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October 11, 2006, 11:00am - 1:00pm ET
Open Source Software for the Enterprise - North America

SPEAKERS FOR THIS EVENT:
- Ari Jaaksi, Director, Open Source Software Operations, Nokia Learn More
- Joseph D. Foran, Director of Information Technology, FSW, Inc.Learn More
- Bob Koviak, Sr. Director of Enterprise Solutions, OpenLogic

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Examining Open Source Software's Place in the Enterprise


One of the most important aspects of Open Source Software is the huge community of highly skilled developers throughout the world working to create and build software quickly and efficiently.

 

More companies are migrating parts of their infrastructure to open source software. IT executives need software that is more flexible, customizable, open, robust, and efficient as well as less expensive from a total cost of ownership point of view.

 

Migrating to OSS is the best option to reducing the total costs of ownership of an IT system due to the suppression of most licensing costs and reduction of costs related to system administration. IT executives need to monitor and manage the development process carefully to ensure the developers are acting appropriately.

Take away points include:
  • Has OSS become part of the main stream? Should you migrate to OSS?
  • Evaluating risks and benefits of adapting and using OSS
  • Interoperability of implemented proprietary software and OSS
  • Impact of patent legislation on using OSS

     
THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR :
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • CSOs
  • VPs, Directors of Network Architecture
  • Senior System Administrators
  • Senior Network Engineers
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    ABOUT OUR SPONSORS:

    OpenLogic provides software, stacks and commercial support to help enterprises manage and maximize open source technologies.  Our flagship product, OpenLogic Enterprise, includes a library of 150 certified open source solutions and a suite of management applications to enforce open source policies and deploy customized open source stacks. http://www.openlogic.com/
     

    Virtuas Open Source Solutions is the premier provider of enterprise-level support services for widely-adopted open source software such as Apache Geronimo, Tomcat, Spring and Hibernate. Since 1999, Virtuas has provided the Global 2000 with world-class enterprise software solutions. For more information about Virtuas, please visit http://www.virtuas.com/.

    JBoss, a division of Red Hat, is the global leader in open source middleware software, combining enterprise-class JEMS open source software with the industry's leading services and tools to provide simply a better way to transform your business to SOA. Red Hat, the world’s leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC, with satellite offices spanning the globe. The most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry’s most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat provides operating system software along with applications, management, and middleware solutions, including JBoss's market leading open source platform for SOA, JEMS (JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite), which delivers proven performance in mission-critical environments and is backed by world-class support and service—all at a dramatically lower cost structure than proprietary systems. Fortune 500 companies such as Continental Airlines, MCI and Starwood Hotels & Resorts rely on Professional Open Source from JBoss. Red Hat is accelerating the shift to service-oriented architectures (SOA) and enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, secure open source platform. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. JBoss and Red Hat’s open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.jboss.com

     

               

    MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database products -- including MySQL Network, a comprehensive set of certified software and premium support services. The company's flagship product is the MySQL Server, the world's most popular open source database, with more than 10 million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Alcatel, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software. 

     

    With headquarters in Sweden and the United States -- and operations around the world -- MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please visit http://www.mysql.com

    ABOUT OUR MEDIA PARTNERS:

    Government Technology magazine is the leading publication on the market providing technology solutions for state and local governments in the Information Age. Unrivaled in market expertise, Government Technology magazine provides state and local government executives a reliable source of information on the vital role technology will play in reengineering the public sector. Top government executives everywhere - from governors to mayors, from CIOs to agency directors, and from judges to legislators - turn to Government Technology magazine as the trusted source for state and local government technology solutions across the nation. For your free subscription, log on to www.govtech.net.

     

    New technologies, new tools and new approaches have been developed, and entire architecture shifts are underway. Widespread connectivity and rapid change requires business processes to adapt – keeping the underlying technical infrastructure aligned with how the business operates and running the business in ways that leverage new capabilities.

    CXOs (the whole gambit of senior management, including CEO, COO, CFO, HR, and marketing) face major challenges and opportunities as they work to keep IT aligned with ever-changing corporate business strategies. CXO will help C-Level executives in their decision-making process and in the development of IT strategies, directions and architectures. http://www.cxoamerica.com/

     

    Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network IT Executives through education, information and community.  The leading provider of IT news, analysis, reviews, events and education, Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, http://www.networkworld.com/ and produces educational seminars and events.

