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2003 IPMA Annual Report

Annual Report to the Membership
for the year ending December 31, 2003

Table of Contents


IPMA Mission Statement

Improve the State information technology (IT) environment through:

  • Professional networking with other state government IT managers
  • Positive influencing of the State's IT agenda.
  • Professional development and cultivation of new IT initiatives.
  • Financing of activities through moneymaking activities.
  • Leveraging IPMA's corporate structure and resources to provide services to the state IT community.

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Organization and Membership Description

Organization

The IPMA is organized as a Washington State Corporation. There are no stockholders. There are 12 members on the IPMA Board of Directors and their term of office is three years. Directors are elected by the IPMA membership. There are four corporate officers who serve on the Board of Directors: the Board Chair, the Vice-Chair, and two Co-Secretary/Treasurers. No compensation is paid to any member of the Board of Directors for services as a member of the Board.

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Statement of Membership

Membership in the IPMA is open to all current or retired state employees who are interested in information technology and who support the mission of the organization. Members support the mission of the IPMA by serving on any one of the five standing committees and participating in activities sponsored by the Association.

Although IPMA membership is reserved for current and retired state employees, participation in IPMA events is not restricted.  During 2003, IT professionals from local governments were welcomed participants in the year’s events.

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IPMA Committees

Committee

Committee Chair

Budget & Finance

Christy Ridout

Communications

Mary Ellen Bradley
Andy Marcelia

Executive Seminar

Darrel Riffe
Phil Grigg

Forum

Dennis Laine
Jim Albert

Professional Development

Sheryl Hall
Dennis Jones

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IPMA Board of Directors

Name / Office

Agency

Jim Albert

Attorney General's Office

Mary Ellen Bradley

Dept. of Ecology

Thomas Bynum, Co-Secretary/Treasurer

Employment Security Dept.

Phil Grigg

Dept. of General Admin.

Sheryl Hall

Dept. of Retirement Systems

Dennis Jones

Office of Financial Management

Dennis Laine

Retired

Andy Marcelia

Dept. of Information Services

Mike McVicker, Chair

Dept. of Information Services

Christy Ridout, Vice Chair

Dept. of Social and Health Services

Darrel Riffe

Dept. of Information Services

Shelagh Taylor, Co-Secretary/Treasurer

Dept. of Labor & Industries

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Schedule of 2003 Events

IPMA conducted the following events during calendar year 2003:

  • The Board of Directors meetings were held the second Thursday of each month, except for the month of September.
  • The Board of Directors Annual Planning Retreat was held February 27-28, 2003, at Port Hadlock.
  • IPMA hosted six professional development events throughout the year:
    • January - Software Requirements Development and Outsourcing Management
    • March – Wireless Networking
    • April – The Road to Business Intelligence
    • June – Building Successful IT Project Teams
    • August – Managing Transitions
    • October – Programming in the .Net Environment
  • Executive Lunch was held on May 13 at Saint Martin's College, Lacey, WA.
  • Forum was held May 20-21 at St. Martin’s College, Lacey, WA.
  • Executive Seminar was held September 17-19 at The Campbell’s Resort, Chelan, WA.

See details of the above events on the IPMA website at: http://www.ipma-wa/com/.

Committee Reports

Budget and Finance

Committee Chair:  Christy Ridout

Purpose:

The purpose of the Budget and Finance Committee is to oversee and monitor the fiscal operations of the IPMA, develop an annual budget for recommendation to the Board in February of each year, and develop and assist in the implementation of a funding strategy for the IPMA.

Accomplishments for 2003:

The budget for 2003 was developed and presented to the board of Directors for approval.

The Board adopted an investment approach to end each year with a cash balance of $10,000.  In November of each year, the end of the year projection will be reviewed.   If there is a significant balance over $10,000, that amount will be put into the current philanthropic initiative.  Should the balance be less, the semi-liquid security will be tapped to bring the balance back to $10,000 to cover expenses.

IPMA fulfilled its philanthropic commitments with payments of $18,000 and $25,000 endowed scholarships to South Puget Sound Community College and Evergreen State College respectively.

