Applied Tech: Workshop – Reduce IT Costs Through Virtualization

Applied Tech Contact: Julie Vike

608.257.6051 x23 or [email protected]


When: Thursday, October 15, 2009

Time: 8:00am to 11:30am

Where: Lussier Family Heritage Center

3101 Lake Farm Road – Madison, WI 53711

Keynote Speaker: Gene Kussmann of Hewlett-Packard

Breakfast will be provided. RSVP required. No cost to attend.

Event Details:

Understand the benefits and drawbacks of the different software and technology available for virtualization. This seminar will provide the answers to many of the virtualization questions swirling in server, workstation and storage virtualization today.

During this free half-day event you will hear how virtualization has progressed to an actual concept storage managers are using to minimize the amount of machines needed to manage and to reduce the overall costs of IT and energy usage. We will also look at how storage virtualization makes heterogeneous storage compatible, eases data migration and enables consolidation.

Seating for this seminar is free for IT professionals and those responsible for IT in their organization. To claim your seat, register today online at or by contacting Julie Vike at 608.257.6051 x23 or [email protected]

Topics include:

* Introduction to Virtualization: It’s not just for big businesses

* Virtualization Products/Major Players

* Virtualization Technologies – Server, Desktops, Storage

* The Road to Virtualization – Planning and Managing

* Reduction of costs: Including power and cooling, licensing costs, and labor

What you can expect?

Our event starts with a continental breakfast provided by Market Street Diner and ends with time for Q&A’s with our keynote speaker, other industry experts, and System Specialists from Applied Tech.

Keynote Speaker: Gene Kussmann, Solutions Architect at Hewlett Packard. Gene has spent well over 25 years in the IT industry with 10 of those at HP. His experience ranges from starting out in the technical services/delivery arena and moved to design and implementation of a wide range of data center solutions focusing on servers and storage in industries such as K-12/Higher Education, Healthcare, Corporate Enterprises (regional and Global) and the SMB space. He has held several technical certifications throughout his tenure in IT, including those from Microsoft, Cisco, HP and Novell. Currently, he focuses on storage solution architectures where he has spent the past six years helping clients understand and implement solutions in order to help make their data centers become more efficient.

Register at Questions? Please contact Julie Vike at 608.257.6051 x23 or [email protected]


About Applied Tech:

Applied Tech, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, is a full-service outsourced IT and Business Solutions provider serving small-to-medium sized businesses. Applied Tech has met the IT needs of more than 250 organizations in central and south central Wisconsin. Clients include manufacturing, construction, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and trade associations.

Applied Tech is the premier provider for Microsoft Dynamics GP, CRM and SharePoint and has been ranked one of Dane County’s top three IT service providers by IN BUSINESS magazine.

Offices located in Madison and Stevens Point, Wisconsin.