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OpenText Profits Up 30% on Compliance; ERP, BPM Expected to Grow

OpenText-Logo-2011.jpg Confirming a trend seen in recent excellent quarterly results from companies such as IBM and Apple, OpenText (news, site) has posted a good quarter that has seen profits up 30% on the basis of strong sales growth across its new and established customer base.

GRC Roll-up: GRC is Good for Application Upgrades, is Iron Mountain Selling Off Its Digital Business?

While there hasn’t been a lot in terms of new releases this week, the ongoing problems in Iron Mountain are again in the spotlight, while research from both the not-for-profit ISACA, as well as SaaS GRC vendor Compliance 360, shows that compliance will be the major concern for enterprises in the coming 12 months. GRC was also mentioned at last week’s Oracle Collaborate conference.

Document Mgt Roll-up: Office 365 Public Beta Unveiled, Nuxeo Adds Google Search Appliance

This week, Microsoft finally gave the world a look at Office 365 in beta, Oracle pulls the plug on commercial ambitions for OpenOffice, Nuxeo adds a Google Search Appliance connector, Autonomy extends its reach in the health sector and there are two releases from AuraPortal and Visioneer.

Will OpenOffice Survive After Oracle Offers It to Community?

In retrospect, Oracle's (news, site) announcement on Friday that it is finally throwing in the towel on OpenOffice.org (OOo) seemed inevitable, but when the original fork happened and the Document Foundation’s LibreOffice project was set up last October, just about anything was in the cards.

Oracle Collaborate Day 2: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Support Timelines Clarified

The second day of Oracle’s Collaborate conference was, again, a fruitful one, with clarification on the support timelines for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Update 2 and World A9.2 Update 1 ERP systems, a new integration between PeopleSoft and Primavera P6 and a new survey from the Oracle Applications Users Group that assesses difficulties involved in application upgrades.

Oracle Collaborate Round-up 2011: MySQL 5.6 Development Milestone Release

It's Collaborate time again. Not enterprise collaborate as we normally know it, but Oracle’s Collaborate conference, where we get a look at some of the things it has been working on since Open World last September. In today’s round-up there is the first MySQL 5.6 milestone release, new monitoring capabilities for Enterprise Manager 11g and a couple of other releases worth noting.

MarkLogic CEO Says Its Time to Bring MarkLogic into the Big Data Spotlight

MarkLogic (news, site) has a new CEO and he thinks it's time to bring MarkLogic into the limelight as the go-to provider for information management.

What Do You Want to Hear About From info360?

info360-newlogo-240_0.gifConference season is in full swing. While South By Southwest has dominated the news for a while, next week brings info360. Formally known as the AIIM International Conference and Expo, info360 will come to Washington, DC, and with it bring together thousands of business and IT professionals to learn about the changing and emerging technologies and their place in helping the enterprise drive business processes, collaboration, knowledge sharing and decision making. We’ll be covering it live and already our schedules are full of meetings and can’t-miss events.

Will There Be a Drupal App Store? #drupalcon

Acquia It started at Dries Buytaert's DrupalCon 2011 keynote. In this case, the "shot heard 'round the world" was a pair of words that he seemed to know would cause mixed reactions from the crowd: App store. This wasn't a product announcement, but so far throughout the conference, the term won't seem to die.

Document Collaboration and Metadata: An Unholy Alliance

Metadata, a key component of any document management system. Everyone needs it, but getting it set up and having it used are two completely different things.

Search Algorithm Changes: How Websites Can Survive the Latest Google Crunch

A few weeks ago, Google started targeting so-called content farms, or websites with supposedly low-quality content and highly concentrated keyword density. Google first addressed the issue by releasing a Chrome browser extension that lets users block unwanted domains from search (and which returned the unwanted list to Google for further processing). Now, Google has made some algorithm adjustments that are aimed at lowering the ranking power of content farms. But this came with some collateral damage.

