Wednesday 19 November 2014, 12:00–18:00
Roger Needham Building
Open to all staff and students of the University and related institutions
Features for 2014
2014 exhibitors include:
2014 Seminar Programme
Seminars will be running throughout the day in the Thetford Room.
12:30 [Provisionally allocated pending description]
13:15 Rakhee Pandya, CA:
The next generation of unified data protection
This interactive session will discuss the preventative measures you need to carry out to safeguard your data, protect your virtual environment using the latest, award winning unified data protection software. Data Protection is a hot topic with businesses not just in Europe but around the world. The ever increasing threats from server and environmental failures increase the need for you to protect your data. Majority of companies do the bare minimum to protect their data and often not realising the importance of data protection until they experience a major outage, which by then is too late. Learn about the latest solution that will not only get your data back with minimal downtime and prevent data loss in a cost effective way.
14:00 John Ballard, Lenovo
Leaders in innovation will be presenting a product road map session to high light new developments, this will include our new modular approach to the AIO desktop market which will enable you to extend the lifecycle of your assets and our new range of convertible notebook devices.
14:45 Luis Soares, TOPdesk UK
Simply Working Together
Supporting departments within organizations have traditionally focused on managing and continually improving their own services. But end users are becoming more and more critical and demanding of services supplied by their HR, FM and IT departments. How can Shared Service Management combine their strengths in order to meet higher expectations in the future?
15:30 Tony Lees, Avantek
Avantek ARM based servers, 64-bit ARM has arrived – what is all the fuss about?
16:15 [Provisionally allocated pending description]
Exhibitor feedback from previous years
"This event was extremely well organised, we felt at home and look forward to attending again."
"We had a high turnover of people visiting our stand and had some really good conversations with them."
"Many thanks for the effort your team put into organising this year's event."
"I gained some good contacts, distributed price lists and introduced myself as the accounts manager who will be visiting much more often as the months go by."
"It was our first Cambridge event, and very worthwhile in my opinion."
"I have had some excellent feedback from our team regarding the event yesterday."
"What an absolutely fantastic show! It was well worth the investment in time."
Reasons why Cambridge IT staff attend
"Looking for updates in technology and to meet account managers of existing suppliers."
"To meet company representatives, learn about new products, discuss requirements and problems."
"Catching up with existing suppliers, meeting potential new ones."
"To discuss planned purchase."
"To learn more about IT facilities."
"To talk to vendors about data storage systems."
"To check out equipment which focussed on green issues."
"Getting information about multi-function devices (photocopiers, printers and scanners)."
"To see the exhibitors (in general) and see vendors' trends."
"To meet vendors to keep up the relationship."
"To have a general browse."
"Discovering open source supporting companies."
"I attend every year as it gives me new ideas."
"Meet people in person that I deal with during the year by email/phone."
"To look for audiovisual equipment."
"To see new technologies and have them explained."
"Keen to catch up with several key suppliers."