Open Source Software for the Enterprise Web Conference

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In a free Xtalks webinar on Wednesday, April 17, 2007, 1:00 - 3:00pm, Nicholas Carr, former Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review, Author of "Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corosion of Competitive Advantage" and Kim Weins, Vice President of Marketing OpenLogic will be examining open source software's place in the enterprise.

In a free Xtalks webinar on Wednesday, April 17, 2007, 1:00 - 3:00pm, Nicholas Carr, former Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review, Author of "Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corosion of Competitive Advantage" and Kim Weins, Vice President of Marketing OpenLogic will be examining open source software's place in the enterprise.

Lower Costs and Increased Productivity

"By 2010, Global IT organizations will use open-source products in 80% of infrastructure-focused software investments and 25% of business software investments."

  • Gartner

More companies are migrating parts of their infrastructure to open source software (OSS). 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.

Join Nicholas Carr as he discusses the future of open source software in the enterprise and how it can be integrated into existing systems to lower costs and increase productivity.

Take away points include:

  •     Overcoming the challenges of open source:

         - Selection overload

         - Productivity drains

         - Legal & compliance risks

        - Support & maintenance

  •     Migrating to open source to lower costs, increase innovation, and increase productivity
  •     Interoperability of open source with existing infrastructure

Registration for the event is currently open and free at: http://www.xtalks.com/opensource177.ashx

About our Featured Speaker, Nicholas Carr:

A former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, Nicholas Carr is an acclaimed business writer and speaker whose work centers on strategy, innovation, and technology. His 2004 book Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage, published by Harvard Business School Press, set off a worldwide debate about the role of computers in business.

In addition to writing more than a dozen articles and interviews for HBR, Carr has written for the New York Times, Financial Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wired, Business 2.0, The Banker and Journal of Business Strategy. He writes a column on innovation for Strategy & Business, where he's a contributing editor, and publishes the popular blog Rough Type.

Carr has appeared as a business commentator on CNN, CNBC, BBC Radio and National Public Radio and is a sought after speaker on information technology. He holds a B.S. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from Harvard University.

About Our Sponsors:

OpenLogic is a leading provider of open source solutions that enable enterprises to safely and profitably acquire, support and control open source software. OpenLogic offers enterprises support, indemnification and a certified library of hundreds of the most popular open source packages. Packages are continually monitored for updates, which are then certified and made available to OpenLogic customers. OpenLogic has pioneered a technical support model that provides the broadest open source coverage in the industry and is backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. This model gives enterprises access to the expertise they need and the commercial-grade reliability they demand.

http://www.openlogic.com

About Xtalks

Xtalks 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. 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.

Honeycomb Worldwide creates peer-to-peer business-oriented social networking communities, connecting senior level executives by delivering content through new and established media channels. http://www.honeycombworldwide.com

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit http://www.xtalks.com or contact Karen Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, at 312-977-1166.

Register for free at http://www.xtalks.com/opensource177.ashx.

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