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RIA Adoption in 2008: Risks, Rewards, Challenges & Opportunities

Anthony Franco's RIA Session at AJAXWorld, March 18-20, in New York City

Last year, the overall demand for RIAs outpaced the qualified supply chain. Industry analysts expect the explosive growth to continue in 2008.

Anthony Franco, President, EffectiveUI, will discuss how this unprecedented increase in RIA adoption – especially by the Fortune 500 – will enable companies to hone their competitive edge and improve core business practices with fast, reliable, productivity-enhancing tools. While the world of RIAs can be fraught with costly risk, the flip side of the coin is that good RIAs can provide your customers with user experiences that leave your competition in the dust. If you keep the risks and rewards front of mind, you can turn the 2008 RIA challenge into successful opportunities.

Speaker Bio: Anthony Franco is President of EffectiveUI, in which role he has the unique opportunity to listen to how companies like eBay, Ford, Random House, Viacom, GE, Dow Jones, and NBC think about the Internet & desktop software, and how innovative thinking can completely change the way they do business.

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2008  Will Be The Decision Year for RIAs
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 will provide delegates with the optimum balance between RIAs, Rich Web Technologies and AJAX, while underlining business needs, technology potential, and enhanced user experience.

This year at AJAXWorld the relentless focus is not only on where RIAs are now but also where Rich Web Technologies are headed, where Enterprise Web 2.0 and Social Applications are taking the software development industry and the end user, and how Rich Web Technologies are transforming our businesses and our lives.

Delegates will learn how RIAs are making money and gaining market-share for some of the leading businesses in the world.

The real-world questions that will be answered by this year's 140+ sessions are those that currently preoccupy working developers, architects, IT managers and business line managers. The 2008 tracks include:

  • Enterprise RIAs
  • Rich-Web Case Studies and Mash-Ups
  • Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
  • Event-Driven Web
  • iPhone Developer Summit
  • RIA Diamond Track

AJAXWorld is sponsored by the world’s leading RIA technology providers including.

Conference faculty includes the world’s top RIA experts.

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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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