Office 2.0 Showcases Technologies, Case Studies Sept 3-5

Office 2.0 2008 will showcase how enterprises are new tools for collaboration, mobility, Software as a Service and even 'could' computing to improve productivity, innovation and ROI. Office 2.0 happens Sept 3-5 in San Francisco.

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Office 2.0 2008 will showcase how enterprises are new tools for collaboration, mobility, Software as a Service and even 'could' computing to improve productivity, innovation and ROI. Office 2.0 happens Sept 3-5 in San Francisco.

Office 2.0 organizers say the show will highlight how software, hardware and online companies are driving innovation for knowledge workers, in the office or on-the-go. "The Office 2.0 space is maturing very fast, with continuing innovation on the vendor side and accelerating pace of adoption on the end-user side," Ismael Ghalimi, organizer of Office 2.0 told IDN.

"Companies like Google, Salesforce.com, Zoho, and others continue to push the envelope of SaaS and cloud-based technologies. Hardware vendors like Asus and HP are introducing a new breed of devices ideally suited to Office 2.0, and definitely this concept of Platform as a Service, where customers can build their own applications in the cloud," are all coming together to offer a whole range of Office 2.0 options, Ghalimi added.

In addition to technologies, Office 2.0 also will explore how end users are deploying these technologies to make a difference in their business. "We'll take attendees deep into end-user organizations of all sizes are embracing this new way of computing," Ghalimi said. "This year, we will have use cases from GE, Genentech, Stanford University, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Tesla Motors, Xerox, and Wachovia,"

Other highlights of the Office 2.0 Conference 2008 include:

  • The Unconference, the pre-show networking opportunity, will be held on September 3, with the conference itself held September 4-5.
  • David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, a leading book on personal productivity, will join Ismael Ghalimi for a kick-off fireside
  • 45 Demo Pods will feature solutions from conference sponsors such as Etelos, Jive Software, Fenwick & West, Google, Intalio, Intuit, Polycom, Salesforce.com, Swisscom, Appirio, Central Desktop, EchoSign, Egnyte, Fusebox, SlideRocket, Veodia, Yuuguu, Zoho, FreshBooks, and Social Media Today


  • Event organizers expect some 600 attendees from the US, Europe and Asia. All attendees will receive an HP 2133 Mini-Note PC subnotebook. Live Internet broadcast of all conference sessions will be available.



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