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Panduit and partners to host SI summit

System integrators from around the world will converge on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico next month for a four-day congress to discuss IT challenges and explore future trends.


September 1, 2004  


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System integrators from around the world will converge on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico next month for a four-day congress to discuss IT challenges and explore future trends.

The Global Systems Integrators Congress (GSIC) is being organized by Panduit Corp. and a group of other vendors that include Cisco Systems, APC and Fluke Networks. It runs from Nov. 10-13.

The three are members of the Panduit Architecture for Converged Technologies (PACT), a vendor partner program that addresses the network, power services and cabling infrastructure considerations surrounding IP telephony and other critical applications.

“Under a traditional, vertically integrated business model, (organizations) may have looked to one vendor to satisfy network requirements, from building services and network management to consultancy and deployment” Panduit says.

“This approach not only limits choice, but also the level of product and technology innovation available.”

Steve Lennox, managing director for Panduit Canada, says the intent is to attract upwards of 500 delegates from organizations ranging from IBM Global Services to EDS.

“We do not know of any conference in the world that is targeted to the SI community,” he says. “We think we are delivering something that will be both different and focused.”

Topics range from IP convergence and infrastructure management practices to network analysis.