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IT Boot Camp

Routers, Switches, Firewalls, and T1s - those of us in the industry may be comfortable with these technologies, but most of America is not. While technologies seem to advance on a daily basis, it is a necessity that more people begin to understand the basics of the IT revolution in which we stand.

The Tacoma Network and Tacoma Technology Consortium, an affiliate of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, will host an Internet basic training boot camp on Dec. 6th at 6 p.m. at the Landmark Convention Center to help local businesses understand the fundamentals of technology.

A panel of experts assembled from local technology companies will educate the public on some computer basics.

Bruce Greene, general manager of the Washington branch of ATG (Advanced Telecom Group), is one of the speakers who will describe parts of a basic personal computer, what a network is, how the Internet works, and how to use a web presence to your fullest advantage.

Speaking to the divide between traditional businesses and the technology industry, which received much attention in Tacoma during the past few months, boot camp event founders state there is no real divide.

"This event will demonstrate how technology is already involved in many traditional businesses, and provide suggestions on how new technology can be used to further productivity," said Jim Crabbe, co-founder of the Tacoma Network, who conceived of the event.

Companies participating on the panel include Datec Inc., ATG and Web-X Inc. Announcements about the event will be distributed jointly via email from the Tacoma Network and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber