Category: Press Release

GDT and Toy Giant Innovate for Christmas

GDT announced today the application of unprecedented innovation in one of its largest projects to date. GDT and a centuries-old, international manufacturer of toys and gifts for children of all ages partnered in the deployment of the latest in sensor technology, analytics, artificial intelligence and facial recognition, as well as cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, best-of-breed network and data center technologies and services. The toy conglomerate, unnamed as of this release, took advantage of the expertise of GDT architects and engineers and the depth and breadth of its partnerships and practices. (more…)

GDT Sponsors Local High Schools, Nonprofit Publisher

The Marble Collection (TMC), nonprofit publisher of the “Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts,” announced the recent $5,000 Patron Sponsorship of GDT Northeast. The sponsorship supports the production and distribution of the publication, the only statewide print and online magazine of the arts that features jury-selected artwork, prose, poetry, photography, and music by students in grades eight through 12. It also ensures that TMC can continue to offer its Student Mentoring Workshop. The workshop partners teen writers and artists with college student mentors who guide their work to publication at no cost to under-resourced schools across the state.

“The creative arts give birth to creative thinkers, and these thinkers are our future workforce,” said Allan Wilayto, GDT senior account manager. “We are more than happy to do our part in the support of these students and this organization that empowers them during their endeavor for excellence in this creative education process.”

The GDT sponsorship champions twenty Massachusetts high schools: Abington High School, Amherst High School, Auburn High School, Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, Burlington High School, Everett High School, Gann Academy, Groton School, Groton-Dunstable Regional, Malden High School, Masconomet Regional, Nauset Regional, Newton North High School, Sutton High School, Taunton High School, Waltham High School, Wayland High School, Westford Academy, Whitman Hanson Regional, and Xaverian Brothers High School. During the current academic year, TMC plans to collaborate with 200 schools and community groups to publish and mentor 100 teen artists and writers.

“Making a difference for local communities has been our mission since the first day we opened our doors. We’re proud to make a difference in cities and towns we live and work in,” says Middlesex President & Chief Executive Officer John Heerwagen.

About GDT

GDT translates the latest ideas and technologies into inventive solutions that facilitate learning, accelerate student achievement, and automate administrative processes. GDT is an award-winning technology integration partner with revenue nearing a billion dollars annually. GDT is a Cisco Gold Reseller with triple master specializations and an impressive list of awards that includes Cisco Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures and 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.

About The Marble Collection [TMC]

The Marble Collection, Inc. [TMC], a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization, publishes the only Massachusetts statewide print and online magazine of the arts featuring jury-selected artwork, writing, poetry, photography, and music by students in grades 8 to 12. TMC also offers e-Mentoring workshops in which teen writers and artists are partnered with college student mentors who help them refine their voices and guide their work to publication. At a time when budget cuts and an emphasis on standardized testing mean that fewer teens in Massachusetts have access to the arts, TMC collaborates with 200 Massachusetts schools and community groups to publish and mentor 100 teen writers and artists each school year.

For additional information on TMC please visit: http://www.themarblecollection.org.

Press Contacts:

Deanna Elliot
The Marble Collection
508.692.8912
Deanna@themarblecollection.org

Darjon Bittner
GDT
214.857.6229
darjon.bittner@gdt.com

GDT Secures Connectivity and Service with CA Management

Technology integrator GDT provides managed and professional services to 600-plus clients around the world. The company sees itself as bridging the gap between technology and its clients’ bottom-line business requirements. “We aim to keep our lens trained on the needs of the client while staying one step ahead of technology,” adds Anil Vettle, Director of Managed Services at GDT. (more…)

GDT and Cisco Help Santa at Cook Children’s Health Care System

This Friday, December 12, for the second year in a row, GDT and its Collaboration Team of architects and engineers bring a live presence to the annual Cisco Santa Connection program at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. The Cisco Santa Connection delivers live-video visits to hospitalized children who would otherwise be unable to go see Santa and let him know what tops his or her wish list.

Last year more than 2,700 children at hospitals across the nation shared their wishes with a “North Pole” bound Santa and more than 5,800 children and their siblings received gifts or blankets. This year, the Cisco Santa Connection will bring Santa as close to in-person as possible at approximately 50 hospitals across North America.

The Cisco Santa Connection makes available state-of-the-art high-definition, Cisco Telepresence EX endpoint devices on mobile carts and Cisco Jabber on devices with web-enabled cameras — such as smartphones, tablets or laptops. The unified communication solution connects people across regional or global locations for training, consultation and specialized collaboration and brings an improved patient experience through more effective communications between medical staff.

On Friday, the GDT team will act as elves in the delivery of Santa to the children and families who will be spending the holiday at Cook Children’s.

About Cook Children’s

Cook Children’s Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.

