It seems everyone's talking about the cloud. This might be a good opportunity to ask some questions and get your head around it.
We hear about a lot of conferences, but this one sounds very topical.
Why? It's tackling some key services that you've probably heard about, or might even be interested in using - for example, Google Apps and Microsoft SharePoint.
Half the battle is cutting through the fluff and understanding why you should care. According to the web site, this event is good if you "struggle to make the best use of your time" or you're "trying to achieve more with less."
The event is called the Productivity & Innovation Conference and it is on in Sydney next week on November 20 at the Grace Hotel.
If you're interested in more high-level management tips, there's some of that too, with high-level perspectiveson 'leadership today.'
Conference organiser Jo Shanahan, says "companies are doing it tough right now. With tightening budgets and trying to keep up with ever increasing changes in technology, business leaders need all guns blazing to ensure they're maintaining quality standards and increasing market share."
Other speakers include business consultant and author Alan Hargreaves, University of Adelaide pro vice-chancellor Professor Denise Kirkpatrick, itGenius CEO Peter Moriarty, and Dianne Van Eck of the University of South Australia Business School.
Admission is $560, including morning tea but not lunch. Perks for VIP ticketholders ($790) include VIP seating, a set of workbooks and other handouts, lunch with the speakers, and a 'wine down' session with speakers and experts after the conference closes.
Especially good news: the organisers have a 'two for one' special for BIT readers, so business owners can take along a key member of staff at no extra cost.