Objectives for 2004:

The budget and finance committee will:

  • Continue to evaluate the board’s portfolio and adjust investments as appropriate,
  • Ensure funding is available to meet the budget requirements of each IPMA committee, and
  • Support philanthropic endeavors.

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Executive Seminar

Committee Co-Chairs: Phil Grigg and Darrel Riffe

Purpose:

The purpose of the Executive Seminar Committee is to provide an annual seminar that facilitates communication, networking and the promotion of information technology ideas for all senior state government information systems managers attending.

Accomplishments for 2003:

The 2003 IPMA Executive Seminar was held in September at the Campbell’s Resort. Approximately 95 persons attended including representatives of 31 state agencies and IPMA's corporate sponsors. The following presentations were made:

Tuesday September:

  • Year Economic Forecast Trend (Dr. Paul Sommers, University of Washington)
  • Homeland Security- What has changed since 9/11? (John Taylor, Dept. of Homeland Security)
  • Dinner Speaker - Basalt Geology of Washington State (Charles Mason)

Wednesday September

  • The IT Road Ahead (Stuart McKee - DIS)
  • Local City and County IT Perspectives (Mike Almvig – Skagit County)
  • Managing IT in Extraordinary Times (Kevin Coleman – Technolytics)
  • Dinner - IPMA Update (Mike McVicker - IPMA Chair)

Thursday September

  • Managing Change Facilitated Session (Kevin Coleman - Technolytics)
  • Managing Change Facilitated Session / Next Steps

Objectives for 2004:

The IPMA will again offer an Executive Seminar.  The 2004 event will be held September 20-22, 2004 at Campbell's Resort (Lake Chelan). We expect the seminar to be as successful and well attended as last year's.

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photo of Joe Dear delivering keynote address at Forum 2003

Forum

Committee Co-Chairs: Jim Albert and Dennis Laine

Purpose:

Forum is an annual information technology seminar and trade show that has been held in Olympia since 1979. Forum continues to be an effective opportunity for vendors to demonstrate their products, for speakers to share their expertise and knowledge, and for state employees and others to attend free seminars and product demonstrations and to network. It is important to note that Forum is one of the premier technology shows in the Pacific Northwest and the largest to focus solely on the Public Sector.

Accomplishments for 2003:

The Executive Luncheon was held on May 13, the week before Forum.  The luncheon speaker was Mr. Joe Dear,  Executive Director of the  Washington State Investment Board (WSIB).  Joe’s theme was “Leveraging Management Tools for Results.”  Aapproximately 125 guest attended the luncheon.

Forum was held on May 20-21 at the Saint Martin's College Pavilion. Forum 2003 was extremely successful and received high praise from participating vendors and attendees. The Forum 2003 theme of "Sharing Solutions" was very timely and popular.  There were 24 corporate sponsor booths and 47 vendor booths and approximately 950 attendees. Having 71 vendor booths in St. Martin’s Pavilion drew a comparison to being a “Mini-Comdex.” The Worthington Center facility provided great flexibility for setting up conference rooms and breakout rooms.

Objectives for 2004:

The theme for the 27th annual Forum will be "Getting past the Hype, Delivering Business Value.”  The objectives for Forum 2004 are:

  • Develop and distribute a one page flyer by mid-March that can be used to generate early interest in Forum.
  • Schedule the Executive Luncheon for the Tuesdays before Forum and schedule it as annual event at the Worthington Center.
  • Discontinue having Forum breakout sessions on Monday, the day before Forum.
  • Continue to recruit 24 corporate sponsors and look for ways to increase their involvement in Forum and IPMA events.
  • Extend the use of the IPMA’s web site by developing an online application system to automate the registration of vendors.
  • Manage Forum so that it remains cost effective and meets or exceeds the expectations of attendees and participating vendors.
  • Encourage Forum sponsor and vendors to invite their customer base, both private and public sectors, to help increase attendance.
  • Offer up to four discounted vendor booths to state agencies.
  • Develop and distribute a vendor information document to provide more information about vendors who participate in Forum.  The document is to be a supplement to the Forum brochure.
  • Restructure the Forum breakout sessions to include two non-vendor specific tracks and two tracks for vendor-specific breakout sessions, a total of 40 breakout sessions. The vendor-specific breakout sessions will be offered to the corporate sponsors.
  • Eliminate the use of drawings or raffle by vendors.

