What CIOs Are Looking for in Open Solutions Vendors
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By: Open Source News
Jan. 7, 2008 12:30 AM
While enterprise open source vendors continue to debate the definition of "open," customers are listening. Not because they care as much about what open source business model a particular vendor uses but because our debates give them reason to be confused and to consider the FUD that is pushed into the marketplace. The Open Solutions Alliance is a nonprofit vendor neutral organization that exists for one purpose: to address CIOs most pressing issue today - interoperability among open solutions. While the customers have been listening to us, the OSA has been listening very intently to them. This session will discuss what CIOs are looking for in open solutions vendors and how they expect it to be delivered based on real discussions and work sessions.
Michael Harvey founded m.d.harvey & company in 1995 to provide strategy consulting to CEOs and senior executives in the technology, entertainment, and media industries. He has since completed many successful assignments for some of the leading companies in those fields including RealNetworks, Microsoft, and Corbis Corporation. Prior to establishing m.d.harvey & company, Michael worked in a variety of marketing and general management positions for Microsoft Corporation from 1989 to 1995, helping to launch many major products and initiatives. Before joining Microsoft, Michael worked as a financial analyst on Wall Street for J.P. Morgan. He also worked as an industrial engineer for IBM, designing high-end clean-room facilities for hard-disk manufacturing. Michael received his degree in industrial engineering in 1986 from
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