Gearing Up for the Big Game Frankfort KY
Posted by : Elizabeth Millard
Innovation is a curious beast. You never know where it's going to come from or, more interestingly, where it's headed. In the past few decades, much innovation has taken place in the computing world because corporate IT departments have been hungry for faster processing speed, more secure networks, and better ways to communicate. Although software makers and equipment manufacturers are still romancing the corporate market, there's another audience that's challenging developers to come up with faster, shinier, and more compelling technology. Behold the power of gaming.
Unlike general computer users, who have a wide array of technology demands, gamers have very specific needs: fast processing, cool-looking computers, noise-cancelling headphones, and quick-responding monitors. Some may argue that such requirements merely make them into early adopters, but that's not quite accurate. Gamers aren't just a batch of technology-hungry geeks who happen to like buying the newest machines on the market. They're a group that's actually driving innovation, not just buying it.
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Gamers present a challenge for companies attempting to sell to them, because they stray outside the boundaries of normal marketing tactics. For regular consumers, companies usually build a product they think will appeal to a mass audience, and then try to convince people that they need it or want it.
Dates: 9/19/2013 - 9/20/2013
Location: Kentucky International Convention Center
221 Fourth Street
Service Management is reaching a crescendo.Organizations everywhere are discovering that Service Management activities can help them become more efficient, and ultimately, save them money and time. As the premier Service Management organization, itSMF USA delivers the industry's only convention with vendor-neutral content geared toward everyone from beginners to mature implementers.A concert of great ideasitSMF USA Fusion 10 will focus on bringing business value to your organization. Featuring innovative strategies and best practices to real-world experience, this year's convention will help you add greater rhythm to your program – and provide plenty of entertainment along the way.•Meet the sponsors and vendors who offer the products and services that keep everything in harmony•Participate in interactive workshops, dynamic keynote presentations, and thought-provoking discussions•Connect with your peers to solve problems by sharing experiences, examples, and successes•Unwind after the day's excitement with drinks and entertainment