Category Archives: Past Events

May 10th Meeting ~ CRU with Tyler Samsa & Richard Withey

Our May Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, May 10th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district).

CRU

It has been a few years since we’ve seen our friends from CRU and there have been a number of changes since their last visit.  Please plan to join us as Tyler Samsa and Richard Withey will be on hand to bring us up to speed on everything CRU.

CRU developed and patented the 1st removable drive over 20 years ago, and became the de facto standard for security conscious agencies worldwide.  Today, companies and organizations that have the same data security concerns as Government customers, like the idea of using the same products and technology that Government agencies do for data security.

Our products offer exceptional value. Our removable storage products offer market-leading quality, performance and support.

We would like to help you sell & promote CRU products.  We have a robust marketing group that is here to support you.

CRU has structured its pricing model so our resellers make well above industry standard margins. We may never be your highest revenue reseller, but we will be one of your highest margin resellers.

Richard Withey has been with CRU for over 15 years, starting as the technical support representative providing external support for CRU product lines.  In 2009, he moved into the Engineering Technician role at CRU where he validates CRU products before they are released. He also manages CRU’s engineering lab and contributes to other IT projects in the company.

Tyler Samsa is an Account Manager at CRU, where he supports resellers of CRU products. He helps resellers and other customers find the right products for their applications, as well as supplying project costs and quotes. He is a resource for marketing materials and documentation as he provides presales and post-sales support.

NOTE: Lunch will be provided by CRU (for those who show up early enough to get one) – Please be sure to thank Tyler and Richard!

Looking forward to your active participation in our meeting!

Ken Shafer
Technology Wizards

Reminder: Technology Wizards meetings are intended for current Technology Wizards members or potential members.  Potential members must be owners or employees of a/an IT services business whose main purpose is to support small business using Microsoft products and services in some capacity.

April 12th Meeting ~ Todd Koopman with SonicWALL

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March 8th Meeting ~ Roy Seney with StorageCraft

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February 8th Meeting ~ DATTO – Total Data Protection Platform

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October 12th Meeting ~ Ninja RMM

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September 14th Meeting ~ The Future Through the Past Part 2

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August 10th Meeting ~ The Future Through the Past

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July 13th Meeting ~ Website Security and O365 for Technology Wizards

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