Wednesday, May 30, 2012
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
The IT status quo is a fast track to failure. With the savviest organizations tapping the power of mobility, virtualization, the cloud and other efficiency boosting measures, any IT department that doesn’t take steps to capitalize on these trends is a drag on the business, rather than a boon to it. Traditional methods are simply too slow and too expensive. Yet, given the constant pressure on budgets, funding the necessary changes can be a challenge in itself.
Join us for an interactive discussion of the four IT initiatives that are essential for transforming IT into a self-funding engine of innovation to support strategic goals. You’ll learn:
- The four critical opportunities for IT to make a positive contribution to the business
- Why the status quo of an 80/20 IT spending split between maintenance and innovation must change
- Key factors in successfully funding the IT transformation
- The essential role of reducing complexity in achieving IT transformation
- Which approaches offer the greatest potential for current and future returns.
Register today to secure your place in this in-depth exploration of how companies can meet the complicated challenges of the virtual era—and how to fund the necessary changes.
Jim Carroll, Server Field Marketing Manager, Dell Inc.
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Jim Carroll is a Server Field Marketing Manager with a focus on Virtualization, helping to drive Efficient Enterprise & Efficient Datacenter solutions. An nine year veteran of Dell, Jim started as an EMC Storage Sales Specialist before moving to Alliance Management roles supporting our relationships with VMware, Symantec, and Oracle. Jim is a graduate of San Jose State University with a B.S. in Marketing and Cybernetics.
Jim Wescott, Senior Data Center Strategist, Dell, Inc.
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Jim Wescott is a Senior Strategist in Dell's Data Center Field Marketing Group focused on Data Center efficiency, transformation and convergence. Jim has a 12 year career with Dell and his previous roles include Services Field Marketing Manager, Complex Solutions Manager, Systems Consultant and Systems Engineer. Prior to joining Dell Jim worked in the technology industry holding positions at Siemens Medical Systems, LMI and Mennen Medical. Jim holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems and an A.A.S. in Biomedical Engineering.
Rachel Chalmers, Research Director, Infrastructure Management
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Rachel runs the Infrastructure Computing for the Enterprise (ICE) practice and oversees all research on enterprise infrastructure software, from hypervisors, operating systems and file systems through provisioning and automation layers to application development, performance monitoring and lifecycle management. She is also a contributor to the CloudScape practice and a frequent and sought-after speaker on virtualization and cloud topics.
Rachel has led the infrastructure software practice for 451 Research since its debut in April 2000. She pioneered coverage on SOA, distributed application management, utility computing and open source software. Today she focuses on datacenter automation and server, desktop and application virtualization.
Rachel began covering the technology sector in 1995, when she helped launch Computer Week, later PC Week Australia, for Australian Provincial Newspapers. She also worked as Deputy Editor of the award-winning Managing Information Systems (MIS) Magazine for the Strategic
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