GSA Technology Council

Archive for April, 2012

Upstate Tech Events this Week

Tuesday May 1
8:30am Expanding Your Business in the Aerospace Industry
Join the GSATC and the SBDC for a day of presentations by leaders in the aerospace industry or just the GSATC Learning Lunch with Steve Townes, CEO of Ranger Aerospace.
Learn more: Expanding Your Business in the Aerospace Industry

11:30am GSATC May Learning Lunch
Join us after "Expanding Your Business in the Aerospace Industry" (a morning session of presentations by leaders in the aerospace industry) for the GSATC Learning Lunch with Steve Townes, CEO of Ranger Aerospace.
Learn more: GSATC May Learning Lunch

6:00pm SQL Server Innovators Guild
The SQL Server Innovators Guild is a Microsoft SQL Users group serving SQL Server developers, project managers, DBAs and network administrators. The guild strives to educate, inform and inspire members to use SQL Server more effectively to overcome business and other information challenges.
Learn more: SQL Server Innovators Guild

6:00pm Upstate South Carolina WordPress Group
The Upstate SC WordPress Group meets to discuss theme options. Specifically, taking a perspective from the Admin Page for a theme and also from a Front End perspective using Firebug. Sessions are open where everyone is encouraged to ask questions, give insight and learn from everyone in the group.
Learn more: Upstate SC WordPress Group

Friday May 4
11:15am Upstate ISSA
The Upstate global voice of information security meets monthly for learning and sharing.
Learn more: Upstate ISSA

Saturday May 5
10:00am Reedy River Duck Derby
For the 8th year in a row the annual Reedy River Duck Derby returns to Falls Park for a day full of racing 10,000 little yellow rubber ducks over the falls.
Learn more: Reedy River Duck Derby

See more on the GSATC Tech Calendar

What does SOLD OUT mean?

I know we’ve had this happen before, but I can’t remember what it was. We are SOLD OUT for this week’s lunch. We have begged, squeezed, and shoehorned every seat into the Embassy Suites room for this month’s lunch. Still, every seat has been spoken for. Sadly, this means that we can not accomodate walk-ups, which we always hope to do. This month, for our special Aerospace event, the room is packed to the edges. I even suggested “bunk seats.” No luck. Thank you for making this thing we do such a success. I hope you have your ticket.

-Phil Yanov

SC Department of Commerce Launches Aerospace Task Force

See Charlie Farrell at the “Expanding Your Business in the Aerospace Industry” GSATC and SBDC event on May 1.

SC Department of CommerceThe South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced that Charlie Farrell will direct the new S.C. Aerospace Task Force, an advisory council to the Secretary of Commerce on the development of a strategic initiative to enhance and grow the state’s aerospace industry.

Charlie Farrel“Boeing is our grand slam. Our challenge is to leverage that success with other great assets for South Carolina, including government, industry and education,” Farrell said.

“With a rich history in aviation, South Carolina now has a vibrant and growing aerospace industry that includes everything from aircraft manufacturing to space technology and defense,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “The task force will provide an even better framework to support this industry through statewide communication and collaboration.”

As director of the S.C. Aerospace Task Force, Farrell will oversee a committee to align efforts and priorities across the state in the aerospace industry. By coordinating among key players and developing a statewide strategic initiative, the task force will promote continued growth in this sector of South Carolina’s economy.

South Carolina has more than 180 aerospace manufacturing companies and suppliers, employing more than 20,000 people. These companies are widely distributed throughout the state and include industry leaders such as Boeing, Champion Aerospace, Eaton, GE, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Michelin Aircraft Tire and SKF.

Farrell is a banking and finance graduate of the University of South Carolina with extensive military and professional experience. He flew more than 3,000 hours as a fighter pilot for the Marine Corps and Air National Guard before owning two commercial printing companies then moving into professional development training. Specializing in programs to develop skills in leadership, teamwork and personal productivity, Farrell has conducted over 3,000 programs for repeat clients such as General Electric, 3M, Mayo Clinic, Federal Reserve Bank, Ocean Spray Cranberry and Michelin.

Among his accomplishments, Farrell has published articles and two books, including Courage to Lead, which is used by organizations and universities in their leadership training. He has been an adjunct faculty member of the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business since 1992 and served as director of Executive Education for three years. He travels extensively, having visited all 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

via The SC Department of Commerce

Upstate Tech Event this Week

Tuesday April 24
9:00am Clemson SBDC – EngeniusU Seminar
EngeniusU, a partnership of the Clemson University Small Business Development Center and Engenius web firm, present “Unconventional Advertising That You Can Like” as their fourth installment of their Spring 2012 Seminar Series.
Learn more: Clemson SBDC – EngeniusU April Seminar

See more on the GSATC Tech Calendar

New Job on the GSATC – Tech After Five Jobs Board

Help WantedNetwork Administrators
Godshall Professional Recruiting & Staffing is looking for all levels of Network Administrator candidates in the Upstate for multiple clients in the area.
 

