I always am looking for education and found a variety of topics and vendors of value this week at the Tech Summit. If you missed it, here is some of the wisdom that was shared by the speakers and vendors:
So here are a few gems I found at the vendor booths:
Able Information Technologies Inc had invited Elliptical Mobile Solutions to showcase the S.P.E.A.R. (Self-propelled Electronic Armored Rack). For the construction industry this is more than you need at a jobsite, but their R.A.S.E.R. (Relocateable Adaptive Suspension Equipment Rack) might be great for the large jobsite. These are available as fully air-conditioned, insulated, all-weather data centers that allow you to deploy your computer systems in the field without worrying about the harsh elements the jobsite exposes us to “under construction” . The R.A.S.E.R.s 3 layer of shock & vibration dampening to protect your sensitive servers.
Data De-duplication is such a hot topic that I snagged a “Data De-duplication for Dummies” compliments of Quantum. Speaking of deduping, EMC will be hosting a Data Domain Luncheon: Data Deduplication Strategies on October 21, 2009 at Flemings in Scottsdale. To register go to http://www.emc.com/deduperroadshow
While Social Media is a buzz, most government agencies are using it just for notifications and postings of public information. GITA has incorporated a verification process with Twitter so you know that the source info is valid. The e-policy for the state of Arizona will published in the next week or so. I think this might be of value to all of us working on government projects.
For all those interested in IT Security, don’t miss out on the ISSA Phoenix 1/2 day education forum! Your registration includes lunch, snacks, door prize drawings, three hot security topics from industry experts, and 4 hours of CPE credit. It’s free to paid members who pre-register, and only $25 for guests and walk-ins. It will be held on Oct 6 11:30 AM- 5 PM Tempe, at ITT Technical Institute, 5005 S. Wendler Dr. Visit their site and register today at http://phoenix.issa.org