If you’re like most IT professionals, you’re struggling to keep a few steps ahead of a rapidly changing business technology environment.
Not only are your business users demanding to bring their own devices into the workplace, you’re also dealing with C-suite executives who may be looking to disintermediate IT from the business technology purchasing cycle. At the same time, you’ve got major decisions to make in the year ahead about cloud, virtualization, and data storage, to name but a few.
In the week ahead, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how your peers are handling these challenges – and hear from technology leaders about new solutions that are designed to ease your pain – at Dell World 2012, December 12-13 in Austin, Texas.
Topics on the event agenda include:
- BYOD: Don’t be afraid – The continued consumerization of IT and the blurring of the line between work and personal life are radically changing the ways in which people work. This session will reveal how an organization can balance end-user flexibility with the right level of IT control.
- The IT challenge: Strategic alignment with the C-suite– Steve Shuckenbrock, President of Dell Services, and Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus of CIO Magazine, will host a panel of your peers for an exploration of the changing role of IT. They’ll explore how to accelerate innovation and adoption of next-generation capabilities to better serve the business.
- Taking desktop virtualization from pilot to production – Virtual desktops remain one of most controlled and secure options for IT pros to deliver applications to remote desktops. How do you get past the common proof of concept pitfalls, and what are the best practices for success? This session will explore the possibilities and dispel the myths.
- Cloud conversations – If you’re considering cloud, a small panel of cloud-experienced customers will reveal lessons they’ve learned. You’ll find out what’s easy, what’s challenging and what not to do.
- The future of the datacenter – Marius Haas, President of Dell’s Enterprise Solutions business, and Diane Bryant, Vice President and General Manager, Datacenter and Connected Systems Group, Intel Corporation, will examine how industry leaders are envisioning the future of servers, storage, and networking.
The event also will feature keynote addresses from President Bill Clinton; Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of Dell; and Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, authors of the bestselling book, Freakonomics.Tags: Cloud,Data Center,Mobility,Storage,Technology,Virtualization