AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Austin-based start-up Wisegate, today announced the addition of a new Infrastructure and Operations “invitation-only” micro-community for senior-level professionals. Wisegate’s new micro-community (which is a targeted segment within the overall Wisegate IT community) enables members to collaborate with peers at their level, in their industry and to solve problems they face in their jobs – free from vendors and advertising. Wisegate’s newest micro- community brings together senior Infrastructure and Operations professionals who daily help each other tackle complex issues around the hottest infrastructure technologies and issues like BYOD, cloud computing, virtualization, disaster recovery, and mobility.
"Evolving demands for complex technologies like cloud computing, virtualization and mobility are currently overwhelming IT departments. While these technologies are very promising, they can be costly to deploy. As senior Infrastructure and Operations professionals, our companies count on us to understand these technologies and successfully manage deployments to meet business goals,” said Garry Marsoubian, Director, Data Center Services, MRIS. “Through Wisegate’s exclusive micro-community, we can discuss new trends, freely share our experiences - both good and bad – and solve real problems that impact our jobs.”
Members of Wisegate’s new IT Infrastructure and Operations micro-community are coming together to address the industry’s most pressing and challenging issues, including how to:
- Hire and keep IT staff who have the advanced knowledge required to support new technologies like cloud computing, virtualization and mobile device management
- Guarantee the continuity of IT operations as well as proactively prepare for the worst (e.g., disaster recovery)
- Successfully identify and deploy new technologies that have the potential to increase efficiencies and save money - while maintaining security of company data
Wisegate is an invitation-only community where senior IT professionals privately meet to exchange knowledge and solve problems with their peers. By enforcing strict membership guidelines, which excludes vendors from joining and marketing their products, Wisegate is able to provide members with unmatched access to senior-level IT professionals and unbiased, quality content.
“I strongly believe in the value of Wisegate – the high level of member participation and proactive, entrepreneurial nature of the Wisegate staff set it apart from the alternatives I have seen,” said Scott Chiavetta, CIO of Alliance Laundry Systems. “I have heard many sales pitches over the years for IT collaboration communities, but Wisegate is the only one I have accepted.”
Wisegate’s Infrastructure and Operations micro-community is comprised of senior professionals in Infrastructure and Operations roles, such as Directors and Vice Presidents of IT Operations, IT Infrastructure, Network Operations, Data Center Operations, and IT Services - as well as Enterprise Architects, IT Directors, and CIO’s.
“Coined the anti-social social network, where high value collaboration is the norm and no vendors are allowed, Wisegate is the first highly vetted community that helps senior IT professionals securely and freely exchange knowledge,” said Sara Gates, CEO and Founder of Wisegate. “It is our mission to help make our members’ jobs easier by quickly connecting them with other subject matter experts to deliver unmatched access to practical information and meaningful conversations.”
Qualified professionals can find out more about Wisegate and request an invitation at http://www.wisegateit.com/request-invite/.
For an inside view to the practical advice that Wisegate members usually only share privately with each other through its Infrastructure and Operations micro-community, request your copy of the Wisegate report entitled "Disaster Recovery Planning: IT Peers Discuss Trade-offs & Getting Buy-in" at http://www.wisegateit.com/resources/downloads-disaster-recovery.
Wisegate (wisegateit.com) is a social knowledge network for senior professionals. By enforcing strict membership guidelines and barring vendor ads and sales hype, Wisegate is the first and only private professional online community to foster high-value collaboration, conversation and content-sharing by a network of one’s true peers. Wisegate’s first community is for senior Information Technology (IT) professionals, with others rolling out according to market demand. Wisegate Inc., a privately funded company with headquarters in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2010 by Sara Gates, a respected industry veteran of several start-ups and large enterprise IT companies.