From the Inside: July/August 2013
It is the time of year that I start planning for the next Spectrum Conference. If you haven't seen the ad for the 2014 Conference, it will be Apr 7th-10th in Phoenix, AZ. We are having it at the same venue as the 2013 conference — The Wigwam Resort.
While it seems like the conference is pretty far away, it really isn't. I have to start planning my sessions so you have something to sell to your bosses. I get great content from the industry experts that provide sessions for me every year, but I would like to know what you as a MultiValue user and developer would like to see.
The demands on your IT department are getting more specific, which leads to specific examples or business solutions that you need to know. I remember those days quite well, and I watch the trends that are coming to see which ones our industry are likely to need to be educated on.
The Spectrum Conference is designed for you,the User. I want to make sure you get the materials, education, and experiences that are needed to maximize your ability to create efficient enterprise applications.
There are a lot of different trends floating around right now. If you are unsure what you would like to see, here are a few that I've noticed:
Everyone is talking Cloud Computing, and Virtualization, and for pretty good reason. What kind of information are you looking for? Server virtualization, planning, cloud API options?
Tablets and Cell Phone Apps
This topic is a pretty sure thing for 2014, but I would like to hear your input. What are your company demands: Native Apps, Web Apps, iPad, Android, BlackBerry?
Windows 7/Windows 8/Metro
If you haven't worked with Windows 8 much yet, it can be a pain. Would you like to see general sessions on how to use Windows 8? Want to see what Windows 8 brings to the enterprise? These general sessions would not likely be MultiValue specific, but sometimes we need to know about other software in order to make our job easier.
Integration — Email, CRM, EMR, LDAP, Active Directory
Do you have other applications within your environment that you need to integrate with. We have been an island all to ourselves for so long, we forget that our business has information other systems can use or need for business functions. What integration options do you need?
External Programing Languages
These are just a few examples, but Iwould like to hear from you to see what is most interesting or trends and topics that you would like to have available.
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org