Speakers at the conference include Martin Cooper, global operations manager at engineering consultancy Arup, who will outline how he consolidated his storage across eight business groups to slash the number of back-ups required by 90%.
Also at the conference, David France, head of IT at the BAR Formula 1 Team's operations centre, and Neil Haskins of internet bank Egg will be taking part in a panel session on managing storage growth. Areas they will address include making a cost justification for storage systems and dealing with budgetary pressures.
The IT operations manager has to be able to demonstrable fitness for purpose and value for money, not only by being able to store and retrieve huge amounts of networked information, but also by managing the process efficiently.
France and Haskins aim to provide strategic insight and share practical experience to guide conference delegates in the essentials of effective storage management strategies.