Time: 10:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern Time
Location: Capitol Plaza, State Street, Montpelier, VT
Come learn and explore with C2 and Dell at this exclusive event featuring next-generation technologies that can drive meaningful cost savings, dramatically reduce energy consumption and increase performance & efficiency. Hands-on demonstrations and overviews of Dell products and technologies will include:
- Desktop Computing - Desktops, Latitude series laptops and extending the desktop. Learn what's new and what's being sunset.
- Mobile Computing - The latest in handheld and mobile computing such as Venue, tablets and more - including Mobile Device Management.
- Peripherals - Wireless video, print services, CFI and much more.
Time: 1:00pm Eastern Time
Join C2 and Unidesk for a live webinar featuring Michael Chouinard, Network Technician at North Country Federal Credit Union (NCFCU) to learn how VMware View and Unidesk VDI management software is simplifying Windows(R) management for IT. Register, and we'll send you a pizza for the event - on us!
At this session you will learn how NCFCU is using Unidesk's layering technology to redefine their desktop management for VDI, including:
- Virtualizing and delivering complex applications such as FiServ
- Enabling 99% of users to utilize virtual desktops
- Patching and managing a single gold image of Windows across all desktops
- Providing end-users a persistent desktop experience on 70% less storage
Time: 3:45pm - 8:00pm Eastern Time
Location: Northern Lights Lake Champlain Cruises, 1 King Street, Burlington, VT
Join C2, EMC and VMware for an exclusive, complimentary dinner cruise aboard Northern Lights on Lake Champlain focused on redefining your storage and desktop virtualization environments with EMC XtremIO, VNF-F and VMware Horizon DaaS.
Time: 9:15am – 1:00pm Eastern Time
Location: Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT
Join C2, Dell and VMware for a round table discussion on the latest technologies surrounding Hybrid Cloud technologies for your business. We’ll review how to simplify and automate IT service delivery with Active System Manager, optimizing and integrating your infrastructure with Active Infrastructure, the latest in FX blade enclosures and Gen13 servers, migrating work on demand with vCloud and high performance storage options with Virtual SAN.
Location: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT
C2 is sponsoring the 16th annual Stowe Wine & Food Classic on June 13-15 in Stowe, Vermont. Hosted by Stowe Charities, Inc., the event features a three-day epicurean festival, including beer and wine tastings, gourmet meals and a live auction. Proceeds from the event benefit Copley Hospital and the Vermont Foodbank.
Time: 2:00PM Eastern Time
We all know that marketers and web developers haven't always worked hand in hand, but in the "age of the customer" it has never been more important to provide a consistent customer experience across all channels. So, how do we bridge the gap between content and commerce?
Join us for this complimentary session where you'll learn:
- Why integrated content and commerce is important
- How to get organizational buy-in to support the integration of these systems
- How an integrated customer platform can support and enhance all sales channels
- How marketers and merchandisers can work together to support a common vision of customer engagement
Attendees will be registered to win a complimentary eCommerce website assessment, which includes a pre-checkout usability review with a certified usability analyst.
Time: 10:15am – 4:00pm Eastern Time
Location: Gonzo’s Indoor Golf, 1860 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT
Join C2, Dell and VMware to learn about the latest in virtualization technologies followed by an afternoon of virtual golf. We will discuss the benefits that Cloud Client Computing offers through Desktop Virtualization Solutions, software and cloud-based services, including new levels of innovation, flexibility and agility - regardless of the size and complexity of an organization. We will also discuss how migrating from physical to virtual desktops meets the needs of a rapidly changing and increasingly social and mobile workforce, and how Cloud Client Computing offers near universal access to corporate apps and content via an optimal, converged, highly contextual user experience - while safely protecting sensitive data and corporate assets.
Time: 10:15am – 1:00pm Eastern Time
Location: C2 Offices, 354 Mountain View Drive, Colchester, VT 05446
Didn't make it to VMworld 2013? Let us bring the latest in updates and major announcements from the 10th annual VMworld conference to you. Join us for an exclusive review of the latest announcements from VMworld 2013. Factory experts from VMware will discuss how the vision of Software Defined Data Centers comes closer to reality with the latest technological advances.
C2 sponsored the 4th annual HackVT in Burlington on October 10-11, a 24-hour hackathon to create a brighter energy future for Vermont.
