Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2007
The Computer Technology Industry Association announced that Alvaka Networks' CEO, Oli Thordarson has been elected to the CompTIA national board of directors. The appointment occurred last month during CompTIA's annual Breakaway Conference in Las Vegas after the tabulation of the July membership balloting. Breakaway is the IT industry's premiere partnering event for IT business leaders, resellers, manufacturers, distributors, and solutions providers.
Mr. Thordarson brings to the CompTIA board, 25 years of Information Technology Management experience. In addition to his 25 year tenure as President & CEO of Alvaka Networks, a true pioneer in the Managed Services Provider space, he has extensive experience in working with national not-for-profits. Mr. Thordarson has long been a thought leader in the MSP space. In 2001, long before the term MSP was a popular part of the industry vernacular, Mr. Thordarson was the founding Chairman of the Global MSP Network (GMN) which was later merged with The MSP Alliance. The result was a worldwide association that focuses on the advancement of the management service provider (MSP) channel. Mr. Thordarson also served a term on the AEA National Board of Directors where he participated at the national, state and local levels on legislative issues of concern to the high tech industry. He has been a standing member of the CMP editorial advisory board and continues to be a popular public speaker, columnist, and visionary in the ever-changing service provider community.
"Our Board of Directors for the coming year is noteworthy for its collective diversity, industry expertise and business knowledge," said John Venator, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA, in a press release earlier this month. "Because they are engaged in day-to-day business operations in the IT industry and channel, they have tremendous insight into the issues our industry faces currently, and into the future. This insight will help us to craft programs, research, educational offerings, events, and other initiatives to help the industry address these issues."
CompTIA is looking to add valuable content and educational tracks for those who desire to be in the MSP market and those who wish to grow their current offering. "CompTIA clearly recognizes the expansion of the MSP and ASP markets. I look forward to be a part of the strategic development of their offering as it relates to this exciting category." Said Oli Thordarson, Alvaka Networks' CEO. "Having an organization with CompTIA's financial strength and market influence will be a positive force in our ever changing IT channel."
About Alvaka Networks, Inc.: Alvaka Networks Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA., is a leading provider of advanced network management, monitoring, security and integration services. Alvaka's core company purpose is to constantly improve the way networks are managed and secured. AlvakaNet, our flagship service discipline, is a set of consulting, network management, monitoring and security services that provide our clients with 24x7 uptime and lower Total Cost of Ownership. We leverage 25 years of in the field experience and more than 15 years as a renowned leader in the MSP space to deliver the highest quality of Network Support services Available. Our services deliver high return on investment to businesses from small to enterprise. For more information, contact Alvaka Network's, at +1 (949) 428-5000 or visit the company web site at http://www.alvaka.net.
Alvaka Press Contact: Kevin McDonald, Executive Vice President.
About CompTIA In 2007, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Just as the IT industry it serves has grown, CompTIA has also enjoyed remarkable growth over the past 25 years. The organization was founded by representatives of five micro-computer dealerships working together to find better ways to do business. Today, CompTIA has more than 22,000 member companies in over 100 countries around the world; and serves as the voice of the world's $1 trillion-plus IT industry. CompTIA is committed to advancing the long-term success and growth of the IT industry by helping organizations maximize the benefits they receive from their investments in technology; and by helping individuals to obtain the skills and credentials they need for productive careers in IT. For more information, please visit: http://www.comptia.org.