Throughout the evolution of corporate computing, IT architectures have been built using inefficient and expensive frameworks. Key technology trends have begun to create a new computing revolution that Forrester Research calls Organic IT. Today, at the annual Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) Technology Leadership Forum ¿Organic IT: The Next Computing Revolution,¿ industry leaders will demonstrate how Organic IT will help businesses achieve higher infrastructure utilization, increases in labor efficiency, and greater technology responsiveness to business needs. The two-day forum will attract more than 300 CIOs, senior business leaders, and IT professionals to The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz.
¿Companies have become accustomed to IT infrastructure that is inflexible and under-utilized. Organic IT is changing the equation for technology leaders by enabling them to buy and implement infrastructure that meets their needs,¿ said Christopher Mines, vice president at Forrester. ¿Attendees of the forum will gain an understanding of how the industry¿s key vendors fit into the Organic IT framework — how vendors like IBM and Microsoft can help businesses raise their game by implementing new technologies.¿
The architecture of Organic IT creates a flexible, modular foundation and immediate cost savings for enterprise customers by using infrastructure built on cheap, redundant components that share resources. The Technology Leadership Forum will outline how Organic IT will affect future investments in software, storage, servers, and networks. Attendees will gain an understanding of the emerging technologies and vendors that will affect Organic IT, as well as how this computing revolution addresses the needs of both IT and business executives.
Featured speakers include:
- Margie Farber, Senior Vice President, Business Area Services, Freddie Mac
- Stephen N. David, CIO and Business-to-Business Officer, The Procter & Gamble Co.
- Bill Veghte, Corporate Vice President, Windows Server Group, Microsoft Corp.
- Russell L. Holt, Vice President, Enterprise Systems Group, Dell Computer Corp.
- Steven A. Mills, SVP and Group Executive, Software Group, IBM Corp.
- Patrick Gelsinger, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Intel Corp.
- Douglas Frederick, Executive Vice President, Operations Solutions, EDS
- Bruce Claflin, President and CEO, 3Com Corp.
- Marc Andreessen, Chairman and Co-Founder, Opsware, Inc.
Featured Forrester analysts include:
- Frank E. Gillett, Principal Analyst
- Laura Koetzle, Analyst
- Christopher Mines, Vice President, Global Research
- Charles Rutstein, Research Director
- Joshua Walker, Research Director