Marcin Jerzak and Jerzy Mikołajczak from PSNC represented Microsoft Innovation Center during a workshop for representatives of ICT sector organized on February by Lower Silesian Regional Development Agency in Lower Silesian Technology Park (in Szczawno Zdrój).  
Representatives of PSNC organized session and gave speeches on “Modern management of IT infrastructure and its security”.  The speeches of Poznan MIC representatives were given in the second half of the day. The session was inaugurated by a half an hour introductory presentation of Microsoft Innovation Center history and future. The five years of MIC activities were summarized and plans for forthcoming months has been outlined.

Jerzy Mikołajczak during his speech at the technical lectures showed how Powershell tool can be used for effective administration of the systems belonging to Windows family. After short brake, Marcin Jerzak focused attention of attendees on IT security issues. His speech was devoted to security of interoperable hosting environment. Such an environment consists of: operating system, web server and freely available PHP interpreter. Aforementioned topics are under investigation, by specialists from MIC in Poznań, since a long period of time, however, because of fast progress in technology development (including evolution of attacks’ methodology), they remain actual and of course all training materials needs to be continuously updated.

Besides of presenting material prepared in advance, both speakers took part in dynamic discussion being result of questions from the audience.  The number of asked questions showed clearly that the need for knowledge on modern IT technology is still not satisfied. We are glad that our lectures may be an opportunity to propagate such a knowledge and may give a chance to exchange different views on important topics.

Among participants of the workshop were mainly representatives of the IT companies operating in the Polish-Czech border region. The event was organized as a part of Czeplin project (Czech-Polish Innovation portal). The project runs from 2009 until 2011 and is co-financed by the European Union. The general theme of the second leading session were law regulations in context of contracts in the field of information technology. The organizers also presented an interesting review of the ICT clusters operating on the Czech-Polish border.

Authors: Gerard Frankowski, Marcin Jerzak