     

    ebizQ.net's Webinars, podcasts, blogs and white papers make up a rich virtual conference and community e-integration site. Their latest initiative is a new SOA: Plan, Build, Manage Special (http://www.ebizq.net/to/SIAXtalk) where you can learn how to create successful SOAs from companies that have done so. It will culminate in a live virtual conference on November 15-16 that will provide attendees with the chance to perfect their SOA strategy and tactics. http://www.ebizq.net/

     

    PRWeb™ is the first and only Web 2.0 enabled press release newswire. Back in 1997, PRWeb was the first to search engine optimize (SEO) press releases. Since then press releases distributed through PRWeb have been the catalyst for online conversation. We started a revolution in online public relations.

    By implementing Web 2.0 technologies, PRWeb has completed the online communications loop by directly engaging your audience with your news. PRWeb is the first newswire to integrate press release TrackBacks. This encourages outside discussion of your press release in the blogosphere. We also make it easy to bookmark and tag your press releases with other existing Web 2.0 enabled technologies like del.icio.us. To round out our patent pending Web 2.0 platform, we announced PRWebpodcast™, PRWebPhotowire™, and RSSPad™ and 301url™ in 2006.

    PRWeb is the only newswire that understands the importance of reaching your audience wherever they are and using their preferred method of communication. http://www.prweb.com/

     

    Reverse Logistics Magazine is a bi-monthly publication of the Reverse Logistics Association with a circulation of 50,000 readers worldwide.   As reverse logistics is a process that crosses all industries, readers represent the High-Tech, Retail, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Aerospace sectors and many more.  Reverse Logistics Magazine provides the latest information on areas such as repair, customer service, parts management, EOL manufacturing, service logistics, field service, returns processing, asset management and disposal.

    To learn more about the Reverse Logistics Association, please visit our site at http://www.reverselogisticstrends.com/.

     

    Software Magazine, The Digital Software Decision Journal, and Softwaremag.com, its related Web site, are the online catalog to enterprise software, and the homes of the Software 500 ranking of the world’s largest software and services companies, now in its 24th year.

    We help our readers and site visitors in Information Technology management narrow down their choice of software product and service providers they choose to work with in tackling business priorities. Our editorial focus areas reflect the top business priorities of IT professionals, as determined by leading IT analyst firms, including application development, application packages, business intelligence, IT infrastructure, security and the business of IT.

    Our Software 500 ranking, the best-known ranking in the industry, helps IT managers create their short lists of strategic partners, and our Buyers Guides point readers to the products and services that can solve business problems.

    To subscribe, please go to http://www.myswmag.com/.

    ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:

    Ari Jaaksi, Director, Open Source Software Operations, Nokia

    Dr. Jaaksi is responsible for the development and the strategy of Linux and open source software on Nokia’s handheld devices. He is based in Tampere, Finland. Prior to his current assignment he ran Nokia’s embedded browser and tools development in Boston, MA and headed software research at Nokia Mobile Phones’ research unit. Dr. Jaaksi is an Adjunct Professor at the Tampere University of Technology. He has published several articles and books on software development and architectures. He has a Doctor of Technology: Software Engineering from Tampere University of Technology, Finland and a Master of Education from Tampere University, Finland.


    Joseph D. Foran, Director of Information Technology, FSW, Inc.


    As the Director of IT for non-profit social-services agency FSW, Inc, Joseph Foran has lead a major migration to Server Virtualization, Linux and Open Source applications as part of a business transformation project. In his role as Director, he is responsible for lights-on management as well as strategic design and planning. He is tasked with collaborating with executive and line management to come up with cost-efficient uses of technology that will better enable FSW's clients to receive services, increase employee efficiency, lower the costs of doing business, and increase revenue opportunities. Joseph serves on FSW's Leadership committee, where he advises and collaborates with company management on both technology and business decisions. FSW's services extend across Connecticut from six locations across the southwestern portion of the state.
     
    Prior to FSW, Joseph was spent over ten years in a variety of IT roles. He was an IT manager at filtration manufacturer CUNO, Inc where he served on their Global IT Council. and at sports league Major League Soccer. He  has been a systems admin with consumer goods giant Unilever, as well as a consultant for the State of CT's Dept. of Corrections, Dept. of Mental Health, and Dept. of Education. In his spare time, Joseph is an avid reader of theology, general science, history, and technology books, and enjoys nothing so much as sailing on Long Island Sound with his family.


    Bob Koviak, Sr. Director of Enterprise Solutions, OpenLogic

    OpenLogic’s Bob Koviak leverages 14 years of experience in the enterprise software, internet and solutions industries to help enterprise organizations maximize the benefits of open source software while reducing risks.  Having previously served in a variety of roles, from business development and sales leader to solutions architect, Bob has developed expertise in working exclusively with the Fortune 1000 enterprise.  His previous work experience stems from iPass, MCI, WorldCom, UUNET and CompuServe.

     
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