Join Us – Upcoming Lewan Events

You’re invited to join us for our upcoming live breakfast event in Denver on 9/18 or webinar on 9/23:

Next Generation Risk Mitigation: What’s your plan if your business goes down?

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Where: FORTRUST, 4300 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216

Please join us for breakfast and discussion of how to ensure your disaster recovery plan really has your business protected.

Our panel of experts from the IT and cyber insurance industries will provide insight and key considerations you should be making about your people, processes and technology to best protect data and ensure liability coverage and up-time. You’ll discover common vulnerabilities that can create unnecessary costs, confusion and conflict when deploying and managing technologies in a disaster scenario.

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Killer Technologies That Slay SLAs: The latest innovations behind the world’s top data centers.

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:00 AM
Where: Webinar

Interested in the latest innovations for meeting or beating SLAs? If so, please join this thought leadership webinar brought to you by Zerto and you’ll discover real-world examples of how data centers like yours leverage the:

  • Key innovations from Flash storage
  • High-performance, high-speed DR
  • Leading-edge WAN accelerators
  • Latest in automated managed DNS

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Q&A with Lewan’s Citrix Synergy Guest Speaker

Citrix Synergy 2014Congratulations to Lewan Technology Solutions Architect, Kenneth Fingerlos, who has been chosen for another very notable speaking engagement – Citrix Synergy 2014. It’s a highly competitive selection process and speaks to the credentials Kenneth has in this industry. If you are attending the conference in LA next month, be sure to check out his presentation on XenMobile best practices.

I took a couple minutes to sit down with Kenneth and learn a little more:

What is your industry experience?
“Something like 16 years ago I took my first IT job managing desktops for University of Idaho. In that instance we had some 800 physical PCs and some 300 unique applications we were delivering to a student body of more than 15,000. I moved to the systems admin team and went on to hold other positions around servers, storage, data center infrastructure, and IT management. It was 6 years ago I took a position as an IT consultant with Lewan Technology. My job is to find ways to help customers improve business productivity and agility through the use of technology. Citrix’s products have played a large role in those solutions.”

What makes Citrix solutions such a great choice for our customers?
“In a word flexibility. There are a lot of products on the market which seek to solve a given problem in a single way. It’s like the analogy when you only have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Citrix provides a suite of options allowing customers to choose the best solution for the problem at hand and to evolve the solution over time. Extending the analogy – it’s like adding a screwdriver, pliers, saw, wrench and glue to your toolbox in addition to the hammer.

What will you be talking about at Citrix Synergy this year?
“This year my session is SYN237 – Best Practices for Deploying and Integrating XenMobile. I’ll be talking about real-world impacts and choices on existing Citrix deployments when you add the XenMobile product suite. Essentially trying to answer the questions of ‘how do I add this to my environment?’ and ‘what do I need to know in order to do this successfully?’

What do you enjoy most about attending and participating in Citrix Synergy?
“It’s hard to pick just one thing. I love product announcements and hearing the Citrix solution story. I love networking and meeting with my peers to learn about the solutions they’ve deployed and how it’s changed the business landscape for their customers. And I love learning about new technology. I suppose if it had to be just one thing its probably spending a week (or nearly one) immersed in what is possible for our customers.”

What can customers look forward to on the horizon at Lewan Technology, as a Citrix platinum solutions provider?
Lewan strives to be the best source of IT related business consulting services for our customers. We want to be a strategic partner, helping to grow and optimize their business. We aren’t just a technology reseller, there’s a lot more to the core value we bring. Looking forward, Lewan will continue driving strategic conversations with customers about how we can jointly enable and optimize business value from their IT assets and adapt to the ever changing business and technology landscape.

Lewan Named to 2014 Tech Elite 250 List

Lewan has once again earned a prestigious spot on CRN’s 2014 list of Tech Elite 250 IT Solution Providers. This elite group of IT solution providers have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors.

Lewan Technology, CRN Tech Elite 250From CRN:

In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with The Channel Company’s research group to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications – from vendors including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware, and Symantec – have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.

“The solution providers highlighted on our annual Tech Elite 250 have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained industry credibility by investing in the IT certifications necessary to stay competitive and deliver the highest level of service to their customers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “These featured solution providers have enhanced and strengthened their partnerships by earning some of the most difficult certifications from some of the biggest names in IT. We congratulate these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”

Lewan Named to Managed Service Provider Elite 150

Lewan Technology has been named to the Managed Service Provider Elite 150 of CRN’s 2014 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP500) list! As part of the list’s MSP Elite 150, Lewan is recognized as a top large data center-focused solution provider with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services.

