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January 18, 2017
Dallas, Texas â 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.Â
December 12, 2016
December 12, 2016 Dallas, Texas â 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 Santaâs âGood Listâ as they tell Santa their wishes.
September 1, 2016
GDT, Dallas -Â GDT welcomes Mr. Bob Kely as GDTâs 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. âAt 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.â said GDT owner and CEO JW Roberts.
June 16, 2016
Dallas, Texas â 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 CRNâs annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants in North America by revenue.
April 26, 2016
GDT, Dallas - GDT proudly welcomes Mr. Vinod Muthuswamy as its President of GDT Advanced Solutions. Mr. Muthuswamy will be bringing with him over 15 years of experience in strategizing, developing and delivering cloud solutions, data center operations and network operations with an end to end focus of service innovation, sales, technical operations and extensive background in managed and professional services.Â With a strong hands-on expertise in information strategy Mr. Muthuswamy will ensure that the Advance Solutions is able to serve GDT customers and provide exceptional customer service.
March 30, 2016
San Diego, Calif. â Dallas-based GDT recently announced yet another successful run at the 2016 Cisco Partner Summit in San Diego, Calif., earlier this month. Once again, GDT was recognized as Cisco Americas Partner of the Year for Solution Innovation.
February 3, 2016
By Mark Haranas from CRN Partners are hailing Cisco's $1.4 billion purchase of cloud-based Internet of Things provider Jasper Technologies as a way to drive new IoT sales and recurring revenue.
December 3, 2015
By Mark Haranas from CRN Cisco is striving to shed its image as a purely proprietary company by launching a software release for its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) that extends integration with its software-defined networking rival VMware as well as in Microsoft environments. The San Jose, Calif.-based networking leader is also adding support for Docker containers.
October 26, 2015
By Mark Haranas from CRN Cisco Systems Monday disclosed plans to acquire privately held ParStream, developer of a distributed, massively parallel processing columnar database that's designed to analyze and filter billions of records in sub-second time.
September 1, 2015
Prysm, Inc., a privately held designer and manufacturer of total display solutions that deliver immersive and engaging user experiences, today announced the installation of a Cascade 190 collaboration video wall at GDT. A Dallas-headquartered, award-winning technology integration partner, GDT has broad expertise in the delivery of a wide spectrum of enterprise network, collaboration, mobility, and data-center solutions.
August 12, 2015
By Mark Haranas from CRN Chuck Robbins held his first earnings call as Cisco's new CEO on Wednesday, reporting record revenue of $12.8 billion for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 with a solid uptick in its commercial business.
July 28, 2015
By Mark Haranas from CRN Cisco Systems makes no secret of its plans to stake large claims in the cloud and software markets, but its recent moves in the security space have some partners and analysts thinking it is poised to take a big chunk of that space as well.
July 28, 2015
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that GDT, a provider of managed network and professional services, is using CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM) in its newly expanded 3,200 square foot state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC) to safeguard connectivity and service levels for its customers around the world. CA UIM provides GDT with end-to-end visibility of its clients' environments across multiple platforms and enables the company to monitor and project more than 20,000 network elements on its ten-by-fifty foot curved LCD Barco media wall.
July 17, 2015
By Mark Haranas from CRN Why It Won't Win: The Competition Is Too Fierce The security vendor landscape is deep in 2015 as more and more hungry startups join the field, according to partners and analysts.
July 9, 2015
By Mark Haranas from CRN Cisco Systems is shaking up its channel management team, tapping Wendy Bahr as its next global channel chief. Bahr, a 15-year Cisco veteran who has spent the bulk of that time in leadership roles within the vendor's channel management team, will become the next senior vice president of Cisco's Worldwide Partner Organization on July 27, Cisco confirmed. She replaces Bruce Klein, who has held the role for the past three years.
July 8, 2015
GDT's own Software Defined Network Engineer Brett Kugler was a valued contributor in recent research to evaluate the technology paradigm of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Thank you, Brett, for representing us well, again!
