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CISOA & 3CBG 2016 Conference

WTC Consulting, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor at the CISOA & 3CBG 2016 Conference.  This event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Orange County on February 21-24 in Garden Grove, California.  More than 350 attendees and more than 100 vendors are expected at the conference.  The theme of the conference is “The Future is NOW.”

The California Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) and the California Community College Banner Group (3CBG) have teamed up to hold this conference for a third time.  The conference attendees are IT professionals from the California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the nation with 2.1 million students attending 112 colleges.

The organizations have come together to present a unified set of sessions that will address many of the topics of the IT professional in management, security, information systems, and IT curriculum.

Founded in 1987, CISOA provides direction to information professionals in California community colleges and increases recognition of the value and necessity of information systems for effective planning and campus management.  CISOA offers its members a yearlong CISOA Certification Program, which certifies individuals for roles as Chief Information Systems Officers in the California community college system.

WTC delivers fact based consulting services to higher education and healthcare clients.  Since 1983, WTC has helped organizations solve their most complex, financial, technical, operational, and organizational issues related to information technology, networking, and telecommunications.  The success of the WTC approach is based on four characteristics:  Structure, Understanding, Simplicity, Experience.

To learn more about the CISOA & 3CBG Conference visit www.cisoa.net.

To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net and our blog at www.wtcconsulting.info.

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WTC Celebrating 33 Years

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Happy Holidays from WTC!

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TASSCC 2015. WTC presents at the TASSCC 2015 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Monday, August 3rd.

Information Technology – Here are the Costs.  Show me the Value.

Phillip Beidelman – President, WTC Consulting

Dean Oyama – Consultant, WTC

Purpose:

To present a methodology and findings for identifying products, services, lines of business, and value delivered by an IT operation.

Abstract:

How much does IT cost?  How can we do IT cheaper?  How will we pay for IT?  Where’s the value?  These questions drove a detailed study of Information Technology costs at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas.  For this study, IT and financial executives at UTSW partnered with technology cost experts from WTC.  Over a six-month period, WTC specialists examined the institution’s $85M IT operating budget for Fiscal Year 2014.  Every dollar spent on FTE and non-FTE expenses was identified.  From this evaluation over 300 Basic Products and Service Elements (BPSE) performed by the University’s central IT department were identified.  These BPSEs were then organized into IT Lines of Business.  Together this information delivered a transparent picture of IT operations spend, and clearly defined the activities and cost of a large Health Information Technology operation.  The presenters described the study drivers, and the methodology.  They also discussed how this information could be used to allocate IT costs; evaluate outsourcing targets; identify cost-cutting goals; and more.

 

 

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WTC Participates in HEALTHCARE FACILITIES Annual Conference.

Be sure to visit WTC Consulting, Inc. in Booth #317 during the 28th annual HEALTHCARE FACILITIES symposium and expo (HFSE), October 6 – 7, 2015 at the Navy Pier in Chicago.

The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires attendees to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space.  Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever changing conversation of our industry.

This year’s Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo will focus on the intersection of design and wellness to serve the community of 2015 and beyond.  A comprehensive focus on wellness begins long before the first caregiver interaction!  The impacts felt throughout the entire healthcare community are real and significant, as business models shift, treatment plans change and consumer become more sophisticated, involved and independent.

This event connects all stakeholders responsible for the planning, design, construction and operations, of healthcare facilities.

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WTC Participates in EDUCAUSE 2015 Annual Conference

Be sure to visit WTC Consulting, Inc. in Booth #1624 during the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference at the Indiana Convention Center on October 28 – 29, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The show theme is titled “The Best Thinking in Higher Education IT.”  More than 4,000 attendees and 275 exhibiting companies will participate.

The Annual Conference program is derived from member-driven content organized into six program domains:

  1. Advancing the Academic Missions (includes Teaching and Learning).
  2. Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Data Management for Planning.
  3. Digital Scholarship, Libraries, Publishing, Curation, and Open Access.
  4. Enterprise Service Delivery.
  5. Leading and Partnering Strategically across the Academy.
  6. Risk Management.

EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level.  EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other non-profit organizations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology.

Through various programs and activities, EDUCAUSE and its members contribute to thought leadership on major issues, help clarify the current environment, document effective practices, and highlight how emerging trends and technologies may influence the evolution of IT in higher education.

EDUCAUSE members are at the crossroads of important higher education issues and address a spectrum of challenges including enterprises systems, strategic leadership, teaching and learning, cybersecurity, identity management, and more.

