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SHARE Focuses on New Technology at Summer Conference

SHARE Inc. will provide hundreds of enterprise technology professionals with education they need to support their organizations’ strategic IT initiatives during the SHARE summer conference August 23-28, 2009 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

Daniel Burrus launches the week with his keynote address, Technotrends®, The Big Ideas that are Changing Everything. Additional main-tent sessions feature industry thought leaders speaking on the conference themes of Total Enterprise Virtualization, Service Orientation – The Foundation for IT Modernization and System z.

Among the 600 technical sessions available to attendees, the program includes a series of sessions on cloud computing, one of the hottest topics in the industry today. Highlights include:

  • Private Clouds for the Enterprise
  • Securing a Cloud Computing Environment
  • The SaaS-y Mainframe! - Cloud Computing with System z
  • Turning Test Environments into a Cloud
  • Service Performance Challenges in Cloud Computing
  • Business Decisions for Cloud Computing
  • Assembling and Using Cloud Services with Service Component Architecture

Pamela J. Taylor, SHARE President says, “It’s exciting for SHARE to be on the leading edge of a new paradigm that has the potential to completely change the IT environment. SHARE is the best place for IT professionals to learn about the state of the technology and to collectively influence vendors about the issues associated with real-world implementation and use of the cloud model.”

SHARE is focused on providing attendees with the tools and technology they need to deliver real business results. “As the business climate begins to improve,” Taylor says, “technologists who take advantage of SHARE’s user-focused environment have a keener understanding of the issues and choices and are well positioned to propel their businesses forward through effective use of technology.”

For more information about SHARE in Denver, visit SHARE in Denver is August 23-28, 2009 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.


SHARE Inc. is an independent, volunteer-run association providing IBM customers with user-focused education, professional networking and a forum to influence the information technology industry. Since 1955, SHARE has enabled IT professionals to achieve business results through a combination of credible, relevant programs and peer opportunities. SHARE currently counts more than 2,100 organizations among its active member ranks.

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