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In a free Xtalks webinar on Friday, July 14, 2006, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT, Ari Jaaksi, Director, Open Source Software Operations, Nokia and Joseph D. Foran, Director of Information Technology, FSW, Inc will be examining open source software’s place in the enterprise.

Featuring Ari Jaaksi, Director, Open Source Software Operations, Nokia and Joseph D. Foran, Director of Information Technology, FSW, Inc.

In a free Xtalks webinar on Friday, July 14, 2006, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT, Ari Jaaksi, Director, Open Source Software Operations, Nokia and Joseph D. Foran, Director of Information Technology, FSW, Inc. will be examining open source software’s place in the enterprise.

Xtalks is pleased to present the Open Source Software for the Enterprise web seminar.

There is still time to register for free at:

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

The web conference is sponsored by OpenLogic.

Registration for the event is currently open and free at:

About the Keynote 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.

About OpenLogic:

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.

About Xtalks:

Xtalks (recently featured in the London Times article Conference call that spans the globe:,,9075-1364240,00.html) brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts.

Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies (, including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America and Europe.

“Xtalks' webinar brought together the top end users, technology vendors, and thinkers in the space,” says Ed Hess, Editor of Integrated Solutions Magazine, referring to a previous Xtalks’ event. “As a media sponsor of the event, we were ecstatic to see the level of commitment and execution that Xtalks showed in making the event a huge success. It was informative and filled with new and fresh insights. The Q&A session was highly interactive and addressed a range of issues. In terms of online events, it set a standard that others will have trouble matching."

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit or contact JP Fozo, Group Vice President, Business Development, at phone: 416-977-6555 x291

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