Micro Focus to Breakdown Barriers to Innovation and Growth at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013

Session to explore the legacy challenge and outline strategies for CIOs to reduce IT debt and create business value

3 October 2013

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernization, testing, and management solutions, today announced that the company will lead a session on steps for successful mainframe application modernization and will also provide a perspective from one of its customers at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, FL on October 6-10, 2013.

In the session “Barriers to Innovation & Growth,” Kevin Brearley, Micro Focus Director of Product Management, and Pete DuPre’, Vice President, Software Engineering and Operations IT at Vantiv, a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions and #20 on the Forbes 2013 Fast Tech 25 list of America’s Fastest Growing Tech Companies, will discuss the impact of unknown amounts of IT debt on an organization’s balance sheets and how businesses can exploit mobile and cloud technologies to drive the bottom line.

Session Details

Title: Barriers to Innovation & Growth

When: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 1:30pm ET

Where: Southern 1, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

What: New research shows that unknown amounts of IT debt are creating hidden balance sheet liabilities for many companies, with many unable to even measure. Coupled with the need to embrace mobile and cloud technologies and external legislative demands, what strategy should CIOs adopt and what is the best approach to tackle the legacy challenge?

Who: Kevin Brearley, Product Director, Micro Focus and Pete DuPre’, Vice President, Software Engineering and Operations IT, Vantiv

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