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The emerging face of technology

With the technology market finally on the mend, attendees of the recent Wharton Technology Conference in Philadelphia considered what to expect next.

 

"Leaders determine if the economy is ready to grow ? it is time to grow"

The recession is over. So how should businesses respond to this apparent run of good economic news? Keynote speakers Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP America, and Bruce Harreld, senior vice president of strategy at IBM, offered their advice at the February 27 Wharton Technology Conference.
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Infrastructure order: A Wharton keynote

In this audiocast, IBM's senior vice president of strategy, Bruce Harreld, delivers the opening keynote at the eighth annual Wharton Technology Conference. He stresses the importance of simplifying the information technology infrastructure companies have built up over the past decades.
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Offshore outsourcing and the future

In this audiocast, a panel of experts gather at the Wharton Technology Conference 2004 to discuss the impact outsourcing is having on American technology jobs.
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Information Technology: Value Creator or Commodity?

In the last decade, companies frequently could gain competitive advantage by coming up with a new technological innovation. The first banks to offer their services online, for example, undoubtedly attracted new customers. Now, however, online banking is "just a commodity everyone has," says business writer and consultant Nicholas Carr. Carr was one of several panelists at the Feb. 27 Wharton Technology Conference who debated what value, if any, can be created these days through IT.
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Getting the Most Value out of Open Source Software

The SCO lawsuits are further evidence that open source software is fast becoming a viable commercial choice. At the same time, there is growing debate over the actual usefulness of open source software vs. proprietary software in the context of new applications development. These were topics that drew particularly spirited discussion during a panel on "Delivering Value and Innovation Using Open Source Software" at the Wharton Technology Conference held in Philadelphia on Feb. 27.
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SAP's McDermott explains why to listen harder

In this audiocast, Bill McDermott, chief executive of SAP America, speaks at the eighth annual Wharton Technology Conference. His message: Companies and executives should listen more closely to their customers.
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Web services: In search of a new vision

At the eighth annual Wharton Technology Conference in Philadelphia, a panel of experts discuss the future of Web services.
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Utility computing: Overhyped?

IBM's senior vice president of strategy, Bruce Harreld, says utility computing technology will deliver but that it's currently overhyped.
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Good ear, good results

CNET News.com's James Hilliard and SAP America CEO Bill McDermott discuss how listening to customers can give companies a leg up on competitors.
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