Category: Press Release

GDT Implements Smart Wi-Fi Plan for City of Kalamazoo, Michigan

Dallas, TX, Jul. 17, 2017 – The City of Kalamazoo, Michigan announced Friday the launch of free Wi-Fi service available at the City’s Bronson Park. The project was designed and implemented by GDT in partnership with the City as part of its ongoing Smart City enablement initiative.

Mayor Bobby Hopewell remarked during the launch that, “Access to the services and information available on the internet is increasingly becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity in our lives, whether we’re applying for a job, paying our bills, or studying for class.

“We are excited to start offering Wi-Fi in Bronson Park, but this is only the first step in the work ahead to ensure that every resident of our city has access to these resources.”

The Wi-Fi project is part of a larger effort to extend service availability throughout the city. A capital campaign is underway to raise funds for the remainder of the project.

GDT provided the technical design expertise and installation services to turn up the project which included:

  • Cisco / Meraki MR84 outdoor high density Wi-Fi access points
  • Purple Wi-Fi for guest login, analytics, guest engagement, and marketing
  • Silku Millimeter wave point-to-point GB backhaul radios
  • GDT design and integration services

Western Michigan Fox affiliate Fox 17 provided coverage of the launch and demonstrated how easily the service can be used by park-goers.

SmartX Solutions from GDT

GDT SmartX Solutions provide smart IoT capabilities to cities, campuses, industrial facilities, vehicle fleets, and more. The GDT SmartX Team focuses on identifying opportunities for automation of processes and procedures, providing actionable intelligence to decision makers.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, technology integrator and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in designing, building, and delivering best-of-breed technology solutions for service providers, enterprise networks, data centers, and more. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers hold the highest level of certification and employ the use of state-of-the-art, LEED certified facilities to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

GDT Names Vinod Muthuswamy as New President

Dallas, TX, Jul. 10, 2017 – Dallas-based technology integrator GDT today announced Vinod Muthuswamy has been named president, effective immediately. As President, Muthuswamy will have responsibility for all of the company’s operating units worldwide including the extensive engineering and field delivery resources throughout the United States. He will report directly to founder and CEO JW Roberts.
Muthuswamy, 39, is a 17-year veteran of the IT industry. Prior to his role as President of GDT, Muthuswamy served as president of GDT Advanced Solutions, a Managed Services organization and wholly-owned subsidiary of GDT. As president of GDT Advanced Solutions, Muthuswamy led a group of over 100 consultants, engineers, solution architects, and sales resources, delivering services across a broad set of vertical markets. During his time as President of GDT Advanced Solutions, Muthuswamy grew the top line 588% in total contract value while expanding service offerings into Hybrid IaaS, Cloud Consumption Services, Advanced Autonomics and Digital Labor.
GDT Advanced Solutions has been absorbed under the GDT Managed Services Group following Muthuswamy’s move into his role as President of GDT.

A Proven Industry Leader
Prior to joining GDT Advanced Solutions, Muthuswamy served as Chief Technology Officer of 3Qube Technologies. At 3Qube, Muthuswamy focused on the development of 3Qube’s Service and Solutions portfolio, driving innovation in technology and operations.
Before his time at 3Qube, Muthuswamy served as Vice President of Managed Services and Cloud Services for NEC Corporation of America (NEC). In this role, Vinod lead an organization both in the U.S. and overseas that consisted of more than 200 consultants, engineers, solution architects, and developers that served enterprise and public sector customers. Under his leadership, NEC’s award-winning, Gartner recognized Managed and Support Services business experienced a significant and profitable growth year-over-year and represented more than $100 million in annual revenue.

About GDT
Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, technology integrator and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in designing, building, and delivering best-of-breed technology solutions for service providers, enterprise networks, data centers, and more. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers hold the highest level of certification and employ the use of state-of-the-art, LEED certified facilities to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

Inpixon Channel Momentum with location Analytics and Security

IT Solutions Firm GDT Integrating with Inpixon to Protect Federal Agencies and Organizations from BYOD and IoT Risks

PALO ALTO, Calif., May x, 2017Inpixon (NASDAQ: INPX), a leading indoor positioning and data analytics company, today announced increasing channel momentum for Inpixon’s leading Indoor Positioning Analytics (IPA) solution. The company is now working with IT solutions firm GDT to deliver the benefits of sensor technology, real-time positioning and data analytics to customers across industries.