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Communications

Committee Co-Chairs: Mary Ellen Bradley and Andy Marcelia

Purpose:

The Communications Committee provides IPMA members with information about actions taken by the Board of Directors, special events, seminars, other committee activities, and other items of interest. The Committee maintains the IPMA Internet web site as a means of interacting with IPMA members, sponsors, and others interested in IPMA activities. The Committee publishes the monthly newsletter and maintains the IPMA listserv.

The Communications Committee also is responsible for promoting membership in the IPMA and maintaining the membership roster.

IPMA News

2003 Accomplishments:
  • Produced monthly newsletter with a total of 16 feature articles (down from 20 articles in 2002 and 2001; excludes “Event Notices”, “News from Other Sources”, “News from the Past”, and Board meeting summaries).
  • Volunteer project to publish electronic versions of pre-1996 newsletters exceeded its annual target to scan and publish 40 newsletters in support of the “News from the Past” newsletter feature.
2004 Objectives:
  • Produce monthly newsletter with a minimum of two feature articles in each issue.
  • Complete another 20 percent of the newsletter archives project (3rd year of 5-year project.

IPMA Web Site

2003 Accomplishments:
  • Effectively maintained IPMA web site and provided timely support to IPMA’s business functions.  Usage of the web site appears to have more than doubled year-over-year based on numbers of user sessions.
  • Web hosting services were extended to the State Telecommunications Association.
2004 Objectives:
  • Continue to work with other IPMA committees to support IPMA events; provide marketing communications for these events and support on-line event registration.

IPMA Listserv

  • As of January 21, the IPMA listserv had 1092 subscribers, up from 1038 at a similar time last year.
  • Primary use of the IPMA listserv has been distribution of monthly newsletter and announcements of IPMA events.
  • The IPMA listserv list is self-maintaining.
  • A third listserv list (in addition to the IPMA and Project Managers SIG lists) was created for the State Telecommunications Association SIG.  Chris Cooley, North Thurston School District, administers this list.

Board Member Election

2003 Accomplishments:
  • Provided an electronic ballot on the IPMA web site for the annual election of Board members by IPMA members.  The ballot included the opportunity to vote for write-in candidates.  Following the voting cut-off, the submitted ballots were tabulated via an Excel spreadsheet and the results were provided to the IPMA Chair.  This electronic ballot procedure has worked well over the past four years.
2004 Objectives:
  • Provide support for 2004 annual election of Board members.

IPMA Membership

  • As of January 2, 2004, the IPMA member database included 264 members, up from 243 at a similar time last year.  The net increase of 21 reflects new members minus members deleted from the database when a current e-mail address is not maintained.
  • The table below shows the number of new memberships by month since the $15.00 annual membership was dropped.

Month

# of new members

Month

# of new members

Month

# of new members

Month

# of new members

 

 

01/01

0

01/02

10

01/03

0

 

 

02/01

0

02/02

10

02/03

2

 

 

03/01

0

03/02

5

03/03

4

 

 

04/01

2

04/02

8

04/03

4

05/00

18

05/01

9

05/02

18

05/03

4

06/00

4

06/01

2

06/02

1

06/03

1

07/00

3

07/01

5

07/02

1

07/03

1

08/00

2

08/01

5

08/02

3

08/03

2

09/00

1

09/01

3

09/02

1

09/03

0

10/00

1

10/01

4

10/02

1

10/03

6

11/00

3

11/01

0

11/02

1

11/03

5

12/00

4

12/01

2

12/02

2

12/03

3

Subtotal

36

Subtotal

32

Subtotal

60

Subtotal

32

  • As shown in the above table, new memberships in 2003 declined year-over-year, but the total for the year was similar to that in the two previous years (i.e., 2000 and 2001).
  • Membership has not been promoted since Forum 2000.
  • Only members are entitled to serve on the Board and vote in the annual election of Board members.
  • No change in the current membership procedures is proposed.

