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Youth Programmers Host Inventors Expo

it2pi-logo14Greenville’s newest technological innovators aren’t from CU-ICAR or tech start-ups.

They’re students, and these young programmers are bringing their inventions to life at the iT2Pi Inventor’s Exposition on Thursday, April 27, at Furman University’s Timmons Arena.

The afternoon event will include exhibits and demonstrations of program participant’s projects, including a weather station, an EHealth Monitor, and a LED Public Art Installation. Visitor’s exhibits include the Wade Hampton High School Robotics Team and Sanders Middle School. Participating students and local technologists will also lead tutorials on inventing with microcomputers and micro-controllers.

Students begin learning to code and program in the summer using Raspberry Pi, a microcomputer specifically designed to introduce students to programming. As the program progresses, students move on to more complex systems. The expo aims to demonstrate what these students have learned while applying technology to social matters, cultural enrichment, and artistic expression.

The event is free and open to the public, and is a great opportunity for technology mentors and business leaders to experience the future of Greenville’s tech industry.The expo will be held from 1-5 PM in the Herring VIP Suite of Timmons Arena. All attendees are registered to win door prizes, including an Android Tablet and a Google Chromecast.

via iT2Pi

Green Cloud Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement with ScanSource

GreenCloud-logoGreen Cloud Technologies, a Cloud technology solutions provider headquartered in Greenville, SC, has signed a distribution agreement with ScanSource, Inc., the leading international distributor of specialty technology products. The distribution agreement will make Green Cloud Technologies a provider of cloud-based solutions to ScanSource’s reseller partners.

Green Cloud’s disaster recovery and virtual server solutions will be a customer value-added support service for ScanSource’s reseller partners. By working with ScanSource and Green Cloud, resellers will be able to enhance their cloud offering for their customers.
“The market for cloud-based solutions continues to grow and afford resellers new revenue-generating opportunities,” said Mike Burns, president, ScanSource Services Group. “Resellers are seeing their business move from hardware-only to software and services, meaning cloud solutions will continue to become even more attractive to resellers and their end-user customers. We look forward to offering Green Cloud’s solutions to our partners across all of ScanSource’s US business units.”

ScanSource will began offering Green Cloud’s disaster recovery and virtual server product last month.

“ScanSource is clearly a leader in technology distribution and, given they are a Greenville-based company, our team has admired their expansion and success for years,” said Shay Houser, CEO of Green Cloud. “Partnering with them is a tremendous opportunity for Green Cloud as we expand our unique Server Recovery and Virtual Server cloud offerings across North America,” Houser added. “And, given we are both 100% channel dedicated, the relationship is one built off common distribution principles.”

via Green Cloud

Customer Effective Helps Four Clients Win Microsoft Dynamic’s Customer Excellence Awards

customer effectiveCustomer Effective Inc., the leading North American Microsoft Dynamics CRM consulting firm, is proud to announce that four of their customers have been recognized by Microsoft® with Microsoft Dynamics 2014 Customer Excellence Awards. These customers will be honored by Microsoft executives at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 5, at Convergence 2014 Atlanta, the premier Microsoft Dynamics user conference.

The 2014 Customer Excellence Awards, which are presented in 17 categories, recognize and celebrate Microsoft Dynamics customers that have achieved notable accomplishments using their Microsoft Dynamics solutions. Customer Effective’s award winners include, Melissa Singer of Signature Flight Support; CSX Transportation; Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation; and, Nucor Corporation.

“We are very excited for our clients to receive recognition for their success and we send out a big CONGRATULATIONS to each of them!” said Scott Millwood, CEO of Customer Effective. “We are fortunate to work with a great group of world class clients and our whole team is proud of the work we have accomplished together. True CRM success requires a great deal of collaboration and investment together, and we appreciate the effort from every person on the combined teams that put in the long hours to get to this point. Thank you very much!”

Melissa Singer is being awarded the Business Visionary Award while CSX Transportation is being honored with the Ongoing Evangelism Award. Productivity in Marketing is being awarded to Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, and Nucor Corporation has won the Technology Innovation Award for an Enterprise Business.

Established in 1997, the Customer Excellence Awards are awarded each year at the Convergence user conference in the United States. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions that help businesses work more effectively.

via Customer Effective

ScanSource Catalyst Receives Two Awards from Avaya

scansource-logoScanSource Catalyst, a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, has received two awards from Avaya in recognition of its education services provided through ScanSource Services Group. ScanSource received awards for Highest Student Satisfaction and Highest Response Rate in North America, both based on customer survey results.

ScanSource Catalyst is Avaya’s largest distributor and has long been providing education, training and certification services to its reseller partners through the Avaya Learning Partner Program. Courses are provided via classroom or virtually and include Avaya IP Office Implementation Workshops, Avaya IP Office Configuration, Avaya Aura® and Avaya Aura Session Manager Administration, among others. Providing these high-level, intensive courses is critical for Avaya resellers, who must have technical certifications in order to provide their own install services for Avaya products.

