Category Archives: Events

Salesforce Essentials in Raleigh – A Few Takeaways

Salesforce logoYesterday, I was pleasantly surprised by an event that Salesforce did in Raleigh at the Crabtree Marriott called Salesforce Essentials.

Aside from a scheduling glitch that likely cost more than a few attendees valuable time (originally the invite went out with the wrong hotel listed and the communication to correct that was lacking a bit) the presentation was pretty cool.

Salesforce positions themselves as the ultimate cloud company. No software! And it obviously works as they claimed 130,000 attendees to their Dreamforce conference this year in San Francisco.

NCTA Emerging Tech + Trends Event Addresses In-House or Outsource Data Center Needs

NCTANCTA ( North Carolina Technology Association) had its latest Emerging Tech + Trends event at the Sentinel Data Center facility in Durham this morning. For full disclosure Peak 10 is a sponsor of this series but since we are talking about our ‘competitor’ it all comes out in the wash, right 😉 ?

The event was titled “Next Gen Enterprise Data Centers – Build or Outsource?” and the panel was a group of local ‘heavy hitters’ which included:

Paul Hines, VP Operations & Engineering – Sentinel Data Centers
Jo Abernathy, CIO – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC
Joe Freddoso, President & CEO – MCNC
Enoch Moeller, IT Site Leader – Google
Billy Willis, CTO – Duke University Health System