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Save the Date for the 2015 IT Summit!

(Click here for highlights from our 2014 Conference.)

  • 2015 MTUG IT Summit and Tradeshow
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM


    ... And more information to come! ...

    Here is the schedule for summit preparation in the months to come:

    • Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration emails go out in late December (if there are buttons in the "Sign In" section above, you can register now!). The "Exhibitor Early Bird" discount Exhibit Booth pricing ends Friday, 2/6/15.
    • Keynote Speaker Announced in early January; topic announced by mid-March.
    • Educational Workshop Requests-For-Proposals go out to everyone in late January.
    • Most booth assignments are determined in late February. Booths are assigned on a first-paid basis, first to sponsors by level, then to exhibitors (for those paid by Early Bird). Click here for a comparison grid of Booth/Sponsorship options, and to see exact booth-assignment protocol. Get your registration payment in soon to secure your favorite space!
    • Full summit workshop schedules and General Attendee Registration Announcements are sent in April, although general registration typically opens sooner. "Attendee Early Bird" discounts for general attendees ends Wednesday, 5/6/14.

    Would you like to be sure to get the registration forms for Exhibiting, Sponsorship, Proposing/Delivering a Workshop, or Registering as an Attendee? Click here to join our mailing list today!


    A look back at MTUG 2014:

    MTUG'S 27th Annual Conference was held on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.

    Approximately 500 information technology professionals and vendors gathered to visit 59 exhibitor booths, attend 15 educational workshops, and network and learn from each other.

    Visit last year's conference page to see the broad range of educational workshops and exhibitors that make this event the finest regional event dedicated to technology infrastructure and solutions.


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November Educational Meeting: SIMPLER, GREENER, CHEAPER, SANER? Business considerations for virtualizing IT


Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Simpler, Greener, Cheaper, Saner?

Virtualizing desktop workstations and virtualizing to the cloud – business considerations and strategies.

MTUG Coordinators: Kevin Heatley and Scott Buckheit

Many businesses can benefit from streamlining desktop computer setups with virtualized desktops, and elevating some server operations to the cloud – Are these good technologies for your business? Which methods and services are best? And what features should you care about most?

Every business is different. Come hear two businesses and their IT partners discuss their virtualization stories. As always, attendance is free -- please pre-register below.


8:30 - 9:00am – Pre-Session Refreshments & Networking

9:00 - 9:15am – Opening Remarks and "New York Minute"

9:15 - 10:30am – SESSION I:  Desktop Freedom: the Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)


Matt Bator, Sales Engineer, Dell Cloud Client Computing

Michael Fraser, Sales Engineer, Dell Cloud Client Computing

Mike Pratt, Director of Business Development, SymQuest Group, Inc.

Jeremy Payne, Senior Systems Analyst, Gorham Savings Bank


A best practices discussion around business and technology factors to consider when implementing an end-to-end VDI solution.  Included are customer case studies and Dell’s best practice methodology for implementing VDI.  Gorham Savings Bank’s XenDesktop implementation will be discussed as well.

10:30 - 10:45 am - Break, Refreshments

10:45 am - Noon - SESSION II: Virtualizing in the cloud -- What is it? Why businesses would want to do this?


David Allen, Regional Director (Windstream)

Rick Beaupre, Senior Network Design Specialist (Windstream)

David Gibson, Network Design Specialist (Windstream)

Aaron Merriam, Infrastructure and Security Engineer, AutoEurope.


The presentation will explore best practices for migrating to an off-premises virtualized environment, discussing various levels of cloud services that businesses can use, business reasons to move to cloud service such as equipment capitalization and business continuity, what to look for in a data center provider, and migration and deployment paths.


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