From CRN Magazine:

The MSP500 is a brand-new annual list which recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.

In today’s world of computing power, end users are barraged by options. CRN, the leading media outlet for vendors and solution providers attempting to understand sales and service channels, selected the top MSPs in order to bring clarity to the decision-making process.

This year, CRN’s MSP500 is broken down into three groups highlighting the MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services.

“The managed services landscape continues to evolve rapidly as organizations are discovering they can impact both bottom-line and top-line growth,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “When it comes to strong managed services and off-premise solutions, these companies are the industry’s proven leaders, showing just how they can change the game for their customers and we congratulate them on their success.”

Lewan Achieves Veeam Gold/Platinum Partner Status

veeam backup, lewan gold parnterOur Enterprise Solutions team has been hard at work in the lab, training to become solutions experts for Veeam Data Protection and Backup tools. Their hard work, dedication and opportunity to train with Veeam’s technical team has earned Lewan the recognition of Gold Partner status in the Veeam ProPartner Program. Congratulations!

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Lewan Achieves Intel Platinum Status

TPp2013_rgb_68Lewan has done it again! We are excited to reach the highest level of designation with Intel again for 2013. Check out the announcement below from Steve Dallman, Intel’s Vice President & General Manager of WW Reseller Channel Organization.

“Intel is pleased to confirm that Lewan is currently part of the Intel® Technology Provider Program at a Platinum Level membership – our most prestigious program for companies that provide Intel-based technology solutions.
Platinum Level members are accepted into the program after a careful review of their business and must renew their membership annually, based on meeting eligibility requirements. They are required to attend regular training events throughout the year, which allow them to keep their technical knowledge current. Additionally, Platinum Level members must maintain several industry certifications pertinent to their area of focus, and they must demonstrate an ongoing record of customer implementations.

By working with Lewan, you are engaging with a solution provider that has a strong affiliation with, and understanding of, the Intel brand. Members of the Intel Technology Provider Program with Platinum Status have access to proprietary information, engineering support, and accelerated technical support from Intel, giving them the capability to create winning solutions based on industry-leading Intel technologies. And, they have the resources to offer a superior level of customer service and support during and beyond deployment.”

Two Lewan Experts Chosen as Citrix Synergy Presenters

Citrix just announced the list of guest presenters for this year’s Citrix Synergy LA and two of our Lewan experts were chosen after going through a rigorous judging process. Only 22 topics were chosen so we are extremely proud and excited to be presenting two of those:

Dynamic user experience, presented by Dan Brinkman
User acceptance of virtual desktops, presented by Kenneth Fingerlos

Here are more details from the Citrix announcement:

Citrix Synergy in Los Angeles, May 22-24, stands out as an open, inclusive conference where many different opinions are expressed – not just those of Citrix. In that spirit, we are proud to announce an awesome lineup of guest presenters for Synergy breakout sessions. These speakers – and their subjects – were selected through our Call for Topics program. Each made the cut after a rigorous independent judging process.

The chosen presenters include Citrix customers and partners, Citrix Technology Professionals (CTPs) and industry thought leaders such as analysts and consultants. They will share their unique viewpoints on the latest trends related to mobile workstyles, including enterprise mobility, mobile healthcare access and large-scale workplace transformation. They will focus on important technologies such as provisioning services, virtual desktop storage and cloud operations management.

A number of presenters will share their successes with mobility, cloud, virtualization and networking solutions that are delivering important benefits to their organizations. These real-world case studies are always among the most popular content at Synergy.”

See the full list of presenters

We’re Platinum! Lewan Earns Highest CommVault Partner Certification

Lewan Commvault Platinum PartnerLewan is excited to announce the addition of a new and very notable certification to our arsenal of expertise—CommVault Platinum Partner Certification. Platinum status is CommVaults’s highest and most prestigious partner designation.

Lewan is the largest and only CommVault Platinum Partner in the Rocky Mountain region, and just one of two companies to earn this prestigious certification in the west. Our team is CommVault Certified for Administration and Engineering enabling our experts to guide your project from start to finish.

CommVault is recognized by the street and leading analysts as the best of the best in the Data management industry.

Join us in Boulder next week for our 40th celebration

Lewan has grown from calculator sales into a comprehensive lineup of IT and printing solutions, but our commitment to local service and support has never wavered since 1972. Stop by for an afternoon of celebration at the Dairy Center for the Arts. Our vendor sponsors will have booths setup and we’ll have music, refreshments, giveaways, prizes and more.

Lewan & Associates 40th Anniversary Celebration – Boulder
Wednesday October 3  |  3:30-6 pm  |  Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder