According to industry research, the economic downturn of 2008-2009 accelerated adoption of cloud computing technologies by as much as 12-18 months. Initially, the promise of this new platform model was so alluring that many firms hastily jumped in as a way to reduce costs.
While significant cost savings have occurred, organizations have found that the cloud is not without its pitfalls. CIOs pursuing cloud computing report that more business value could have been realized with better planning around business process, security policies, privacy objectives, SLA expectations, compliance and other issues.
This session is designed specifically for business technology practitioners at mid-sized organizations. This important webinar explores the realities of cloud computing and how to avoid common mistakes. You'll learn:
*How to determine which applications and workloads are the most appropriate for cloud;
*The truth about cloud SLAs, security and privacy;
*How organizations are navigating the maze of private, public and hybrid clouds;
*The important questions CIOs should be asking cloud service providers.
About the speaker
David Vellante is Chief Research Analyst at Wikibon.org, the leader in real-time business technology analysis, research and market intelligence. He is an entrepreneur, CEO and business technology analyst. David has more than 20 years of management experience in the field of information technology. He is a founding member of Barometrix and a leading advocate for open source research and advisory models. Previously, David was Senior Vice President of International Data Corporation (IDC) where he ran the company's largest division, serving the world's leading technology companies.