This week, I'll be attending Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo 2008 in Orlando, Florida. Jason Hiner, TechRepublic Editor-in-Chief, and Larry Dignan, ZDNet Editor-in-Chief, will also be covering the event. Gartner expects nearly 6,000 attendees to attend the event's keynotes, presentations, one-on-one meetings with Gartner analysts, and the expo show floor. I'll be gathering information on three critical IT trends—virtualization, unified communications, and the consumerization of IT. I'll also be scouring the ITxpo show floor for interesting products and services.
I'll be posting updates throughout the show. If there's a particular topic or vendor that you're interested in hearing about, post a comment in the IT Dojo discussion forum and or send me a private message. I might get to every special request, but I can always follow-up after the show. If you're attending the show, feel free to flag me down and chat.
Bill Detwiler has nothing to disclose. He doesn't hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.