2005, Randy Spangler pivoted and transitioned MERIT Solutions from retail to a managed-service provider. Investing heavily in technology, MERIT Solutions became an early adopter of the monthly flat-rate support model and leveraged Internet accessibility to provide support to hundreds and then thousands of endpoints both locally and nationally. Recognizing the critical importance of computer and network security, he is now working to blend the increasing need for compliance with the proven popularity of managed services to provide a Compliance-as-a-Service offering. Randy holds several Microsoft certifications. He is a Microsoft Partner and is currently a member of the Kaseya Customer Advisory Council.

Randy describes MERIT Solutions’ mission statement: “Information Technology is a complex collection of components and systems. Our mission is to make it all seem simple and reliable so that you can do what you do best… MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS. We are good at what we do so that you don’t have to worry about your computers or your network. Focus on your company and leave IT to us.”

CelebrityPress™ describes the book:

For the past 60 years, the Digital World has been steadily infiltrating our lives. Like all epic changes, digital progress has touched us all. For those following the progress of the Information Age, the Digital World has moved us to a higher level of specialization and efficiency, while simultaneously allowing us a laser-focus on our activities. 

Spearheading the technical backup for Information Technology in the business world are specialists in computer systems and their applications. We highlight the CelebrityExperts® in this book who so diligently contribute to this process. These entrepreneurs develop and adapt computer systems to better organize and run our businesses. They have competed in the marketplace and achieved the success of surviving and thriving in the Digital Era that we enjoy – truly a feat in the competitive world of today.

You too can readily benefit from these CelebrityExperts®. These authors share their experiences to help you develop your business and avoid the errors they have made along the way. If you wish to succeed, it is far better to be guided by those that have made a successful trip rather than follow the advice of someone who has only read the map.

The royalties from this project will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes. The book is scheduled for release in the summer of 2014.

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More About Randy Spangler:

From the age of 10, Randy knew he was destined to run his own business. After a promising career in lawn management was cut short by a faulty mower, he had several full and part time jobs before joining the Navy at age 17. Gaining real-world knowledge and experience in electronics, Randy developed several groundbreaking programs for the Navy after buying his

own Apple II computer in 1977.

With a business partner, Randy started Micro-Enhancements in 1982, specializing in Apple computers and accessories. After leaving active duty in 1983, his first retail store was opened and quickly transitioned from Apple through CP/M, PC-DOS and MS-DOS into the world of IBM-PC compatibles. Throughout the 1990s, with as many as three stores open at once, a lot of computer equipment was sold which meant a lot of them needed repairs. Service was a big part of the business. Networks soon became affordable for small businesses and Randy became the lead installer of LanTastic, Novell, Windows for Workgroups and Windows NT LANs.

Around the time the Internet became relevant, he bought out his partner and renamed his business MERIT Solutions, reflecting the shift from microcomputers to computer- based solutions. MERIT Solutions was one of the first companies to begin implementing Microsoft’s Small Business Server suite and hundreds of these networks were rolled out over 16 years, enabling local businesses to have an enterprise-level IT solution at an affordable price.

Randy retired from the U. S. Naval Reserve in 2003 as a Master Chief Petty Officer, spending most of his military career as a policy and security specialist. He lives in Norfolk, VA with his wife Nancy and their three golden retrievers.

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1400 best-selling authors to date. 

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