More Open Positions:
Information Technology Manager I
Clemson University is looking for a Information Technology Manager to manage a group of programmers and analysts within the Learning Management Group, which will help plan roadmaps, deliverables, and direction for the team.

Level 3 Network Technician
TSAChoice is looking for an experienced IT Field Technician with a technical degree or equivalent experience and at least 5 years of field experience.

Systems Engineer
VC3 is seeking to fill a Systems Engineer position in their Decatur, GA office to serve as technical lead on projects involving servers, clients, LAN/WAN connectivity, peripheral devices and will provide first and second level support for clients on all technical inquiries.

Infrastructure Operations Manager
Ogletree Deakins Law Firm is looking to fill a senior level technology managment position in their large, national law firm.

Implementation Specialist
TSAChoice is looking for an Implementation Specialist to be responsible for meeting with clients, gathering customer and technical details, training clients on new telecommunication systems and their associated applications.

Outside Sales Representative “Hunter”
TSAChoice is searching for a technology Sales Representative who possesses a competitive, hunter mentality to join their team.

Level 3 Network Technician
TSAChoice is looking for an experienced IT/VoIP Field Technician for our Greenville, SC office.

Network Engineer
Christ Church Episcopal School is looking for a Network Engineer to design, configure, maintain and monitor the Schools IT and communications networks.

Web Developer
Website Pipeline is seeking a web developer with experience in Javascript, AJAX, JSON, JQuery, DHTML, HTML, CSS, ASP, ASP.NET, MVC, and Database driven websites.

.Net Developer
Website Pipeline is looking for a .Net developer with 2 to 5 years experience in MS SQL – writing queries, stored procedures, etc., MS Visual Studio, VB.NET or C#.

Preview more open positions on the GSATC jobs board. We encourage you to share it with anyone who may be in the hunt. If you are looking for work, feel free to let us know what you need on our LinkedIn group!

Looking to hire? Post your openings to our job board.

Charter Business Announces Services

Charter BusinessSuccessful businesses are accessible to their customers. In today’s business climate, part of achieving success is having reliable high-speed Internet and phone services. Charter Business Internet and Charter Business Phone offer a broad range of cost-effective, reliable solutions to support the operational needs of businesses of all sizes.

Charter Business Phone delivers the freedom and flexibility to connect with customers anywhere, allowing integration to existing office, cell and home phones so customers can reach you at any time – by calling just one number.

Charter Business Internet delivers blazing-fast speeds that fuel business productivity and reduces costs. Upload and download speeds for Charter Business Internet recently increased (for the third time since 2010), giving businesses speed options ranging from up to 20 Mbps downstream/3 Mbps upstream to up to 100 Mbps downstream/5 Mbps upstream.

With increased speeds, businesses have faster downstream and upstream times for file transfers and can more efficiently run billing systems and credit card processing, as well as enhance web server and email efficiency. Employees also gain faster access to data and more applications with hosted, cloud-based services.

Benefits of Charter Business Internet and Charter Business Phone:

Charter Business Phone

It’s easy to switch: Keep your existing phone number. Keep your existing phone equipment.

30+ features: More than 30 features, including an online control panel, auto attendant, fax to email and voicemail to email.

Never miss a call: Route your calls however you like so that your customers can reach you anytime, no matter where you are.

Unmatched quality: Many customers have commented that the sound quality of Charter Business Phone is superior to that of their local phone company. This is because of our state-of-the-art, privately managed network that connects into the national phone grid.

Charter Business Internet

Increase efficiency: Internet speeds to help you and your employees work faster and accomplish your goals.

Easily Expand: Scale up bandwidth easily and quickly to match your growing business needs.

Features you need: Custom hosting for your website, personalized email addresses and data backup available.

Cost-effective: Save time and money when you bundle with your other Charter Business services.

via Charter Business

Expanding Your Business in Aerospace May 1

The May GSATC Learning Lunch is a special breakfast and lunch event with leaders in the aerospace industry in South Carolina.

This event is SOLD OUT. Walkups can not be accomodated.


