HPE/HP Symposium

Green Bay—Camera Corner Connecting Point held a Symposium with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Hewlett Packard Inc. (HP) Nov. 1, at Lambeau Field.

Over 100 IT men and women attended the event to learn more about products, services and practical application of new hot technologies offered for today’s businesses. There were a total of five sessions offered: ‘Are you satisfied with your network? You shouldn’t be,’ ‘Delivering today’s expected storage environment,’ ‘HPE software defined storage and hyper converged solutions,’ ‘Windows 10’ and ‘What is your mobility solution going to look like in a year or two?’

Each session had a different speaker, with applied expertise in the field they spoke about. Four of the speakers were with HPE, and one representing Microsoft.

The first speaker, Chris Young, has over 20 years of experience serving customers across North America. His session was about networks and the continual changes in the industry. Young spoke about building a strong wired and wireless network to support a businesses critical applications. He also provided information about the strong security needed to support the Millennial Bring Your Own Device program needs. In addition, he spoke about ways to simplify management to free up a businesses IT team.

Wayne Machovec spoke for the second session. Machovec has assisted midwestern clients for 35 years in the IT industry. His session focused on all-flash datacenters, a up-and-coming solution for businesses servers. This new technology is available thanks to the flagship HPE 3PAR StoreServ family of all-flash and converged flash arrays. These systems deliver 99.9999% uptime, with built-in protection and affordability for any application.

The third session speaker, Tony Lagera, has significant experience in data center and communication aspects of IT. Lagera’s session focused on hyperconverged solutions and how to transform a business’s current IT environment into general purpose virtualization, virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI), ROBO and cloud. These solutions feature simplified upgrades, increased uptime and service levels at a lower cost.

Dave Priebe, a 25-year veteran with Ingram Micro, has spent years presenting and training for Microsoft’s many products useful to businesses of all kinds. Priebe spoke about Windows 10 and the new features available on powerful, modern devices. The best Windows brings businesses innovative tools to get things done, fast. He explained that Windows 10 delivers more built-in security features and safer authentication than ever.

The last speaker was Dan Schneider, an employee of HP for over eight years. His session focused on mobility solutions. As technology continues to change, the workforce, workplace and work styles are changing with it. Schneider explained the days of IT standardization have moved to employee-influenced personalization. He made suggestions on how to best adapt to these changes and implement them.

After the sessions, lunch was served and clients had the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of the speakers about the products and subjects of the sessions from the morning. Camera Corner plans to offer Symposiums in the future to continue offering best-in-class service and information to its customers.

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