Building a successful IT business

October 29, 2013 — This week on “Federal Tech Talk” , host John Gilroy interivews Terry Verigan, vice president of CompuCure.

One of the best untold stories out of wreckage that Katrina inflicted upon New Orleans is the success of a company called CompuCure.

In the aftermath of the hurricane, most information technology companies were packing their bags and heading out of town.

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CompuCure decided to stay and take advantage of the opportunity.


Verigan’s house was flooded, so he took up residence in a FEMA trailer and grew the business.

After some initial success with commercial organizations, the Department of Agriculture asked CompuCure to help with a data transfer project.

Listen to the interview to see how Verigan assembled his team, grabbed a SAN, and accomplished the job early and under budget.