The Clemson University Small Business Development Center, the GSATC and the Upstate SC Alliance partner to present this opportunity to hear from the major aerospace industry firms in South Carolina during a morning session followed by a lunch presentation with keynote speaker Steve Townes, CEO of Ranger Aerospace.

Morning Session Includes Presentations From:
(8:30am – 11:15am)
* Lockheed Martin
* ADEX Machining Technologies
* KTM Solutions
* Carbures
* GKN Aerospace
* SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Come listen to speakers provide new updates on growth opportunities, steps to enter their vendor networks and real-world case-studies to learn from. Attend to meet buyers, connect with peers and find your place in this high-growth industry.

Technology Company Green Cloud Technologies Adds Software Developer

Greencloud TechnologiesGreen Cloud Technologies, a Cloud-based technology solutions provider headquartered in Greenville, SC, has hired Nancy Greer as senior software developer. In this role, Greer is responsible for design, development, and implementation of custom applications and technology platforms that support the company’s virtual server and virtual PBX products.

Greer brings more than 12 years of experience in java development to the company. Prior to Green Cloud, she worked with Computer Science Corporation where she managed multiple business intelligence applications. She also worked with Telepacific and NuVox where she developed and maintained a variety of billing, business management, and Web-based customer service applications.

Greer holds a B.S. in both management and computer information systems from Clemson University.

Backed by industry-leading platforms such as BroadSoft, VMware, and Cisco, Green Cloud Technologies delivers managed Cloud-based IT and telecom solutions, including virtual server, virtual PBX, and business continuity solutions, to small and medium-sized businesses.

via Greencloud Technologies

New Job on the GSATC – Tech After Five Jobs Board

Help WantedInformation Technology Manager I
Clemson University is looking for a Information Technology Manager to manage a group of programmers and analysts within the Learning Management Group, which will help plan roadmaps, deliverables, and direction for the team.
 

More Open Positions:
Level 3 Network Technician
TSAChoice is looking for an experienced IT Field Technician with a technical degree or equivalent experience and at least 5 years of field experience.

Systems Engineer
VC3 is seeking to fill a Systems Engineer position in their Decatur, GA office to serve as technical lead on projects involving servers, clients, LAN/WAN connectivity, peripheral devices and will provide first and second level support for clients on all technical inquiries.

Infrastructure Operations Manager
Ogletree Deakins Law Firm is looking to fill a senior level technology managment position in their large, national law firm.

Implementation Specialist
TSAChoice is looking for an Implementation Specialist to be responsible for meeting with clients, gathering customer and technical details, training clients on new telecommunication systems and their associated applications.

Outside Sales Representative “Hunter”
TSAChoice is searching for a technology Sales Representative who possesses a competitive, hunter mentality to join their team.

Level 3 Network Technician
TSAChoice is looking for an experienced IT/VoIP Field Technician for our Greenville, SC office.

Network Engineer
Christ Church Episcopal School is looking for a Network Engineer to design, configure, maintain and monitor the Schools IT and communications networks.

Web Developer
Website Pipeline is seeking a web developer with experience in Javascript, AJAX, JSON, JQuery, DHTML, HTML, CSS, ASP, ASP.NET, MVC, and Database driven websites.

.Net Developer
Website Pipeline is looking for a .Net developer with 2 to 5 years experience in MS SQL – writing queries, stored procedures, etc., MS Visual Studio, VB.NET or C#.

Preview more open positions on the GSATC jobs board. We encourage you to share it with anyone who may be in the hunt. If you are looking for work, feel free to let us know what you need on our LinkedIn group!

Looking to hire? Post your openings to our job board.

The Annual Upstate Technology Conference is June 12-13

upstate technology conferenceThe Upstate Technology Conference is an annual conference hosted by Greenville County Schools’ Instructional Technology Department and ETS. The conference is June 12-13 and is free to all educators. This year’s theme is “Turning the Page”. Many throughout the Southeast attend. This year there will be a special pre-conference day for school administrators on June 11. The presence of vendors helps to keep the conference a free event. The conference will be held at Wade Hampton High School.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lodge McCammon
Dr. Lodge McCammonDr. Lodge McCammon is a Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. His work in education began in 2003 at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he taught Civics and AP Economics. He finished a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2008 where his work at The Friday Institute continues to bring innovative practices to students, teachers and schools. He developed a teaching and professional development process called FIZZ which encourages and models best practices in implementing user-generated video and online publishing in the classroom to enhance standards-based lessons. He is also a studio composer who writes standards-based songs, with supporting materials, about advanced curriculum for K-12 classrooms.

via The Upstate Technology Conference