Industry Event Planner (01-Mar-2011)

Our weekly event planner gives you the heads-up on what's coming around the corner. If we've missed something, don’t hesitate to add your event to the calendar. (You can see all events here.)

 

Featured Research

 The Definitive Guide to Automated Content Migrations

Most CMS projects run into the content migration hurdle at some point. This guide identifies key lessons learned when planning and executing a content migration project, and introduces ways to avoid the traditional "content freeze" (download your free copy).
  
 

March Events

March 1 (Washington, DC): PR Measurement Conference

Measuring your PR activities has never been more critical for communicators. Whether it's making the case for PR, measuring engagement with your key stakeholders, or allocating resources on Twitter and Facebook, how you spend your time, money and resources is arguably the most important part of your job.

March 1-2 (Santa Clara): SDL Innovate Seminar Santa Clara 2011

SDL Innovate is the premiere global information management conference. The event features a two-day discussion with industry experts, independent analysts, SDL executives, and forward-looking companies focused on delivering this future vision of the engaged global customer.

March 1-2 (Washington): Delivering SharePoint Success Mentoring Workshop

In this interactive workshop, Dux will mentor you through best practices and practical techniques in establishing executive buy-in, effectively planning and managing SharePoint projects, developing a governance and adoption plan and many more.

March 1-2 (London): TFM&A: The UK's Multi-channel Marketing, Media & Advertising Conference

TFM&A will be delivering the latest industry insights, trends and developments as well as leading suppliers of digital, direct, data and CRM solutions.

March 1-3 (Dubai): Hands On Hacking Masterclass

From these 3 days course, the delegates will gain a critical knowledge and skills to learn hacking techniques commonly used to breech and exploit corporate networks and be able to identify how and when they are used.

March 1-3 (Nurnberg): Embedded World 2011

The embedded world Exhibition & Conference is the world’s biggest exhibition of its kind and the meeting-place of the international embedded community.

March 2 (Pasadena): ECM in the Real World - SharePoint to Platforms and What Really Works

Join us for an innovative and thought provoking program and learn more about what the AIIM LA community has to offer. AIIM LA is a non profit organization providing professional development to expand awareness and knowledge around enterprise content management.

March 2 (San Francisco): Social Media Strategies for Travel Conference

EyeforTravel’s Social Media Strategies for Travel Conference is North America’s number one social media event for travel professionals.

March 2-3 (Universal City): Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference and Expo

Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference and Expo, taking place March 2nd and 3rd at the Universal Hilton, will focus on digital asset management trends and developments in this important field, as well as the urgent global issues facing digital asset management in the entertainment and media sectors.

March 2-4 (Berlin): FEI 2011: Front End of Innovation Europe

Explore best in class presentations by top multi-nationals, collaborate with world renowned experts, Listen to real-world visionaries choreographing “next” best practices, and participate in a real-time case study where you will tackle industry challenges and work to propel the industry forward.

March 4 (Atlanta): SharePoint Intranet Trends and Best Practices Seminar: 2011 and beyond

This is a “must attend” luncheon that outlines our best insights into the 2011 trends and best practices around intranets and SharePoint. Get your concerns addressed and questions answered with face to face interactions with experts along with live demos and examples to review what is being done by other organizations in these areas while enjoying a complimentary lunch at the Brio Tuscan Grille.

March 4-5 (Louisville): Code PaLOUsa Developer Conference 2011

Code PaLOUsa is a two-day, eight-track software development conference in Louisville, KY that’s designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of technology stack.

March 5 (Dallas): Blogging Boot Camp

In this one day, hands-on class, Keith Anderson (@suredoc) will show you what need to know to get started on creating or refreshing your own WordPress blog. The Big Bad Blog Workshop is an introduction to blogging concepts with practical applications.

March 6-9 (Baltimore): SharePoint Conference .ORG2 2011

The SharePoint Conference .ORG 2011 is developed by SusQtech, the leading consultant of SharePoint solutions for associations, non-profits, commercial businesses, and government organizations. The primary goal of the SharePoint Conference .ORG is to educate and train organizations on the opportunities for leveraging the SharePoint platform.

