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ITEX 2014 OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL STRATEGY FORUM AND EDUCATIONAL TRACK ON MANAGED SERVICES AS WELL AS A DEDICATED TECHNOLOGY ZONE

23 Jan, 2014


LAS VEGAS, NV, JANUARY 23, 2014 – As a part of the 2014 educational program, ITEX 2014 is offering two days filled with Managed Services education, including a dedicated track “Converge: Managed Services & MPS Solutions,” and a Strategy Forum spanning two days. The education track offers all new educational sessions from your peers, including dealers, and the Strategy Forum offers the best case studies and how-to information on the latest services in the channel. Attendees will learn firsthand from peers as dealers and consultants share their experiences and strategies to assist in developing, implementing and managing Managed Services and MPS initiatives. These exciting opportunities will be taking place at The Rio Las Vegas, March 11-13.

ITEX’s Diamond Sponsor Continuum will be participating in the Strategy Forum with a session on Wednesday, March 12, as well as a sponsor in the Managed Services Zone on the Expo Floor. “We are … (quote from Continuum).”  Continuum offers complete solutions for it service providers including an end-to-end managed services solution designed to help manage a clients’ IT needs quickly and efficiently.

Among the dozens of sessions being offered as part of the ITEX education program, many will cover the topic of Managed Services, including:

• Moving MPS Forward with Technology: Todd Thibodeaux, President and Chief Executive Officer at CompTIA, will discuss how innovation is the key to growth in any segment of the services industry, especially managed print services. Attendees will be informed about how organizations can take advantage of the latest technology trends to capture more business.

• Managed Services Acquisitions: Real World Case Studies: Speakers Chris Ryne, Principal and Mitch Morgan, Co-Principal of Growth Achievement Partners, will discuss what has and has not worked when dealers seek to acquire Managed Services business to accelerate growth. From selecting the right company, to valuation, negotiation, and integration, this session will provide valuable real world insight.

• Learn Why User Management is Critical to MPS Success: West McDonald, Founder of FocusMPS, will teach office equipment dealers and MPS providers the value of not only managing printers but also users, and why this is critical to MPS success.

• The Truth About Managed Print Services: An interactive discussion led by Greg Walters, President and Jennifer Shutwell, CEO of Walters & Shutwell Inc. about the possible futures of our industry. Falling prints, shrinking margins, tablets, OEMs, workflow, EDM, MpS, and managed services. What now? Which direction do we go?

Reflecting the Managed Services education, there will be a Tech Zone on the Expo Floor showcasing the channel's leading players in this evolving and fast-moving space.  Sponsors include AVG Technologies, CompTIA, Continuum, Crexendo, Ingram Micro, N-able by Solarwinds, Nuance, Rapid Fire Tools and TOGLCloud by TOGL, as well as many others.

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ITEX 2014 National Conference and Expo, the only annual event in the office solutions and imaging channel, will be held Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13, 2014 at The Rio Las Vegas All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV (Executive Leadership Workshop on March 11, 2014). ITEX is produced and managed by Questex Media Group LLC, a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. http://www.itexshow.com

 




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