by January 7, 2010 0 comments

There is increased optimism in the market and enough indicators that the
worst of the economic slowdown is now over. We’ve hit the bottom and are now
gradually getting back on the growth track.

What many people may not realize is that every time the economy recovers from
a downturn, some technologies end up making waves in the industry. We saw how
the web transformed into web 2.0 after the dot com bust, and every organization
web-enabled their applications ever since. Similarly, web services, middleware,
online collaboration, laptops, mobiles, and video conferencing were just a few
other technologies that became hot and widely adopted after the last slowdown.

Enterprise printing
and display solutions by Chetak Patnaik, Sr. Manager, Samsung
Managing the next-gen
Data center by Neeladri Bose, Head-Infra Consulting and Pro Services, Sun
Strategic Cost and
Performance Management by Sandeep Hardikar, National Manager, Strategic
Sourcing & Managed Services, HCL Technologies
The WIN 7
Challenge: Map out your Migration route by Venkat Subramaniam, GICS Manager,
Dell India
Mobile Workforce
Management by Nina Godbole, Renowned author and independent researcher
Web Technologies by
Saji Thoppil, Practice Head-Platforms, Wipro
Managed IT Services
by Pratap Gharge, VP-IT, Bajaj Electricals

So it’s only natural to wonder which technologies and trends will make waves
during the current economic recovery. Which ones will help organizations on
their future growth trajectory?

That’s what our annual event, the PCQuest Infrastructure SummIT aimed to
answer this time. Usually, this event is aimed at helping organizations
understand the hot technologies and trends that can be used for their future
business growth.

“Light is
definitely visible at the end of the tunnel”–Panelists in Bangalore talk
about gearing up for the next wave of growth. The Panelists (From L to R):
Manish Gupta, CIO, Healthcare Global, Arun Goyal, VP and Head-IT, MPS Ltd,
Yuvaraj Balasubramani, Group Manager-Corp IT (Networks), Kean International,
and Ajay Bakshi, VP, HTMT Global Solutions.

“IT Infrastructure
should be flexible enough to upscale or downscale as per the need”,
panelists in Delhi express their views on how the future IT infrastructure
should be like. The Panelists (From L to R): Anil Kumar-GM-IT, Oriental
Insurance, Dr. J.S.Sodhi-VP-IT, Amity University, Upal Chakraborty-CIO, DLF,
Anil Chopra-Editor PCQuest, and Vijay Sethi, CIO, Hero Honda

“The slowdown was
like a blessing in disguise”, said the panelists in Mumbai. The Panelists
(From L to R): Shirish Gariba-CIO, Elbee Express, Rajendra Sawant-CIO,
Adventity Global Services, Rajiv Sharaf-VP-IT, Reliance Infrastructure, Zoeb
Adenwala-CIO (Global), Essel ProPack, and Lalit Wadhwani-CIO and Bus. Dev.
Manager, Frameboxx Animation

The summit this time comprised of a mix of seminars by experts from the
industry and PCQuest, on stage demos of new IT technologies and solutions, panel
discussions on growth opportunities, CIO round tables to discuss future IT
strategies, and success stories from different organizations.

The event was held across four cities-Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai.
It was attended by CIOs and IT decision makers, and we covered topics ranging
from Cloud computing and virtualization, Data Center Management, Unified
Communication, Information Security, Mobile workforce management, Web
technologies, and Managed Services.

Apart from the above, the event had a live demo of the hot new VDI (Virtual
Desktop Infrastructure) technology. Plus, there was a panel discussion toward
the end, which aimed to help CIOs gear up their IT infrastructure for the next
wave of growth.

With increased optimism in the market and enough indicators that the worst of
the economic slowdown is now over, PCQuest invited key CIOs in each city to
present their view and strategic advice on how to gear up IT for future business

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