Cyrus Hurley

 

Cyrus Hurley is the President of HitsTech (HITS) and the Director of Information Technology for the County of Ashe, North Carolina.

A seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience in the IT sector, Cyrus directs the architecture and deployment of cloud and hybrid cloud managed services for local and county government, public, and private sectors.

Co-founder of HitsTech (HITS)

Cyrus Hurley co-founded HitsTech (HITS) alongside his business partner, Sandra Loftin, back in 2007. The firm originally focused on the healthcare sector, but expanded to consult with a diverse market spanning local and state government, K-12 and higher education, and medium to large businesses. HitsTech provides a complete diagnostic of their clients’ networks.

In addition to offering solutions for Wifi, VoIP, IT infrastructure, and data backup and recovery, the firm has developed its own data center in Hickory, North Carolina. The center provides a stout platform for implementing technology solutions and is the only local hub of its kind to offer co-location services for client-owned applications or servers.

As President and CIO of HitsTech, Cyrus combines his technical knowledge and multi-industry experience in order to oversee and implement enterprise level solutions. He works alongside major IT hardware and software vendors who have partnered with the firm, including Microsoft, Citrix, Dell, Symantec, VMware, CDW Corporation (for which HitsTech is an integrator), and Cisco. Much of Cyrus’ work with Cisco Meraki products in particular focuses on replacing infrastructure for healthcare practices.


 

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Professional History

Cyrus Hurley can trace his fascination with technology back to his first computer. He spent much of his time in high school assisting teachers with integrating technology into their classrooms. Inspired to apply what he’d learned to other settings, Cyrus entered the US Army Reserve 108th Division as a Network Engineer in 1999.  He was responsible for the implementation of NAS servers throughout the Southeast region, which included 4 states and Puerto Rico. In 2004 Cyrus concluded his service with the US Army.

In 2001 Cyrus was hired as the Director of Information Technology for Ashe, North Carolina, a role which allowed him hands-on experience in everything from help desk work to C level consulting to sales and operations. He continues to direct all activities within the IT department, including the management and maintenance of over 200 physical machines and 20 servers.

Cyrus’ approach to business is informed by a lifetime of experience in the dynamic, ever-changing presence of IT across industries. Rather than offer a standard set of options that only meet certain needs, he emphasizes the importance of hearing and understanding each unique problem — and then creating a tailored solution.

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