Enjoy a cup of coffee while catching up with your IT-professional peers and visiting with our vendors, before beginning your day of education and networking.
Ray kicks off The IT Summit Phoenix 2012 with a brief history of the conference, followed by an overview of the topics guests can look forward to learning about throughtout the day.
Now you can future-proof your projects and your business. With the first open, industry-accepted standards for transporting audio and video over the network, AVB bridges the gap between AV and IT technologies.
The new IEEE AVB standards synchronize multiple streams of audio and video, eliminate buffering delays and create resource reservation. And because AVB standards leverage existing Ethernet technology, they will benefit from ever increasing speeds and enhancements backed by major consumer electronics companies, allowing the AV industry to benefit from solutions aimed at the mass market.
For IT Managers, AVB means end-to-end digital networks that are simple to design and easy to manage.
AVB advantages include:
· IEEE standards
· Significantly lower latencies
· Larger channel capacity
· Intelligent switches
· Single network for all media, including non-AVB traffic
The threat landscape is characterized by a growing number of attacks of increasing sophistication and criminal intent. Business professionals must understand that safeguarding corporate data and assets requires more than a multi-layered approach to defend against malicious actors, web-based attacks, and inadequate security awareness. Defending business critical information assets and intellectual property will require innovative leadership, bold decision-making and cultural changes that strike a balance between security, privacy and the bottom-line. Failure is not an option!
Join your IT peers for a complimentary luncheon including assorted sndwiches, salads, and dessert. This is a perfect opportunity to interact with other technology professionals in a relaxed environment.
Chad Kirkpatrick will discuss the interrelationships between an efficient IT operation, intelligent business processes and the personalized consumer experience. Mr. Kirkpatrick will discuss the top trends in virtualization and cloud, big data & next gen analytics, and the new frontier in social media and mobility. When all three are working in union, they create a virtuous cycle for personalized customer service and operational excellence. This gives the enterprise a significant competitive advantage.
Cloud computing is the new 'buzzword.' What is it really? Merely Virtual servers or a new paradigm for outsourcing applications, services and data?
I will speak on the leaders in the space and what they are doing to move the idea of 'off-premise' apps, data and services into the Boardroom.
1) Overview of each type
2) Economy of Scale
3) Where Desktop Virtualization works better
4) Lessons Learned
Budgeting for Technology
Nothing changes faster than technology except customer and employee expectations. How does an organization anticipate customer needs and translate expectations into reality without breaking the bank or ending up with an expensive, disorganized mess? IT and Finance officials from Central Arizona Project, Arizona's largest raw water utility, share their insights into successfully developing and managing technology budgets.
As a special thank you to all of our guests at The IT Summit, our sponsors have arranged for a prize drawing for you, our valued supporters. The prizes are different at every conference, but in the past have included items such as iPods, golf clubs, sporting event tickets, and eReaders.