Proposed 2004 Communications Budget

  • The following budget is proposed for CY 04:

Annual Expenses

Web hosting – IPMA ($25 per mo.)

$300

Web hosting – PMSIG ($15 per mo.)

180

Web hosting – STA ($15 per mo.)

180

Listserv list – IPMA ($20 per mo.)

240

Listserv list – PMSIG ($20 per mo.)

240

Listserv list – STA ($20 per mo.)

240

Domain name registration – IPMA

35

Domain name registration – PMSIG

35

Domain name registration – STA

35

Miscellaneous (includes graphics software)

515

Total

$2,000

Professional Development

Committee Chairs:  Sheryl Hall and Dennis Jones

Purpose:

The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to provide educational and networking programs for the membership and the IT community. The Committee works with IT vendors and state agencies to provide programs at no cost or minimal cost to the IT community. The Committee also may sponsor selected formal training events to be provided on a fee basis.

Accomplishments for 2003:

The Professional Development Committee provided six seminars during 2003. The 2003 program was as follows:

Date

Seminar

Presenters

Jan. 22

Software Requirements Development and Outsourcing Management – An Overview for Managers

Wolfgang Strigel and Doug Muir,
Software Productivity Center

Mar. 25

Wireless Networking – From Misconceptions to Reality

Cisco Systems
State agencies

Apr. 17

The Road to Business Intelligence.... From Complex Databases to Clear Decisions....

IBM
State agency panel

Jun. 25

Building Successful IT Project Teams -- Inside and Out

Dye Management Group
Wolf Consulting

Aug. 14

Managing Transitions

Vicki Legman, Legman Communications

Oct. 30

Programming in the .Net Environment

Logicalis and
Microsoft

Observations:

  • Seminar participants have continued to rate the sessions very highly and wish them to be continued.
  • We do not get much response from corporate sponsors in terms of seminar ideas or participation.
  • We continue to have a high “no-show” rate for registrants, but it is consistent and we are now planning for it effectively.
  • The registration process is working well and we get great support from our web master, Bob Monn.

Professional Development tested three new concepts in 2003:

  • Afternoon sessions were held on several occasions to attract an audience that might have trouble making morning sessions.  We concluded that we were more likely to loose audience members late in the day and that there was no apparent advantage to afternoon sessions.   We will stick with morning sessions in 2004
  • Provide some Tuesday and Thursday seminars to accommodate those that have difficulty with Wednesday sessions.  This seemed to work well and we’ll continue with a mix of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • We conducted a hosted lunch session in August.  It was very well received and we will repeat that format in August 2004.

Objectives for 2004:

The Professional Development Committee has the following objectives for 2004:

Six seminars in the current half-day format are planned, as follows:

Date

Topic

Presenter

Jan. 22 - Thursday

Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity

Ciber

March 11 - Thursday

Business Process Management

Corticon

April 20 - Tuesday

Best Practices in Contracting

(To be announced)

June 23 - Wednesday

Voice over IP  / Converged Networks

Right! Systems

August 12 - Lunch Session

(To be announced)

(To be announced)

October 14 - Thursday

Best Practices in Testing

(To be announced)

2004 Potential Changes / Improvements:

  • Continue with the lunch / paid "featured speaker" that we did in August 2003.

