HOUSTON, Texas – August, 15 2016 – Data Foundry, a leading provider of premier data center colocation and managed services, is pleased to announce its support of the Association of Information Technology Professionals’ (AITP) Houston chapter as the 2016-2017 platinum sponsor. AITP provides a platform for IT professionals to network, mentor, collaborate, grow and continue gaining knowledge in different areas of IT.
As the platinum sponsor, Data Foundry provides a scholarship to help motivated Houston students become future leaders in information technology. The sponsorship also helps fund educational and networking events for IT professionals in the Houston area throughout the year. One of these events is the annual AITP/CIO panel, scheduled for September 29, 2016 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Houston Racquet Club. This event is highly educational, and students from local AITP student chapters are invited to hear the panel discussion and network with peers in their field.
Data Foundry President, Shane Menking, expresses his support of the organization, “What we appreciate about AITP, and one of the main reasons we like to support them financially, is that they support non-typical students, such as working moms and adults returning to school to gain knowledge in IT and seek better-paying jobs.”
AITP is a leading national society of professionals in information technology. Founded in 1951 as NMAA and later known as DPMA, the name Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) was adopted in 1996. AITP members span every level of the IT industry from mainframe systems, to micro systems, to PC based LAN and WAN systems, to virtual systems and the Internet. The mission of the Houston chapter is to encourage and empower the next generation of leaders in technology. In individual chapters and as a national association, AITP seeks to advance the IT profession through professional development, support of IT education, and national policies on IT that improve society as a whole. The AITP Houston chapter supports students at colleges in the area, including the University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M and others.
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Data Foundry is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas that provides data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services for enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. The company's premier data centers are supported by experienced onsite technicians, security staff and customer support 24 X 7 X 365. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry owns and operates purpose-built, carrier-neutral data centers in Texas and operates a global network with colocation presences for deployments worldwide. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.
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