SOURCE: Burton Group

March 04, 2008 16:32 ET

Burton Group Institute to Provide SOA and SharePoint Workshops

Burton Group Analysts Provide Two Full Days of Real-World Insight in Boston

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - Burton Group, an IT research firm focused on in-depth analysis of enterprise infrastructure technologies, is offering a series of workshops April 1 and 2 in Boston through Burton Group Institute. Each full-day workshop will provide in-depth, technical strategies for IT organizations implementing SOA or SharePoint. The two-day educational event is for enterprise technologists from Fortune 500 and Global 2000 IT organizations seeking advice and discussion with renowned analysts and industry peers.

Workshops from Burton Group Institute are sponsorship-free in order to provide focused, vendor-independent advice about specific technology solutions, including technical differentiators, emerging market trends, adoption hurdles, and successful use cases.

The SOA workshops will be presented by Anne Thomas Manes, VP and research director, and by Chris Haddad, VP and service director. Manes and Haddad will present the following workshops April 1 and 2, 2008 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:

SOA Assessment and Planning (April 1) -- Are you ready for SOA? This workshop provides actionable guidance, practical advice, and self-help tools to help an organization get on the path to a successful SOA initiative.

SOA Infrastructure Reference Architecture (April 2) -- This workshop presents reference architecture for implementing a comprehensive SOA infrastructure to support design time and runtime.

The SharePoint workshops will be presented by Craig Roth, VP and service director, and Karen Hobert, senior analyst. Roth and Hobert will present the following workshops April 1 and 2, 2008 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:

Understanding Microsoft SharePoint v3/2007 in Context (April 1) -- This workshop provides a strategic, enterprise-level assessment of SharePoint's capabilities and implications. It is designed for organizations seeking to determine if, when, and to what extent SharePoint should play a role in their collaboration and content infrastructure.

Microsoft SharePoint Infrastructure Planning and Governance (April 2) -- The 2007 release of SharePoint offers an important opportunity for implementers of earlier SharePoint releases to re-evaluate their often tactical, disorganized, and organic SharePoint environments, and to approach collaboration and content management design, governance, and deployment from a strategic, enterprise point of view.

A free podcast about the SharePoint issues to be covered during the workshop is available on Burton Group's podcast site.

The full-day workshops will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. More information can be found at

About Burton Group

Burton Group ( helps technologists make smart enterprise architecture decisions in increasingly complex environments. Burton Group's research and advisory services focus on technical analysis of infrastructure technologies relating to security, identity management, web services, service-oriented architecture, collaboration, content management, data centers, and network and telecom.

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