Proposed Budget:

Item

Units

Per Unit

2004 Budget

2003
Actual

Facilities - Half-room / half-day

6

$220.00

$1,320.00

$1,310.00

Light Refreshments

70 people * 6 events

2.70

1,140.00

1,025.00

Special Lunch Included Event

1

1,000.00

927.00

Wildflower Consulting Support

750.00

625.00

Speaker Fees

2,000.00

1,750.00

Audio Visual Equipment Rental

500.00

116.00

Contingency

500.00

Total

$7,210.00

$5,753.00

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Financial Reports

IPMA Account Balances

(Includes unrealized gains)

As of 12/31/2003

Account

Balance

ASSETS

Cash and Bank Accounts

Merrill Lynch Money Market

$  34,087.65

Total Cash and Bank Accounts

34,087.65

Other Assets

Pre-Paid Taxes

-

Total Other Assets

-

Investments

Investments

82,828.78

Total Investments

82,828.78

TOTAL ASSETS

116,916.43

LIABILITIES

-

OVERALL TOTAL

$116,916.43

Summary Statement of Income and Expenses

01/01/2003 through 12/31/2003

INCOME

Executive Seminar

$ 64,865.00

Forum

104,275.00

Miscellaneous Income

2,578.00

TOTAL INCOME

171,718.00

EXPENSES

Administration

19,973.00

Communications

1,528.00

Executive Seminar

46,222.00

Forum

63,943.00

Professional Development

5,753.00

Scholarship Endowments

43,000.00

TOTAL EXPENSES

180,419.00

TOTAL INCOME - EXPENSES

$  (8,701.00)

Notes:

  • In 2003 the IPMA endowed a $18,000 scholarship at South Puget Sound Community College to be awarded to applicants pursuing a career in Information Technology.
  • In 2003 the IPMA endowed a $25,000 scholarship at Evergreen State College to be awarded to applicants pursuing a career in Information Technology.

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IPMA Membership Roster

Name

Organization

Albert, James

AGO

Alexander, Tina

SPSCC

Althauser, Nick

DSHS

Andersen, Jim

.

Andersen, Julie

DOR

Anderson, John

DIS

Arnis, Michael

L&I

Babayan, Brad

VA

Barbour, Kerry

DSHS-Div. of Voc. Rehab.

Beatty, Bonnie

DIS

Bilhimer, Steven

DOR

Bloomberg, Alvin

DNR

Boatright, Thomas

AGO

Bohl, Ed

WSL

Boisvert, Marlene

WSP

Borst, Nancy

DRS

Bossio, Rose

DRS

Bradley, Mary Ellen

Ecology

Brauer, David

DSHS

Brede, Sandy

OIC

Bremer, Linda

GA

Bright, John

DNR

Brock, Jon

Cascade Center for Public Service (UW)

Brown, Art

Parks

Bynum, Thomas

ESD

Calisch, Lance

DIS

Carignan, Ron

OFM

Chase, Don

DNR

Chiechi, Steve

DIS

Christensen, Denise

DSHS-ISSD

Clark, Mike

OFM

Clemens, Paul

DIS

Coates, Phil

.

Cohen, Jeanette

DSHS-ISSD

Cole, Lynn

OFM

Collier, Barbara

L&I

Collins, Lourdes

DIS

Cook, Daron

OMWBE

Cotey, Cliff

Cotey, Sunny

Craig, Mary

Services for Blind

Culp, Jim

WSDOT

Curtright, Mike

DIS

Darling, Bob

DOH

Daugherty, Carol

DOP

Dean, Ken

Ecology

DeLoria, Bruce

DIS

Deshaye, Robert

DIS

Desselle, Stephen

DOR

Diseth, Veronica

WSDOT

Dobson, David

DOP

Donahue, Clare

Dotson, Jim

L&I

Edwards, Bob

Center for Information Services

Eidson, Darrel

WSP

Erickson, Paul

DSHS-ESA

Everson, Brian

WSP

Fannin, Daniel

Felt, Constance

GA

Flanagan II, John

Foronda, Vladimir

Commission on Judicial Conduct

Fortier, Amy

DIS

Fortier, Mark

OFM

Foulkes, John

DOL

Francis, Bradley

ESD

French, Penny

WSL

Gorsky, Bruce

OFM

Gott, Cliff

DIS

Grigg, Phil

GA

Grover, Reid "Skip"

DSHS-ISSD

Gunn, James

DRS

Haley, John

ESD

Hall, Sheryl

L&I

Halloway, Ron

DOH

Halsey, Chip

OFM

Hammond, James

DOH

Haskett, John

DSHS-DDD

Hawkins, Sadie

OFM

Heins, Marie

ESD

Heiser, Ed

Public Employment Relations Comm.

