WIT Connect '06 Community Outreach Effort Leverages Silent Auction Application Created by Intellinet and Partner Microsoft to Raise Funds

June 29, 2006

Over $60,000 raised through Silent Auction powered by Intellinet Application of Microsoft Technology

Atlanta - Intellinet, a highly certified and nationally recognized IT strategy and consulting services firm, was honored to make a splash with Women in Technology (WIT), partner Microsoft and Georgia business leaders at the Georgia Aquarium last week for WIT Connect '06. An annual fundraising event hosted by WIT, WIT Connect auctions lunches with executives from some of Georgia's leading companies to support philanthropic initiatives Girls Get IT and WIT on Track.

Twenty-nine auction candidates were featured in the Silent Auction sponsored by Intellinet and Microsoft. Bidding was available online for two weeks and concluded at the event for big fish like Guido Sacchi of CompuCredit, Ann Franks of Lanier Worldwide, Kristin Kirkconnell of AGL Resources, Steve Winterbottom of Scientific-Atlanta and more…

As sponsors of the Silent Auction, Intellinet and Microsoft donated software and hardware and created an application to fully automate the silent auction process - an event that in the past has been run with pencil and paper. Featuring state-of-the-art tablet computers, attendees placed bids using a stylus interface. Real-time results were visible on each PC and were displayed on a large plasma screen that shared the current bids and time remaining in the auction with the audience.

The Silent Auction software was developed as a robust three-tier .NET application, written in C# and leveraging .NET Remoting. All auction information is stored in a SQL Server database that is continuously refreshed to create an interactive "live" experience.

WIT Connect raised over $280,000 this year, with the Silent Auction contributing just over $60,000 in proceeds.

About Women in Technology
Women in Technology (WIT) is the leading association devoted to the development of Georgia's businesswomen in the technology industry. WIT accelerates the growth path of women through initiatives that promote visibility and opportunities for their individual goals and success in the industry. WIT is a society of the Technology Association of Georgia, an umbrella membership organization that serves more than 5,000 members of the Georgia technology community. WIT hosts bimonthly meetings with nationally recognized speakers who address business issues of particular interest to women, although men are always invited to attend. WIT also sponsors a number of initiatives like WIT Mentor, Executive Roundtables, Woman Launch, Executive Coaching and WIT's Executive Speakers Bureau. WIT presents premier annual events including The Woman of the Year in Technology Award, WIT's Best Employers Aware and WIT Connect, which is WIT's annual fundraiser. Through it's philanthropic arm, the WIT Foundation, WIT organizes and funds programs like Girls-Get-IT and WIT on Track.

About Intellinet Corporation
Intellinet is a professional, information technology (IT) services firm driven by one simple idea: that Promises Kept® are the most powerful competitive advantage possible. Intellinet keeps promises and helps people succeed by creating innovative solutions to produce business value. Clients select Intellinet to define and implement solutions that exactly fit their needs and produce positive financial impact. Intellinet's core service offerings include custom development, business intelligence, infrastructure, and IT strategy. Their responsible approach has earned the loyalty of some of the most familiar names in business. Client endorsements of project successes have won the company Gold Certified recognition by Microsoft in six IT competencies as well as numerous industry awards and acknowledgements. The company's unfailing dependability is proof of the personal and professional integrity of each Intellinet employee. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit Intellinet on the web at www.intellinet.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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 www.intellinet.com.

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