Microsoft Directions Tour (Canada Wide)


Interested in a series of free sessions from Microsoft outlining how you can become more profitable and improve your business in these times of economic uncertainty? Then sign up to attend their free tour across Canada!

http://www.microsoft.com/canada/smb/RoadmapTour/default.aspx

TOUR AGENDA (Toronto Agenda)

Time

Content

0800 – 0830 (30 min)

Arrivals, Registration, Continental Breakfast

0830 – 0900 (30 min)

Session 1: Innovating through Adversity: Optimizing IT in today’s Economy

In this session, we’ll discuss the current business environment and the role of Information Technology.  We’ll discuss a simple maturity model developed by Microsoft with Gartner that will help build a roadmap to optimized IT investments with goals of savings, productivity, or opportunity.

0900 – 1000 (60 min)

Session 2: Maximum Agility: Helping to reduce costs while maximizing efficiency with your core software foundation

We’ll discuss:

Building a roadmap towards core software foundation optimization.

The role virtualization plays in IT cost and productivity goals, along with optimal virtualization scenarios.

System management and security capabilities that can help manage, protect, and secure your environment in an optimized manner.

Products and tools for establishing an optimized desktop.

Best practices in establishing a cost-effective and highly productive core software infrastructure.

1000 – 1010 (10 min)

BREAK

1010 – 1120 (70 min)

Session 3: On the Road to Peak Productivity: Driving business productivity through integrated innovation

In this session we’ll discuss:

Building a roadmap towards a software foundation that is optimized to drive business productivity.

Speeding collaboration, searching, and process flow through portals.

Minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency through online meetings and unified communications.

Cost-effective online service options for business productivity.

1120 – 1130 (10 min)

BREAK

1130 – 1215 (45 min)

Session 4: Optimizing Operations: Maximizing potential through business-critical operations automation

In this session, we’ll discuss how Microsoft Dynamics® CRM and ERP solutions can help your company:

Increase operational efficiencies through automation, resulting in the ability to respond rapidly to the changing demands of your business.

Increase employee productivity with familiar tools, thereby reducing training time and increasing potential ROI.

By leveraging existing IT investments, as these solutions fit with your current systems, and will therefore help to maximize return on your current investments.

1215 – 1245 (30 min)

Wrap Up

1245 –

Light lunch (optional for attendees)

· Speakers available for additional Q&A

The tour is targeted to companies with 200-1500 desktops so if you match the bill you should come out,
Richard Harbridge

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