Leading Technology Solutions Provider Offers Seminar Series to Help Businesses Modernize IT

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"From Crisis to Cash" events offer IT managers the opportunity to learn about virtualization, unified communications and efficient IT consolidation from industry leading experts.

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With the 'From Crisis to Cash' seminars, we hope to educate business owners and IT managers about best practices and options that are available by presenting them with real-world case studies. Applying these principles to a business's IT environment will create cash saving opportunities across all areas of operation.

Logicalis, an international leader in high-performance technology solutions, is offering a series of seminars that will help businesses create a more efficient and productive IT environment. The seminars provide a glimpse of a modern IT solution and how effective it can be in terms of reducing cost. Logicalis has partnered with HP for the events as an HP Platinum Business Partner.

The concept for these events grew out of the understanding that IT affects every aspect of a business. "The process of modernizing IT is essentially an attempt to streamline all aspects of IT - from initial specifications through design and configuration of hardware and software, custom integration, and full solution management - by integrating new and more efficient technologies and approaches," said Eric Linxweiler, Solution Services VP, Logicalis. "With the 'From Crisis to Cash' seminars, we hope to educate business owners and IT managers about best practices and options that are available by presenting them with real-world case studies. Applying these principles to a business's IT environment will create cash saving opportunities across all areas of operation."

Logicalis has implemented its consolidation and virtualization strategies for a wide range of companies of varying sizes and technology budgets. A study Logicalis completed for a large enterprise in the financial industry, for example, showed that consolidation could reduce the total cost of ownership of its IT environment from $12.8 million over five years to $5.2 million. On a smaller scale, another Logicalis customer found that it was able to reduce the three-year cost of its infrastructure from $740,000 to $595,000.

While the process for moving 'From Crisis to Cash' involves the modernization of IT by implementing more efficient hardware and streamlining assets and resources, the most important step is having a plan. These seminars show business leaders and IT professionals how these practices can save money, yet these changes cannot be implemented lightly. Logicalis has the experience and capability to provide the vision and planning that is needed for these solutions to work effectively and deliver clear ROI. This includes experience with all areas of modern IT trends, from virtualization and unified communications to data center consolidation and storage consolidation.

The 'From Crisis to Cash' seminar series has been a success thus far and Logicalis welcomes business leaders and IT professionals to attend the upcoming events. The next scheduled events are in Atlanta, GA on April 21, 2009, in Jersey City, NJ on April 22, 2009, in Boston, MA on April 23, 2009 and in Troy, MI on May 20. Space is limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register quickly. For more information about the events, to register or learn about other upcoming events, please visit http://www.us.logicalis.com/crisis2cash/ .

For more information about consolidation and virtualization solutions from Logicalis, including a podcast and feature story, please visit http://www.us.logicalis.com/cv .

Also, find out how Logicalis can help reduce your IT budget and even save a few trees with Green IT.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international provider of high-performance technology solutions. With more than 1,500 people worldwide, Logicalis delivers smart solutions based on specific needs, not the latest IT trend. Logicalis provides options, direction and support to more than 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. The company attributes its success to the everyday positive experiences with its customers and strategic partners such as IBM, HP and Cisco.

Logicalis has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany and Latin America. Logicalis is a division of Datatec Limited (LSE/JSE:DTC), a $4 billion multi-national organization listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With more than 30 offices in the United States, the company's U.S. headquarters are in Bloomfield Hills, MI. For more information about the Logicalis experience, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.

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