Twenty-two teams of friends and strangers - including some of C2's own - gathered to build solutions to bolster renewable energy in Vermont. Participants were required to use energy consumption data to develop digital products, apps and websites that support the state's vision of an affordable, efficient and renewable energy future for all Vermonters. About 90 people competed to win $20,000 in cash and prizes.
C2's Hetal Dave presents an award check at the 2014 HackVT
Hetal Dave, C2 Software Engineer and Tech Lead, presented at the 6th annual VT Code Camp on Saturday, September 20 at Kalkin Hall at the University of Vermont. Her presentation titled Clean Code: Write Clean, Think Clean focused on the how's and why's for developing clean code and the benefits of "thinking clean" when writing code.
Hetal has been working in Software Development for over 10 years, helping brand name clients such as Keurig, NRG Systems, Crane & Co. and others be more competitive by effectively leveraging advancing technology solutions. She is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Sitecore Certified Developer and holds a M.S. in Computer Science from RIMS in London, UK.
About Vermont Code Camp
Vermont Code Camp is a full day event that brings together technology community members, students and professionals from around Vermont and beyond. 2014 sessions included topics in programming, databases, web, business and more. This year's event was attended by over 200 area and regional technology and business professionals.
C2's HR/Benefits Administrator named 2014 VT HR Professional of the Year
Delvis Noble, C2 HR/Benefits Administrator, was selected as HR Professional of the Year by VT SHRM today. Award selection was based on contributions she has made to C2, her community and the HR profession.
Aside from her HR role overseeing recruitment, benefits, employee relations and payroll, Delvis is an advocate, volunteer and fundraiser for many charitable organizations such as United Way, American Cancer Society, Dragonheart Vermont, March of Dimes and more. She is also a leader on the SHRM State Council and volunteers her time as Director of Certification.
C2 Recognized as #2 Fastest Growing Technology Company in Vermont
C2 was recognized as the second fastest growing technology company in Vermont at the 2014 Vermont Business Magazine 5x5x5 Growth Awards on Sept. 15. The ceremony, held in South Burlington, recognized the 5 fastest growing companies in 5 categories over the last 5 years in Vermont.
Hosted by Vermont Business Magazine and sponsored by Key Bank, the event was attended by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and area business leaders. C2 has been on the Vermont Top 5 Fastest Growing Technology Company list for the past three consecutive years.
Founding Partners Marty Thieret, Melissa Dever & Todd Kelley
C2's Bryan Ducharme will be speaking at the New England Electronic Commerce (NEECOM) Users' Group Fall Conference on Thursday, October 16th. His presentation titled "Bridging the Gap Between Internet Content and Commerce" will address the power and importance of an integrated Content Management System (CMS) and eCommerce architecture in providing marketing with the tools to properly manage content, catalog data, promotions and overall user experience without IT intervention. NEECOM is a nonprofit organization that brings companies of all sizes and verticals together in the interest of EC/EDI and related technologies. Visit www.neecom.org to learn more.
C2 is excited to announce that we’ve launched a new website! With a cutting-edge, modern design, the new competitive.com delivers fresh content that highlights how our solutions help organizations achieve competitive advantage.
Features of the new site include comprehensive solutions pages, client testimonials and solution profiles, enhanced partner listings, a responsive design and clean, new look and feel.
As users explore the site, they can learn more about our history, culture, solutions and the clients we've helped leverage innovative technology solutions that have helped them be competitive in the global market since 1993.
C2 has become an IBM Channel Partner for IBM Digital Analytics, formerly Coremetrics.
C2 has been working with Coremetrics for over 4 years and is excited by the new opportunities resulting from the partnership, including sophisticated analytics that provide businesses with real-time insights into how consumers interact with their brands online. C2 continues to be focused on its customers' business results and will work with IBM to provide services that enable brand manufacturers to better leverage their Coremetrics investments and improve online business results.
11 developers earn CEP Platform 7.0 certification
COLCHESTER, VT – May 14, 2014 – Competitive Computing, also known as C2, a Colchester-based internet business and enterprise infrastructure consulting firm announced that 11 of their software development staff have successfully completed Sitecore CMS Developer training -- Website Development for .NET Developers for Sitecore CEP Platform 7.0. The training involved a rigorous, 4-day session followed by extensive certification exams.
“We are proud to announce that not only did all 11 developers complete certification requirements, but each scored 90 or above on the exam, and several scored a perfect 100! As was told to me, the instructor remarked that he had never experienced such a strong class!” said Melissa Dever, VP of Engineering, C2.
