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"Managing Apple Devices in Government" - Event for IT Managers

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Managing Apple Devices in Government" - Event for IT Managers13:57 EDT Wednesday, September 28, 2011Event Co-Sponsored by the Government Technology Research Alliance and four leading cross-platform solution providersWASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 20, 2011, Absolute Software, Centrify, GroupLogic, and Web Help Desk will host "Managing Apple Devices in Government," an event for IT managers in Federal departments and agencies to advise them about the options available for Managing Macs, iPhones and iPads in their organizations. Sponsored in conjunction with the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA), the event presents economical, effective solutions and approaches to the issues of integrating, securing, and managing Apple systems."GTRA is committed to providing useful, timely information to IT managers in government," said Parham Eftekhari, director of research for the Government Technology Research Alliance. "Integration of Apple devices is an important topic for our members and their staffs."The free half day event is limited to government IT managers. It will be held on October 20, 2011, from 8:30 am until 12, at the offices of GroupLogic, 1100 North Glebe Road Suite 800, Arlington, Virginia. For further information and to register for the event, visit "Managing Apple Devices in Government".About the SponsorsGroupLogic GroupLogic helps enterprise and education IT organizations simply and securely integrate diverse computing platforms into enterprise environments, connecting employees to enterprise files, content and assets to facilitate a more productive and efficient work environment. Whether IT organizations are looking to integrate existing Apple assets, purchase additional Apple hardware like Macs, iPads or iPhones, or want to take advantage of the hardware costs savings that accompany the adoption of IT consumerization, GroupLogic enables IT organizations to easily and securely manage the rapid integration of diverse platforms while ensuring resources are optimized. GroupLogic's proven products - mobilEcho, ExtremeZ-IP, ArchiveConnect, and MassTransit - are in use by some of the world's most innovative companies, including Christie's, International Greetings and Omnicom Group. CentrifyCentrify delivers integrated software solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own ? Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 3,500 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50, rely on Centrify's identity consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 (408) 542-7500 or visit Web Help Desk Web Help Desk, a worldwide innovator in cross platform help desk software, delivers a centralized approach to ITSM, simplifies the management of IT services in a heterogeneous environment, and provides portability across platforms when needed. Web Help Desk's ability to run on all major operating systems and database servers ensures the software will keep pace with the latest technology trends.Absolute Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in tracking, managing, and protecting computers and mobile devices. The Company's Absolute Manage solution provides computer lifecycle management capabilities to organizations and consumers. The Company has a reselling partnership with Apple. For more information about Absolute Software, visit and Technology Research Alliance The Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) is a 510c(3) non-profit organization comprised of public and private sector leaders dedicated to the development and success of the government IT community. With over 10,000 members, GTRA provides multiple forums to collaborate, strategize and create innovative solutions for the common challenges facing the civilian, defense, and intelligence communities in areas including Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, IT Reform, Sustainability, Health IT, Acquisition and Leadership. By sharing best practices and lessons-learned, knowledge at the executive-level is exchanged among peers and results in actionable government-wide strategic plans to meet OMB, White House, DoD and agency-specific objectives/mandates. 925-997-8459SOURCE Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA)