Pixar, known for CG Animated films like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and Up, produced a short video about how they almost lost Toy Story 2 due to a simple linux command and faulty backup.
HTG Peer Groups Presents 2012 Leadership Award Winners
International organization of leading IT solution providers honors members for their dedication, commitment and humanitarianism
HARLAN, Iowa – May 21, 2012 – Today HTG Peer Groups celebrates those individuals and companies that have contributed tremendously to the organization’s mission to share best practices among IT solution providers. The announcement comes as HTG Peer Groups concludes its acclaimed annual conference, HTG Summit 2012, held last week in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole.
"These individuals and companies represent what HTG is all about," said Arlin Sorensen, founder and CEO of HTG Peer Groups. "The outstanding leadership and passion they bring to the organization have positively impacted their fellow peer group members and the channel community as a whole."
“It’s a great honor to receive the Founder’s Award,” said Brad Kowerchuk, president of Bralin Technology Solutions. “HTG Peer Groups has had a huge impact on my life personally and professionally. It’s truly been a rewarding experience.”
This year’s top winners:
Founder's Award: Brad Kowerchuk, Bralin Technology Solutions Leadership Award: Raja Pagadala, The Final Step Ltd. Facilitator of the Year: Zaun Bhana, Leap Consulting
Assistant Facilitator of the Year: Chris Brown, NRG Technology Services
Spirit Award: Jamison West, Arterian Rookie of the Year: Russ Levanway, TekTegrity Excellence in Partnering: Compuquip and United Technology Group
Vendor Sponsor of the Year: Intel Friend of HTG: Dr. Larry Little, The Enrichment Center
Peer Group of the Year: HTG8
The Go-Giver Award was given to the following executives in appreciation for their efforts in helping their fellow peer group members: Rick Bahl, Quality Systems Solutions; Erik Barnlund, Mavidea Technology Group; Robert Cioffi, Progressive Computing Inc.; Kyle Elworthy, Network Essentials; Keith Keller, ACCi; Brian O’Connell, Service Leadership, Inc.; and Joe Pannone, Forza Technology Solutions.
The Best Use of Four Plans Award goes to business leaders that thoroughly strategized and set into motion the four required plans for all HTG members – business, leadership, life and legacy: Zaun Bhana, Leap Consulting; Chris Chirgwin, Lanspeed; Mike Curry, Proactive Networks; Brock McFarlane, Weston Technology Solutions; Mickey McGraw, Infoaxis; Mike Perkins, Data Network Group; Patty Seaman, Network Solutions N.S. Inc.; Eliot Vancil, Network Logic; and Scott Young, PennComp. The Peer Group presented with the Best Use of Four Plans Award is HTG15.
For the first time, HTG is presenting the Hands That Give, No One Left Behind Award. Recipients of this award showed exceptional commitment to Hands That Give, the IT industry’s first emergency response fund for solution providers. The inaugural awards go to: John Motazedi, SNC Squared; Doug Renner, Peak IP Solutions; XiloCore; and Zenith Infotech.
Group Member of the Year Award:
HTG1: Jay Strickland, Strategic Solutions of Virginia
HTG2: Lyf Wildenberg, Mytech Partners
HTG3: Ricky Ayers, WorkSmart
HTG4: Brad Kowerchuk, Bralin Technology Solutions
HTG5: Eric Kehmeier, Integrated Business Technologies
HTG6: Brock McFarlane, Weston Technology Solutions
HTG7: Dan Paquette, Key Methods
HTG8: Scott Young, PennComp
HTG9: Ed Gross, ICG
HTG10: Brian Mauch, BMC Networks, Inc.
HTG11: Paul Roche, Net Communications
HTG12: Jeff Dettloff, Providence Consulting
HTG13: Kyle Elworthy, Network Essentials
HTG14: Kirk Harding, Bay Computing Group
HTG15: Brian O'Shaughnessy, ITConnexx
HTG16: Ken Reichardt, PCX Technologies
HTG17: Scott Hamlin, PacketDrivers IT Outsourcing
HTG18: Ben Brukner, Stemp Systems
HTG19: Roman Sawycky, Unicom Solutions Group
HTG21: Zaun Bhana, Leap Consulting
HTG22: David Baucum, CTSI
HTG23: Ugo Chiulli and Robert Cioffi, Progressive Computing
HTG50+: Steve Knutson, Marco, Inc.
About HTG Peer Groups Established in 2000 by Arlin Sorensen as a business and personal development community, today HTG Peer Groups is an international organization of leading IT solution providers. HTG has nearly 300 member companies throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand. Each peer group consists of 10-12 IT company executives who work together and share resources and information to formulate and meet business goals such as strategic planning, process improvement and tools, and life-work excellence. HTG offers Leadership Forums, vendor peer groups and other educational events, quarterly meetings, and an annual summit that attracts hundreds of attendees, vendor exhibitors and strategic partners. Visit http://www.htgpeergroups.com/ href="http://www.htgpeergroups.com/">www.htgpeergroups.com or call 712-744-3619 for more information.
There comes a time when you are looking at a new laptop and you are asked the question: Do you want a Solid State Drive, or a traditional Hard Disk Drive? Well here is a quick run-down of both technologies in the hopes of shedding some light on the issue. By the time you are done reading this article, you will be better able to answer that question.
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