What CIOs Are Looking for in Open Solutions Vendors
View Michael Harvey's SOAWorld Conference & Expo Session on SYS-CON.TV
By: Open Source News
Jan. 7, 2008 12:30 AM
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
Third International "Virtualization Conference & Expo" Call for Papers
Register Now and Save!
Submit Your Speaking Proposal
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:
Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1
Latest Cloud Developer Stories
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
Most Read This Week