About Us

John Ruffner

President, Tools 4 Data, LLC

John Ruffner founded Tools 4 Data in 2007. John is an award-winning speaker at Harvard Club of Boston speaking in 2018 to more than 130 entrepreneurs from 12 countries. Johns talk on business and personal Metrics inspired many in the audience.


John's Harvard Speech

More recently has spoken in the Board Room at NASDAQ to the Million Dollar Accelerator entrepreneur group. His topic on current Cyber Security issues facing small business shocked Executives from around the world. He has been a leader in Amazon Web Services for 10 years and installed his first network over 30 years ago.


John Ruffner - NASDAQ

John’s initial business and technical training at The Pennsylvania State University led to a 25-year career as a corporate CFO. John has experience in manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing. In addition, he has also held technical training for Fortune 500 executives to educate them on software, computing principles and technology trends to assist these executives in better decision making.

Who does business with us?

Customers who see technology as a competitive advantage. These business owners know that strategic investments in the right technology, at the right time can create enormous value. They also know that they can’t do it themselves.

Why is IT Expensive? Actually, it’s not. It really depends on your perspective. When taken as a whole not keeping your equipment in good repair, not training your employees fully, not designing the optimum business practices and not keeping your information secure is likely to be much more expensive in the long-run.

We Know, Your fine!

Almost everyone we talk to is fine with their IT. Unless they are in the middle of a disaster and need help now. We challenge you to find out what your version of fine looks like?

We educate, experiment, dream, and deliver on the latest and industry best technology so that you don't have to.

Our Mission

Look beyond today's solutions, see what is missing or not working, and identify opportunities for our clients.

Our Values

Initiative - Innovation - Intimate Technical knowledge - Courage - Commitment - Continuous Improvement - Integrity - Empowerment - Teamwork - Timeliness

Our Vision

We don't just solve business IT problems, we identify the situation that created the problem and resolve those issues, driven by our non-negotiable values.

Our Expertise

We excel at locating and implementing process and technology that help businesses run more efficiently and effectively for a flat monthly fee.

the Tools 4 Data way

If you are currently heavily dependant upon technology or wondering how your IT could be better, our process of comparing your IT environment to our best practices and our use of internal business process and checklists delivers superior network performance at the least possible cost.

Ask yourself the following questions

Are you looking to utilize technology to run your business more efficiently? Are you looking to provide remote access/connectivity in your company?

Do you have a backup and data recovery plan in place? When was the last time it was tested?

Are your users' workstations performing slower and slower, causing lost productivity and frustration?

Has a workstation completely stopped functioning? Is the Blue Screen of Death a routine part of the work day?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time to talk with our team of technology specialists.