CIO Chicago Summit

A forum for innovative IT thought leaders in Chicago

Despite the economic downturn freezing or cutting budgets and yielding a slow recovery, businesses are regaining strength and global IT spending is expected to increase in the coming years. But even with an economic upturn on the horizon and more importance placed on IT, we arent out of the woods yet. The role of the CIO is more important than ever as financial turmoil continues to alter the world's economy, making it difficult to put your organization in a position to achieve success. The business goals have changed and CIOs are now tasked with trying to find emerging opportunities to drive value throughout the enterprise.

We're in a historic transition - one marked by challenges, but filled with possibility. Preparing for the upturn and making the right decisions in times of change can better position your enterprise to succeed. Accordingly, the theme of this year's summit is CIOs in Transition - The Shift from Cost-Saver to Value Provider.

The CIO Chicago Summit is a unique opportunity for the citys greatest IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, while discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries.

As an IT leader in Chicago, now is the time to produce real business value for your organization. We at CDM Media know that in order for you to take time out of the office, it must be time well spent. The CIO Chicago Summit agenda offers a balanced schedule of focused educational sessions, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities that will maximize your time and efforts, providing you with ideas and strategies truly capable of changing business practices.

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Relieving WAN Pain Points for Enterprises Seamless extension of an enterprise LAN to a full fledge global WAN - simply with ethernet. Data connectivity has long been a necessity for enterprises big and small, as has the need to use that connectivity to extend enterprise Local Area Network (LAN) across networks. But the process of building an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) is anything but easy.

Secure Cloud Applications Without Disrupting Your Enterprise Identity Infrastructure More companies are moving to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, taking advantage of specialized new services without the cost and hassle of developing or managing them in-house. But securing these applications is another story. While the cloud is expanding enterprise capabilities, it’s also putting a strain on your existing identity infrastructure. When your business adds cloud-based applications into the mix, what was already a tough job—separating identity and access management from the applications themselves—becomes even harder.

Seven Reasons to embrace cloud security Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the enterprise IT landscape. Enterprise applications, infrastructure and platforms are steadily migrating into the cloud and are being offered by several vendors as a service. Traditional IT capital expenditure and system maintenance is giving way to services that can be turned on or off on demand, can scale elastically with evolving business needs, and are priced based on a subscription model. Enterprise security, particularly web and email security, is rapidly being adopted as a cloud based service. This white paper described seven key benefits of cloud based security and outlines salient requirements that enterprises should focus on when considering a cloud security solution.

UC For the Cloud Era: Hosted, Virtual and Managed In the past, the private branch exchange (PBX) likely saved your organization a considerable amount of money, while enhancing vital communication among employees, partners and customers. However, the traditional PBX is no longer the only solution for enabling unified communications (UC). Rapid technology changes, along with ever-increasing business demands, are causing a growing number of businesses to consider alternatives

Building Your Global Network for the Future SingTel ConnectPlus Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) enables organisations to stay connected to multiple office locations and facilitate enterprise convergence in a cost-effective manner. A scalable and secure network solution, ConnectPlus IP VPN is the ideal foundation for deploying IP-based applications for optimised productivity, decision-making and innovation.

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Network and Cloud: Better Together A recent Forrester study showed network readiness is a top concern for customers migrating to the cloud. Peter Tonti, Windstream Vice President of Enterprise Product Marketing, says choosing a single provider for your network and cloud services helps ensure your network has adequate bandwidth and the quality of service required for a successful implementation. Learn how the right network solution supports a successful cloud migration.

Zscaler's Security Cloud Zscaler's Security Cloud enables you to go beyond basic network security to enable business beyond the corporate network. The forces of mobility, cloud apps and social media are challenging traditional notions of enterprise network security. In the new world, business is dynamic, users are mobile, and protecting your network perimeter is only the beginning.

15 Minutes with Parsh Mishra 15 Minutes with Parsh Mishra: As VP Technology Infrastructure - WHG Compliance, Parsh Mishra works on the Risk Management side. The foremost function of his team is to bring down IT inherent risk to tolerable or non-affecting levels.

Veeam Management Pack for VMware Veeam® Management Pack™ (MP) for VMware extends Microsoft System Center with deep VMware vSphere monitoring, reporting and capacity planning, allowing app-tometal management from one console. In addition, for customers who also have Veeam Backup & Replication™, Veeam MP discovers the Veeam backup environment to provide monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the backup infrastructure, directly in the Operations Manager console.

Rimini Research Report Rimini Street recently conducted a set of 13 in-depth client interviews to examine the Total Maintenance Savings enterprises are realizing by switching from SAP or Oracle support to Rimini Street and the impact and value to their organizations as a whole.

 
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