March 8 (Dubai): SDL Tridion Engaging Customer Day, Dubai

We are proud to present to you the first viewing of SDL Tridion 2011! This launch is the result of our continuous effort to align our offering with users' requirements and market drivers.

March 8-9 (Brussels): Enterprise Social 2.0: CRM

Enterprise Social 2.0: CRM will bring social media marketers and CRM experts together to share knowledge through real-world case studies, best practices, lessons learned and offering networking opportunities with some of the biggest brands and businesses today.

March 8-9 (Amsterdam): FITC Amsterdam event 2011: Design. Technology. Cool Shit.

Flash designers and developers, motion graphic artists, digital artists, anyone in or having an interest in Flash and digital media should attend. From our technical presentations for the beginner, the intermediate, and the super advanced, to the inpsirational creative sessions, there is always something to choose from.

March 8-10 (Paris): Solutions Intranet & Collaboratif 2011

Travailler à distance, Echanger, Collaborer, Fédérer les salariés, Informer, Apprendre et Favoriser l’innovation…, l’intranet s’impose comme un outil au service des métiers de l’entreprise et de la performance individuelle et collective. Il est devenu un outil de collaboration, de travail et de productivité incontournable dans l’entreprise, y compris dans les PME.

March 8-10 (San Jose): Search Marketing Expo – SMX West

At Search Marketing Expo – SMX West, you’ll learn to maximize ROI from paid search advertising, optimize your website content for superior organic search results, expand your skills with local and mobile advertising expertise, master social media marketing on Twitter, Facebook and other SMM networks, boost conversions, and increase sales.

March 8-11 (Salt Lake City): Adobe Omniture Summit

At Summit 2011, learn how the Adobe® Online Marketing Suite, powered by Omniture®, will enable you to create, measure, and optimize digital experiences to revolutionize how the world engages with ideas and information.

March 9 (Dubai): Cloud Computing World Forum Middle East and Africa

Taking place on the 9th March 2011, the Cloud Computing World Forum Middle East and Africa will feature all of the key players within the Cloud Computing and SaaS market providing an introduction, discussion and look into the future for the ICT industry.

March 11 (Austin): SXSW Interactive 2011

An incubator of cutting-edge technologies, the SXSW Interactive Festival offers five days of captivating keynote presentations, panel sessions, book readings, meetups, workshops and core conversations that provide hands-on training as well as big-picture analysis.

March 13-16 (Long Beach): WritersUA Conference for Software User Assistance

The conference will feature over seventy cutting-edge topics from fifty experts, project demonstrations from other user assistance developers, plus an exhibition of products and services, certificate programs, and networking events.

March 13-18 (San Francisco): eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit San Francisco

Come to the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit and learn how to turn customer touchpointdata into insight… whether it's search terms, ad response, web behavior, customer satisfaction, mobileactivities, social media attitude or transactions.

March 14-15 (Kuala Lumpur): UNIStrategic Cloud Computing Security Risks & Solutions Masterclass

This two-day course covers cloud computing security risks and possible controls and control strategies for mitigating these risks. Attendees will also participate in an in-class exercise in which they will develop a strategy for risk identification & mitigation with other members of their group.

March 16 (San Diego): San Diego Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Launch Event

Learn about the newest Sales/Marketing/Customer Service business software from Microsoft. This free informational seminar will be held at the San Diego Microsoft Office on March 16th and cover Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

March 17 (Online): SSWUG Workshop: Query Plan Caching and Recompiling

This workshop, conducted by Microsoft SQL Server MVP Kalen Delaney, will provide information on basic plan cache management. Kalen will provide all attendees with an in-depth look at how to use specific tools for exploring the plans in cache and detecting when they are reused, as well as query design considerations to provide the optimal caching behavior and best practice guidelines.

