Cost Reduction Strategies with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and IBM Client for Smart Work

June 23, 2010


Navigate your business through the economic downturn by lowering your Total Cost of Ownership and embracing enterprise-class solutions using Red Hat Enterprise Linux with IBM Client for Smart Work. Learn how to apply the Liberate-Migrate-Virtualize strategies, which will help you optimize software licensing and prepare your organization to get more value from user-segment driven desktop virtualization, cloud computing, and client access choices.

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Insights from the IBM CIO study on delivering business results faster and better with fewer resource
  • Overview of IT cost reduction strategies
  • How Red Hat Enterprise Linux with IBM Client for Smart Work can lower TCO
  • Introduction to an online TCO calculator to compute your organization's potential cost savings using sample case studies.


Sudhir Kolli, Managing Partner, Ecognize LLC

Sudhir Kolli is Managing Partner at Ecognize LLC – a healthcare products and consulting company. Prior to co-founding Ecognize, Sudhir was Vice President at Marlabs and Vice President of Engineering at Citadon, Inc. a collaborative platform company for the construction industry. At Citadon he guided a 60-person team to build a next generation product suite based on cutting edge web technologies. The products are used in Fortune 500 companies such as GE and Bechtel.

Lars Hermmann, Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

In his current role, Lars Herrmann is responsible for product strategy and direction for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on client and server systems. Lars has been involved with Open Source Software for more than 10 years, initially as a developer and community member, later in consulting, sales and management roles. After joining Red Hat in 2002, he set up the Technical Presales organization and Strategy & Solution Office in EMEA before he joined the marketing team. Lars graduated with a Master Degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) at University of Leipzig,Germany.

Mike Walker, Program Director, IBM 

Michael Walker is responsible for the Lotus Software Market Segment and Communications plan, driving Lotus Sales Play initiatives and marketing management for the IBM Client for Smart Work. He has been with IBM for over 8 years and has held a variety of positions, from strategy and planning to product marketing to program execution. As part of the IBM Lotus Software team, Mike is focused on delivering collaboration solutions to the marketplace that enable companies of all sizes to achieve better business results by optimizing the way they work with their employees, partners and clients. Mike holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.



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