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GDT AWARDED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES CONTRACT

New Contract Makes GDT Advanced Managed Services available to State and Local Government, Public Education, and Other Public Entities in Texas

General Datatech L.P. (GDT) which provides IT solutions for enterprise, healthcare, and government, announced today that it was awarded a Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contract for Managed Network Services for telecommunication.  The contract is available to Texas state and local government, public education, and other public entities in Texas.

“We believe that this contract will serve to further support our efforts to expand services and solutions for the Public Sector,” said Tom Ducatelli, Executive Vice President of Sales, GDT.

The DIR contract (contract number DIR-TSO-TMP-262, Managed Services for Telecommunications) will go into effect on November 15, 2017.

The Texas DIR facilitates and support Texas government use of information and communications technology — everything from computers, Internet service, data storage, online applications, and much more — so that health, education, transportation, and other services are delivered to the citizens and businesses of Texas efficiently.

Recently, GDT merged with Managed Service provider Advanced Solutions. The merger has provided expanded capabilities around managed network services from a state-of-the-art network and security operations center in Dallas, TX.

For more information about the DIR contract for GDT, visit the website or contact Director of Marketing Darjon Bittner at darjon.bittner@gdt.com

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 Announces Merger with MSP Advanced Solutions

GDT, a leading international IT solutions provider, and Advanced Solutions, a provider of managed IT operational services, today announced the merger of the two companies. Effective immediately, the combined organization will conduct business in Dallas, Texas as General Datatech, L.P., commonly referred to as GDT.

The combined company will be privately held and operated under the GDT brand. Vinod Muthuswamy, President of GDT said, “We have decided to merge with Advanced Solutions because we believe that a consolidated organization will allow us to offer a wider portfolio of advanced technology services. Our customers will benefit from the additional engineering and technical resources from within the combined organization”.

Over the last year, Advanced Solutions has grown 300% in the managed services space launching a state-of-the-art NOC & SOC facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Combined the companies have more than 600 technology professionals. As a regionally undisputed market leader in the IT space, the new GDT will continue to drive technology innovation while providing customers with world-class managed services.

Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, international multi-vendor IT solutions provider specializing in consultation, design, deployment, and management of advanced technology solutions. The combined organization will operate from the GDT Innovation Campus and integration center.

Over the last 20 years, GDT has grown its core engineering practice to achieve master-level certifications in security, collaboration, cloud, and carrier-grade service provider technologies. 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 First to Gain Cisco Master Service Provider Specialization

Dallas, TX – August 21, 2017 – Dallas based GDT, a leading international IT solutions and services provider for business, service providers, government, and healthcare, today announced that it has achieved the Cisco Systems Master Service Provider Specialization. This highly-coveted specialization recognizes GDT’s expertise in designing, deploying, and managing sophisticated, carrier-grade Cisco Service Provider IT solutions. GDT is the only company in North America to obtain this elite status and one of only two Cisco partners worldwide to hold Master Service Provider status.

“This unique certification showcases GDT’s commitment and expertise in delivering industry leading communications, networking, optical, and data center technologies for the Service Provider industry,” said Tom Ducatelli, executive vice president of sales and marketing for GDT. “Our investments with Cisco enable GDT sales and engineering teams to provide thought leadership and expertise for tier 1, 2, and 3 Solution Providers.  Working together with Cisco, GDT has been recognized as providing the highest quality solutions and services in the industry.”

Supporting the World’s Largest Service Providers

To earn this distinction, GDT obtained multiple Cisco training and technical program certification requirements, demonstrating GDT’s proprietary methodology of designing and deploying next-generation carrier-class networks supported by core Cisco technologies. Technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), enterprise media, and optical transport support backbone infrastructure for the world’s largest Service Providers as well as public sector and enterprise customers that require carrier-class solutions. To obtain the Cisco Master Service Provider Specialization, GDT was also required to hold numerous specialized Cisco Certifications including Advanced Service Provider Architecture Specialization, Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization, Advanced Unified Compute Specialization, and Red Hat Certified Open Stack Systems Administrator, among others.

As the only Cisco partner in North America to hold this certification, GDT is dedicated to supporting the needs of these customers and to continue investing in resources around Service Provider technologies. GDT is a longtime triple and now quadruple Master Certified Cisco Gold Partner.  GDT holds numerous high-level and elite Cisco designations including Master Specializations in Security, Collaboration, Cloud Builder, and now Service Provider.

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.

Dallas Fiber Manufacturer Names Joshua Benners as New President

Dallas, TX – Dallas-based fiber and structured cabling manufacturer GDT Manufacturing (GDTMFG) today announced Joshua Benners has been named President, effective July 24th, 2017. As President, Benners said he will move directly to align operations with those of GDTMFG’s parent-company, technology integrator GDT. He also said he will expand the company’s portfolio of fiber and copper cabling assemblies to include additional offerings such as custom cabinets, enclosures, transceivers, and memory.

Benners, 27, is a newcomer to the world of fiber and data cable assembly. Prior to his role as President of GDTMFG, Benners served as Director of Launch Services for GDT. As Director of Launch, Benners led a group of 30 service operation professionals and was responsible for professional service proposals, travel, resource management, and change management for the company’s $500+ million data center and enterprise networking business. During his time as Director of Launch, he implemented business intelligence services including analytics to reduce unnecessary spend and increase billable hours across the delivery organization.

Before his time as Director of Launch Services, Benners was in professional services sales for GDT. During that period, Benners succeeded in growing services sales across some of the company’s largest Fortune 500 accounts.

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.

Dallas Technology Integrator GDT Names Tom Ducatelli EVP Sales

Dallas, TX, Jul. 17, 2017 – Dallas-based technology integrator GDT today announced Tom Ducatelli has been named Executive Vice President of Sales, effective immediately. As EVP of Sales, Ducatelli will have responsibility for all of the company’s sales organization including over 50 Account Executives throughout the United States.

Ducatelli is a Global Sales and Operations Executive, with a 26-year track record of transforming technology focused businesses from product centric to solutions centric sales and operations models. Mr. Ducatelli demonstrates hardware, software and Infrastructure services thought leadership expertise across a wide spectrum of IT solutions and verticals within Global IT solutions providers.

An Industry Veteran and Thought Leader

Previously Ducatelli served as Executive Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales at PCM. Prior to PCM Ducatelli was Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Zones Inc. based in Seattle, WA for 9 years.  Ducatelli was Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales at Tech Data Corporation a $20 billion multi-national distributor of IT products. Prior to that he served as senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Dallas-based CompuCom Systems Inc. a $1.7 billion IT reseller and solution provider he joined in 1994. Prior to CompuCom Ducatelli spent six years as a national sales executive with mid-range computer manufacturer Digital Equipment Corp.

Ducatelli is adept at developing transformational sales and marketing strategies, developing new business markets and applying cross-functional leadership efforts to accelerate revenue, profits and business within information technology focused companies. Ducatelli has led the successful transformation of teams with more than 800 resources within the specific solution verticals of enterprise software, hardware, infrastructure solutions and managed services ranging from mid-market to Fortune 500 organizations.

Mr. Ducatelli has operational and vertical market experience within the IT solutions industry focused on data center and converged infrastructure, virtualization, cloud computing, mobility, retail mobile point of sale, managed services and infrastructure solutions.

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 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

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