About GDT

GDT is an award-winning technology integration partner with revenue nearing a billion dollars annually. GDT is a Cisco Gold Reseller with triple master specializations and an impressive list of awards that includes Cisco Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures and 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.

About Cisco Santa Connection

During the 2014 holiday season, approximately 50 hospitals throughout North America will participate in the Cisco Santa Connection Program.  This interactive experience enables hospitalized children to remotely connect and communicate with Santa using Cisco’s video collaboration technologies. Through the magic of the Internet, the children are connected over video directly to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole where they can share their wish lists directly with Old St. Nick. After a personal conversation with Santa, children can join their families and enjoy a holiday party complete with gifts at the hospital.  The Santa Connection Program was developed seven years ago to provide children and their families a bit of holiday cheer and happiness during their hospital stay. For more information, please contact Sarah Rich (sarich@cisco.com).

Press Contact

Darjon Bittner
GDT
214.857.6229
darjon.bittner@gdt.com

John J. Roger Joins GDT

In the wake of record growth in sales and revenues, GDT, a multi-vendor technology integrator and Cisco Gold Partner, brings on board John J. Roger as its first-ever Chief Operating Officer. According to owner and CEO JW Roberts, he and Roger will be working closely to coordinate the efforts of company leaders in their support of the growing team of GDT associates and to oversee the entire GDT sales and services operation. (more…)

GDT to Deliver Multi-Sensor Data Analytics to Smart Cities

GDT, a powerhouse of next-generation IT solution deployment and thought leadership, and Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS Labs), a leader in multi-sensor data analytics, today announced a partnership that will help bring cutting-edge behavioral recognition technology to new markets.

According to the agreement, GDT will act as an authorized reseller of the BRS Labs award-winning AISight® platform. AISight is a self-learning, multi-sensor data analytics solution that recognizes and alerts on abnormal patterns within massive volumes of data. AISight’s multi-sensor data analytics have many applications, including big data, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), intelligent video analytics, Information Security (InfoSec), Building Management Systems (BMS), and other core business functions.

BRS Labs plans to leverage the global reach of GDT and their relationships with top-tier companies in diverse vertical markets to bring AISight’s revolutionary technology to new customers in existing markets while exploring new big data applications. The deep Texas roots of GDT in oil and gas complement BRS Labs’ recent entrance into this market with the release of AISight for SCADA.

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GDT Expands Internationally and throughout United States

Today GDT announced the planned expansion of its Dallas campus in the Brookhollow Industrial District. The company purchased 8120 Ambassador Row and entered into a lease/purchase agreement on 8000 Ambassador Row. Closing is set for the end of November 2014 with extensive renovations planned for 2015.

The two latest acquisitions add more than 90,000 square feet to the company’s Ambassador Row campus that also include the adjacent GDT Dallas Customer Service Center and GDT Manufacturing, which manufactures custom fiber optic and copper cable assemblies.

Renovations have already begun at the Customer Service Center that houses the company’s headquarters, warehouse, tech labs and network operations center and are set for completion in mid-February 2015. These renovations include, a state-of-the-art 3,200 sq. ft. Network Operations Center (NOC) to better accommodate more workstations and engineers to support the growth in managed services offerings. Additionally, the company is building the GDT EXPERIENCE, an interactive, virtual environment that showcases the technology and services offered by GDT through partnership with vendors such as Cisco, EMC and NetApp.

According to GDT President and Founder JW Roberts, the company’s continued growth is driving the need for expansion and renovation. “We’re delivering a volume of large-scale solutions to enterprise clients and service providers,” Roberts said. “And we need space to demonstrate our ability to apply innovation to today’s business challenges.”

Over the past two years, GDT has experienced a 58% year-to-year growth in the sale of service provider technologies and an increase in engineering intellectual capital that includes a 400% increase in optical engineering. This expansion comes on top of GDT’s previous multi-million dollar investment in lab facilities and in the creation and development of talent through its GDT Academy.

With a strong focus on national growth and serving each coast, GDT has also added a new West Coast office outside of San Francisco, California, and a Northeast office outside of Boston, Massachusetts. GDT Senior Account ExecutiveAllan Wilayto said, “We’re offering Northeast businesses the best in turnkey networking and IT solutions leveraged by our award-winning engineering excellence.”

GDT has also recently expanded its Houston, Texas, office into new facilities and opened new Texas offices inAustin, San Antonioand El Paso. In order to support international customers, GDT has opened offices in Australia,Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and the UK. New locations are opening soon in Brazil and India.

About GDT

GDT is an award-winning technology integration partner with revenue nearing a billion dollars annually. GDT is a Cisco Gold Reseller with triple master specializations and an impressive list of awards that includes Cisco Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures and 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