Dell at Dreamforce 2011

Many people from Dell’s Small and Medium Business team have been hard at work gearing up for Dreamforce 2011. It’s an event that calls the “Cloud Computing Industry Event of the Year” that gets underway from August 30 – September 2 in San Francisco. No question the agenda is packed with a great list of keynote speakers.

For our part, we’ll have several sessions that are geared toward helping businesses with their cloud integration efforts. Dell Boomi CTO Rick Nucci will be lead two different sessions and Rhonda Abrams, noted SMB expert and USA Today Columnist will moderate a panel of small business executives who will discuss their successful cloud implementations. See details of the session s below.

In addition to whiteboard sessions, demos, and live theater sessions, our folks will have some Dell goodies to give away. And of course, our experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

If you’re attending Dreamforce, we're looking forward to seeing you at the Dell booth (#921). We’ll be there to help simplify your business’ journey to the cloud. Otherwise, you can follow Dell’s activities during the show by following our @DellSMBnews account on Twitter. We’ll also have more here on Direct2Dell.

Here’s a rundown of Dell sessions happening at Dreamforce 2011:  

Be an IT Hero with Cloud Integration

When: Tuesday, Aug. 30; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Successful cloud integration projects require an understanding and collaboration between both IT and business users, to fully understand the business process requirements and considerations as well as technological challenges. In this presentation, Rick Nucci, Dell Boomi founder and CTO, covers business and technical “Best Practices” for cloud integration, drawing on insights gained from thousands of integration projects. Co-Presenting will be John Lake, Director of Information Systems at Panasas. John will share lessons learned following the selection and implementation process of a cloud-based integration solution for Salesforce that will serve as the foundation to their long-term strategy to leverage the cloud for more efficient IT infrastructure and applications.

Dell Booth – Dell Cloud Integrated CRM:  Turnkey Solution for SMBs

When: Tuesday, Aug. 30; 5:30 p.m. is typically the first application SMBs look at when moving to the cloud.  Yet many small companies are looking for a total CRM solution including seamless integration with existing applications and turnkey services that minimize business disruption and speed time to value.   Come to this session and hear from Kit Wong how Dell Cloud Integrated CRM can help make moving to Salesforce easy for your business.

Salesforce Integration in 30 minutes or less…

When: Wednesday, Aug. 31; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Dell Boomi CTO Rick Nucci will prove that the days of painful, never-ending integration projects are gone forever by leveraging the latest cloud technology to build and deploy a live integration between Salesforce and Twilio Cloud Communications by the end of the session. Attendees will test the integration using their mobiles!

Tales from the Trenches:   Practical Tips for Successful Cloud Investments

When: Thursday, Sept. 1; 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Rhonda Abrams, SMB expert, noted author, speaker, and USA Today columnist, will be moderating a panel of small business executives who have successfully implemented cloud business applications. John Lake, Director of Info Systems at Panasas, Paul L. Leary, President of Blackbird Vineyards, and Marnie Webb, Co-CEO at TechSoup Global will be providing practical guidance on how to maximize the value of your cloud investments.

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