I've just heard about another free event, on Friday 5th November, focused on cost saving with ICT. Although it isn't specifically education focused, I think that there will be a lot of readers that would appreciate a whole day full of network management tools (oh, and a lot who could imagine nothing worse ). The entire day is dedicated to the Microsoft System Center suite, which is becoming more widely used in universities, colleges and schools.
The event is being run by one of our partners, Inframon, and has a big list of Microsoft System Center specialists and product managers, who are travelling over from the States for the event. There must be a mid-Atlantic BA flight that's full of Microsoft people, as on the agenda there's the Senior Director for System Center Product Marketing, the Director of the Management and Security Product Management Group, four Senior Technical Product Managers, and two Senior Programme Managers - all coming over from Seattle to talk.
The agenda for the day is focusing on how System Center can help you to reduce your network infrastructure costs, and your workload, whilst improving the reliability and flexibility of your network. Some of the issues it will cover include the impact of more mobile users, application virtualisation, managing multiple platforms like VMWare and Oracle, data protection, and an extensive look into the future product roadmap for the System Center components.
The Inframon team have gone to town on the "War on Cost" theme, and are hosting the event in the Cabinet War Rooms in Whitehall, right underneath the Treasury buildings, and just around the corner from Downing Street. And towards the end of the day, there's a full tour of the War Rooms lined up too.
The event is on Friday 5th November, and runs from 9-5