CIO Austin Summit

A forum for innovative IT thought leaders in Austin

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.

The CIO Austin Summit is a unique opportunity for the citys greatest IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. The event will include representatives from various industries, including health care, finance, insurance, government, telecom, utilities, education and more. 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 Austin, 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 Austin 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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Whitepapers

We Are Social: The State of Social Customer Service Today, 'social' is turning customer service and support on its head. It is fundamentally changing how, where, and to whom people look to for help. This in turn presents both significant challenges and major opportunities for companies looking to succeed in business today. One thing is for sure, doing nothing is not an option. So we thought it would be a great time to take stock; look at how far business have all come; what are they doing, how are they measuring social engagement, what they are leveraging, and find out what matters most for the social-powered business.

SQL Server 2012 Technologies for SAP Solutions This white paper discusses the Microsoft and SAP partnership, focusing on how Microsoft SQL Server and SAP NetWeaver work together. Specifically, the paper highlights new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and other key SQL Server capabilities that are relevant to SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (SR3) and 7.1 products.

Transform Data Into Insight: Business Intelligence Solutions SAP BusinessObjects comprehensive BI solutions enable your business users to access relevant, trusted information - the way they need it, whenever and wherever it's needed. Equipped with actionable insight, your users can make faster, better-informed decisions that increase productivity and improve performance.

A comparative look at Functionality, Benefits, and Economics In this whitepaper, we compare private cloud solutions from Microsoft and VMware. We do this by defining private cloud using industry standard concepts, explain the Microsoft products needed to create a Microsoft private cloud solution and then define the technology benefits a Microsoft private cloud solution provides.

Minding the As and Qs of Lead Gen Technology Amid the many options of marketing technology available to the industry, two are rising to the top: augmented reality (AR) and quick response (QR) codes.

 
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