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Session Registration Hours

April 13 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
April 15 - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, April 14
SESSION TIME TITLE Session Information
204 8:30 am-9:30 am RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX: A TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW Abstract: The adoption of Linux is growing rapidly, in the enterprise and commercial IT environments. Attendees will learn the latest information on Linux solutions and technologies specifically to address this market. The focus is on Red Hat's enterprise products and how they provide an excellent platform for use in the commercial applications market. The seminar includes technical information on high-end Linux operating system performance features, such as support for large memory, SMP, and I/O systems, on 32- and 64-bit architectures. It also describes the configurations and setups used for recent record-breaking performance benchmarks and their relevance to typical production environments. A must attend if you want to gain a better understanding of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Speaker(s): Nick Carr - Red Hat
209 11:00 am-11:50 am THE FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF MANAGING IP ADDRESS GROWTH: NEW SERVICES, DEVICES, NETWORKS Abstract: This seminar is an overview of current broadband and enterprise market dynamics including IP network growth and consolidation. Patricia will present a business case for a robust IP management solution over a Linux platform and show multiple paths for cost savings, revenue generation, increased customer satisfaction and brand building. She will look at current successes and challenges where enhanced services are deployed and compare and contrast "real world" examples from different service providers, enterprises, and vendors including broadband service provider benefits and enterprise benefits. Key topics include: · current IP addressing and provisioning challenges · hidden costs and financial impacts of IP address growth in networks · best practices in IP address management · lessons learned summary.
Speaker(s): Patricia Steadman - Incognito Software
214 2:50 pm-3:50 pm THE OPEN SOURCE ADOPTION CONUNDRUM Abstract: The IT world is increasingly divided between closed and open systems making the choice between the two critical. Is your network and associated IT a Trojan horse for your vendor to control you and your data, or is it a tool that maximizes utility and gives you the option to go elsewhere for better service? Open Source can put you in control of your IT, and generates innovation, whether you are a vendor or end-user. This seminar will discuss the perils and promise and the importance of having choice in IT, and will provide detailed examples of the difficulties and payoff inherent in the transition from a closed-source IT user to an Open Source adopter.
Speaker(s): Matt Asay - Novell
219 4:15 pm-5:15 pm ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE: LINUX FOR WINDOWS ADMINISTRATORS Abstract: Despite the flame war coming from both sides, the reality is that both Linux and Windows have a role to play in enterprise networks. If you are a Windows administrator, or responsible for a Windows-centric infrastructure, join this informative session to understand the similarities and differences between Linux and Windows, the strengths and weaknesses of both - and most importantly how the two operating systems can interoperate. Whether you already have Linux running in your network, are considering a pilot project, or just want to know more but don't know where to start, this seminar will help you understand how to build upon your Windows knowledge to rapidly get started working with Linux. Bonus! Be one of the first 35 attendees to Get a free copy of Dan's book
Speaker(s): Dan York - Mitel Networks

* Visionary sessions are free with conference registration.

All conference programs take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto.

Conference Schedule

April 13: Tutorials & Workshops
April 14 – 15: Seminars
April 14 – 15: Keynote and Visionary presenters
April 14: Birds of a Feather

Trade Show Schedule

April 13, 11:00am - 6:00 pm
April 14, 11:00am - 5:00 pm