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2015 GMIS Live!

January 22 - Email Platforms, Tools & Technologies

GMIS Live! is our new online platform for a roundtable type discussion with other GMIS members. Our inaugural event will be a discussion on email platforms, tools and technologies. There will be no presentations from vendors. No one will be on the line to try to tell you why their platform is better than the other guys but rather, a conversation about email.We’ll ask a few questions to get the ball rolling and the discussion will be moderated by a GMIS International board member, but really, it’ll be open season for what ever you want to talk about around email.

Join the discussion as it continues on the Forum: http://www.gmis.org/forums/Default.aspx


2014 Webinars

May 28 - Presented by En Pointe Technologies 

Session Abstract:
En Pointe Technologies will be running over the overall configuration and options for a Hyper-V Cluster using Shares Storage (Clustered Shared Volumes). Additionally, En Pointe will demonstrate proper procedures for managing and deploying VM’s using built in tools. Best Practices using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R@ (for best practices in the enterprise) will also be convered. En Pointe will also demonstrate the correct procedures for creating and generating Server Templates. 

Andrew Hertenstein - Lead Architect, Datacenter and Cloud Management - En Pointe Technologies 

Andrew is responsible for the management of a team of architects, and for direction of the solutions for System Center 2012 Solutions, Private Cloud Integration Solutions, Virtualization Solutions, Datacenter Orchestration, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Solutions.

Register for the webinar - click here!

April 23 - Presented by ThinkGard

Session Abstract:

Over the past 4-5 years there have been significant improvements in the technologies used in the Backup and Disaster Recovery arena. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss and develop 3 concepts.  First we will discuss the priority of Backup and Disaster Recovery within many government IT departments.  Second we will cover a variety of backup systems and some of the pros and cons of each.  Finally, we will discuss what a hybrid cloud backup system is and how it compares to the other backup options available today.


Kevin Fuller is a Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of ThinkGard. He is responsible for the Design and Implementation Services and Technical Support Team for the business. As an MBA graduate and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Kevin offers a unique ability to understand business needs and the technologies that facilitate them. Over the course of his career Kevin has created and implemented Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans for companies of all sizes and has a proven ability to work effectively with both technical teams and business executives.  Kevin received both his Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He and his wife Lori live in the Bluff Park area with their 3 kids.

View the presentation file by clicking here!

March 26 - Presented by CDW-G

Session Title: Best Practices for the Mobile Workplace

Session Abstract: 
As the pace of the mobility market continues to escalate, so does the pressure on organizations to secure and protect areas critical to them.  This webinar will review current trends in the wireless environment and strategies focused on planning, protection and empowerment.  Learn  how to use mobile content management (MCM) and mobile application management (MAM) to protect your organizations sensitive information.

Jacob Davenport, Field Mobility Solutions Architect for CDW, has over 12 years of experience helping provide successful IT solutions for government and healthcare customers.   He works closely with a team of Technical Solution Architects, assessing customer needs in all aspect of the mobility workplace.  

Jason Brown is the Sr. Technical Field Mobility Solutions Architect for CDW, helping inform customers about the ever-changing mobility landscape. He works closely with a team of internal and field Solution Architects, assessing customer needs in all aspects of the mobility workplace. With over 19 years of technical experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, researching updates from CDW's partnerships with the top MDM providers and helping provide successful solutions for education, healthcare, government and small, medium and large enterprise environments.


February 26 - Presented by Motorola

Session Title: The Power of Data: Smart Policing through the Real-Time Crime Center 


The world is changing, wireless data is exploding, smart devices are taking over, social networks abound, and data is everywhere! As technology advances, public safety needs to adapt. Real-Time Crime Centers are emerging as the focal point for enabling actionable real time intelligence and information sharing. The ability to enhance officer safety and the need to tap technology as a workforce multiplier is driving smart policing initiatives across the country. This session will provide an overview of smart policing best practices while focusing specifically on the Real-Time Crime Center solution as a foundation for safe communities. This presentation will also highlight how the Real-Time Crime Center enables the citizen, 911 call taker, CAD Operator, and First Responder through the integration of multiple solutions in one operations environment. Get a jump on the future of mission critical incident response by participating in this session.



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