Connectria’s Chris Miller to be Featured Presenter at IBM ConnectED 2015

Miller also Celebrates Selection as IBM Champion for 5th Consecutive Year

LOUIS, MO. (January 25, 2014) – St. Louis-based Connectria Hosting, a leading provider of Managed Lotus Services and the founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement, today announced that Chris Miller, Director of Messaging & Collaboration, will be presenting at IBM ConnectED 2015. In addition to being a featured presenter, Miller has once again been recognized as an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions for a 5th year running. He is one of the few honorees to hold the distinction every year since IBM Collaboration Solutions began the program in 2011.

The IBM ConnectED 2015 conference takes place January 25-28 in Orlando, Florida. The event allows the customer and business partner community to learn about the IBM collaboration solutions and digital experience via successful business strategies and use cases, see the solution roadmaps and participate in valuable sessions covering best practices in Cloud, Mobile and Social. It is designed for business leaders, technologists of all levels and all those who advocate for social or digital transformation within their organizations.

Miller will be presenting at two sessions: IBM Sametime Deployment Do's and Don'ts: Tips, Tricks, Perils and Pitfalls and Considerations for the Cloud. In each of these sessions, Miller will bring business leaders and IT managers a unique perspective on decisions necessary for deploying their individual solutions as well as tips on avoiding common pitfalls.

“In these sessions, we will take a look at mistakes that come to haunt you after you have begun roll-outs,” explains Miller. “At Connectria, I have visibility into so many varied deployments, both in the cloud and on a customer’s own site. I hope that my experience will benefit attendees.”

Details about the sessions:

Chris Miller's IBM Sametime Deployment Do's and Don'ts: Tips, Tricks, Perils and Pitfalls at IBM ConnectED 2015

Abstract: Deploying a full IBM Sametime environment requires forethought, planning and a straightforward "building block" approach. Join Wes Morgan and IBM Champion Chris Miller, two of the community's most experienced IBM Sametime deployment engineers for an hour of recommendations, "lessons learned," hints and helps to prepare you for smooth sailing with your Sametime design and deployment. From IBM Websphere to Muxes and IBM DB2 to SSO, you'll get a little bit of everything in this session.
Date and Time: Sun, 25-Jan, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location: Swan - Mockingbird 1-2

Chris Miller's Considerations for the Cloud at IBM ConnectED 2015 Abstract: Are you considering a move to the cloud? Where do you start? One of the most important questions you will need to consider is around access and performance. Start your path by gaining insight into actual bandwidth usage for users in the cloud with examples and things to consider. Explore options for designing easy connectivity to the cloud for your organization and users. Take away numerous sample diagrams of deployment and network options and learn the right questions to ask any cloud provider around security, redundancy and more.
Date and Time: Tue, 27-Jan, 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location: Dolphin - S. Hem 2

About Connectria
Connectria provides award-winning cloud computing, managed hosting and custom managed hosting solutions for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. Recognized as the #1 Cloud in North America, we are experts in complex multi-vendor solutions, and we support the broadest range of technologies, managed services and security in the industry.

At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy. As The Jerk Free Company®, we've established a unique culture where every individual goes "the extra mile" to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people too. We make it easy to do business with us through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.