April 2013 VCI-Group President’s Message
Our (VCI-Group’s) responsibility to YOU as our members is to provide you with information regarding what is happening in the industry, to make you aware of the companies that are “best in breed” and to make you aware of any discounts we have negotiated.
I urge you to go to the VCI-Group website (http://www.vci-group.org/membership/membershipdiscounts.aspx) to review the promotions and discounts we have negotiated for you; they range from equipment purchases to educational opportunities. These offerings will continue to grow and we will make them available to you through email messages and our newsletter. However, you should visit the website periodically to see what has been added.
I also, encourage you to participate in the webinars that we are hosting. Our WebRTC webinar was well attended and received. Many of you have requested additional information on how to build, implement and deploy. In the near future, we will offer accredited training sessions on WebRTC, BYOD and many more topics in conjunction with one of our Alliance Partners. You will be able to train at a time that is convenient to you and without having to leave your home or office.
In addition to our monthly VCIG Live! webinars our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have begun to meet. The first was the Healthcare SIG and coming in April is our Distance Learning SIG. Each of these sessions will have a Chairperson and agenda topics to guide the conversation. They will be recorded and posted for you to view at your leisure.
Other new items include two spotlights; the first will be a webinar from a member of our Circle of Leadership who will discuss a particular product or service and the second will be a newsletter article which will highlight a VCI-Group Member offering an opportunity to see the exciting things that some of our peers are doing.
Another new program soon to be introduced is an Emerging Technologies Corner webinar initiated as a result of the vast number of new companies entering our industry in just the past few months. You will hear about new products and services and determine for yourself if they could add value in your organization.
To keep abreast of all that we are doing and what is available to you visit the VCI-Group website, http://www.vci-group.org/Home.aspx on a regular basis.