May 17, 2018
Discussion on security with a presentation and sponsorship of the meeting by Arctic Wolf. Some of you might have sat in on their presentation at the Super VMUG meeting in April. Scott listened to their session and thought that this might be a topic of interest for the group. Part of his own daily challenge is looking at any logging information and seldom do I have time in the day or week to really dig into it. Arctic Wolf Networks offers to be a part of your overall security architect and will digest those logs and alert you to activities they see happening in your network. Arctic Wolf sponsored food and drinks at the meeting. Held at Modicum Brewing (3732 Spooner Ave, Altoona, WI 54720) at 5:30, meeting starts promptly at 6pm.
Apr 19, 2018
Hands on Azure with Heartland Business Systems led by Michael J. Gauthier to use your own laptop to work along with us and learn about deploying Azure services to your network. Held at Modicum Brewing (3732 Spooner Ave, Altoona, WI 54720) at 5:30, meeting starts promptly at 6pm.
Mar 22, 2018
Nutanix sponsored this meeting and discussion around their technology and what direction they are moving in for the future. Nutanix provided food and drink. Held at Modicum Brewing (3732 Spooner Ave, Altoona, WI 54720) at 5:30, meeting starts promptly at 6pm.
Feb 21, 2018
Social event which was our last meeting that we have on a Wednesday night as we try to shift this to Thursday evenings. Primary goal this time is just a relaxed social event open to all (members and non-members. Held at Modicum Brewing (3732 Spooner Ave, Altoona, WI 54720) at 5:30, meeting starts promptly at 6pm.
Jan 23, 2018
CDW Solution Architect Tim Devries and Licensing Specialist Tony Minasola will be joining us for an Azure 101 overview. The basics for discovering if Microsoft’s Azure is an affordable alternative for data center services. Held at Modicum Brewing and sponsored by CDW (drinks and gift card giveaways)
Dec 21, 2017
Discussion Topic on "What is the best piece of technology you interacted with in 2017 and how did it impact your organization and what are you most looking forward to working on in 2018?". Held at Modicum Brewing as a primarily social event.
Oct 15, 2017
2nd annual CVITP Technology Summit was co-sponsored by CDW Corporation and NetApp with a variety of topics, featuring 3 main talks (2 of which are breakout sessions - choice of A/B), plus a panel discussion and introductory/closing speakers. Immediately after the event door prizes will be raffled off during the happy hour with your peers. Full agenda and topics.
May 17, 2017
Heartland Business Systems will presented "Heartland Business Systems’ BIG BETS for 2017", a set of mini presentation on solid state storage, software defined networking, security and collaboration. HBS also be provided pizza, soda and water. Held at RCU's Community Room at RCU HQ on Riverfront Terrace.
Apr 19, 2017
Scott Funk of GFS will shared their recent experience in hyper convergence and some of the performance data they are getting out of it running SQL and Oracle work loads. Details of this new environment and some of the findings were also presented, plus a demonstration of SolarWinds DPA to monitor the performance of the VM's and queries. Held at Lazy Monk Brewing.
Mar 15, 2017
Johnny Harbieh presented on SharePoint and supporting it as a service in the enterprise, held at RCU's Community Room at their HQ in downtown Eau Claire.
Feb 15, 2017
Networking evening at Lazy Monk Brewing.
Jan 18, 2017
Discussion and presentation on VMware NSX and Lab, held at RCU's Community Room at RCU HQ on Riverfront Terrace.
Dec 21, 2016
Networking event at Lazy Monk Brewing with testimonial and presentation on Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Nov 16th, 2016
Tim McKellips from Microsoft presented an overview of using Microsoft Azure for DR and DEV and some of the ways you can leverage this technology in your organization. Held at RCU Community Room at 200 Riverfront Terrace.
October 12th, 2016
CDW’s 4th annual Chippewa Valley IT Professionals Tech Summit. Printable flyer with details
October 6th, 2016
Nonprofit volunteering - PC hardware and strategy work at Bolton Refuge House) and share your skills to better their environment.
August 15th, 2016
First annual Chippewa Valley Tech Social sponsored by CVITP, WestWiscPASS and CVDevGroup at Pine Meadow Golf Course off Golf Road in Eau Claire. The groups invited were Chippewa Valley IT Profesionals, WestWiscPASS, CVDevGroup, Code for Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley High Tech Alliance, Chippewa Valley Gophers, Eau Claire Web Developers, and NetSquared Chippewa Valley. Participants were able to learn about local IT organizations and mingle with light appetizers and prizes provided.
June 21st, 2016
Networking Night Out with the Eau Claire Express at Carson Park courtesy of CVITP and chance to win some great prizes! On the fan deck to enjoy the game with drinks and all you can eat food and entry into the CDW raffle (Informational Flyer).