March 18 (Online): SSWUG Expo Event: Data Mining and Analysis Seminar

SSWUG.org’s virtual expo will delve deep into data mining platforms, tools and techniques to help attendees learn how to analyze large volumes of data and look for patterns that accurately predict behaviors.

March 20 (Bath, UK): The Big M Conference: Connect the mobile industry

The Big M is a brand new independent mobile focused event aimed at those who want to learn from and connect with the very best people in the industry. Join us in beautiful Bath for two days of sessions and workshops on mobile development, mobile design and mobile business. Hear from leading industry figures, be inspired and connect.

March 21 (Orlando): Mobile Web and Apps World Forum

We will once again bring together top minds from around the world to discuss how to develop, market, deploy and monetize mobile web and applications.

March 21-22 (Dubai): Business Continuity & Pandemic Planning Excellence

This regional training course organized by UNI Strategic is designed to provide you with the latest information on how to achieve best practice in Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Pandemic Planning, as well as how to benchmark your organisation against that best practice.

March 21-24 (Washington): AIIM Conference & Expo 2011 (Info360)

Join us as thousands of technologists and business users from the world's largest and most successful companies gather at info360 to explore the technologies that are about to run your business. Do it for your company. Do it for your career. Register today and get in at the lowest prices this year.

March 22 (Orlando): The Future of Tablets Conference

The Future Of Tablets will be set in a relaxed, interactive atmosphere and will address the latest opportunities and obstacles. 

March 22 (London): SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Content Management and Records Management Seminar - London

Presented by our expert SharePoint Consultants, the seminar will also cover an overview of the features and benefits of Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Record/Information Managers and Compliance Officers should attend this seminar.

March 22 (London): Seminar: Online privacy and the 'right to be forgotten'

This seminar will examine the challenges facing individuals, regulators and business in protecting themselves and their information on the web.

March 22-24 (Washington, DC): The Publishing Xchange Conference

The Publishing Xchange is a two-plus day interactive conference with discussions revolving around the latest market dynamics as they relate to real-world publishing and marketing processes.

March 23 (New York City): GigaOM: Structure Big Data Conference 2011

Structure Big Data, GigaOM’s newest conference, is focused on helping technology executives develop a big data strategy. Turn your company’s information into your next big revenue opportunity.

March 23-24 (Hong Kong): Online Information Asia Pacific 2011

Building on the success of over 30 years of running Online Information in the UK, the Asia-Pacific event will host an exhibition of leading information industry suppliers.

March 27-30 (Orlando): Information System and Software Engineering: ISSE 2011

The purpose of ISSE 2011 Organizing Committee is to bring together researchers, academics and professionals 1) to share their knowledge and experience in their respective fields and 2) to have the opportunity of interacting with colleagues for the interdisciplinary communication required for the generation of cybernetic loops that could support and/or accelerate co-evolutionary processes in theoretical, conceptual, and/or methodological thinking and acting.

March 27-30 (Orlando): DevConnections Conference Orlando 2011

Join us and explore the latest trends and get the most up to date information and training available. All while networking with your colleagues and building a valuable network of peers in one of the most entertaining cities in the world.

March 28-29 (Paris): Marketing 2.0 Conference Paris 2011

The Marketing 2.0 Conference features leading social media experts who will discuss and learn about the social media initiatives from brands, advertisers, researchers and analysts.

March 28-30 (Los Angeles): Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit - LA 2011

Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit 2011 delivers the tools and insights IT and business executives need to drive growth and innovation as well as create efficiencies and trim costs using today's communications technologies.

March 28-31 (San Francisco): Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2011

At the next Web 2.0 Expo, we'll reveal the key pieces of the digital economy and the ways you can leverage important ideas for your own success.

March 28 - April 1 (Hyderabad): 20th Annual World Wide Web Conference 2011 India

By virtue of being hosted in a growing developing country, bubbling with innovation, this year's theme aims to highlight the need for expanding the horizons of the Web to become all inclusive and pervasive, reaching out to every human life.

