Greater East Texas Information Technology Professionals

An Evening of Roundtable Discussions

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Staybridge Suites (2759 McDonald Rd.)


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Location: Staybridge Suites, 2759 McDonald Rd., (903)5661100 

Time: 5:30 PM - 8 PM 

Format Change: We will have 4 tables with different topics, presenters, as well as, dinner and drinks.  The table top discussions will last about 25-mins each and then everyone will be given an opportunity to move to a different table to participate in a different discussion. We will also have a getIT table to discuss the spring activities – “getIT on the Green”  Golf Tournament, and “Tyler Tech EXPO”  both events in May.

Table 1 Sponsor: Flair Data Systems, Inc. -- Hosted Voice: Accelerate your business results with new collaboration deployment models. Cloud enabling your communications and collaboration drives focus on core business and visibility into Total Cost of Ownership.  Hosted voice and video............take a look and a listen.

Table 2 Sponsor: Extreme Networks and  M&S Technologies -- are please to present  an overview of SDN (Software Defined Networking). Topics covered will be SDN strategy overviews, the benefits of SDN and industry trends. Extreme Networks is an established innovator in best of breed Ethernet switching for Datacenter and Service provider applications.

Table 3 Sponsor: Consolidated Communications -- Rural Broadband initiative by US Carriers in 2013 and beyond. Hospitals , schools and cities nationwide are seeking upgrades to ultrafast broadband Internet connections that offer gigabit a second speeds driven by a growing popularity of data devices used for online programs. Many rural telecom in the US are headed for change to handle the transition from TDM technology to an all IP Network.  Additionally, many analysts are predicting that 30% of rural telcos will disappear through consolidation in the next five years due to changes by the FCC. Come by to hear what Consolidated Communications is doing in Eastern Texas and other Texas markets to address the increasing IP demand  for smart rural communities in 2013.

Table 4 Sponsor: Palo Alto Networks, Inc. -- Network Security Today: "Next Generation Security" - The future of network security - Terms Analyst like Gartner and Forrester use to define "Next Generation" Security in 2010-2012

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