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Forrester Wave Rankings

Plex Named Strong Performer

in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Platforms For Manufacturing Businesses, Q3 2020.

Matthew Harrell

Chief Security Officer, Plex Systems


About the Author

Matt Harrell serves as Chief Security Officer, responsible for overseeing all security, network and physical, for Plex Systems, ensuring that customer data is well-protected from threats. Matt serves on the Data Center Team, managing security for the Data Center, as well as being one of the Data Center documentation czars and handling other Data Center responsibilities. Matt has been with Plex Systems since October 1996. He has a bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Toledo and a master's degree in Physics and Astronomy from Michigan State University.

Nothing to Fear About Data Security in the Cloud

Matthew Harrell June 28, 2013

Most manufacturing businesses have stopped questioning how cloud technology drives cost savings or productivity improvements. The many real-life examples they’ve heard or seen in action already prove those benefits to them....

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