Learn how current and emerging storage trends can help you address your customers' storage needs and increase your bottom line!

A recent SearchStorageChannel.com survey completed by 600+ of your channel peers shows that the challenges you most likely face as a channel professional include:

  • Learning about new technologies
  • Winning new business

By joining storage and channel experts Rich Castagna and George Crump at this free dinner seminar you'll be able to tackle both of those challenges.

Why you should attend

We know your time is valuable so we've tailored the seminar agenda specifically to the needs of channel professionals like you. In just a few short hours Castagna and Crump will tackle storage trends and technologies for solution providers in a comprehensive manner. You'll hear about:

  • Your customers' plans for buying and implementing storage products in 2009
  • The five storage technologies that you'll make the most money from this year
  • How you can help your customers do a lot more with a lot less
  • And more!

Recent attendees have raved about this event:

  • "It lets you get to see new opportunities that your company did not consider before." -- Vincent Stella, Vice President, Xperteks
  • "It helps VARs get a better view of what vendors offer." -- Thomas Bookwalter, CEO, FDMC
  • "Opportunity to meet with channel-friendly vendors and discuss new projects and relationship building." -- Mark Barrett, GMRI

Admission is FREE but seating is limited to ensure an effective learning experience and plenty of networking opportunities with your peers. Apply for your seat today.

What you can expect

The seminar starts out with a cocktail reception followed by a sit-down dinner, Q&A time, networking opportunities and tons of valuable information from Castagna and Crump. You'll benefit from these key sessions:

Keynote Address: What are your customers' 2009 purchasing intentions?

Rich Castagna, TechTarget's Storage Media Group Editorial Director, will walk attendees through the Spring 2009 edition of the Storage magazine Purchasing Intentions survey data, encapsulating users' budgetary and technology plans for this year in very specific and detailed terms. Almost 800 storage managers -- your customers -- responded to this survey, answering more than 80 questions on their plans for buying and implementing storage products in 2009. Of those nearly 800 respondents, more than 500 do business with VARs and systems integrators.

This presentation will be invaluable for seminar attendees who need to know whether they're representing the right products/technologies and doing everything they can to address their customer needs and stay competitive.

And as a thank you for attending you'll walk away at the end of the night with the full results in your hands!

Session 1: The top five storage technologies for profitability in 2009

Storage Switzerland founder George Crump will outline which storage technologies you stand to make the biggest profit from in 2009 and why they're so important to you. He will detail what the key issues and considerations are for each of the technologies, and give a bottom-line recommendation for each. He will also review the tech details on each and explain what to look for at a customer site, how to assess potential customers, which products to use in which situations, and more.

Session 2: Efficiency in 2009: Doing a lot more with a lot less

With the theme of 2009 being "do a lot more with a lot less," customers and resellers alike need to go beyond implementing cost saving technologies and practices to reach the next level: deriving greater efficiency from those technologies and practices. In this final session of the evening, George Crump will explore ways to tweak your business strategy and your customers' operations to deliver that higher efficiency.

Don't miss this great opportunity for free dinner and drinks, access to esteemed experts Rich Castagna and George Crump, and an exchange of critical information you can use to make informed decisions in your role as a solutions provider.

RSVP for your seat at the Storage Channel seminar today.

Click here to register.

Call Jen Tobin at 781-657-1329 to reserve your seat today.


All attendees will walk away with a copy of the 2009 Storage magazine Purchasing Intentions survey results.

Attendees will also have the chance to return home with a 8GB iPod Touch!

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Keynote Speaker

Rich Castagna, Editorial Director, Storage Media Group, TechTargetView Bio

George Crump, Founder, Storage Switzerland View Bio

Date & Locations

September 23, 2009
New York, NY
Hilton New York

November 16, 2009
San Francisco, CA
Hilton San Francisco


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Registration & Cocktails

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Keynote Address: What are your customers' 2009 purchasing intentions?

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Vendor Showcase

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Session 1: The top five storage technologies for profitability in 2009

5:15 pm - 5:35 pm
Vendor Showcase

5:35 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet the Experts; Networking break

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Dinner; Session 2: Efficiency in 2009: Doing a lot more with a lot less

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Q&A, Raffle & Closing Remarks