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  • 2016 MTUG IT Summit and Tradeshow
    Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine

    To Start a Registration Form: Choose a Sponsor, Exhibitor or Attendee Package Below.

    Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration Now Open!

    Purchase your booth/sponsorship by the end of "Exhibitor Early Bird" on Friday 2/12/2016 to get the best choice of booth!

    Join MTUG for our 29th annual conference -- The Annual MTUG Information Technology Summit and Tradeshow!

    MTUG's IT summit is the premier technology infrastructure conference in the state, with workshop topics that speak to the concerns and interests of IT professionals in all organizational sectors and industries. The exhibitors on the tradeshow floor will run the full array of IT services, from telco and ISP providers, managed services providers, contact center providers, training, IT management and support, software licensing and equipment dealers, data and storage management, and more.

    Be an MTUG Sponsor in 2016!

    MTUG runs educational programs from September to May each year, made possible by the generous contributions of our IT Summit Sponsors. In 2015, in response to interest from our IT community, MTUG developed four new sponsorship opportunities -- Bag Sponsor, Lanyard Sponsor, Breakfast Sponsor, and Dessert Sponsor. These non-exhibiting sponsorships can be combined with a booth purchase for added visibility, or purchased alone. Our Exhibiting Sponsorships -- with premier booth choices and visibility -- are Gold, Silver, Bronze and Lighthouse sponsorships from previous years are also available.

    View the Comparison Grid for Sponsor and Booth Packages (PDF).

    Exhibiting Sponsorships (include 1 or 2 booths)

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    Community Sponsorships (no booths included)

    Lighthouse Sponsor Bronze Sponsor

    Spotlight Sponsorships (support a high visibility element of the event)

    Bag Sponsor Lanyard Sponsor
    Breakfast Sponsor Dessert Sponsor

    Exhibit Booth Packages and General Attendee Registration

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    General Public Attendee Registration

    Directions to the Holiday Inn by the Bay:
    From I-295 in Portland, take Exit 6a (Forest Ave/Rt 100 South). Stay in right lane, and take 1st right onto State St/Route 77 South through the park. Follow State Street for about 1 mile, past 3 lights (past Park, Cumberland, Congress Aves, where it curves leftward). At the 4th light, take a left onto Spring Street. Follow Spring Street past Park St. and High St. – after the High Street light, the Holiday Inn will be on the right, with the main parking garage just beyond. Parking there is at the special IT Summit rate of $5.

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

When:

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

Details:

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)

Presenters:

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

Description:

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?

Presenters:

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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To register to participate remotely in this meeting, please click the Adobe Connect link below:

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