Lake Lanier Technology Alliance Hosts Identity Management Experts

With technology a vital aspect of business today, there is always a need to streamline IT functions. Specifically, managing the different identities and security steps for an ever-evolving work staff can overwhelm any business. Whether a company is too small for a full-time tech expert, or too large for a single department to manage, technology issues can mean the difference between efficiency and ineffectiveness.

The Lake Lanier Technology Alliance (LLTA) offers solutions to this growing problem. The LLTA is hosting a program on identity management with Anthony Berg and David Averett of Novell, on Thursday, April 20th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce in Gainesville.

“Identity management can be an important step in a company’s growth,” said Lance Compton, president of Red Clay Interactive and a member of the LLTA board. “Finding a way to handle these issues without wasting the valued resources of your employees could make a huge difference in productivity,” he said.

The LLTA executive director Chris Adams of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce agrees. “We want to help business leaders focus their time on their clients, instead of in-house IT problems,” he said. “We are lucky to have speakers with the experience and expertise of Anthony and David, with the backing of a great company like Novell, to tackle this issue.”

Adams also hopes for an interest from those in the community not yet associated with the LLTA.

“The LLTA is a great resource for this community,” he said. “One of our goals is to strengthen the technology industry in this area, and we feel like this program can do that.”

The program on April 20 includes a demonstration of Novell’s Identity Manager 3 and is open to the public. The meeting will be held in the downstairs conference room of the Greater Hall Chamber. There is a $5 charge to attend, and the meeting will include, food, drinks and networking opportunities.

Anthony Berg is an Identity Management Specialist with Novell, based out of Atlanta. He has been there for four years. Prior to that, Berg was the Network Manager for Collier County Public Schools in southwest Florida and managed an environment with nearly 50,000 users and over 12,000 workstations.

David Averett is a Partner Sales Manager for Georgia & Alabama for Novell, where he has been for one year. In the last year with Novell, David has managed several large business opportunities and developed sales growth in both Linux and Identity Management solutions with Novell customers and partners. Prior to Novell, David managed storage sales and support for target vertical markets including the federal government.

The Lake Lanier Technology alliance is a member-driven Georgia technology association formed with the mission to foster the growth of the technology industry and its resources through the development, education and promotion of the Lake Lanier region and its technology talent. More information about the LLTA is available at

For more information on this event, contact Chris Adams at 770-532-6206 or by e-mail:

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