DCG Technical Solutions CEO Brent Whitfield Featured in Fast Company Magazine

DCG Technical Solutions CEO Brent Whitfield Featured in Fast Company Magazine


DCG Technical Solutions CEO Brent Whitfield Featured in Fast Company Magazine

Brent Whitfield, CEO of DCG Technical Solutions is currently featured in the October 2015 Edition of Fast Company as one of “Leading IT Security Experts.”

Lock Canada, CA – September 15, 2015 – Brent Whitfield, CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., can be seen on newsstands across the United States in the current edition of Fast Company magazine. In a full-page feature entitled “You Can’t Get Unhacked,” Brent Whitfield is being recognized as one of Leading IT Security Experts. The October edition of Fast Company hit store shelves on September 15, 2015.

Brent Whitfield was quoted in FastCompany:

"Traditional security is cumbersome, labor intensive, and ineffective at preventing today’s threats. Many business owners don’t realize that the security solutions installed couple of years ago simply won’t cut it anymore, leaving them venerable to attack. The winning strategy is to deploy multiple, overlapping security solutions (ie: edge, content filtering, mail endpoint) that secure your most critical data assets behind several layers of defense."

About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield’s got a great eye for spotting innovative approaches to all facets of the IT industry, there’s great precedent for that. The Founder and CEO of the Los Angeles, California based DCG Technical Solutions – one of Southern California’s premiere IT support and consulting firms – is a successful former commercial photographer whose Los Angeles based studio specialized in large format product and food photography.

While working huge advertising, promotional and collateral material accounts for companies like Neutrogena, Carnation, Libby’s, Princess Cruise Lines and Robinson-May department store, his lifelong, outsized passion for computers and technology led him to help develop and deploy studio management software, aimed at helping photographers and other creative people computerize their businesses.

Whitfield’s fascination for computers grew alongside his love of photography. While he was studying at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, he also studied mainframe computer programming at a local college. Proud of a computer industries career that began long before Windows and Apple were household words, he notes that his first major machine was the portable Kaypro 4.

Whitfield made a powerful, entrepreneurial move into the world of computers full time, launching Dependable Computer Guys to address the growing market for reliable expertise in the L.A. area. This was the era of computer megastore chains – many of which notoriously offered substandard help with their products – and he found a niche working with small businesses of 10-150 employees.

DCG provides more than a generic set of services that any IT company could provide. They have developed five branded and trademarked products that run these services. These include DCG Maintenance Care™, for weekly maintenance visits; St. Bernard Monitoring™, for remote network device monitoring, patching and optimization; Dependable SafeSTOR™, for premise and internet based backups; DCG PrivateCLOUD™ for web, mail and application hosting; and BlaskGUARD™, an internet security and content filter.

DCG Maintenance Care™ is a complete on and offsite solution for computer and IT support. It’s features include a regular weekly maintenance visit; two engineers assigned to each company; St. Bernard Monitoring of all critical network devices ($100-$450 value per month), and 24/7 monitoring of things like server disk space, CPU utilization, memory utilization, client side internet routers, modems, firewalls, Telco/ISP side internet routers, internet connections, etc.

There are many elements that set DCG apart from its competitors, from Whitfield’s decision not to limit his clientele to a single vertical to various core trademark systems that he and his team have developed to create efficiencies in everything from monitoring, backups and hosting. According to Whitfield, however, the true foundation of DCG’s success is their core values – which apply, like the company’s best managed service practices, to the specific needs and objectives of firms in many different industries.


Kasey Kalchert
Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency

About Dyan James

Dyan has been researching, writing, copyediting, and proofreading articles across a variety of industries since 1998. She further developed her interest and talent for covering technology while working with the guys at DCG Technical Solutions, Inc. Whether writing from scratch, copyediting or simply polishing, Dyan has mastered the art of turning rough copy or a plain idea into an eloquently written piece.