Michael St Martin|Cognoscape|ITServices

March 10 episode of PlayMakers Talk Show, Join us at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 on KLIF 570 AM

Coming Up On This Week’s Show

Michael St. Martin is an entrepreneur and Co-founder of Cognoscape, a Business Technology company that specializes in bringing Enterprise Class technology solutions to Small and Medium Business.

While Cognoscape is the newest of Michael’s successful business ventures, his experiences include executive positions with Accenture, building sales organizations with NetIQ and Permeo and adding value to multiple IPOs’ and M&A’s. His current passion resides in assisting business owners to utilize technology and gain a competitive advantage while streamlining their business.

His company Cognoscape is a fast growing Managed IT Service Provider with expertise in the legal and professional services market segments. In speaking about Cognoscape, Michael says “We call our approach Transformational IT which goes beyond keeping your network up and running by implementing a complete technology renovation. Our clients experience using technology to its fullest advantage which improves their business as well as the service they provide to their clients.”

Both Michael’s home and business are in Addison, TX where he has been a resident for 24 years. Originally from the Boston area he enjoys the culture and folks he has become friends with in the area. Michael has been active in coaching his daughter and son’s soccer teams, enjoys golf and has been married to his wife Karen for 12 years.

Cognoscape helps sponsor DBA Bench Bar Conference


DBA Bench Bar Conference 

Cognoscape LLC, the Dallas based IT Services and Technology company is proud to help sponsor the Dallas Bar Association’s Bench Bar Conference again this year at Horseshoe Bay at the Marriott Resort in the Texas Hill Country.   The conference will be held next week on September 27th through the 29th.   We’ll be sponsoring the Hospitality Suite for the duration of the conference so please come by and visit us.  There will be music, Texas sized beverages, snacks and lots of festivity for all!

Cognoscape Brookhaven Business Alliance

Brookhaven Business Alliance Happy Hour

Cognoscape Brookhaven Business Alliance

 Brookhaven  Business Connect HAPPY HOUR

Tuesday, September 25th, 6:00 P.M. till Close
Brookhaven Country Club

In our own Cabana out by the pool, adjacent to ‘The Haven’

End your summer in style! Join us for our FREE END-O-SUMMER Happy Hour.   We’ll be out at the relaxing cabana area by the pool (adjacent to ‘The Haven’) of Brookhaven Country Club. Enjoy networking with great friends, free hors d’oeuvres (+ one free drink ticket), a cash bar and the ambiance of this casual setting.


This event is open to all Brookhaven Members and their guests. Bring your friends and business associates to join us for a relaxing evening of networking, fellowship and fun.

Cognoscape to help sponsor the Dallas Family Law Section Charity Golf Tournament

Cognoscape, the Dallas based IT Services and Cloud Computing company is honored to be one of the sponsors of the 10th Annual DFLA Charity Golf Tournament this year.   The tournament is being held on the afternoon of September 7th at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine Texas.   All proceeds benefit the new Dallas County Legacy Court.   “This is really a great cause, anything that can help hold families together is something we are glad to participate in.” remarked Cognoscape’s COO, Michael St. Martin.   Legacy Family Court is Dallas County’s newest drug treatment court. The program’s goal is to provide an intensive, collaborative effort to support parents and children who have entered the Department of Families and Protective Services (CPS) system, due to drug or alcohol abuse/addiction. The ultimate goal of the program is successful recovery, rehabilitation, and reunification of parents with their children.


Cognoscape nominated for 4th Annual Readers Award

Cognoscape – Addison’s favorite IT Outsource Company – nominated again

Cognoscape nominated for the 4th Annual Readers Choice Awards!


Cognoscape nominated for 4th Annual Readers Award

We won last year… with your help.   Nominated again this year… with your help.   Will win this year… with your help :-)   Please vote for us again (or for the first time) for the 4th Annual Readers Choice Awards.   We greatly appreciate the support we receive from our clients, partners and friends.   Thank you very much for taking a minute to help us!  

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Cognoscape Brookhaven Business Alliance

Brookhaven Business Alliance Summer Happy Hour on May 16th…

Cognoscape Brookhaven Business Alliance

Join us for our first Brookhaven Business Alliance Summer Happy Hour on May 16th at 6:00P at the relaxing fire-pit area of Brookhaven Country Club.   Great friends, networking and free hors d’oeuvres!   Register at http://www.brookhavenbusinessalliance.com/events.html This will replace our monthly Connect Luncheon for May.   See you there!

Cognoscape supports Dallas Bar Association

Cognoscape to sponsor Beverage Cart at Dallas Bar Pro Bono Golf Tournament

Cognoscape supports Dallas Bar AssociationCognoscape is proud to offer continuing support of the Dallas Bar and the phenomenal work that they do.

