InformationWeek Small Business and Host Virtual Event on Data Centers for Growing Companies

Oct 14, 2009

InformationWeek's, the leading authority for delivering practical technology expertise for growing companies, has announced a timely and highly relevant virtual event on data centers, applications and virtualization for small and midsized businesses (SMB) titled: Data Centers for Growing Companies: Infrastructure to Applications. The event will take place on October 21, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET. Registration for the event can be made at

Whether their data center is a couple of servers stashed in a closet or a gleaming, state-of-the-art climate-controlled facility, today's SMBs (defined as companies with under 1,000 employees) are facing unprecedented IT challenges: keeping the IT lights on while controlling costs, taking advantage of new technologies to stay competitive, and positioning their companies for an uncertain economic recovery in the midst of historically tough times for IT.

To handle all that, SMBs, must quickly define their data center strategies and identify specific applications and technologies even as they struggle to organize, store, and manage a massive increase in electronic information driven by the compliance mandate and the rapid move to digitizing all information. and InformationWeek editors have teamed with industry experts to share a unique mix of battle-tested best practices, experience-earned tips and new ideas and innovations to help SMB IT and business professionals do more with less.

The InformationWeek SMB Data Center Virtual Event agenda will focus on:

  --  Identifying the physical challenges of building and maintaining a data
      center that can scale and adapt to changes in SMBs
  --  Tips on how to "green up" the power and cooling environment to save
      real money, no matter how big -- or small -- the data center is
  --  How server virtualization can save money and time for companies of
      virtually any size
  --  The best way to create the business applications that run in the SMB
      data center
  --  Network and trade tips with presenters and peers

  --  Receive data center solutions and guidance from the leading providers
      and sponsors

"We have pulled together a talented group of data center experts to inform and equip SMB professionals on practically defining, deploying and optimizing a data center," said Fredric Paul, Publisher and Editor In Chief of InformationWeek's "Using InformationWeek's unique virtual event environment, attendees will be able to use their time efficiently getting info they needed to make smart decisions from a variety of experts."

Sponsors of the virtual event include Oracle and Thawte.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit,

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