Association of IT Professionals (AITP) San Diego

For more than six decades, AITP has championed the human element of the Information Technology profession, and remained focused on providing a community of knowledge, education and resources that will empower its members to reach their true potential as an IT business professional.

The San Diego chapter of the Association of IT Professionals is committed to being a resource for both seasoned and new IT professionals. Our goal is to provide knowledge, foster a conversation about emerging technologies, and provide a platform for members to share their experience and ideas so that the San Diego IT community can continue to be on the forefront of the industry. Learn more about our mission and about the benefits of becoming a member of AITPSD. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


January 21st - Taking Control of Your Cloud Services

Written by AITP Editor on 06 January 2015.

Taking Control of Your Cloud Services

Ford Winslow, Chief Risk Officer at Centrex IT, will lead a discussion and Q&A covering practical experiences from the service provider world:

  • The types of providers out there (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, MSP, integrators) - what they do, and more importantly, don’t do for you.
  • What happens in an audit (SOX or other) when a 3rd party provider is involved?
  • What should you expect of your provider after the honeymoon period and what you need to do to maintain service levels.
  • What responsibilities should your provider take on and what should you keep in-house to protect your business.
  • You’re going to change providers: what are the gotchas and how to wade through the FUD.
  • How do you make sure your transition goes quickly and smoothly (and completely).
  • You’re ready to be done with service providers entirely...what now?

Informed by practical experience in the service provider world this fluid discussion will help you guide the level of risk and partnership your organization has the ability to take on. Topics will include:
A) A regulated company selecting and moving to a cloud provider.
B) A company selecting and moving to a new cloud. Why they wanted to move, how the selection went, what went wrong with the practical migration and the overall TCO / ROI of the project as a whole – was it worth it?
C) The small business that started in a cloud environment and grew to build a large internal IT department - how they did it and the business value it created.

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December 3 - AITPSD Holiday Party - Thank you

Written by AITP Editor on 04 December 2014.

Thank you for all who joined us for the AITP San Diego December Holiday Party at Vittorio's. We had a wonderful time and the food was fantastic. Thank you to those who brought a give to donate, and congratulations to our raffle winners!

December 3, 2014 5:00pm –8:00pm



6th Annual Cloud Computing Conference - Thank you

Written by AITP Editor on 14 November 2014.

AITP San Diego extends thanks to all those who attended the 6th Annual Cloud Computing Conference. This year’s event had over 315 registers, 27 speakers, 25 volunteers and 26 sponsors. A special Thank You to our key note speaker Peter Coffee from for kicking off the event with a very engaging presence and presentation.

As a non-profit organization it takes ‘people’ to run our daily operations and event. We can’t begin to highlight all the individuals and efforts but want to say we can’t do this without you. You all put in countless amount of hours and we recognize the huge value you bring to AITP San Diego.

We hope you enjoyed the content, presenters, and networking through out the day. More information, including links to presentations, are available on the website.


Legacy apps not ready for the cloud? Charles Finley says think again.

Written by aitpsd on 26 September 2014.

CCC2014 Presenter Spotlight: Charles H. Finley, Jr., President, Transformix Computer Corporation

Charles Finley is a 35-year computing industry veteran and the President of Transformix Computer Corporation. Transformix specializes in legacy application migration and modernization.

Finley’s presentation, “Legacy Applications and Cloud Technologies: Strategies” discusses some of the key components used to cloud enable legacy applications while focusing on application modernization.

As cloud adoption becomes more widespread, users are searching for ways to take important existing applications to the cloud. There are a myriad of approaches to accomplish cloud enablement. Finley’s discussion will begin with where our applications are hosted today, and explore solutions created through his experiences at Transformix, as well as providing an overview of current research.

This presentation will provide the groundwork to take your project into the future, and help you to connect with professional peers who share your ambitions.

Get Down to Earth with the Cloud
Charles is just one example of the focused, real-world content offered at the AITP San Diego Cloud Computing Conference 2014. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the future of cloud enablement in action, and mingle with the future-shaping professionals of San Diego.

More event information is available and you can register now!

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