The upcoming Hitachi Information Forum, to be held in Johannesburg on 20 August, will offer something for everyone involved in IT, storage or business decision-making within South African enterprise.

The keynote: “IT- Evolution – Innovate with Information” sets the scene for the innovation theme that runs through the event.

Other keynotes include valuable information and tips on cloud computing, advice on how to maximise data centre value, details about the on-demand data centre and information about converged infrastructure.

A customer case study and panel discussion on the hot topic of big data complete the plenary line-up at the conference.

Break-out sessions will give delegates the opportunity to delve into more detail on their chosen topics.

The first break-out covers IT economics, a converged solutions strategy overview, advice on how to capitalise on convergence, the realities of cloud computing, and a customer case study.

The second break-out will examine new-age data optimisation, the effective use of flash technology, practical advice on data in context, smart management tips for improved data centre efficiency, and how to drive a data management revolution.