Membership is open to institutions of higher education, corporations serving the higher education information technology market, and other related associations and organizations.  A comprehensive range of resources and activities are available to all interested employees at EDUCAUSE member organizations.

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WTC Management Team Runs the 2015 LA Marathon

From left to right:  Phillip Beidelman, Kyrsten Beidelman, and Charlotte Beidelman.

On March 15th more than 26,000 runners participated in the annual running of the LA Marathon.  WTC’s President and Vice President, Phillip and Charlotte Beidelman, said the race was challenging and the course was beautiful, starting in Dodger Stadium and ending in Santa Monica, close to the beach.  Called the “Stadium to Sea” course, over 1,000,000 spectators lined the course as the runners wound their way throught downtown LA, over to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, past Sunset Strip, Into Beverly Hills and onto Rodeo Drive, up VA/Purple Heart Hill, down to Ocean Avenue/Palisades Park, finishing in Santa Monica.

The inaugural Los Angeles Marathon was in 1986, born from the excitement of the successful 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles.  This first LA Marathon had more than 10,000 entrants, making it the largest inaugural marathon in the world.  Los Angelians have embraced this event, showing a strong presence along the route, yelling and cheering the runners on, many times by name since the runners name is printed on their front bib.  Music, dancing, and other entertainment keep the runners going.

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NERCOMP 2015 in Providence

WTC Consulting, Inc. will exhibit at the NERCOMP 2015 annual Conference, held on March 31-April 1, 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island.  The theme for this year’s conference is “In IT Together.”  The theme reflects that everyday IT actions and decisions impact one another and the future of our higher education IT community.  From the frontline staff up to the CIO, we are all “in IT together.”

2015 Key Program Topics include:

  • IT Services:  Support Models and Practice
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Libraries and Scholarship in the 21st Century
  • Policy, Regulation, and Security
  • Systems and Solutions
  • Teaching and Learning

NERCOMP’s mission is to enhance the communications and dissemination of information related to the use of computers, networks and information technology in education, academic research and educational administration throughout the Northeastern United States.  Its 280 plus member institutions are in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.  NERCOMP is an associate of EDUCAUSE.

To learn more about NERCOMP visit www.nercomp.org.

To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net and our blog www.wtcconsulting.info.

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CISOA & 3CBG 2015

WTC Consulting, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor at the CISOA & 3CBG 2015 Conference.  This event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Monterey on March 8-11 in Monterey, California.  WTC will be hosting the President’s Reception on Monday night from 4:30 – 6:00 pm held in the conference Exhibit Hall.  More than 325 attendees and more than 100 vendors are expected for the conference.

The California Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) and the California Community College Banner Group (3CBG) have teamed up to hold this annual conference for a second time.  The theme of “Partners in Student Achievement” will feature five supporting tracks:  Leadership for College IT, Technology/Infrastructure, Application Development and Use, Programming Techniques, and Security.  The conference will include a keynote address from California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor Dr. Brice W. Harris.  The CCC is the largest system of higher education in the nation with 2.1 million students attending 112 colleges.

Founded in 1987, CISOA provides direction to information systems professionals in California community colleges and increases recognition of the value and necessity of information systems for effective planning and management of individual districts and the California community colleges as a whole.  The organization offers its members a yearlong Certification Program that trains them to lead and manage technology organizations on their campus.

To learn more about the CISOA & 3CBG conference in Monterey visit www.cisoa.net.

To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net and our blog www.wtcconsulting.info.

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HIMSS

WTC Consulting, Inc. will exhibit and participate in the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Annual Healthcare IT Conference “Healthcare in 2020:  Innovations for the Future” on March 2, 2015 at the Center for Healthy Communities California Endowment in Los Angeles.  This year’s annual HIT Event theme is “Innovation.”

SoCal HIMSS is launching its first Innovation Lab as a part of the 2015 Annual Healthcare IT Conference.  With the help of the Innovation Lab, SoCal HIMSS is encouraging Healthcare Organizations/Vendors to showcase their innovative solutions to the SoCal Healthcare IT Community.  Innovation Lab is a great opportunity to demonstrate Innovative Healthcare IT Products to over 300 attendees.

To learn more about the Annual Healthcare IT Conference visit www.socal.himsschapter.org.

To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net and our blog www.wtcconsulting.info.

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EDUCAUSE Connect: San Diego

WTC Consulting, Inc. will exhibit at the annual EDUCAUSE Connect conference, held January 28-30, 2015, at the Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina.  The theme of the event is “One Community.  Two Locations.  Infinite Connections.”  The new EDUCAUSE Connect format creates highly interactive, action-driven professional development experiences focused on finding workable solutions, connecting people’s experiences, building professional networks, and growing individual and collective understanding of higher ed IT issues.

