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Computerworld Conference Focuses on Open Source Opportunities in Big Data, Cloud, Mobile and Hardware in the Enterprise

Computerworld's Annual Open Business Conference Is Taking Place May 5-6, 2014 in San Francisco

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/12/14 -- IDG's Computerworld -- the leading IT media brand dedicated to providing insight into enterprise innovation from core to edge technologies -- will address the benefits and innovation open source can bring to cloud, big data, mobile and hardware initiatives, as well as the resulting legal issues, at the 2014 Open Business Conference (OBC). More than 400 IT and business leaders, venture capitalists, and attorneys will discuss the pervasive adoption of open source in the enterprise at OBC, taking place May 5-6, 2014 in San Francisco.

"Adoption of open source in enterprise IT strategies continues to accelerate. Computerworld's 2014 Forecast Study reveals that on-premise software, including open source operating systems, is among the top three tech projects for IT teams this year, along with application development upgrades or replacements and cloud," said Adam Dennison, vice president and publisher, Computerworld. "The Open Business Conference is the perfect environment for technology solution providers to engage IT decision-makers in conversations on how open source can provide speed, efficiency and cost savings to tech projects."

The OBC Agenda: Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Hardware, Legal and More
Open source has matured and evolved as enterprises rely more and more on its enabling technologies and strategies to support IT and business initiatives. The OBC agenda will combine keynote sessions with breakout sessions on innovation and networking sessions aimed at embracing the broad scope of open source opportunities in the enterprise. The conference will focus on open source integration with big data, cloud, mobile technology and hardware as well as the resulting legal issues. Experts will share insight on incorporating technologies like Hadoop, Open Stack, NoSQL and MongoDB into the enterprise.

OBC sponsors are invited to join the conversation by sharing case studies and best practices during speaking sessions and moderating birds of a feather lunch discussions. The insight that sponsor executives capture during these opportunities can facilitate conversations during networking time, building stronger relationships with key IT decision-makers.

Conference Sponsors
The 2014 Open Business Conference underwriters include Hewlett-Packard and WSO2. They are joined by Intel, GoGrid, EnterpriseDB, Palamida, DLA Piper and Fenwick & West as sponsors. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mike Dutton at [email protected] or call 801.358.4231.

Registration Information
To learn more about the Open Business Conference, including the agenda, or to register visit http://www.openbizconf.com, call 800.883.9090 or email [email protected].

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value from core to edge technologies. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, events, custom solutions and research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.1 million monthly page views (Omniture, February 2013) and was recognized in BtoB's 2013 Media Power 50 list, recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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