George: We're excited and motivated to do something with a higher purpose, something that is culturally important. It's a culmination of things facing our nation. In our industry, I think there's a disproportionate amount of people in our industry that have served in the service or the National Guard. In our own company, more than 20 percent of our Service Desk employees are veterans. There are more than $1 million veterans returning from the longest two tours of war we've had in the last 10 years, and they're entering the job market [when] the economy is bad. That's a disservice to those people. There's also a benefit [having] these people ... trained in our industry. It serves our industry well, and it's important to help people that sacrificed their lives for people like you and me every day. We've really embraced this.
PUBLISHED AUG. 1, 2012