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Gartner Open Source Summit
  • 19 - 21  September 2007
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Caesars Palace
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Optimize the Advantages Within the Enterprise

August 9 Webinar!
Listen to Gartner analyst Mark Driver discuss Open Source and SOA Strategies.

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Open Source is here to stay, and for many organizations, it presents exciting yet challenging opportunities, and raises many questions and issues as to where it is going and how it should be adopted for optimal business benefit. You will learn:

> What’s the latest in Open Source community development and products?
> Which open source technologies are available and when to use them?
> How to ensure effective, manageable adoption of Open Source in the enterprise?
> What are the risks - technical, legal, organizational - and how to mitigate them?
> How to measure ROI on new web technologies

You'll benefit from 12 sessions over two tracks focused on the Challenges & Risks of Open Source, and  the Community of Open Source, analyst user roundtables, peer networking, product demonstrations and distinguished keynote speakers.  Join hundreds of business leaders and IT professionals relying on Gartner for a critical update, answers to the hard questions and a clear roadmap to the future. Be there - and bring your team of IT and business leaders.

Special Offer: All attendees will receive the Gartner Open Source Maturity Index Report

All attendees will receive onsite a complimentary special report being developed by the Gartner Open Source research community and released at the Summit! This report will cross reference the influence of open source solutions with Gartner's Dataquest market definitions and contain an industry-wide insight into the breadth, depth, and commercial viability of open source solutions across all market segments.

What You Will Learn

    Hot Topics on this year's agenda include:
    • The benefits and ROI of Open Source
    • The Challenges & Risks of Open Source
    • Adoption best and worst practices
    • Open Source governance and organizational issues
    • Business case and ROI of Open Source
    • Licensing, Legal and Intellectual property implications
    • Review of Open Source technologies, vendors and products
    • Open Source business models and communities
    • Linux
    • Open source applications and infrastructure
    • Open Source technical success factors

Who Should Attend

    > Directors/managers of applications development and integration
    > Software project managers
    > Technical architects
    > Web technologists
    > Application developers
    > Database and data managers

Conference Track Descriptions

Track A: Optimizing Open Source Investments Today
Open source software promises many advantages to mainstream IT organizations ranging from investment protection, to quality, to cost. However, careful planning and governance is the key to optimizing open source adoption and management. Only those enterprises that successfully navigate these challenges will find long term value in open source software.

Track B: Managing the Future Open Source Roadmap
The open source software model continues to have an increasingly broad impact across a growing number of software markets. But open source itself continues to evolve to meet new challenges as well. We must keep an eye toward the future in order to maximize investments today.

Power to the Communities

Portals, Content & Collaboration * Web Innovation * Open Source
Three Summits - One Week in Las Vegas - September 17-21, 2007

New technologies and changing market dynamics are disruptive to the status quo while pushing communities to the forefront! Add to your expertise - complete your week with Portals, Content & Collaboration and Web Innovation Summits and learn even more strategic and tactical actions to take advantage of these forces and drive business innovation.
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Standard Conference Price

—  US $1695

Fee includes conference attendance, documentation and planned functions.

Special Pricing

    Attend two Summits:
    Web Innovation and Open Source Summits - co-located at Caesars Palace - attend both and get a special discounted price:

    Early Bird Price: US $1895 (applies if credit card payment is received by 23 July 2007)
    Standard Price: US $2095

    Attend all three Summits:
    Portals, Content and Collaboration, Web Innovation and Open Source Summits - co-located at Caesars Palace - attend for the full week and get a special discounted price:

    Early Bird Price: US $2495 (applies if credit card payment is received by 23 July 2007)
    Standard Price: US $2695

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