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Charleston, SC (March 2017) The Charleston Executive IT Forum (CEITF) is designed to promote knowledge sharing and discussion in the technical industry. Each meeting features a technical expert in a variety of topics from disaster recovery to compliance. Past events have featured experts on PCI compliance, hacking and security, and cyber insurance. The Charleston Executive IT Forum focuses on topics and issues that impact the technical industry and providing insight and thought leadership to local technology executives. Guests are invited to enjoy lunch while they listen to the speaker and participate in the Q&A session that follows the presentation.
Asheville, NC (March 2017) The Asheville Executive IT Forum (AEITF) is designed to promote knowledge sharing and discussion in the technical industry. Each meeting is designed in a lunch and learn format and features a technical expert in a variety of topics from disaster recovery to compliance. Past events have featured experts on PCI compliance, hacking and security, and cyber insurance. AEITF strives to provide speakers and resources that address topics and issues that impact the technical industry and provide thought leadership to local executives.
Columbia, SC (March 2017) The Midlands Executive IT Forum (MEITF) is designed to promote knowledge sharing and discussion in the technology industry. Each meeting features a technical expert in a variety of topics from disaster recovery to compliance. Past events have featured experts on the legal implications of encryption, security and hackers, and PCI compliance. The forum is always aimed at discussing issues that impact companies and providing insight and thought leadership to local technology leaders at the executive level. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and hor d’oeuvres while they listen to the speaker and participate in the Q&A session that follows the presentation.
The role of the IT professional has undergone a transformation in recent years: from a support unit tasked with the upkeep of a business’s systems toward a broader role of business strategist and operations consultant. In addition to providing support and security, IT professionals are tasked with enhancing performance, increasing efficiency and ensuring the uptime of data and systems. These objectives promise to increase the demand on IT departments as constant uptime and performance become more and more tied to the digital sphere.
IT departments are often understaffed for the objectives before them. Additionally, it is a challenge to find IT professionals that are experienced and capable, making meeting these growing demands a greater challenge.
Adam Larkins, Director of Facilities Operations, Discusses the Two Most Important Things to Consider in a Data Center Facility
Data center outages can have a major impact on business operations. The airline industry has made headlines recently due to system outages grounding flights. Delta has had two major IT outages within the past six months that resulted in significant travel delays. The company estimates the August 2016 outage cost $150 million, highlighting the importance of selecting a data center facility built for availability and reliability.
One of the key factors in providing highly available data center services is the design of the data center facility itself. According to Immedion’s Director of Facilities Operations, Adam Larkins, the two most important facility design considerations are capacity and fail-over.
Cincinnati, OH (January 2017) Immedion LLC, a premiere provider of data center services including Cloud, colocation and managed services, announced today the hiring of Joe Cavanaugh. Joe will join Immedion’s Facilities team as a Facilities Technician. In his new role, he will be responsible for monitoring and supporting physical facility conditions, including inspecting and maintaining climate control, power supply, generators, UPS, electrical distribution and flywheel systems.
Cincinnati, OH (January 2017) Immedion LLC, a premiere provider of data center services including Cloud, colocation and managed services, announced today the promotion of Michael Nichols to Managed Services Consultant. In his new role, Michael will be responsible for providing on-site and remote technical support to our customers.
Michael previously served as an Immedion Data Center Tier 1 Support Technician in Cincinnati, OH. He has demonstrated strong dedication to providing top-notch technical support during his tenure. Michael has assisted customers with migrations, networking, hardware and active directories. In addition to his experience, Michael has a bachelor’s degree from Marietta College.
Immedion is a customer-first organization. Throughout our nearly 10-year history, customer service has always been one of our top priorities. We pride ourselves on delivering the attention and assistance of a local provider with all the same capabilities of a national provider. Our customer service team is dedicated to delivering the best possible support to our customers 24x7x365, and I’m proud of the work they do each day. Our Director of Customer Services, Edward MacMillan recently discussed how we deliver customer service to our clients:
How does your team carry out Immedion’s customer-first philosophy?
Cincinnati, OH (December 2016) Immedion LLC, a premiere provider of data center services including Cloud, colocation and managed services, announced today the promotion of Adam Larkins to Director of Facilities Operations. In his new role, Adam will lead the facility operations and maintenance related to systems and infrastructure across all seven Immedion facilities.
Adam previously served as Immedion’s Data Center Facilities Manager in Cincinnati, OH and has over 20 years of industrial electrical and data center design experience. He has demonstrated strong dedication to maintaining and managing the power and control systems within a technical environment. Adam held electrical and contractor certifications as well as an OSHA 30 Hour Safety Certification.
ROK Technologies and Immedion’s Cloud Provide Critical Evacuation Information During Hurricane Matthew
Charleston, SC (December 2016) ROK Technologies utilized the rapid scalability and bursting capability of Immedion’s Cloud to keep their mapping services available to the public and their customers during Hurricane Matthew. ROK Technologies created and hosts the evacuation map GIS tool for Nassau County Florida, a county that had several areas under mandatory evacuation orders during Hurricane Matthew. Nassau County government officials directed county residents to utilize ROK Technologies’ hosted mapping tools to locate their evacuation zone, driving traffic to the site from the average 500 map-requests per hour to more than 75,000 per hour. During this critical time for the public, ROK Technologies ensured zero down time by immediately scaling up their Immedion Cloud to accommodate the increased traffic.