The expo has been taking up quite a chunk of my time over the last couple of weeks, making sure the demos and kit were ok, that visiting partners were ok and were going to deliver what they promised!
And on Wednesday it all came together and we had a great day with some really good feedback.
So now it’s over I thought I’d update the technical side of the blog with a summary of the areas that generated the most customer interest.
- SharePoint – Throughout the day it was our busiest stand, and we had a good turnout for the SharePoint seminar we ran at the end of the event. It’s a great technology that once people see it in action, they just start telling us how their organisations can utilise the software. Normally that’s our sales guys job! The document scanning and management side of this was hugely popular. SharePoint is Microsoft’s fastest product to hit a billon dollar’s worth of revenue. If you haven’t seen it yet you need to check it out.
- Hosted services – Another area where we had a steady stream of customers. So what are the benefits? – Low Monthly Cost Per User, No Hardware needed, No Software Installation, Fast Implementation. I will be blogging in greater detail about this in the next few days. But if you’re thinking about deploying some new software check out the hosting option as well – it may save you a lot of headaches, and no upfront costs!
- Virtualisation – Hyper V, this is one where the level of interest surprised me. So many people wanted to see what virtualisation is all about. Everyone was impressed with Microsoft Hyper V the performance and tools available are now so much better than a year ago. Again i have this pencilled in for a more detailed blog in the coming weeks, but if you don’t want to wait contact myself at Technology Management.
In other parts of the expo we showcased some great products and NAV 2009 was well received everyone seemed to love the fresh new interface. The displaying of business data in a rich graphical manner was seen not just in NAV but also in the dashboard and reporting section of many other applications and seems to show how the industry is moving towards an interface that presents your important data in a clear visual manner.
We will be exploring these technologies in more detail over the coming days and weeks on the blog, as always feedback is appreciated.