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By: Zach Buckner | 09.02.16

EpiOn IT | Don Viar, Managing Partner

EpiOn IT has been proudly serving the Upper Cumberland region since 1997. Founded right here in Cookeville, we have grown to become the largest IT solution provider between Nashville and Knoxville. Today, we work with hundreds of companies located across the country and right here at home.
We focus on providing IT solutions in the areas of Cloud Computing, IT Implementation and Support services, and Business-class Phone Systems. 
Cloud Computing
Epic has the only locally hosted cloud computing and virtual desktop solution in the region.  Our equipment is co-located with Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative and resides directly on their fiber optic backbone.  We can deliver enterprise-class cloud servers, storage, and desktops at local area network speeds.  That means you can integrate our cloud right into your local area network to create a secure, flexible, disaster proof solution that will scale with you as your business grows.
IT Implementation and Support
We offer a range of ongoing maintenance and support plans based upon the needs of your organization.  We know how to architect, implement and support solutions that let you focus on your core business and not your IT.  Our average staff member has more than 10 years of corporate IT support experience.  Use our team of certified professionals as an extension of your in-house IT support or as your own outsourced IT department.  
Business-class Phone Systems
Simple, Flexible, and Cost Effective; VoIP is the future of voice communications for businesses.
You’ve probably heard about VoIP but did you know it can save you 30% to 50% compared to traditional phone bills?  Epic Technologies offers a range of business phone systems and will evaluate your needs and give you options to find the best-fit VoIP solution for your business. We work with all of the local telephone carriers and are the largest independent dealer in the region. 
We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and learn more about your business and its unique needs. Call us today at (931) 526-3742 or visit us online at 
Don Viar, Managing Partner
Don serves as the driving force behind a strategic vision that has transformed EpiOn from a small-town technology company into a national professional services firm. Don has literally worked with more than 500 companies across his career and has been able to study their use of technology, policy, and operational best practices to bring them to bear for Epic's clients. Prior to joining Epic, Don served as the Retail Controller for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, as a co-founder of ConnectedHealth.Net (a $15 million subsidiary of Ernst & Young), as a Senior Consultant for Ernst & Young's Emerging Technologies team, and as a Senior Auditor for Ernst & Young. In these capacities Don frequently served as a trusted advisor to the top executives of multi-billion dollar and Fortune 100 companies. In 2010 he was named to the 40 Under 40 list for Nashville by the Nashville Business Journal.
He is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Business Administration. He received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the university in 2006. He has served on the board of the College of Business Foundation for many years (including as President in 2013-2014), as chairman of the Business Information Technology Advisory Committee in 2016, and as an alumni representative on the search committee for the current Dean of the College of Business.
Don is proud to call Cookeville home and he relishes the opportunity to participate in numerous community service activities and advisory boards. Since 2012 he has served on the board of directors for the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and is chairman of the board for 2016. He has served on the steering committee for the BlueCross Bowl since 2013 and as chairman of the games in 2015 and 2016. Most importantly, he has served as a deacon at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ since 2002.