July 7, 2015
This technical design guide from GDT System Engineer Richard Kiles provides a detailed overview and design recommendations for integrating network switches running Cumulus Linux with Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects. The examples presented provide a highly available and redundant network fabric to support systems and services residing within a Cisco UCS compute environment. This design guide also outlines a framework for interconnecting multiple pods of UCS compute environments using Cumulus Linux switches configured in a Layer 3 CLOS fabric, providing a cost effective solution for an immensely scalable and predictable network architecture.
July 2, 2015
Mark Haranas Jun 30, 2015 Cisco is launching a new hands-on training program aimed at partners to develop new services practices through learning how to build applications on top of its application-centric infrastructure (ACI) open APIs.
June 30, 2015
By Mark Haranas from CRN Cisco is launching a new hands-on training program aimed at partners to develop new services practices through learning how to build applications on top of its application-centric infrastructure (ACI) open APIs.
June 10, 2015
Dallas-based GDT announced today it has been named to The Channel Company's 2015 CRNÂ® Solution Provider 500. The annual list, spanning eight categories, from hardware and software sales to managed IT services, recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants in North America. Solution providers are ranked based on revenue, determined by product and services sales during 2014.
May 6, 2015On April 18th, 2015 over 200 business leaders from local companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate fitness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute providing area companies an opportunity to show the importance of living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Participants ranged in age from professionals in their early 20's to executives in their 60's and ranged in fitness level from beginners who hadn't worked out in years to advanced participants who exercise regularly. Regardless of fitness level, participants worked in teams of 3 to 4 to complete a variety of fitness stations tailored to challenge the team member's fitness and earn points towards their company's overall score.
GDT Takes Four 2015 Cisco Partner Summit Awards Including Cisco Architectural Excellence for Service Provider Architectures
April 30, 2015
Dallas-based GDT announced today it emerged a winner at the 2015 Cisco Marketing Velocity and Partner Summit this week in Montreal, Canada. GDT was the recipient of an impressive list of awards that includes:
April 23, 2015
In continuation of its mission to act as catalyst for customer achievement of business goals, GDT has joined the SAPÂ® PartnerEdgeÂ® program as a channel partner to deliver SAP solutions and the SAP HANAÂ® platform. The partnership allows customers access to multi-vendor solutions that help kick-start their immediate efforts while creating a foundation for supporting successful execution of future products and services.
April 7, 2015
In response to greater customer demand for cloud, Cisco SMARTnet, and managed services, GDT Advanced Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GDT, has expanded its primary Network Operations Center (NOC) facility and solutions capabilities. The NOC is slated for opening in mid April.
March 2, 2015
GDT announced today the release of the company's new web site, www.gdt.com. The new site is a continuation of GDT's efforts to build strong relationships by focusing on solutions and services that help businesses achieve their goals.
February 13, 2015
Written by Anne Belli Perez for Texas Lawyer When a hit-and-run driver being chased by police killed a 13-year-old boy and injured the boy's mother last April, John Ansbach was impacted in three big ways. As a father, he was saddened by the senseless death of the boy, the son of a Cedar Hill police sergeant. He was shaken by the fact that he and his own young son had passed through the same intersection just a few minutes before. And, as general counsel of the Dallas-based technology integrator General Datatech, he knew the whole tragedy could have been avoided.
January 21, 2015
GDT, an award-winning technology integrator and Cisco Gold Partner, has completed the deployment of mission-critical Cisco equipment for Lumos Networks, a fiber-based service provider that serves carrier, enterprise and residential customers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. This rollout made operational the Lumos Networks Project Ark, a new state of the art broadband MPLS/IP fiber network designed primarily to handle fiber to the cell (FTTC) site traffic within the company's network.
December 19, 2014
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.
GDT Northeast Sponsors Local High Schools on Behalf of The Marble Collection, Nonprofit Publisher of the "Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts"
December 18, 2014
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.
GDT Safeguards Connectivity and Service Levels for its Strategic Customers with CA Unified Infrastructure Management
December 11, 2014
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.
December 11, 2014
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 Childrenâs 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.
November 11, 2014
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.
November 11, 2014
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.
GDT Expands Internationally and Domestically in the Northeast, on the West Coast, and at its Dallas Campus
November 5, 2014
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 on 8000 Ambassador is set for the end of November 2014 with extensive renovations planned for 2015.