On May 3, the Dallas Bar Association will hold their annual Pro Bono Golf Classic, benefiting the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, at Brookhaven Country Club.

Cognoscape is very proud to be a beverage cart sponsor for this wonderful event!

If you’re already signed up, we’ll see you on the course!

If not, click below, register, come on out for a GREAT day of golf, and North Dallas’s Favorite IT Co. will make sure you’re not thirsty!!!

Visit https://dallbar.ejoinme.org/2012golf for more details

or https://dallbar.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/2012DBAProBonoGolfTournament/RegisterNow/tabid/343709/Default.aspx to register.

Registration is open through Friday, April 27th.

Tornado|data loss|data disaster

Thoughts of families, friends, folks and oh yeah, business too…

Tornado data loss

With yesterday’s real world tornado examples in the DFW area, we give thought to our families, friends and folks in general.   We hope you are all well and were unaffected by the storm.   This is, of course is the most important of considerations.   At some point your thoughts as a business owner, partner or executive will turn to what effect something like this might have had on your livelihood.   Although secondary to wanting our families to be safe and secure we also want our business to be secure from catastrophe if it can be avoided.   With advances in Cloud Technology and Cloud Hosting Services you can be covered with redundant or failover data sites and Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions.

In light of the recent storm, we’ll provide free Business Continuity, Data Disaster and Backup and Disaster Recovery assessments for companies from 50 – 500 employees in the DFW area. This is a value we want to provide to the community at no cost. Something we can offer that could make a difference in the future of your business.

Contact us for your free assessment at 214 377-4884 or sign up on our website at https://www.cognoscape.com

Most people don’t realize how much they have invested in their data. The data you’ve accumulated over the years is one of your most valuable business assets. From customer contact information to accounting information to inventory, you need your data to operate your business.

Statistics show that on average, over 40% of businesses that do not have a Disaster Recovery Plan go out of business after a major loss like a fire, a break-in, a tornado, or sabotage.

 A successful data recovery in the least amount of time ensuring that your business continues is only achieved by a sophisticated “dual-method” backup and recovery system.

Dare 2B Aware! Brookhaven Business Alliance Connect Luncheon

Dare 2B Aware! at Brookhaven Business Alliance Connect Luncheon Feb. 3rd  11:30A-1:00P at Brookhaven Country Club.  

What are the two biggest mistakes that men and women alike make in their personal safety and defense?  How does this impact us also as business professionals and entrepreneurs?  What are the liabilities we face regarding employees and representatives whose responsibilities can sometimes put them at-risk on the job for violent encounters?  The best defense is a good offense, which is why we have invited Jeff McKissack of Defense by Design to address us on Feb. 3rd. at our next meeting. Register at http://www.brookhavenbusinessalliance.com/events.html

Jeff is well-known in the DFW area being used by our local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates when stories of the day call for his experience and expertise.  What is that expertise?  Well, in Jeff’s words it is “teaching you how to spot trouble before trouble spots you.”  Jeff has educated over 350,000 across the U.S. personally on the topics of criminal profiling, threat assessment and personal defense.  Locally Jeff is a member of the North Texas Crime Commission and has consulted with several corporations including Neiman-Marcus, Raytheon, Ernst & Young, Dave & Busters, Below Corp., Chicago Title, Legacy Bank, Southwest Airlines, Financial Executives International, and others.  This is a presentation you don’t want to miss!  Join us on Feb. 3rd.  and learn how to spot trouble before trouble spots you!   Register at http://www.brookhavenbusinessalliance.com/events.html   Brookhaven Business Alliance Members and guest invited. $12 for members charged to Brookhaven account and $20 for guest cash or check  includes great networking, Jeff’s speech and an awesome Chief’s table buffet.   Located at 3333 Golfing Green Drive Farmers Branch, TX 75234 in the main building Garden Terrace Room.

Brookhaven Business Alliance is gearing up for next year!

Join us for our first meeting of the year, provide your input and hear our plans of events and activities for 2012.   In lieu of our monthly connect luncheon for January, we will be hosting a New Year Happy Hour on Jan. 6th from 5:00P to 7:00P.   All BBA members and guest invited.   Appetizers and 1st drink provided.   Register at http://www.brookhavenbusinessalliance.com/events.html

One of our initiatives this year is more involvement between the various Club Corp. business alliances.   This will promote more value to BBA members/guest and build your network of great business contacts!   You are all invited to The Tower Club Business Alliance breakfast on Jan. 11th at 7:30A – 9:00A for great networking and a great speaker.   Details at http://tinyurl.com/c7rvndn