Connecting Executives and Suppliers for a Cause at WIT Connect '09

Connecting Executives and Suppliers for a Cause at WIT Connect '09

July 17, 2009

Custom application by Intellinet helps organization exceed fundraising expectations in a down economy

Atlanta, GA - Intellinet, a highly certified, professional IT consulting services firm, was honored to partner with Women in Technology (WIT) for the sixth consecutive year as sponsors of the WIT Connect 2009 Silent Auction. At the Atlanta History Center on July 16, Intellinet donated custom-developed software to provide over 375 guests with the opportunity to bid for one-on-one time with C-level decision-makers representing some of Georgia's top businesses.

Most Silent Auctions employ the use of pencil and paper to manage bids, an arduous process in which results are severely delayed. Using Intellinet's Silent Auction application, the bidding process was fully automated and allowed bidders to view the status of active bids in real-time across large plasma screens. Written in C# and developed as a robust, service-oriented architecture, all auction information was stored in a SQL Server database that continuously refreshed current bids and time remaining in the auction to create an interactive "live" experience.

The 15th annual event, Connecting for a Cause, raised over $25,000 from the Silent Auction alone in support of pre-career programs focused on attracting girls and young women to technology careers.

"Early estimates show that WIT Connect raised over $220,000 total. That is more than double our original goal for the evening! In this economy, we feared the worst and tonight saw the best," stated Heather Rocker, Executive Director of WIT.

About Intellinet Corporation

Intellinet is a professional, information technology (IT) services firm dedicated to helping executives succeed in maximizing the business value of IT by providing solutions that ensure business continuity, lower operating costs, generate revenue opportunities, and enable staff. As trusted advisors, Intellinet provides exceptional Microsoft technology solutions with project delivery in the areas of application development & information worker, business intelligence & data management, and core infrastructure & systems management. Since 1993, Intellinet has been driven by one simple idea: Promises Kept®. That means Intellinet keeps its promises to clients and as a result, strives to earn complete client satisfaction and loyalty. Client endorsements of project successes have won the company Gold Certified recognition by Microsoft in nine IT competencies as well as numerous industry awards and acknowledgements. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit us on the web at

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