Nike, ConnectEDU to Discuss Cloud Innovation at NaviCloud Expo 2013

Navisite®, LLC, a Time Warner Cable Company and premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services,  announced today that Nike, LLC., the world’s leading innovator in footwear, apparel, equipment  and accessories, and ConnectEDU, a technology company committed to preparing and transitioning 21st century learners on their pathways from school to college to career, will be among the speakers sharing how they are leveraging cloud technology to drive their businesses at NaviCloud Expo 2013, the premier cloud conference for businesses interested in leveraging the latest in cloud technology for innovation, agility and growth. NaviCloud Expo is being held April 11-12 in Charlotte, N.C. 

Nike, LLC.’s Infrastructure Architect Paul August will share his experience deploying Navisite’s NaviCloud ONE Desktop-as-a-Service solution to offer employees flexible work environments and on-demand availability for corporate data and applications. He will also join a panel discussion on the implications of consumer technology in organizations, the impact on IT, and the solutions IT departments can deploy to best manage the BYOD phenomenon in their organization. 

ConnectEDU’s CTO Rick Blaisdell will discuss how his company has grown 20-fold after partnering with Navisite four years ago, and how rapid growth and development in the cloud is changing the role of business and IT executives. He’ll also discuss how the ease of adoption of “as-a-service” solutions is causing technology buying decisions to shift from IT to individual business units, and how business and IT executives can take a more holistic and strategic role within the company to develop business strategies. 

Navisite executives, will join strategic partners, VMware, Pomeroy, Alert Logic, and Desktone to discuss a range of topics, including leveraging innovation in network virtualization to transform a company’s operational model, and how businesses can implement best practices for risk management and disaster recovery.  NaviCloud Expo will be keynoted by James Staten, vice president, principal analyst with Forrester Research, LLC., who will discuss how being in the cloud isn't the end game, but rather what you do with it that is key. 

For more information and to register for NaviCloud Expo, click here. 

About Navisite 

Navisite, LLC, a part of Spectrum Enterprise, is a leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Navisite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application, Cloud Desktop, Cloud Infrastructure and Hosting services for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures to help lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise clients depend on Navisite for customized solutions, delivered through an international footprint of state-of-the-art data centres. For more information about Navisite services, please visit or

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