March 29-30 (London): Social Media World Forum Europe

Social Media World Forum is now firmly established as Europe's leading social media event. A two day event featuring leading industry speakers, free workshops and interactive exhibition.

March 30 - April 1 (Orlando): Photoshop World Conference and Expo

Designed to help you boost your training and experience, the Photoshop World graphic design and photography convention offers three days of pulse-pounding training with classes from renowned experts in the field and a once-in-a-lifetime experience guaranteed to enhance your skill set and help your work soar to new heights!

March 30 - April 3 (Denver): IA Summit 2011

The IA Summit is the premier destination for those who practice, research and are interested in the structural design of shared information environments. Some call themselves information architects (and many don’t) but all share a common desire to help people live better lives through meaningful experiences with information.

March 31 - April 1 (New York City): Socialize: Monetizing Social Media Conference

Produced by Mediabistro, AllFacebook and SocialTimes, Socialize: Monetizing Social Media unites business leaders in gaming, virtual goods, social mobile, marketing, and media for two days of learning, connecting, and sharing about all things social.

April Events

April 3-5 (Brighton): Information and Records Management Society Conference 2011

Along with stunning views, the opportunity to meander through the lanes and walk along the pier, the IRMS Conference will incorporate themes not only directly associated with Records and Information Management, but with Innovation, Technology and Governance.

April 4-6 (Baltimore): Content Management Strategies/ DITA North America 2011 conference

At CMS/DITA North America 2011, join an outstanding group of individuals who have moved their organizations into content management, implemented the DITA standard, reduced their operations costs, and solved copious technical issues.

April 4-6 (San Francisco): SugarCon '11: The 2011 SugarCRM Customer & Developer Conference

More than just a CRM conference, SugarCon ’11 is THE destination to learn how to optimize your business in new and innovative ways.

April 4-7 (Orlando): Storage Networking World 2011

Storage Networking World the world’s largest and foremost storage networking event is where IT management and professionals learn, network and maximize their company’s storage capabilities.

April 5 (Basingstoke): ICS Solutions Cloud Day Seminar Basingstoke

Register for one of ICS Solutions Azure seminars to be amongst the first people in the world to see how easy it is to build, deploy and manage applications in the Cloud and gain insight into the hottest platform currently available from Microsoft.

April 6 (New York City): We Media NYC Conference 2011

The annual We Media Conference features the people and ideas shaping media, technology and society.

April 6-8 (Phoenix): Mobile Learning Experience Conference 2011

K-12 educators from across the country are invited to the Mobile Learning Experience 2011. Over the course of three days dozens of breakout sessions are offered.

April 7-8 (Kuala Lumpur): Creative Consumer Driven Innovation Masterclass

This 2 days comprehensive masterclass will offer you a concrete framework and specific examples on how you can use to implement value co-creation programs with your customers. This is a must event for companies not wishing to get left behind! For more information, please send an email to trayton.l@unistrategic.com with subject title “CCD-EXT”'.

April 7-9 (Edinburgh): Scottish Ruby Conference

The Scottish Ruby Conference rebrands the successful Scotland on Rails conference. It is the same team organising the same event that ran in 2008, 2009 and 2010 . We’re at the same venue as last year, the mangnificent Royal College of Physicians in the centre of Edinburgh. 

April 9-10 (Seattle): Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference

Reinforce your application development skills and discover emerging trends this April. We will connect you with some of the biggest names in the industry, as they teach you how to create effective user interfaces, utilizing exciting design and the latest technology, for the iPhone, iPad, or both.

April 9-10 (San Francisco): CodeConf San Francisco 2011

Coding is about more than code. Whether it's building a solid community, writing good documentation, or hacking space exploration, CodeConf is about improving the software ecosystem through best practices. Come with an open mind and leave a better programmer.

