"Delivering more with less" is the central theme of analyst firm Giga's 2003 European IT forum, which is currently running in Paris.
The underlying assumption at GigaWorld Europe is that IT departments are under increasing pressure to deliver more with less while being challenged to align themselves more closely with changing business objectives.
The three-day conference aims to deliver three key lessons:
- How to reduce IT costs and increase business returns
- How to build a strong business case for future investments
- How to align your organisation's IT and business goals.
This year's event has five primary strands: integration; sourcing; assets and infrastructure; economics; and organisational structure and design. By focusing on these key areas Giga said it aims to reflect a "holistic and integrated" approach to IT. It described such an approach as "key to achieving greater efficiencies and increased business value".
Giga said that this year organisations are more interested in how to better manage and get business value from the systems they already have rather than adding to the poorly integrated elements built up in the past. At the conference Giga aims to offer a roadmap through the many integration options to enable IT chiefs to optimise their approach.
The two keynote speakers at the conference are Michael Tasooji, senior vice-president and chief information officer at Walt Disney, and Michael Lynch, founder, managing director and group chief executive of software firm Autonomy.