Maximising business efficiency & flexibility with virtualisation
A tough economy and tight budgets are putting IT departments under intense pressure. IT leaders have to cut costs while also providing a flexible infrastructure that allows the organisation to take rapid advantage of business opportunities.
Virtualisation has already delivered a significant cost savings and broader business benefits to the organisations that have embraced it, but for most there is more that can be achieved.
Register for this live webcast and join our panel of experts to discuss the rapidly changing virtualisation landscape and the technologies, tools and services available to deliver efficient, flexible, secure and cost effective virtualisation from your server deployments.
What you will get from this webcast
- Discover how virtualisation can allow your business to develop greater agility and flexibility for competitive advantage.
- Hear from the experts as they help you assess the benefits for your business.
- Discuss with your peers how far they have gone towards virtualising business critical applications.
- Learn about the tools and services which exist to help you successfully facilitate the process of virtualising business critical apps.
- Take the opportunity to ask questions and learn from others concerns and successes with this interactive webcast.
Mike Simons, Editor, ComputerworldUK
Mike is the Editor of ComputerWorldUK, joining IDG from Reed in 2006, where he worked on Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com since 1999. He was News editor at the launch of ComputerWeekly.com in 2001 and news editor of a combined Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com operation from 2003. Mike helped Computer Weekly secure the Periodical Publishers Association awards as either "magazine of the year" or "campaigning magazine of the year" for four years out of five. Mike joined IDG as launch editor of ComputerworldUK and has recently also taken over responsibility as editor of sister site Techworld. Mike also sits on the SAP Global Quality Awards judging panel.
Andrew Buss, Service Director, Freeform Dynamics
As a Service Director, Andrew is a member of the Freeform Dynamics management team, and is responsible for managing the company's services portfolio for both end user and vendor organisations. As an active analyst, Andrew covers end-user client computing and access and infrastructure communications technologies.
Andrew is particularly interested in the convergence of computing, comms, security and management. Convergence remains a challenge for many IT suppliers, often hampering the delivery of holistic solutions. Andrew looks to bridge the gaps between technologies and develop solutions that bring IT vendors, their channel and customers into alignment.
Andrew has been an industry analyst since 2001. Prior to joining Freeform Dynamics he held a variety of senior positions within Canalys, developing services across both client (notebooks, desktops & tablets; smartphones, PDAs & navigation) and infrastructure (server & datacenter; IP routing, switching & wireless; security). Prior to this Andrew worked as a consultant in IT Service Level management working in diverse industries including government, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and publishing.
Nigel Green, Enterprise Product Manager, Dell
Nigel has more than 17 years experience in the UK computer industry. Including over 14 years supporting UK business on Dell's server and storage products. Nigel has been involved with every generation of Dell Server products and has played a part in Dell's rapid growth as an Enterprise solutions provider in the EMEA marketplace.
Nigel's previous roles at Dell have included working as an Enterprise Systems Consultant with the Dell Channel Sales Team, Pre-Sales Technical Consultant for UK & Ireland Small & Medium Business customers, Technical Account Manager and a number of Technical Support roles.
Rory Choudhuri, Senior Product Manager EMEA, VMWare
Rory Choudhuri is the senior product marketing manager for VMware in EMEA. He is responsible for product marketing for vSphere, the industry's most trusted virtualization platform, and for vCenter Site Recovery Manager, which provides manageable and automated disaster prevention and recovery. His other responsibilities include defining, positioning and driving the execution of the go-to-market plan for vSphere products.
With 20 years experience working in marketing for a range of technology companies, Rory has successfully led marketing campaigns and training services that have driven revenues significantly.
Previously, he was the Global Service marketing manager for Tellabs, where he managed internal and external marketing and the promotion and training of all Tellabs' services, with a primary focus on professional and consulting services. He also implemented a comprehensive communications programme using social networking tools to broaden the company's service message, alongside traditional collateral.
During his time at 3Com, Rory owned, guided and managed a successful $2m annual reseller/user conference and established a network of Authorised Training Centres to provide classroom-based training in EMEA and LATAM.
Rory speaks two additional languages (Hindi and Bengali) and has a degree in Business Commerce from St Xavier's College, Calcutta University. He is also a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.