April 10-13 (Denver): 360|Flex Conference Denver 2011

360|Flex is the first and still the best Adobe Flex developer conference in the world. We’re not a publishing company pushing books, or a media company selling subscriptions. We’re a conference company, focused on community.

April 11-12 (Dallas): Mobile Web: Breaking Development Conference

Join us for two days of quality talks describing how to design, develop, and leverage the mobile web. Our speakers will walk you through mobile strategies appropriate for your company, design considerations for the mobile platform, development techniques, and how to use web technologies to build cross platform applications.

April 11-13 (Dubai): Engineering, Procurement & Contruction Contract Seminar

This intensive Masterclass provides valuable insight into the rapidly evolving world of EPC contracts.

April 12 (New York City): Sentiment Analysis Symposium New York

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium, April 12th, New York, NY, bridges technology and business in one of the most exciting applications to emerge in recent years: software that discovers business value in opinions and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback.

April 12 (San Francisco): The Affiliate Marketing Awards 2011

Hear about campaigns that advanced a brand, made a difference for a small business or established an agency's or merchant's claim to Internet fame.

April 13-15 (Singapore): The Internet Show Asia 2011

The Internet Show Asia 2011 is a series of seminars and a large end-to-end showcase of the latest internet technologies and solutions.

April 17-21 (Las Vegas): Connections Conference: Mobile, Cloud, Virtualization

It’s a first of its kind technology event that brings together developers, IT professionals, and business executives to evaluate time and money-saving opportunities and learn best-practice solutions.

April 18-22 (Burlingame): Cloud Slam 2011 Cloud Computing Conference

CloudSlam’11 conference is the premier cloud computing event, covering latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing. Conference panels, workshops, and tutorials are selected to cover a range of the hottest topics in cloud computing.

April 20-22 (Online): DBTechCon Spring 2011: The Ultimate Virtual Conference for IT

Attend more than 70 HD sessions taught by Microsoft MVPs, as well as acclaimed authors, bloggers and experts, which are focused on databases and database technologies such as SQL Server, SharePoint, .NET, Business Intelligence, and many others.

April 26 (Jersey City): Nearshore Nexus Conference

Nearshore Nexus is the first ever executive-level conference completely dedicated to bringing together buyers, sellers and influencers in the nearshore business services industry.

April 26-29 (San Francisco): MarkLogic User Conference 2011

MarkLogic User Conference 2011 is a must attend for anyone tasked in helping their organization get the most from unstructured information - that 80% of information that does not only fit neatly into the rows and columns of a relational database, and yet is a tremendous source of untapped value.

May Events

May 1-5 (Detroit): Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference 2011

Hosted annually by the DIA Directorate for Information Management (DS) and Chief Information Officer, DoDIIS Worldwide provides a unique opportunity for defense intelligence community members and industry peers to come together for knowledge sharing, training and discussion of current and future information technology (IT) challenges and requirements.

May 2-4 (Chicago): 2011 CMS Expo Learning and Business Conference

It only happens once a year: the world's best assemble at CMS Expo with one purpose in mind: Empower you to create, launch and manage highly successful sites.

May 3 (Singapore): Mobile Marketing Association Forum Asia

The 2011 MMA Forum Singapore brings together attendees from agencies, brands, carriers and other members of the global mobile marketing ecosystem.

May 3-5 (Philadelphia): J. Boye Conference Philadephia 2011

J. Boye Conferences were born out of the desire to let people share and learn in an open environment; stimulating and inspiring events with presentations, demos, intense discussions and ample opportunity to expand your network in a social, informal campus-style atmosphere.

May 9-10 (Cologne): OpenCms Days 2011 Conference and Expo

Showcase track sessions will present a variety of OpenCms show cases and best practices from OpenCms projects all over the world.

May 9-10 (Minneapolis): Brain Traffic Content Strategy Conference - ConFab 2011

You’ll hear from passionate, pragmatic speakers who are recognized for their expertise in the fields of user experience, CMS, marketing, media/publishing, social media, and SEO. We’ll have authors and folks from agencies, small businesses, and enterprise-level organizations.

