“Raising the Bar | EMC with VMware”
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
The Harbour Club
35 Prioleau Street
Charleston, South Carolina
4:00 – 5:30 P.M. (Prioleau Ballroom):
Derek Bell, eGroup
Brian Gatta, EMC
5:30-7:00 P.M. (Prioleau Ballroom)
Networking Event with access to industry experts from eGroup and EMC at your fingertips! Read more >>
eGroup recently donated in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Trident Area’s 2011 “Push-Up Lowcountry Kids” 4th Annual Push-Up Competition. This investment will enable the Boys and Girls Clubs staff members to provide children with a safe and encouraging environment that focuses on improving Club Members’ academic success, good character, citizenry, and lifestyle habits. It will help deliver exciting and educational programs to hundreds od boys and girls, and help the Club to achieve its mission to enable all young people, especially those who need it the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
On April 30th Dean Stephens, of Channel 4, led teams of 6 formed from local gyms, businesses, restaurants, and sports teams. Each team was responsible for raising $5,000 throughout the time leading up to the event. One the day of the event, all of the teams met in Marion Square to see which team could do the most push-ups. Teams were awarded based on who raises the most money, and who did the most push-ups.
Read more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America here.
eGroup sponsored and presented the Grand Prize (an iPad) at Force Protection Industries’ “Beat the Bulge” awards ceremony that took place on-site at FPI on Monday, April 25th.
“Beat the Bulge” is not just a weight loss contest, but a lifestyle change initiative developed by FPI that encourages employees who wish to participate to name their bulge – be it high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, stress or simply just being overweight – and to overcome it through exercise, nutrition and behavior modification. The contest ran from January-April 2011.
Resources made available to participants during the contest included access to certified professionals, a fitness boot camp, a complimentary gym membership, weight loss programs, lunch and learns, and other on-site activities.
There was a team component of the initiative to help foster comraderie and peer support, and prizes went to both the “Beat the Bulge” team champions as well as the individual champion. No more than 50% of team members could be on the weight loss program for the contest, at least 50% had to participate in the physical activity or biometric improvement programs. Points were earned in a variety of ways including weight loss points, exercise points, bonus points (submission of reports) and penalty points (drop out, failure to weigh in, etc.)
The program’s mission to “promote physical activity and safe weight loss through proper nutrition and exercise, to encourage peer support in the work place, an to provide an activity that is healthy, educational and fun” was wildly successful and well received by employees. As a result, FPI plans to run additional ”Beat the Bulge” contests an ongoing basis throughout the year.
A Technical Briefing + Networking Bash brought to you by eGroup:
“Implementing VMware ThinApp & View 4.5: Strategies for Success!”
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
4:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Charleston Harbor Resort + Marina
20 Patriots Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. (Atlantic Ballroom): Technical Briefing, Will Turbeville, eGroup
5:30 – 7:00 P.M. (Sunrise Terrace): Networking Bash w/ access to industry experts from eGroup, VMware, Cisco, and EMC at your fingertips! Join us for drinks and appetizers overlooking the beautiful Charleston Harbor.
• Learn how to overcome Windows 7 migration challenges and ensure application compatibility of your mission critical desktop applications
• Learn how to Virtualize your desktop applications with VMware ThinApp to build in compatibility
• Learn how to Virtualize your desktops with VMware View for centralized management of your user environment
• Learn how you can ensure delivery of the best user experience with VMware View PCoIP
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Below is a list of upcoming eGroup events, w/ a link to the registration page for each:
September 9-10th: eGroup is a Platinum Sponsor of the AITP’s Greater Charleston Business + Technology Summit in Charleston.
September 13-14: eGroup will have a booth at SCITDA–South Carolina Information Technology Director’s Association Fall Conference in Columbia.
September 16th: eGroup is a Platinum Sponsor of the Carolinas Technology Conference in Columbia.
September 24th: Charlotte UCS Users Group– eGroup will be demoing its own UCS B-Series equipment and running a View lab. *Registration information to come!*
September 25th: USMC Mud Run. eGroup is participating, along w/ customers and vendors, in an all-terrain adventure race in Columbia, SC.
October 2nd: eGroup is a Silver Sponsor of SQL Saturday in Columbia.