Thomas Nies, founder, president, and CEO of Cincom Systems, urged executives, diplomats and officials to simplify their information technology management in a speech delivered on June 27, 2006 at the 18th Annual Information Security, IT Infrastructure, and Business Continuity Conference and Exhibit at the United Nations. While at the UN, Nies also participated in a forum with global leaders on IT security threats. These forums offer a global view, and unique educational format for business, technology, and government executives. Simplify to Maximize "Most software applications are designed to automate organizational processes. But to get the most impact from technology implementations, simplifying processes is vital," explained Nies. Thanks to Gerry Hagner, Gerry Hagner productions for providing this edited version.