October 14th Meeting ~ Atmosera, Easystreet plus Windows 10 Part 3

Technology Wizards and Friends,

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, October 14th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district).

Easystreet is now Atmosera

In addition to the name change, there have been a lot of additional changes to Easystreet – now known as Atmosera.  Kris Houston will be on hand to tell us about the evolution of Atmosera from lifestyle company to Private Equity backed growth organization. Their strategic goals and go to market strategy in 2016, including their involvement with Microsoft. He’ll cover their target clients and partners broken out into 3 key organization types, and all the services Atmosera now has to offer as they have grown substantially. Kris will also speak about the value Atmosera provides to the MSP community and a discussion (including feedback from the group) on how Atmosera can help our members drive revenue and reduce capital expenditures.

Kris will also bring one of their engineers to answer specific technical questions but the focus of the dialogue will be on creating value for our members and getting input on how Atmosera can be a better partner.

NOTE: This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about all the new products and services this local area vendor has to offer AND to give your input as to the types of products and services you’d like them to offer you.

Kris Houston

Kris is a member of the senior sales account team at Atmosera (formerly Easystreet), brought on in March to drive new logo business relationships and account growth under the new leadership team that took over during the acquisition in 2013. His primary responsibilities are establishing a new partner channel and bringing on new clients with their contemporary hosted and Microsoft services. Kris’ background is in commercial technology sales, beginning with several years in the copier industry (POA and Canon) and most recently on the enterprise team at Comcast selling wide area Ethernet networks, voice trunks and hosted voice solutions to the mid-markets in Oregon/SW Washington. Kris is a native Oregonian, a Beaverton resident, a University of Oregon grad and a father of 3 kids under 6.

Windows 10 – Part 3

Time permitting, we’ll also continue our discussion on Windows 10 including more upgrade experiences and other items/issues.

BtC, BDR, and BP

And if we still have time, we may also continue our discussion on “Being the Cloud”, talk about BDR Strategies and Solutions, and perhaps even delve into some Best Practices.

Lunch will be provided for the first few minutes of the meeting, so get there early!

PARKING: Park in one of the 2 lots between NW 15th & NW 16th and NW Johnson & NW Kearney or NW Kearney & NW Lovejoy with the entrance to either lot on Kearney Street (located under I-405), or any other public parking facility nearby.  There is a fee to park.  Plan to arrive early to find parking as it has really been filling up lately.

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all and to your active participation in these discussions!

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.

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