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OSA Announces Philadelphia Customer Forum, Focuses on Harnessing Mass Collaboration for Business

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), a nonprofit, vendor-neutral consortium dedicated to driving interoperability and adoption of comprehensive open solutions, today announced its Philadelphia Customer Forum. The Forum is the fourth in the OSA's worldwide Customer Forum Series and will focus on helping technology professionals take advantage of the ever-widening market for open software solutions.

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), a nonprofit, vendor-neutral consortium dedicated to driving interoperability and adoption of comprehensive open solutions, today announced its Philadelphia Customer Forum. The Forum is the fourth in the OSA's worldwide Customer Forum Series and will focus on helping technology professionals take advantage of the ever-widening market for open software solutions.

Co-hosted by Unisys, the forum, entitled "Harnessing Mass Collaboration for Business Results," is scheduled for November 15, 2007 from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Unisys Corporation Executive Briefing Center, 2476 Swedesford Road in Malvern.

"The number of choices CIOs have among open solutions continues to increase. At Thursday's event, OSA will share how it's working across communities to ensure these solutions work together and deliver business results," said Dominic Sartorio, president of the OSA and speaker at this week's Forum. "The OSA's Customer Forum Series provides a unique venue for customers to share candid input that translates into actionable OSA projects."

OSA's Philadelphia Forum will include a high-level discussion covering the latest research in open source, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and how technology business leaders can tackle the "CIO Conundrum" by deploying scalable and resilient business-critical information systems.

Speakers at the event include Michael Goulde, senior analyst, Forrester Research; Anthony Gold, vice president & general manager, Open Source Business, Unisys Corporation; and Dominic Sartorio, director of product management for SpikeSource and president of the OSA.

To register to attend, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/ysojsl

The OSA Customer Forum Series was created to give open source professionals a unique opportunity to share and learn from others the key issues and best practices for the interoperability of open solutions. The OSA Customer Forum Series aims to provide a venue for these professionals to be heard by a variety of vendors, to learn more about the deployment of open solutions, and for the OSA to document requirements that can be actively pursued by the members and broader open source software community. Forums have been held in Minneapolis, San Francisco and Barcelona.

To get more information and stay up to date on the next Forum dates and locations, including the November 29, 2007 event in Boston, please visit: http://www.opensolutionsalliance.org/Portal.do?command=Default&siteId=2&tabId= 5.

About the Open Solutions Alliance:

The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) is a nonprofit, vendor neutral consortium dedicated to driving the interoperability and adoption of comprehensive open solutions. Founded in 2007, it is supported by leading companies from around the world who are dedicated to improving interoperability among software products, resulting in integrated and rapidly deployable solutions for business users. Through cooperative action and advocacy, the OSA helps facilitate interoperability, reduce barriers to adoption and raise the awareness of open solutions in business. For more information, please visit http://www.OpenSolutionsAlliance.org.

SOURCE Open Solutions Alliance

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