Hernandez, Kelly

DIS

Hill, Andy

AGO

Hinsch, Robert

WA State Workforce Training Board

Holm, Jeffrey

DIS

Huff, Wendy

DSHS

Jakobitz, Allen

Military Dept.

Jessup, M.S., Michael C.

DSHS-AASA

Johnson, Barbara

DOC

Johnson, Debra

TESC

Johnson, John

WSDOT

Johnson, Mark

Centralia College - T&CS

Jones, Dennis

OFM

Jones, Lori

OFM

Jones-Hook, Jackie

WSDOT

Kawamura, Keith

GA

Kentfield, Marla

OST

Kim, Soung

OIC

Koch, David

DIS

Kosoff, Darlene

DIS

Kretzler, Michael

UTC

Laine, Dennis

Retired

Landers, Kelly Ann

DSHS-CA

Langen, Susan

DSHS-ISSD

Lanouette, William

L&I

Lee, James

State Investment Board

Lee, Shirley

AGO

Lehuta, Dan

DSHS-MAA

Leonard, Oliver P.

WSL

Lichtenstein, Karen

DSHS

Lipp, Dan

BIIA

Longwell, Paul

WSL

Luedtke, Dean

IAC

Mae-Richardson, Linda

TESC

Mann, Peter

ESD

Marcelia, Andy

DOL

Marshall, Shannon

DRS

Martin, Samuel

DIS

Martin, Tom

WSL

Matheney, Jeff

DSHS-DDD

May, Julius

DSHS-ESA

McVicker, Michael

DIS

Means, Tom

Gambling

Metsker, Kay

DIS

Monn, Bob

Ecology

Morris, Don

OFM

Murdoch, John

.

Muskopf, Fran

DOH

Naughton, Richard

DOH

Nelson, Ted

Communications Technology Center

Neuhauser, Renia

DSHS

Nguyen, Hien

DSHS

Norris, Terri

Lottery

Novak, Sharon

OFM

O'Brien, Bill

WSDOT

Oyetuga, Ariyo

ESD

Paavola, Lee

SPSCC

Palmer, Clark

WSP

Parma, Tom

DIS

Parsons, Dan

WSP

Paul, Lonnie

DSHS-ESA-DMOS

Paulsen, Jeff

DSHS-AASA

Perera, Emanuel

DOH

Pickens-Rucker, R. Kathy

Corrections

Pierson, Kim

Ecology

Piper, Paul

DIS

Price, Don

Corrections

Prows, Denise

DRS

Putnam, Dale

WSP

Reams, Susan

WSL

Richardson, Brian

GA

Richardson, Curtis

DOC

Rider, David

Military Dept.

Ridgeway, Amy

HCA

Ridout, Christy

DSHS-ISSD

Riffe, Darrel

DIS

Robbins, Ron

Lottery

Robinson, Gary

DIS

Rosmond, Kathy

OFM

Rummig, Vicki

OFM

Santy, Bruce

L&I

Schenck, Ginny G.

L&I

Schmidt, Allen

OFM

Schoenholtz, Pam

College

Schwarzkopf, Wolf

DSHS-MAA

Scroggins, Michael

Communications Technology Center

Seale, Mike

L&I

Seitz, Karl

Lottery

Selix, Doug

OFM

Seymour, Ron

DFI

Sharp, Jeff

OST

Shepherd Sr., Glenn

SAO

Singleton, Lynn

Salmon Recovery Office

Smith, David G.

