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Get Ahead 08 - The IT Forums

As a result of the economic downturn, small and medium sized businesses need to prepare for increasing competition and seek to maximise efficiency through their IT infrastructure.

Star has brought together leading technology speakers along with entrepreneurs from the BBC's Dragons' Den to give you the opportunity to hear how you can get ahead in 2008.

Hear how using managed services can help you drive down costs, increase productivity and compete effectively with larger businesses

Discuss issues you face in the current economic climate during the 'BIG' panel debate, Hear how to enable employees to work smarter and Gain insight to help you solve your IT headaches

Tours of Lord's give visitors the opportunity to go behind the scenes at MCC's historic ground, where they can see many of the most famous sights in world cricket.

Each visitor will get approximately 100 minutes being shown around 'The Home of Cricket', one of the sport's most iconic locations, by an expert guide.

Find out more here.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.