Philip Magnuszewski, Carousel’s director of data center technologies, will discuss cloud preparedness, best practices and key technologies

Exeter, Rhode Island, October 26, 2011 -- Carousel Industries, a leader in data networking and converged communications, announced it will be participating in a panel on “cloud readiness” at the upcoming Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Government Society Meeting. Philip Magnuszewski, director of data center technologies, Carousel Industries, will be participating in the panel that will discuss state and local government preparedness for cloud adoption.

The panel, which will feature cloud computing experts from various businesses, will review how government agencies can prepare to move workloads to the cloud and the challenges they will face in doing so. Additionally, security, privacy and cost savings will be covered.

“As with organizations of all shapes and sizes, state and local government IT departments have to do more with less, and the average IT organization doesn’t have the manpower or budget to do what they need to. They’re looking to cloud computing solutions to be more efficient, but they have questions related to the ramifications of moving data and applications to the cloud,” Magnuszewski said.

Carousel is a trusted provider of networking and converged communications, including cloud infrastructure, within the state and local government space. During the panel, Magnuszewski and the other panelists will discuss government cloud readiness, cloud best practices and the key technologies driving adoption.

The TAG Government Society Meeting about cloud readiness will take place on November 10th, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

In his role as director of data center technologies, Magnuszewski is responsible for Carousel’s national virtualization and cloud practice. An industry veteran who has helped clients optimize their technology investments through simplified architectural approaches, Magnuszewski is working with Carousel customers to develop their virtualization and cloud strategies.

About Carousel

Carousel Industries designs, delivers and supports technology solutions that become the foundation of our clients’ businesses. This includes unified communications, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions. Since Carousel was founded in 1992 we’ve grown an average of 30% - 50% per year with estimated 2011 revenues of approximately $300 million. Today we have over 5,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times.

Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 23 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit

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