Corrections

Smith, Jane

Ecology

Smith, Larry

Pierce County Library System

Smith, Luther

DSHS

Smith, Scott

DIS

Smith, Susie

SAO

Soiza, Anne

L&I

Specht, John

DIS

Squires, Greg

Stewart, Debbie

Ecology

Strickland, Clyde

DOP

Stringer, Wade

Corrections

Strozyk, Ed

SPI

Tamayo, Peter

DSHS-CA

Tanabe, Doug

DOP

Tapanila, Glen

DIS

Taylor, Shelagh

L&I

Tenney, Betty

DIS

Tollefson, Roland

CWU

Vane, James

DIS

Vonderscheer, Eric A.

L&I

Walk, Bob

DIS

Wilhelmi, Debra

IAC

Williams, Valerie

DIS

Wilson, Phil

DSHS-ISSD

Young, Ed

Ecology

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IPMA Corporate Sponsors

AT&T AT&T Government Solutions serves State Government customers through a broad range of technical and professional services. In addition to an extensive array of voice and data transport services, AT&T Government Solutions includes a portfolio of highly integrated network solutions w/ strategic planning and assessment, architecture and design, development and deployment, and fully managed services. AT&T 's planning, building and managing superior network-based solutions will connect organizations, people and systems. Contact Gerald Marolda for more info.
CISCO Cisco provides connectivity tools for the smallest home network to the networks that make up the Internet. Contact Greg Semler for more info.
Dell Contact Kevin Flick for more info.
Contact Scott Walker for more info.
HP Contact Bill Ross for more info.
IBM IBM is the world's largest information technology company as well as the world's largest business and technology services consultancy; the world's largest hardware company and I/T rental and financing company. At IBM, we strive to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. We translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers through our professional solutions and services business worldwide. Contact Mike Andritch for more info.
Logical Networks Logical Networks, Inc. is a full service, Microsoft Certified Partner, IT consulting firm with a solid track record of providing innovative, customized e-business solutions to government agencies and northwest businesses since 1986. With our professional staff of highly skilled consultants, including experienced system architects, developers, project managers and technical communicators, we are able to offer our clients a comprehensive and highly effective resource team for any IT project. Contact Tom Wilkinson for more info.
Microsoft Software Development Company. Contact Al Cabraloff for more info.
Milestone Technology Milestone Technology, Inc. is at the forefront of knowledge and expertise in business and technology solutions development. Milestone brings its clients into the future by helping them transform their business practices through cutting-edge technology solutions. Contact Don Cotey or Jacques Michel (360-786-9173) for more info
Netdesk Netdesk is the Northwest's #1 leader in Microsoft technology training. We focus exclusively on enterprise skills for Microsoft technology professionals with training classes for engineers and programmers in Seattle and Olympia on Windows 2000/XP, SQL, Exchange, Visual Basic, C#, XML, .NET, and more. Netdesk delivers the highest customer satisfaction in the Northwest with innovative programs like our 30 Day Schedule Lock, Employer Guarantee, and our exclusive 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Why do the most experienced Northwest companies trust Netdesk for their Microsoft enterprise skills? Find out more at www.netdesk.com. Contact Kate Chan for more info.
Network Appliance Network Appliance delivers total data management and information distribution solutions that enable businesses to simplify, share, and scale their storage networking and content delivery infrastructure and helping them solve business problems. Contact Dan Benoit (425-467-4724) for more info.
Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is the leading provider of information solutions delivering secure identity management (Novell Nsure), Web application development (Novell exteNd) and network infrastructure services on a variety of computing platforms (Novell Nterprise), supported by strategic consulting and services (Novell Ngage). Novell's one Net vision helps customers profit from the opportunities of the information economy by eliminating boundaries to information, delivering it securely and economically. For more information, call Novell's Customer Response Center at 888-321-4CRC (4272) or contact the local resource, Darrell Sutherland at 425-452-6604.
Contact Judi Albright for more info.
Paladin Data Paladin Data Systems Corporation is a leading Oracle Integrator and Oracle Software Reseller in Washington state. Paladin Consulting specializes in the custom development of large, enterprise-level applications for both brick and mortar businesses and cutting-edge shops. Through its exclusive Database Administration on Demand service agreements, Paladin manages its customer's databases. It also installs, configures and tunes Oracle's flagship database products. From its Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center and authorized VUE and Sylvan Prometric Testing Facility in Poulsbo, WA, Paladin TEC offers a full range of training in Microsoft Certification, Microsoft Office, Oracle, Cisco and CompTIA/Network+ products. Paladin Support Center builds efficient networks for greater business productivity. From network design and installation to on-going maintenance or disaster recovery planning, Paladin is your one-stop solution for every facet of your company's technology needs. Contact Shannon Childs (360-394-5937) for more info.