During the event, participants will select a learning track created from the themes below and join a cohort of peers to network and share ideas — creating innovative strategies and leading change.

2015 Program Learning Themes:

  • Data-Informed Decision Making
  • Enterprise Service Delivery
  • Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Talent and Career Development

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.  EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions at every level.  Their conferences are a gathering of professionals from all levels and roles in the field.

To learn more about EDUCAUSE visit www.educause.edu.

To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net and our blog www.wtcconsulting.info.

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ACUTA 2015 Winter Seminar

WTC Consulting, Inc. is pleased to be an exhibitor at the ACUTA 2015 Winter Seminar held on January 25-28 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.  The theme for the seminar is Aspire to Shine.  Held at “The Happiest Place on Earth,” this seminar offers attendees two different session tracks to choose from:

Track 1:  Exploring Identity and Access Management Strategies

Authentication and authorization are  functions that touch almost every system and solution leveraged by universities.  Faculty, students, and staff often juggle multiple access credentials for services that have become a vital part of their daily activities.  This track will examine various elements associated with moving to a unifying identity solution for access, roles, and rules enforcement.  The track will highlight federated approaches to include resources outside institutional data centers.

Track 2:  The Ever-Evolving Realm of Mobility

Mobility is in a constant state of change.  Devices, WiFi network standards, and cellular networks have experienced multiple generational changes over the last five years, and this rate of change doesn’t appear to be waning anytime soon.  This track will explore the implications of this constant state of change that influences budgets, projects, teaching practices, staffing requirements, learning outcomes, and strategic plans.

For more information on this event and the full list of educational sessions, please visit www.acuta.org.

WTC Consulting, Inc. has been a member and sponsor of ACUTA since 1988.

To learn more about WTC, visit www.wtc-inc.net and our blog at www.wtcconsulting.info.

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WTC Participates in EDUCAUSE 2014 Annual Conference

Be sure to visit WTC Consulting, Inc. in Booth #1130 during the EDUCAUSE 2014 Annual Conference at the Orange County Convention Center on September 30 – October 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.  The show theme is titled “The Best Thinking in Higher Education IT.”  More than 4,500 attendees and 260 exhibiting companies will participate.

The Annual Conference program is derived from member-driven content organized across seven overarching IT domains:  1.  Analytics and Data-Driven Decision Making, 2.  Digital Content Libraries, 3.  Enterprise/Administrative IT, 4.  Leadership and Management, 5.  Security Compliance, Privacy, and Risk Management, 6.   Service Management and Support, and 7.  Teaching and Learning.

EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level.  EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other non-profit organizations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology.  More than 500 speakers will be participating in 300+ sessions, 60+ webcasts and online sessions.

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WTC is hiring!

WTC Consulting, Inc. *Southern California

Since 1983 our firm has delivered fact based consulting services to higher education and healthcare clients.  We help organizations solve their most complex technical, operational, financial, and organizational issues related to information technology, networking, and telecommunications.  Due to firm expansion, two new consultant positions are open in our Southern California offices.  These are career positions with excellent potential growth.

IT Consultant

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in an IT related field.
  • 10+ years of progressive IT Management experience.
  • Experience designing, implementing, or operating enterprise level IT systems.
  • Ability to identify IT lines of business and related IT concepts and services.
  • Ability to functionally assess, evaluate, and consolidate large sets of servers and storage.
  • Familiarity with activity based costing for multi-million dollar budgets.
  • Experience making presentations to senior management at universities or medical centers.
  • Participation in vendor identification, selection, or contract negotiations.
  • Ability to build business models and integrate financial data for projects.
  • Possess excellent leadership, organizational, communications, and documentation skills.
  • Experience with information security is a plus.

 

Telecommunications & Network Infrastructure Consultant

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in an IT related field.
  • RCDD or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of progressive network infrastructure experience.
  • Experience designing telecommunications systems, network, and high performance technology infrastructure in higher education and healthcare.
  • Experience with infrastructure project management including operations and services.
  • In-depth knowledge of networks, processes, and procedures.
  • Participation in vendor identification, selection, or contract negotiations.
  • Ability to build business models and integrate financial data for projects.
  • Experience making presentations to senior management at universities or medical centers.
  • Possess excellent leadership, organizational, communications, and documentation skills.
  • Experience with information security is a plus.