Inpixon IPA is the first positioning system designed to deliver full scope real-time location and precise positioning of all mobile devices – including cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth–from a single security dashboard and can be integrate with other physical and logical security systems. As a result, this has enabled partners to meet customer demand and develop solutions suites for several markets including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, retail and government agencies.

“Federal and government agencies, along with other industries handling mission-critical information, are racing to stay ahead of the risks associated with the rapid adoption of integrated Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices in the workplace,” said Nadir Ali CEO of Inpixon. “Through our partnership with innovative technology integrators like GDT, we are continuing our strong momentum in the security market in delivering the benefits of advanced security and visibility to combat risks associated with Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and IoT.”

The Inpixon IPA solution improves visibility into the network and total enterprise, multiplying a security team’s effect by positioning trusted devices and uncovering potential threats. Its sensors passively and anonymously monitor of both known and unknown devices, sending alerts in real-time when unauthorized devices enter a protected zone. Inpixon’s data science analytics platform enables administration, real-time monitoring, data collection, auditing and analytics reporting including connectors to integrate other surveillance, device management and identity management systems.

“We are continuously looking for new technologies to help our customers with the best possible IT solutions. Growing dependency on IoT devices in our business and personal lives is one such threat situation that enterprises are not prepared to tackle. Inpixon IPA identifies wireless devices integrating a security platform to create customer-centric offerings for various markets,” said JW Roberts CEO of GDT.

About Inpixon

Inpixon (NASDAQ: INPX) is a leader in Indoor Positioning and Data Analytics. Inpixon sensors are designed to find all accessible cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth devices anonymously. Paired with a high performance, data analytics platform this technology delivers visibility, security, and business intelligence on any commercial or government premises world-wide. Inpixon’s products, infrastructure solutions, and professional services group help customers take advantage of mobile, big data, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to uncover the untold stories of the indoors. For the latest insight on Indoor Positioning and Data Analytics, follow Inpixon on LinkedIn and @InpixonHQ on Twitter.

About GDT

GDT is an award-winning technology integration partner with revenue nearing a billion dollars annually. GDT is Cisco Gold Reseller with triple master specializations and an impressive list of awards that includes Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year for four consecutive years. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, GDT maintains offices in the Northeast and on the West Coast of the US, as well as an international presence in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK. GDT translates the latest ideas and technologies into inventive solutions that accelerate outcomes and realize the goals of IT and the vision of business leaders.

Contacts

Inpixon Investor Relations:
CorProminence LLC
Scott Arnold, +1 516-222-2560
Managing Director
www.corprominence.com
Inpixon Media Contact:
PAN Communications
Hilary Katulak, +1 617-502-4347
Inpixion@pancomm.com

GDT Achieves Cisco Lifecycle Advisor Partner Status

Dallas based GDT, a leading international IT solutions and services provider for business, service providers, government, and healthcare, today announced that it has been named a lifecycle advisor (LCA) partner by Cisco. A program available by invitation only, the lifecycle advisor designation recognizes GDT as having the expertise to not only sell Cisco software, but also enable customer success through seamless adoption, management, and renewal of Cisco services and solutions.

“We are excited to be one of only a select few companies to qualify as Cisco lifecycle advisor partners,” said Vinod Muthuswamy, president of GDT. “We have never been more dedicated to helping our customers implement successful strategies for managing their complete technology lifecycle. The new LCA designation bears out our commitment to delivering end-to-end IT solutions as well as the deep bench of expertise supporting our services.”

With LCA partner status, GDT expands its ability to help customers make the most of their IT investments through a high-touch, “white-glove” approach delivered by a team of dedicated lifecycle services resources providing visibility and responsiveness unparalleled in the industry.

About GDT

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider and Cisco Gold Partner. GDT specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying, and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, service providers, government, and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.

GDT is Building Smart City of the Future in Dallas

GDT, The Dallas-based technology integrator, is building the smart city of the future. With a project called “Deep Ellum Experience,” GDT hopes to kick start efforts to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to downtown Dallas.

