RISC Networks

September 10, 2010 17:44 ET

Chief Analyst of Cisco and IBM Analytics Provider RISC Networks Presents "State of UC 2010" Report at InformationWeek 500 Conference

Attendee Bonus: Complimentary Preview of New Analytics Research From Upcoming "State of IT 2010" Report

DANA POINT, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2010) -  InformationWeek 500 Conference -- Organizations considering or implementing unified communications have a rare opportunity to gain insights into successful deployments and trends in UC adoption at The InformationWeek 500 Conference. Jeremy Littlejohn, chief analyst for Cisco and IBM analytics provider RISC Networks, will present "State of UC 2010," Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at 1:30 P.M. in the Monarch Ballroom, as part of the event's InformationWeek Analytics Workshops.

The hands-on session is based on the InformationWeek Analytics 2010 Unified Communications Survey and Report, "Unified Communications: Big Promise, Modest Movement," and a recent InformationWeek UC article, both authored by Littlejohn.

The presentation also draws from new IT infrastructure analytics research by RISC Networks, extracted from its upcoming "State of IT 2010 Report." The research analyzes data from more than 260 different IT environments and one million Ethernet connections. Attendees will receive a complimentary hand out preview of the new report that will be published later this month and available at

Many see unified communications as a strategic technology that positions the enterprise to innovate and be more efficient in processes and interactions with customers and team members. But many organizations have learned the hard way that getting an ROI on UC is elusive.

In keeping with this year's theme, Navigating the Boardroom: The Growth Imperative, this session will examine the reality of UC implementations as they exist today to give IT executives and networking managers practical advice for deciding if UC is a good investment for not, and then getting the most out of it.

"We have conducted thousands of analytics engagements, which has given us tremendous insight into what IT managers need to be successful with unified communications," said Jeremy Littlejohn, chief analyst at RISC Networks, Inc. "In addition, InformationWeek analytics surveyed more than 400 organizations on the subject of UC. Taken together, these analytics resources provide a wealth of hard-to-find practical and real world information about UC that will make this a must-attend session for anyone involved in or considering a UC implementation."

RISC Networks, an analytics provider for Cisco Systems, IBM and others, does not sell network monitoring software or hardware. Instead, the company provides technology analytics services. Its consulting engineers use its Unified Correlation Engine Logic (UCEL) proprietary analytics software to correlate and analyze information gathered from clients' entire IT environments, including data, voice and video traffic, networks, servers, desktops, applications, printers and other technology.

The InformationWeek 500 conference, now in its 19th year, attracts more than 250 of the country's top CIOs and IT executives. The InformationWeek 500 Conference is September 12-15, 2010 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, California.

About RISC Networks

RISC Networks is the leader in business technology analytics, a system of analysis and data reporting services developed to provide comprehensive and actionable data for IT networks. Utilizing its proprietary tools and methodology, it provides a range of packaged consulting services that help clients optimize the reliability, scalability and performance of their entire IT infrastructure, including data, voice and video traffic, networks, servers, desktops, applications, printers and other technology.

A business technology analytics engagement from RISC Networks delivers fast, independent and objective results, including a specific "punch list" at the device and traffic path level that explains exactly what issues are impacting the system and how to fix, avoid or prevent them. RISC Networks consulting engineers perform the analytics themselves and explain the data reports in detail, so there is little or no impact on client resources and no training required.

RISC Networks provides hundreds of analytics engagements each year to companies like Cisco, IBM, BestBuy, CDW and Presidio as well as some of the world's leading blue-chip companies.

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