Qwest Contact Rick Hendrickson for more info.
Rhodes Consulting Services, Inc. is a small nation-wide consulting company that specializes in protecting our customers through the services of project management and project planning. A customized version of MS Project is used extensively for the project planning services. During the delivery of project planning and project management services, Rhodes Consulting frequently assists with implementing project management processes including issue management, risk management, change control, and quality assurance. Rhodes Consulting has significant experience providing these services for state and local governments including the states of Washington, Texas, and California. Projects supported range from large I/T development projects such as ACES, smaller non I/T projects such as the Special Commitment Center, and systems in Texas and Washington during the maintenance/enhancement phase. Contact John Rhodes for more info.
Right! Systems, Inc. Contact Sean Padget (360-956-0414) for more info.
Sierra Systems As one of North America?s leading management consulting and systems integration firms, we have earned long?term relationships with many of the most respected private and public sector organizations. From our 14 locations in key markets throughout North America, our clients value us for our seamless integration of business knowledge, technical expertise and 36 years of real world experience. Sierra Systems focuses on successful, practical "best of breed" solutions for government, financial services, healthcare, justice, telecommunications and utilities. Contact Glenn Briskin for more info.
Software AG Software AG offers a full suite of e-business integration and enterprise systems software that extend and support billions of mission-critical transactions daily for some of the world's largest organizations. Software AG's products and services leverage existing IT investments by connecting customers' legacy and packaged applications with the newest e-business processes and applications thereby enabling customers to access their information from the heart of the enterprise to the desktop. Contact Dan Webster for more info.
Storagetek The Storage Experts who deliver easy to use, industry-leading, innovative storage solutions to manage and protect business critical information. Contact Eric Olson (Phone: 425-709-3406) for more info.
UNISYS Services driven.....Technology Enabled. Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. With precision thinking and relentless execution, our people drive our clients' business visions forward. We help clients in more than 100 countries quickly and efficiently achieve competitive advantage. We combine expertise in Systems integration, Outsourcing, Infrastructure, Server technology and Consulting. We serve six primary vertical markets worldwide: Financial services, Public Sector, Communications, Transportation, Commercial and Media. Unisys: Imagine It. Done! Contact Brian Ridderbush for more info.
Verizon Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of high-growth communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless voice and communications services in the United States, and leading providers of data services. Verizon also is the world's largest provider of print and on-line directory information. Verizon has wireline and wireless operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and its global presence - including its directory businesses and FLAG, the world's longest undersea fiber-optic cable - extends to 40 countries. Contact Bob Killops (360-705-9120) for more info.
Xerox Xerox is a global company dedicated to providing solutions that simplify your work and make you more productive. Xerox offers products and services that can help your Department/Agency improve its business processes, lower costs, increase clock speed and share crucial knowledge. These products and services make it easy for you to turn paper information into digital information, and vice-versa; to view, organize and share information in the form of digital documents; to send documents on networks throughout the office or around the world; and to print, publish, and copy them onto paper. Contact Eric Ecklund for more info.
Xiotech XIOtech is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seagate Technologies. XIOtech designs, manufactures and markets the most manageable application-driven storage solutions in the world. The XIOtech MAGNITUDE's software-based architecture provides terabytes of high-performance, centralized storage that can be accessed continuously by several heterogeneous servers. These servers can be running UNIX, Windows NT, Windows 2000, NETWARE or LINUX. The MAGNITUDE is a Storage Area Network (SAN) in a Box and with XIOtech's exclusive REDI software family, is the only storage subsystem to offer true disk virtualization and a true zero backup window. Contact Jim Grua for more info.

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