Lake Lanier Technology Alliance Membership Grows

The Lake Lanier Technology Alliance (LLTA) kicked off the New Year with a standing room only general membership meeting held at the Gainesville Civic Center. More than 70 people were in attendance for the presentation given by Enterasys Networks titled, “Wireless Networking and Security in Metropolitan Areas.” This was the first meeting for the newly formed regional trade association since they began operating as a non-profit membership organization.

“We are very excited about the turnout and the energy that appears to be building around our association,” said Lance Compton, LLTA chairman and president of Red Clay Interactive. “With any new organization, you’re a little nervous about what kind of involvement you’ll get when a dues structure is put in place. I think the turnout and number of paid memberships we received just proves how many technology professionals live in the Lake Lanier area.”

Bill Reed, a Senior Systems Engineer with Enterasys, presented an informative program on the history of Wi-Fi, the security holes that currently hinder the technology and what the industry is doing to overcome those security issues. Reed concluded his program with detailed information on how he oversaw the implementation of a metro area wide network for the city of Tallahassee, Florida. This topic was of particular interest to attendees from the Hall County area, as they are in the process of exploring a county wide wireless network.

The Lake Lanier Technology Alliance’s February 13th meeting will feature Mike Adkinson, founder and editor, of Georgia’s leading technology publication – TechLINKS magazine. Adkinson, who receives press releases on a regular basis from Georgia technology companies, will speak on the topic of “Georgia Technology Trends and Issues.”

The Lake Lanier Technology Alliance is a non-profit member organization 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 professionals. For more information on the LLTA or to RSVP for the next meeting, call Shelley Davis, 770-532-6206 or e-mail: