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How to Measure Performance in a Cloud Connected World

Erik Hille, Sr Principal Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies
The constant pressure to improve operational performance and accountability has increased scrutiny over outsourcing strategies and is forcing organizations to explore new deployment strategies. Outsourcing has now evolved to include cloud-based services while internal services are increasingly composites made up of both cloud-based and traditional building blocks. Adding to this complexity, many departments have taken it upon themselves to “outsource” services to the cloud without including IT in the decision making process.

Join this webcast to hear practical advice on how to run and optimize your services so that you can make the “best” decisions to leverage cloud computing, traditional outsourcing relationships and internally provisioned components. In addition, we will discuss the practicalities of leveraging cloud architectures to help determine performance for the services you offer.
Jul 11 2012
38 mins
How to Measure Performance in a Cloud Connected World
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