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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2007/10/29 - The Atlanta Electronic Commerce Forum's November 13th meeting on Open Source technology will feature award winning entrepreneur Brenda F. Porter in a panel discussion.
Brenda Porter, co-founder of BTG Enterprises, an Atlanta-based IT solutions firm, will participate in an Open Source panel at the November 13th meeting of the Atlanta Electronic Commerce Forum. BTG Enterprises Inc. is an independent technology consultancy that has embraced Open Source throughout its business. “Not only does BTG run several internal business operations on Open Source technologies,” says Porter, “but we often incorporate Open Source solutions in our work for clients. Open Source solutions have enabled BTG Enterprises to decrease our own overhead and licensing costs without sacrificing access to advanced business technologies. This, in turn, helps us stay competitive.” The meeting will examine the relationship between Open Source technologies and the goals of e-commerce professionals.
Ms. Porter states. “I’m glad that the AECF is hosting this event. I see it as a great opportunity for technology customers and decision-makers to learn a lot more about how Open Source can fit into their technology and overall business strategies.”
Additionally, BTG has seen how much Open Source has made business technology tools more affordable and accessible to its small- to mid-sized clients. “There has been a significant leveling of the playing field for small companies to have the kind of access to information and other management tools that used to only exist for large enterprises,” says Porter. “This event is a great way for decision makers to learn more about what kind of impact that the adoption of Open Source can have for their organizations.”
About Brenda Filzen Porter
Brenda Filzen Porter has been in the IT industry nearly 30 years, with 24 years of her experience specifically in IT Services. She began her career as a midrange programmer and worked hands-on within each stage of the software development cycle. In 1990, she and colleague Tedd Petrik decided it was time to form their own IT Services firm, BTG Enterprises (formerly Business Technology Group) in Atlanta, GA. Brenda F. Porter is CEO, Co-founder and majority owner of BTG Enterprises. BTG Enterprises is a certified woman-owned business by WBENC. In addition, Ms. Porter serves as a member of the TAG Consulting Society.
About the AECF
The Atlanta Electronic Commerce Forum's (aecf.biz) mission is to provide a forum for Fortune 1000 companies and other organizations to discuss best practices for electronically conducting business with their customers, suppliers and distributors. Through our monthly activities, members and guests share experiences with processes and technologies used for e-business, and discuss how to increase e-business efficiencies. Attended by clients, providers, vendors, teachers, and students, AECF events seek to be the authoritative resource for professional education about electronic commerce technologies and to serve as an interface between the related business and academic communities.
About BTG Enterprises, Inc.
BTG Enterprises (btgenterprises.com) is a full service IT Solutions firm headquartered in Atlanta with an additional office in Chicago. Founded in 1990, BTG continues to offer services and products to meet their customer’s needs by focusing on IT consulting, rapid application development, web services and regulatory compliance via the Clear Compliance™ product. BTG Enterprises is a certified woman-owned business.