A Sitecore partner since 2008, C2 has a solid history of integrating and managing Sitecore and commerceserver.net installations for national brands such as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) and The Hershey Company. “These technologies are foundational components of C2’s enterprise architecture for branded manufacturers. As we continue building our internal skill sets around these technologies, we look forward to increasing the strategic value of the solutions we are able to offer our clients,” said Carolyn Edwards, CEO, C2.
Since 1993, C2 has been a leading systems integrator specializing in mid-enterprise level, web-based transactional business systems. Through C2’s domain expertise in multi-channel (B2C, B2B, Call Center, POS) eCommerce and holistic Customer Engagement Management, C2’s clients have achieved measurable business results and ROI made into the fast-paced digital platform space. Clients include national brand-name businesses such as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Keurig, Orvis, The Hershey Company, Vermont Teddy Bear, Crane Paper Company and NRG Systems. Learn more at www.competitive.com.
C2 is pleased to announce that they are entering their 13th year supporting the Flynn Center – a full-service performing arts center, offering a wide range of cultural and educational experiences that nurture the creative development of performing artists.
As their 2014/15 Corporate Underwriter sponsorship kicks off, they are proud to be sponsoring a variety of shows and a customer appreciation event. These sponsorships make it possible for the Flynn to continue building rich cultural traditions in Burlington by supporting world-class performers and artists.
Competitive Computing strategically positioned as Sitecore acquires commerceserver.net - leveraging growth in Digital Convergence
COLCHESTER, VT – November 22, 2013 – Competitive Computing, also known as C2, announced today its enterprise Content Management System (CMS) and customer engagement platform partner, Sitecore, has acquired commerceserver.net, C2’s leading eCommerce technology partner. The acquisition lays the foundation for the industry’s first .NET based, enterprise-grade Customer Experience Management (CXM) platform with a native, fully integrated eCommerce engine, aligning with C2’s depth of experience with both technologies.
With over 15 years’ experience in Commerce Server technology as a Microsoft Gold Partner, C2 has designed and developed Sitecore CMS solutions with the integrated eCommerce functionality since becoming a Sitecore partner in 2007. Examples of client sites on this technology platform include The Hershey Company and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR). GMCR received Sitecore’s coveted eCommerce Site of the Year award in 2009.
In addition to C2’s award-winning consulting, design and implementation services, its Mission Critical Support Services offers full web operations and support for many of the solutions they deliver. C2 has developed a deep understanding of what is required to drive the performance, availability and business impact of its Sitecore/eCommerce solutions at enterprise levels of traffic and transactional demand. This intelligence is incorporated into C2’s architecture and development standards to ensure optimization across all sites and platforms.
“The acquisition of commerceserver.net is exciting news for C2, our clients and the industry,” said Carolyn Edwards, CEO, C2. “Having these technologies joined at the platform/product level will increase the business and functional value of the solutions we are able to offer our clients while accelerating our delivery times for these integrated eCommerce and content management solutions."
In addition to offering improved capability, customers will also retain the option of building solutions on a non-integrated platform. “We are very pleased with Sitecore’s strategy to continue offering each product separately, which reflects their ongoing commitment to provide the flexibility to deliver high value across a broad range of clients. With 20+ years in technology consulting, we share this commitment and it has served our customers well,” continued Edwards.
Sitecore is the global leader in customer experience management software. They deliver highly relevant content and personalized digital experiences that delight audiences, increase loyalty and drive revenue. With Sitecore, marketers can own the experience of every customer that engages with their brand across every channel. More than 3,000 of the world’s leading brands – including American Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, Heineken, LEGO, and Microsoft – trust Sitecore to help them deliver the meaningful interactions that win customers for life.
The Commerce Server product line, which was transitioned in recent years from Microsoft ‘Commerce Server’ to the ‘commerceserver.net’ brand, has over 3,000 customers and 25 partners in North America, EMEA, and Asiana spanning retail, manufacturing, e-government, in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business commerce scenarios.
For over 20 years, C2 has been a leading systems integrator specializing in mid-enterprise level web-based transactional business systems. Through C2’s domain expertise in multi-channel (B2C, B2B, Call Center, POS) eCommerce and holistic Customer Engagement Management, C2’s clients have achieved measurable business results and ROI made into the fast-paced digital platform space. Clients include national brand-name businesses such as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Keurig, Orvis, The Hershey Company, Vermont Teddy Bear, Crane Paper Company and NRG Systems. Learn more at www.competitive.com.