It may have been around since the 1960s but virtualisation is one of IT's hot topics at the moment. I'm currently out in Geneva attending a two day conference called NetEvents which basically brings together analysts, journalists and industry types to chew over some of the big issues in tech and virtualisation is one of the subjects on the menu today. I'll keep you posted on what we unearth – which should be plenty given some of the panellists discussing the issue which include Paul Di Leo, boss of Zeus Technology as well as analysts from Yankee Group and BA Test Labs.
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Other highlights of the event – apart from the great views of Lake Geneva and some fantastic catering – include a keynote on Friday by Alireza Mahmoodshahi, CTO of Colt who is going to be discussing next generation networks. IP Multimedia Systems (IMS) is about more than just Voice over WiFi according to Colt – I'll keep you posted on exactly what this all means for business communications.