Webcast to examine best practices for adopting Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft, Aberdeen Group, and Iconics experts will review in a Webcast next-generation 64-bit software, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Vista operating systems, and .NET technologies. Interoperable technologies can reduce the cost of automation.
A Webcast, featuring experts from Microsoft, Aberdeen Group, and Iconics, is set for Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at 2 p.m. EST, to review next-generation software solutions based on 64-bit technology, Windows Server 2008 and Vista operating systems, and .NET technologies that help users achieve visualization and interoperability of business processes. Topics include analytics solutions built on the latest open, scalable technologies from Iconics and Microsoft to help organizations achieve operational excellence. Attendees will receive a free whitepaper.
The largest cost of an automation project is in application development, which can average more than 60% of total expenditure. Iconics solutions employ open standards to integrate new and existing systems into a unified management platform, resulting in significant savings and easier system integration.
Presenters include Matthew Littlefield, research analyst for the Manufacturing Practice, Aberdeen , who studies how manufacturing firms manage processes, technologies, quality and people to address the escalating market pressures; Robert Doi, US Windows Client Enterprise Marketing Director and 13-year Microsoft veteran, whose team is responsible for Windows Vista/7 and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack enterprise sales and adoption; and Russ Agrusa, founder, president and CEO of Iconics , a software developer of OPC-enabled HMI/SCADA and other Web-enabled multimedia software applications for factory automation and manufacturing based on OPC standards.
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