May 18th, 2016
Held at the newly finished RCU Community room located at the RCU building at Riverfront Terrace. Tim McKellips from Microsoft provided an over view of Microsoft Azure and some of the ways you can leverage this technology in your organization. Tim will have a 45 minute presentation and demonstration as well as follow up question and answer period. In addition, Jay Schearer from EPA Audio and Visual who supported the design-build of the room provided a demo and answered questions about the room Pizza was provided by CVITP.
March 16th, 2016
Custom Development in Office 365
CVITP meeting with presentation on Custom Development in Office 365, held at Phillips-Medisize because much of the content will be over a WebEx session. Pizza be provided compliments of CDW.
January 21, 2016
Rick Gay, SE from Simplivity, provided an overview of Simplivity with a technical deep dive into how this technology is consolidating and protecting data centers as well as a demo using a virtualized datacenter to view the product in operation at Deb’s Café (formerly Camille’s Café).
November 18, 2015
Cyber Security Presentation
Joshua B. Williams, Vice President, Security from Alliance Technology Group in Hanover Maryland presented on Cyber Security at Deb’s Café (formerly Camille’s Café).
October 15, 2015
3rd Annual CVTIP Technology Summit
Multiple presenters in 2 tracks (sponsored by CDW and EMC2) - Event Flyer
April 15, 2015
Open discussion at Camille's
Open discussion around Office 365, IT Security, new emerging technology and the latest IT challenges will be discussed at the meeting plus any other topics of interest
February 18, 2015
5 Principles of Adaptive IT
John Naisawald from the Corporate Executive Board presented topic of Adaptive IT, showing a vision of how IT organizations will need to change to be successful in the future.
- Excellent should be targeted -IT must focus disproportionate effort in areas where it has comparative advantage and “dare to be adequate” elsewhere
- Role is context-based - IT must adopt different responsibilities and relationships based on its operating context such as where the ideas and money come from
- Judgment shapes process - IT must apply judgment to governance and delivery processes to ensure the level of rigor is appropriate to the business outcome
- Speed-to-market comes first - IT must increase the priority given to urgency when making trade-offs against cost and risk
- Technical and business talent isn't either/or - IT must sharpen its technical edge and engagement competencies in parallel so that technology expertise stays ahead of changing business needs.
December 10, 2014
Round Table at Camille's
Various topics as brought up and discussed by those in attendance.
October 15, 2014
2nd Annual CVTIP Technology Summit
Multiple presenters in 2 tracks (sponsored by CDW and NetApp) - Event Flyer
Apr 16, 2014
Discussion on common challenges for IT that most of us struggle with on a regular basis and currently, new things happening in IT, and benchmarking how we and others are doing in this category (e.g. equipment life-cycles, IT spend, training, morale boosters for IT staff, working conditions, etc.)
Jan 15, 2014
Discussion on Using external cloud and prioritizing IT projects and expectations
Nov 20, 2013
Discussion on IT initiatives, challenges and 'Do Over wishes'
October 29, 2013
CVTIP Technology Summit - Navigating the Changing IT Landscape
Multiple presenters in 2 tracks (sponsored by CDW and NetApp) - Event Flyer
April 17, 2013
Mike Gauthier - Chief Technical Officer, Heartland Business Systems
Discussion on Journey to the Cloud
March 20, 2013
Discussion on Various Topics - Bring Your Own Topic (BYOT)
Jeff Gusky, Comvault
Discussion on Challenges around Data Growth
Michael Grove, CEO Collabworks
Discussion on Worker-As-A-Services (WaaS)
Brad Wenzel, Storage Specialist, XIOSS Inc.
Discussion on Storage for a distributed infrastructure
Pete Halseth, Senior Developer at Entropy Multimedia, Inc.
Discussion on Web Analytic Tools
Jon Kable, Director of Internet Services - WIN
Wisconsin Independent Network
Discussion on IPv6 Readiness
Aaron Stelter, CDW
Joshua Lindquist, NetApp
Discussion of Modern trends in storage.
Tom McKenzie, Barracuda Networks
Discussion of Web Application Firewall (WAF) and how vulnerable your web application are.
Mike Martinek, Palo Alto Networks
Discussion of Layer 7 Firewalls, what they are and why they are important in a modern network.
We heard from Sergeant Laboratories, Inc.:
For well over a decade, Sergeant Laboratories has provided security and monitoring solutions for schools, businesses and government organizations.
Dr. Chris R. Powell.
Improving the success of technology by focusing on organizational dynamics and group communication, particularly in the areas of shared meaning, group culture, and how one needs to think about IT when the group procuring it may not be particularly skilled in IT itself.
Mobile Device Applications
Entropy Multimedia's Marlene Wedge, Caleb Weeks, Mark Forseth
Mobile applications are a hot new development area! We'll discuss the ups and downs and everyday challenges of Mobile Application development.
Dr. Chris R. Powell, Visiting Asst. Professor, UWEC
High Performance Technologies, Inc (HPTi), Government projects overview