WHAT: Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) IT Infrastructure & Operations Forum 2009: Transforming IT Infrastructure & Operations

IT Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) professionals are tasked with conflicting requirements. On one hand, they need to streamline their operations by constantly consolidating IT assets and implementing more efficient infrastructure. Yet on the other hand, they must also expand their organization’s IT services and applications as employees become more mobile and customers more global. It’s the classic conundrum of how to do more with less, but during these trying economic times, IT I&O professionals will be expected to deliver results beyond the four walls of the data center and transform their organizations to improve the business’ bottom line and become an enabler of lean business.

Forrester believes that core technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, and automation tools will be a key part of the solution — but the technology is the easy part. The real work is fundamentally transforming the organization and processes to reap the benefits of these technology changes. At Forrester’s IT Infrastructure & Operations Forum, IT I&O pros will be given the tools to modernize IT infrastructure and operations and the knowledge needed to better design their I&O teams, enabling them to better embrace managed services and shift to a more ITIL-oriented skill set.

WHEN: March 18-19, 2009


Hyatt Regency La Jolla

3777 La Jolla Drive

San Diego, CA 92122

+1 858.552.1234

WHO: In addition to a dozen of Forrester’s industry-leading analysts, featured industry speakers include:

  • Vicki Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Performance, Turner Broadcasting System
  • Scott Preble, Executive Director of Demand Management, PMO, and IT Operations, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • Geir Ramleth, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bechtel Group
  • Baron Thrower, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Information Systems Hosting Services, Liberty Mutual Group
  • Mark Templeton, President, Chief Executive Officer, Citrix Systems
  • Scott Barnes, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions, Perot Systems

The forum offers three tracks focused on virtualization, automation, and optimization designed for IT Infrastructure & Operations professionals and other IT professionals; one-on-one sessions with Forrester analysts; and peer networking. More than 10 sponsors — including platinum sponsor Citrix Systems and gold sponsors ASG, Stratus Technologies, and VMware — will share their solutions in a technology showcase,which will also feature demonstrations of Forrester’s green IT calculator and the Forrester Wave™ and Tech Radar™ methodologies by Analysts Evelyn Hubbert and Chris Silva. Attendees can also register for the preforum Workshop “The Infrastructure Consolidation Imperative” hosted by Forrester Analysts Galen Schreck and James Staten.

CONTACT: Complete Event information is available at www.forrester.com/ioforum2009.

MEDIA: Members of the media can register for the IT Infrastructure & Operations Forum 2009 by providing their full contact information to press@forrester.com.