What CIOs Are Looking for in Open Solutions Vendors
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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 Stanford University’s department of management science & engineering. 

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 Third International "Virtualization Conference & Expo" Call for Papers
Virtualization, the hottest subject of in all IT right now, will be center stage in 2008.

Key opinion-formers in the field of infrastructure and pioneers of virtualization technologies of all types have already begun submitting speaking proposals to Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 East, being held in New York City, June 23-24, 2008. Topics covered will range from Application Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Network Virtualization, Server Virtualization, and Storage Virtualization, to Virtual Machine Automation, Physical to Virtual (P2V) Migration, Management Applications, Tools and Utilities, and Virtualization Scripts and Procedures.

Submissions on these and dozens of other topics have already begun streaming in. The Call for Papers is as always a 100% online process, found here.

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IDC has stated that the virtualization services market alone is going to reach $11.7 billion by 2011 and in general this technology, which has been around for a good number of years, seems suddenly to be on everyone's mind.

In short, Virtualization is fast becoming a key requirement for every server in the data center, enabling increased workloads in server consolidation projects, efficient software development and testing, resource management for dynamic data centers, application re-hosting and compatibility, and high-availability partitions.

Help with that transformation: submit your speaking proposal today.

Topics will include:
  • Server Virtualization
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • File Virtualization
  • The Future of the Virtual Enterprise
  • Hosted Virtualization
  • Para-virtualization
  • Virtualization Hardware Support
  • Hardware-level Virtualization
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Virtualization for Server Consolidation and Containment
  • Windows Virtualization
  • Utility Computing
  • State of the Virtualization Services Marke
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