Save the Date for this year's IT Summit!
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 at the Holiday Inn is first-come, first-served, at the special IT Summit rate of $5. Please pick up a special parking validation at MTUG registration before you leave. Cars left in this parking area after the show (or about 5:30pm) will be charged the full, non-discounted rate. For additional parking options in the area, please click this link for the MTUG Summit Parking Info memo:
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS SESSION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2ND, 2014 - SAME TIME, SAME PLACE.
TO REGISTER FOR THIS NEW DATE AND TIME, PLEASE VISIT THE NEW EVENT PAGE HERE:
PLEASE NOTE: weather related cancellations/postponements will be announced on this page and under "Maine Technology Users Group" on WCSH6. Pre-registered attendees will receive an email. Generally, if South Portland City Schools are closed, the MTUG meeting will be cancelled/postponed.
Managing Small Business IT: Stories and recipes
Life as an IT professional is always demanding. But, life of the IT professional in small business can be nearly impossible.
Come learn some of the challenges that fellow IT professionals at Maine small businesses face on a daily basis. Identify those areas of most concern when running a small business as it relates to technology including website and domain registration, brand re-enforcement, Point of Sale, and generally how to set technology strategy for your business.
As always, attendance is free, refreshments are yummy, and networking opportunities abound!
MTUG Coordinators: Chuck Soule and Linda Ollen
8:30 - 9:00am – Pre-Session Refreshments & Networking
9:00 - 9:30am – Opening Remarks/Announcements and "New York Minute"
9:30 – 10:30am - SESSION I: Scott Robinett - Small Business Technology: Recipes for Success
What technology ingredients are necessary for small businesses to succeed in Maine? What are the challenges? How can these challenges be overcome? Scott will discuss a wide range of technology topics including infrastructure, web, social media, email, commerce, and many others and how they can add value to an existing or start up business.
10:30 - 10:45am - Break and Refreshments
10:45 - 11:45am - SESSION II: Panel Discussion - Small Business Challenges
Representatives of Maine’s Small Business Community share their challenges, successes, requirements etc. Businesses represented will be diverse both in geography and in function. Panelists to be announced.
Event is both IN-PERSON and ONLINE. Please see scroll down for remote access info, directions, and to pre-register.
For attending at this session via Remote Access, please register and access this session at MTUG's Webex site here:
Even if you are attending online, we encourage you to pre-register at the link above in advance as it helps us to determine staffing for the online conversation.