 

These are career positions with excellent growth potential and offer a competitive salary plus commission, bonuses, and excellent benefits.  Both positions require travel and being away 5-8 nights per month.

For immediate consideration, interested candidates should contact George Banks direct at 626-334-9492 or email at banksgh@verizon.net

WTC Consulting, Inc. is an EO/AA employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

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Announcing our 2014 “Road Show”

Take a look at what WTC has in store for 2014.  We are looking forward to all the new shows this year, as well as returning to previously attended events and catching up with old friends.  Hopefully we will see you at one, or many shows this year!

 

Check our website and blog for additional shows in 2014.

 

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WTC Consulting, Inc. hosts CCISDA Fall 2013 Event

Photos provided by Bert Buxbaum, The Living Desert.

More than 250 members and exhibitors attended the California County Information Services Directors Association (CCISDA) Fall Conference, October 27-30, at the The Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa.  The theme of the meeting was “Engaging Citizens through Technology.”  WTC Consulting was one of over 60 vendors who participated in the information exchange.

On October 28, WTC hosted a tour of the Living Desert for the attendees.  Established in 1970, The Living Desert has been engaged in the important work of preserving, conserving, and interpreting the desert and all its varied plant and animal life.  Located on 1,200 acres of natural desert land, the facility is home to hundreds of desert animals, including zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, wolves, bighorn sheep, camels, hyenas, ankole cows, ostrich, and many small mammals and reptiles.

Both a zoo and botanical garden, the property features numerous walking trails and abundant desert plant life.  The property includes a world class veterinary hospital and wildlife rehabilitation center.

The cool afternoon found many species roaming around their habitat, and allowed the attendees to take many pictures up close.  Although the giraffe, ostrich, bighorn sheep, and ankole cows were all popular for the photographers, a straw poll showed the cheetah is the most photogenic.

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ACUHO-I 2013 a Big Success!

Caricature cartoonist Rachel Murphy draws Arthur Perez, Associate Director of Facilities for California State University, Long Beach at the ACUHO-I 2013 in the Exposition Hall.

ACUHO-I 2013 annual Conference and Exposition – Association of College & University Housing Officers – International was held June 15-18, 2013 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  Celebrating its 65th year, the conference drew more than 1,000 housing professionals, supporting businesses, and partners from around the world.  Colleagues from all positions, experience levels, and institution types came together to network, learn, and take part in a full slate of interest sessions and exposition hall time.

The WTC Consulting booth was a big hit in the Exposition Hall.  Well known caricature artist Rachel Murphy sketched over 120 attendees during the two-day exhibit hall event, including a number of group sketches.

WTC joined a small group of vendors who participated in a special event at their booth:  a drawing for the new six-volume Campus Housing Management book set.  James Quisenberry, Senior Assistant Director of University Housing and Director of Technology Services for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was the winner for his institution.

WTC is a supporter of:  EDUCAUSE ● NACUBO ● SCUP ● ACUTA ● ACUHO-I

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CCISDA Fall 2013

Photo provided by the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

WTC Consulting, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor at the California County Information Services Directors Association (CCISDA) Fall 2013 Conference, October 27-30, at the Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa.  The theme for the meeting is “Engaging Citizens through Technology.”  The County of Riverside is the local host.

CCISDA is the official organization of the county information technology directors and Chief Information Officers in the State of California, representing 52 of the 58 counties in the area of information technology and county government.  This includes the sharing of new computer applications and products, staff development and training, consulting services to member counties and support organizations, and systems integration work between counties, the State of California, and the federal government for a variety of computer applications.

The conference covers a four-day period and includes specialized course work, workshops, seminars and information exchanges, and a complete show of new products and services by 60 major information technology firms.

For more information visit www.ccisda.org

For more information on WTC check out www.wtc-inc.net and our blog at www.wtcconsulting.info

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WTC Participates in EDUCAUSE 2013 Annual Conference

Be sure to visit WTC Consulting, Inc. in Booth #908 during the EDUCAUSE 2013 Annual Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center on October 15-16, 2013.  The show theme is titled “The Best Thinking in Higher Education IT”.  More than 4,500 attendees and 260 exhibiting companies will participate.

The annual program content is derived from member-driven content organized across six overarching IT domains:  1. Data/Information Access and Management, 2. Enterprise and Infrastructure, 3. Leadership and Management, 4. Security, Privacy and compliance, 5. Services and Support, and 6. Teaching and Learning.

EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level.  EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other nonprofit organizations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology.

To learn more about EDUCAUSE visit www.educause.edu

To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net

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WTC Celebrating 30 Years

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