Northern IT chiefs look into mobile computing

The management implications of mobilising the organisation will be the theme this June of the first Computer Weekly 500 Club...

The management implications of mobilising the organisation will be the theme this June of the first Computer Weekly 500 Club meetings to be held in Manchester and Edinburgh.

The events follow a meeting taking place in London this week at which IT leaders will discuss strategies to get more for less from IT budgets.

The CW500 Club, whose members are senior corporate IT users in large organisations, has been running for the past 11 years. The format of its meetings encourages networking, with IT users giving bullet-point presentations followed by formal discussions, and rounded off with informal discussions over drinks. All comments are strictly "off-the-record".

The format has been a source of information and reassurance to hundreds of IT directors over the years.

The June meetings will tackle the management implications of one of the core technology issues facing IT managers - mobile computing. They aim to help IT directors evaluate how their peers are addressing common managerial concerns in this area, such as how mobile computing delivers tangible business benefits. Both events are linked with the Citrix iForum.

The London meeting, led by Owen Williams, head of IT at property firm Knight Frank, and Rod Matthews, head of IT at Knowsley Council, will address the practical strategies that IT managers can apply in producing more for less in a climate of downward financial pressure.

IT managers of user organisations based in or around Manchester and Edinburgh who would like to know more about the CW500 Club, or who would like to attend the meetings in June, should contact Lyn Graves at Computer Weekly

[email protected]


CW500 meetings

Strategies to get more from less

London, 6pm Wednesday 26 May

Mobilising the organisation

Edinburgh, 5.30pm Monday 5 June

Mobilising the organisation

Manchester, 12pm Wednesday 9 June

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