October 31, 2014
John Ansbach was featured on the RE.WORK blog this week. John Ansbach is the General Counsel for GDT, a global technology company that provides high technology products and services to commercial enterprises. GDT keeps businesses connected by providing the crucial bridge between technologies and their bottom-line business requirements.
GDT Recognized with Award as Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures at Cisco Partner Summit 2014
July 29, 2014
GDT announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit Theater award for Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures. Cisco revealed the winners during its annual partner conference earlier this year in Las Vegas.
GDT Recognized with Award as Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures at Cisco Partner Summit 2014
July 29, 2014
GDT announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco® Partner Summit Theater award for Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures. Cisco revealed the winners during its annual partner conference earlier this year in Las Vegas.
June 8, 2014
New father Carlos Gonzales and expectant mother Melissa Knaszak say they're thankful for the policy. "I work for an awesome company," Knaszak says.
New Ekahau Site Survey (ESS) v.7.5 Redefines 3D Wi-Fi Planning and Cuts Reporting Time by 50 Percent
May 7, 2014
Post by PR Newswire on The Business Journal Ekahau, the leading provider of Wi-Fi site survey and planning tools, today released Ekahau Site Survey(ESS) version 7.5, which significantly improves how Wi-Fi networks are designed and the speed with which wireless network deployment reports are generated.
June 8, 2013By Cheryl Hall of The Dallas Morning News Sometimes companies let worries of legal entanglements get in the way of doing the right thing. General Datatech LP almost did a few months ago when its HR director wanted to improve its maternity leave and asked the in-house counsel about possible gender discrimination issues.
May 14, 2013
Post by Candace Carlisle of Dallas Business Journal It's been four years since Dallas-based data communications equipment provider General Datatech LP moved into its 100,000-square-foot corporate headquarters off Stemmons Freeway.
February 27, 2013
To meet the growing demand from medium businesses for cloud, advanced mobility, strategic communications and intelligent networking solutions, Verizon is simplifying its relationship with indirect sales channels and the companies that form its extensive technology ecosystem. Verizon is consolidating several existing business channel programs under a new best-in-class Verizon Partner Program to make it easier for its members to expand distribution and create new business opportunities for their customers.
January 30, 2013
Apptricity, provider of the Jetstream suite of supply chain, e-procurement and financial productivity solutions, announced today that it has been selected by General Datatech, one of the world's largest Cisco re-sellers, to automate warehouse management operations.
Dallas Businessman JW Roberts to Compete in Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA West Race During Inaugural Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Austin's Circuit of the Americas
November 13, 2012
JW Roberts, founder and CEO of Dallas' General Datatech (GDT), will be among the world's first drivers to race at Austin's Circuit of The Americas, the United States' first purpose-built Grand Prix track and entertainment facility. On November 16-18, Roberts will race the GDT Porsche GT3 Cup under the Kelly-Moss Motorsports banner in the United States Grand Prix Support Race, a Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA event featuring Porsche 996 and 997 GT3 Cup Cars.
June 15, 2011
By Jennifer Hicks from SmartBlog on Leadership JW Roberts is the CEO and founder of General Datatech, a Cisco value-added reseller that provides core routing and switching, unified communications, security, wireless, datacenter and storage solutions to clients nationwide. The company recently moved all its departments into a renovated and retrofitted dairy processing plant in Dallas â at a cost significantly higher than if it had moved into a purpose-built facility. SmartBrief asked Roberts about the decision to retrofit and the benefits the company has seen from that decision.
April 19, 2011
By Christine Perez from D Magazine A former dairy plant-and later a filming location for the television series, Prison Breakâis now home to Dallas-based General Datatech, one of the largest Cisco value-added-resellers in the world. The 50-year-old, 95,300-square-foot complex sits on six acres at 999 Metromedia Place near Interstate 35-E and West Mockingbird Lane.
February 25, 2011
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Huitt-Zollars, Inc.Design and engineering firm Huitt-Zollars Inc. has gone above and beyond in its green efforts.
June 28, 2009
Post by Bill Hethcock of Dallas Business Journal Data communications equipment provider General Datatech LP plans to add about 30 jobs in the next year and move into a 100,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in January after buying a building this month.