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Linda Maclachlan - Entara CEO

Founder’s Message

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” While often attributed to Abraham Lincoln, the origin of this quote is debatable. What is not debatable is that it’s sound advice and at the heart of who we are.

Entara is more a verb than a noun. It is the result of 17 years of growing YJT Solutions, which started in 2001 as a niche firm providing top-tier technology support services to the electronic trading market. After a successful decade we realized that if we could make traders happy, we could make lawyers happy, too. Then if we could support law firms and financial firms, we could support manufacturing firms and CIOs of larger organizations.

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Our Name

The name Entara sprang from a combination of “The Hill of Tara” in Ireland, a historically significant high perch offering a 360-degree view of the surrounding land, and the star Antares, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.

Entara is illuminating…showing our clients their best path forward from today into the future.

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What Makes Us Different?


We are life-long learners.


We are not only proven experts for today’s technologies, but we are constantly reading, attending conferences, testing new tools, learning, and exploring to help us stretch beyond and discover how technology will impact our clients’ businesses.

We are transformational.


We like journeys, not treadmills. Finding better ways to get things done is a never-ending journey that requires accountability and iterative change at every step. We are known for continually upgrading our platform and offering new services, all so that our clients can keep moving toward a more powerful future.

We are disciplined. AND creative.


We value and encourage both. We’re disciplined in that we have the processes and focus to expertly run complex IT environments according to industry best practices, and we do it with clarity and excellence. We’re creative in the way we approach issue resolution, new ideas, and opportunities, today and for the future.

We are the “complete package.”


Exceptional people. Processes that work and are followed.  A powerful technology platform ready to leveraged. Knowledge about both current and future technologies.  We put it all together to help you gain traction on your best IT journey to the future.

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