EAGAN, Minn., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As a new corporate member of the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD), seven-time Avaya BusinessPartner of the Year and communications expert NACR will be a Bronze Sponsor of the NASTD's 33rd Annual Conference and Technology Showcase, August 28-September 2 in Portland, OR. The NASTD is an organization committed to advancing the effective use of Information Technology (IT) to facilitate operational efficiencies in state government.
NACR (www.nacr.com) is the largest Avaya channel partner worldwide and an expert provider of end-to-end communications solutions — delivering comprehensive sales, consultative and technical support, as well as managed services, maintenance and repairs. NACR also has extensive Nortel certifications and is authorized to sell Nortel Enterprise Solutions (NES) in addition to the full line of Avaya products and services.
The NASTD represents IT professionals from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and the private sector. State members provide and manage IT services and facilities for state agencies and other public entities, often including hospitals, prisons, colleges and universities. These members also play a strategic role in planning and shaping state government technology infrastructures and policies. Corporate members of the NASTD, such as NACR, provide IT services and equipment to state government.
"NACR is thrilled to be part of the NASTD and have more opportunities to positively affect the use of technology across a wide range of state entities," according to Rena Taylor, Public Sector Director at NACR. "Our membership will provide more venues in which we can brainstorm ideas with state NASTD members and hear firsthand what their needs, issues and challenges are, not only from an IT perspective but also in terms of funding and citizen concerns."
As a member of the NASTD, NACR will participate in the organization's Corporate Alliance Council, which provides a forum where members can share ideas on how to best serve the NASTD's purpose and build strong relationships between corporations and state government. NACR will also sponsor and attend the NASTD's regional seminars and other events — providing additional arenas in which state IT professionals can confer with NACR associates on a one-to-one basis.
"By participating in the NASTD, NACR can further help states use the latest technology to improve daily life and provide equal access to services for citizens," said Taylor. "At the same time, we can help government use technology to meet its needs for improved operational efficiencies, with benefits such as lower costs, reduced energy use, faster response to citizen requests, greater accuracy and more effective use of resources."
The NASTD's upcoming 2010 Conference and Technology Showcase in Portland will feature speakers from some of the nation's most recognized technology organizations. The event will also feature a high-level panel discussion on the future of cloud computing, a look at the potential role states may play in a national broadband plan and reports from NASTD's four regional organizations.
NACR customers who will be attending the NASTD conference should call their NACR National Account Manager to arrange a briefing at the event. New customers and interested businesses that want more information can contact NACR at 1-888-321-NACR (6227) or www.nacr.com.
With offices nationwide, NACR (Eagan, MN) is a certified Avaya Platinum BusinessPartner, a seven-time Avaya BusinessPartner of the Year, multiple award winner from industry partners, and the Value Added Solutions Provider of choice for today's leading businesses. NACR delivers proven, scalable, cost-efficient solutions tailored to a customer's business communication needs, in an end-to-end package that includes consultation, design, implementation, and monitoring. With its strategic partners, including Avaya, NACR provides customers with solutions in VoIP migration, convergence, mobility, unified messaging, and contact centers. For more information, call 1-888-321-NACR (6227) or go to www.nacr.com.