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GDT Awarded Fittest Company Title at 2017 Fit Company Challenge


Dallas, TX May 08, 2017

GDT, the Dallas-based IT integrator, won 1st place overall at the 2017 Fit Company Challenge and was awarded the title of Fittest Company, beating over 200 competitors from other Dallas area firms. Held annually and hosted by the Fit Company Institute, the Fit Company Challenge aims to promote corporate health and wellness through team-based fitness competitions offered around the country.

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HPE awards GDT Platinum Partner Status!

Dallas, Texas – Dallas-based GDT has aligned themselves strongly with HPE around compute, storage and networking and is excited to announce that it has obtained HPE Platinum Partner Level status.  HPEs offerings align perfectly with the GDT practices offering our customers a suit of advance technologies across servers, storage, networking and integrated systems.

“HPE sees unlimited potential in our partnership with GDT” says Terry Richardson, VP & GM, US Channel Sales at HPE “We believe that GDT’s capabilities in design, delivery, and managed services and their expertise and understanding of HPE solutions will exponentially increase the value we strive to bring to our customers. Their ability to deliver business solutions to blue chip clients across the globe places General Data Tech in an elite class of the HPE Platinum Partner Community.”

GDT has completed intense training to become proficient and qualified in HPE solutions attaining numerous prestigious qualifications including HPE Server, HPE Storage and HPE Networking Certification.

Owen Grove, GDT’s Partner Alliance Manager says that “After listening to our customers and seeing how well HPE is positioned in the marketplace, investing heavily in a partnership with HPE was an easy decision—a decision we are very excited about.

About GDT
GDT is an award-winning technology integration partner with revenue nearing a billion dollars annually. GDT is Cisco Gold Reseller with triple master specializations and an impressive list of awards that includes Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year for four consecutive years. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, GDT maintains offices in the Northeast and on the West Coast of the US, as well as an international presence in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and the UK. GDT translates the latest ideas and technologies into inventive solutions that accelerate outcomes and realize the goals of IT and the vision of business leaders.

Press Contact
Darjon Bittner
GDT
214.857.6229

darjon.bittner@gdt.com

 

Revealed: Santa Uses Cisco for International Collab this Year

Santa is bringing the cheer with Cisco Technology

December 12, 2016

Dallas, Texas – The days leading up to Christmas is a joyous time of year where families look forward to spending time together with loved ones. Children are ensuring they are on their best behavior in order to make it onto Santa’s “Good List” as they tell Santa their wishes.

Unfortunately, some patients of Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX are not fortunate enough to sit on Santa’s lap.  Therefore, through the combined efforts of GDT, Cisco and Cook Children’s, they have brought Santa direct to the good boys and girls via the Cisco DX Series Unified Communications platform leveraging Jabber video calls.  The Cisco DX80 Telepresence system from the North Pole connected Santa with young patients in their rooms. These children were able to interact with Santa and his elves sharing with him all of their secret wishes.

Cook Children’s Medical Center, GDT and Cisco hope these efforts have brought some smiles to the brave children and their parents this year making it a happy holiday for everyone.

About GDT

GDT is an award-winning technology integration partner with revenue nearing a billion dollars annually. GDT is Cisco Gold Reseller with triple master specializations and an impressive list of awards that includes Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year for four consecutive years. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, GDT maintains offices in the Northeast and on the West Coast of the US, as well as an international presence in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and the UK. GDT translates the latest ideas and technologies into inventive solutions that accelerate outcomes and realize the goals of IT and the vision of business leaders.

 

Press Contact

Darjon Bittner

GDT

214.857.6229

darjon.bittner@gdt.com

 

GDT’s Chief Financial Officer Bob Kelly

GDT, Dallas – GDT welcomes Mr. Bob Kelly as GDT’s Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Kelly will be joining the management team bringing with him over 20 years of experience leading finance teams in entrepreneurial companies, with extensive experience in the IT Services sector at Perot Systems, Dell and McAfee.

“At GDT we are constantly looking at how we can optimize our systems and procedures, so we are thrilled to have Mr. Kelly join our team. We look forward to leveraging his significant experience leading through transformation, including global expansion and mergers and acquisitions in both public and private companies.” said GDT owner and CEO JW Roberts.

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GDT Named to CRN 2016 Solution Provider 500 List

Dallas, Texas – GDT announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named it among its 2016 Solution Provider 500 list. The SP500 list is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants in North America by revenue. (more…)