EDTS Experts Featured on Southeastern Conference Panels

Two information technology executives from EDTS were featured in separate regional conference panels on technology issues in Georgia and South Carolina recently.
Craig Tarkenton of EDTS
Craig Tarkenton of EDTS
May 15, 2012 - PRLog -- AUGUSTA, GA and GREENVILLE, SC – Two experts from EDTS, a full-service technology consulting firm specializing in networking, security and managed services support solutions for Southeastern businesses, were featured in separate regional conference panels on technology issues recently.

Gage Saunders, network engineer and security expert in the Professional Services Group of EDTS, delivered an April 12 presentation in Charleston, SC to the South Carolina County Finance and Technology Professionals Association on the security risk of bringing personal mobile devices into a business network.  Mr. Saunders addressed the implications for organizations that fail to protect their network through effective threat modeling, in-depth gap analysis and a robust “defense in depth” strategy.  Mr. Saunders is based out of EDTS’s Greenville, SC office.

Craig Tarkenton, Director of Engineering in the Professional Services Group of EDTS, spoke to dozens of business owners attending the Aiken (S.C.) Chamber Business Academy on May 9th on “Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery:  Staying in Business When Disaster Strikes.”  Noting how natural and manmade disasters can happen at any time and possibly result in breach of confidentiality or lost sales opportunities, Mr. Tarkenton discussed common recovery plan requirements and provided sample plans and checklists to help businesses prepare business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

Mr. Tarkenton also addressed attendees of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Internal Audit Spring Conference hosted by Augusta State University’s Hull College of Business, on May 11 on the topic of “Data Security:  Assessing & Controlling Risk in an Always-Connected Society.”  Mr. Tarkenton addressed how businesses are coping with the explosion of cloud computing and mobile devices, and the implications for once-secure data to be easily removed from the physical constraints of an office and  vulnerable while on mobile devices. His presentation focused on best practices to assess and mitigate risk in an "always on, always connected" world.  Mr. Tarkenton is based out of EDTS’s Augusta, GA headquarters.

“Participation as presenters in these types of conferences engages our organization with other business leaders, and reinforces EDTS as an IT service provider of the highest level of competency and reputation,” said Charles Johnson, CEO of EDTS.  “The commitment of EDTS to develop and lead educational initiatives, business mentoring, panel forums and networking events is part of our continuing strategy to help our customers’ organizations run at the highest levels of performance and efficiency, and we are proud to support our communities and clients in this manner.”

Founded in 1999, EDTS was named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America again in 2011, and has grown to a staff of more than 40 professionals serving clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast from offices in Augusta, GA and Greenville, SC.  A full service technology consulting firm, EDTS specializes in networking, security and managed services support solutions for businesses.  The firm provides Experience, Dedication, Technology and Solutions (EDTS) to help customers increase productivity and reduce cost associated with information technology.  Visit them on the web at www.edtsolutions.com.
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