May 9-11 (London): World E-Reading Congress

We'll give you a fresh focus on business model options and financing solutions to support growth within your business, new ideas surrounding branding, marketing strategies and customer engagement and a look at the technological innovations which can deliver cost-effective solutions to your operational challenges.

May 10-12 (London): Internet World 2011, London: Setting the digital agenda

Over 300 solution providers and 12,000 visitors, combining five shows in one event, Internet World is the event for digital marketing and online business!

May 11-12 (Berlin): SAP Business Intelligence Conference Berlin

Bereichsübergreifende Planung und Weiterentwicklung von SAP BI Systemlandschaften, Einsatz von Business Objects, Frontend-Entwicklung und die Restrukturierung und Harmonisierung von BI-Architekturen. 

May 16-19 (Prague): TERENA Networking Conference (TNC)

Through keynote speeches by renowned specialists and many parallel sessions, TNC presents an overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the areas of application and management.

May 19 (Utrecht): HartmanEVENT 2011

HartmanEVENT 2011 biedt een keur aan interessante cases en (inter)nationale experts die alles vertellen over een succesvolle toepassing van content management tools.

May 23-25 (Washington): America's Small Business Summit 2011

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual event—America’s Small Business Summit—unites small business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs from across the country to learn, network, and discuss common legislative and management concerns.

May 23-26 (San Francisco): All About the Cloud Conference

All About the Cloud. You’ll join an anticipated audience of more than 500 senior executives from ISVs, resellers, and platform / technology providers, as well as the industry’s leading analysts, bankers, venture capitalists and the media.

May 24-26 (Tyne and Wear): Thinking Digital Conference

Thinking Digital is an annual conference where the world’s greatest thinkers and innovators discuss the latest ideas, innovations and technologies. The conference provides an experience like no other, stimulating new thinking and new ideas.

May 25-26 (San Francisco): Lucene Revolution Conference 2011

Lucene Revolution 2011 is the largest conference dedicated to open source search.

May 25-26 (Cologne): Pan-European Conference Strategic Global IT Sourcing Management

Come learn about IT sourcing, outsourcing, and offshoring, which can help to cut costs and gain more flexibility for the corporate IT.

May 26-27 (Berlin): Employee Portal Evolution Masters Conference 2011

Web 2.0 finally came out of its shell and the explosive growth of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube brought social tools to the mainstream. This in turn helped many organisational leaders understand that capturing and sharing information inside the enterprise had a lot of potential, when social tools are leveraged.

May 26-27 (Amsterdam): Advanced Intranets & Portals 2011 - Amsterdam

The event will include keynote presentations, case studies, interactive sessions, workshops, talking circles, panel discussions, business meetings and formal and informal networking activities designed to link and connect senior executives within the field of Intranet and Portals.

May 31 - June 1 (Singapore): Cloud Computing Asia Congress

Informa's Cloud Computing Asia Congress, taking place in Singapore from 31 May - 1 June 2011 will provide an excellent platform for the regional and international computing industry to address both Enterprise & Telecom Cloud Services in focused streams for both days with a niche showcase of cloud computing products and services.

 

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A Fascinating Discussion of Governance and Risk Issues

In a report (Risk Management Survivors Offer Cautionary Tales) by a professor who attended the World Economic Forum in Davos there is some excellent information on a variety of risk and governance issues. What caught my eye was the section under the heading -- “Redesigning the Board.”

Oracle's Next Version of Java Headed to the Cloud

Oracle_logo_2010.jpgOracle (news, site) is planning big things for Java EE7 with cloud- and REST-based services high on the agenda.

Oracle's Next Version of Java Headed to the Cloud

Oracle_logo_2010.jpgOracle (news, site) is planning big things for Java EE7 with cloud- and REST-based services high on the agenda.

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