“In addition to delivering the industry’s leading products, we are also committed to providing the services and support that resellers need to be successful. Education and training are essential to the success of our partners, and we appreciate Avaya and resellers recognizing us as a top performer,” said Mike Burns, president, ScanSource Services Group.

Diane Hutchins, senior manager, Avaya Learning Partner Program, Avaya Learning, said, “We congratulate ScanSource for receiving the ‘Highest Student Satisfaction’ and ‘Highest Response Rate’ recognition awards for the fourth quarter of 2013 in the U.S. region. ScanSource’s commitment to quality and focus on their students’ satisfaction provides a high value for its customers and the broader Avaya reseller community.”

via ScanSource

Better Business Bureau Shred Day in Greenville is April 26

bbb_7469The Better Business Bureau is offering a free Shred Event for businesses and consumers in the Upstate.

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, The Better Business Bureau of the Upstate will host Shred Day, an annual event created to promote awareness about identity theft and protection. During the event, individuals and businesses will be provided with free commercial shredding services and will also be able to recycle items such as computers and cell phones. All hard drives will be wiped according to Department of Defense standards. You may bring ten small banker boxes to shred.

This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Better Business Bureau office located at 408 North Church Street in Greenville, SC.

via Better Business Bureau

Dan Sterling, President of Green Cloud, Recognized as one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs


GreenCloud-logoGreen Cloud Technologies, a channel-only Cloud solutions provider, announced today that Dan Sterling has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry. CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the channel, Sterling was recognized for growing revenue, up 1100 percent over last year as well as establishing the innovative cloud sales strategy Green Cloud has developed to make buying and selling the cloud easy.

“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Dan has a wealth of leadership experience in the telecom channel and his strategic sales and marketing acumen continually exceeds expectations in the channel,”, says Shay Houser, CEO, Green Cloud. “We congratulate Dan on being selected as one CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs.”

via Green Cloud

Encore Awarded TIPS Contract for Interactive Presentation Systems

images (2)Encore Technology Group is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 48-state procurement contract from The Interlocal Purchasing System, commonly known as TIPS, for “Interactive Presentation Systems” from Clear Touch Interactive. The contract provides the best pricing, terms and conditions on Clear Touch’s 5000 Series Panels to TIPS members – public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, and other government agencies – throughout the continental United States.

The contract became effective on Jan. 24 following an extensive competitive bidding process and subsequent approval by the TIPS governing board of directors. It enables all TIPS members to conveniently and confidently procure Clear Touch’s interactive presentation systems from Encore – without the need to conduct their own due diligence. With this contract, Encore became the premier provider of Clear Touch 5000 Series Panels to TIPS members.

“The procurement process for Clear Touch’s interactive panels just couldn’t be any simpler for public sector organizations,” said Keone Trask, chief business development officer for Encore Technology Group. “It’s free for eligible education and government entities to join TIPS, and our contract ensures the best pricing available … so these organizations are now able to procure interactive presentation systems with the confidence that they’re getting the best price from a highly experienced solution provider. We look forward to demonstrating the power of the Clear Touch systems and other innovative technologies to TIPS members.”

Clear Touch 5000 Series Panels are available in three sizes: 65 in., 70 in. and 84 in. Each system provides brilliant colors using high-definition LED technology and achieves true interaction with a minimum of six points of touch. These systems are often integral to the interactive learning solutions that Encore deploys and supports for its education clients, solutions that may also consist of technologies like whiteboards, touch-screen tables, student response systems, tablets and projectors – all working together to deliver a modern “connected classroom” experience.

In the education space, Encore has earned its reputation as one of the nation’s most experienced providers of solutions that advance education through student personalization, collaboration, engagement and assessment. Its team members have transformed over 40,000 K-12 classrooms into modern learning environments, and they also have vast experience deploying interactive solutions in higher education, government and enterprise environments. In addition to providing interactive and collaborative solutions, Encore also helps clients modernize telecommunications, improve physical security and optimize networks to streamline operations and reduce costs.

via Encore Technology Group

STEMFest at Roper Mountain Science Center February 8

STEMfest-logoJoin local engineers to celebrate engineering with fun-filled Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities for kids and adults. STEMFest is supported by community partners ADEX Machining, Clemson University Engineering, FIRST Robotics, Fluor, GE/ASME, Greenville Tech, IT-ology, Lockheed Martin, Milliken, Purdue Engineer Alumni, Southside Automated Machines team, and Sunstore Solar.

Local companies will provide a variety of hands-on Engineering Challenges for children of all ages! Work side-by-side with local engineers and professionals to brainstorm and develop your own creative designs. Learn about FIRST Robotics and see their amazing winning robots and projects in action. Learn to code with IT-ology and see solar energy in action with SunStore Solar, how new products are developed with Milliken and learn about what do robots do in the real world with a Segway!

via Roper Mountain Science Center

New Job Posting: Configurator Analyst

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Baldor Electric Company is currently looking to a configurator analyst to join their team to analyze, develop, test, and support software solutions used in the selling and manufacturing of configurable products. These solutions will be built using SAPs Variant Configuration Modeling language, SAPs ABAP development language and Microsofts C# development language.

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