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Cloud Complications - Keys to Adoption and Advancement

Winston Bumpus, DMTF; George Ericson, EMC; Josh Cohen, Microsoft; Mark Carlson, Oracle; Jim Davis, WBEM Solutions
In this mashup of video interviews, presenters from a mix of vendors and associations discuss why cloud is such a dramatic paradigm change, what will drive its adoption, and what vendors and users need to be wary of. Tune in to hear them address questions including:

- What's the conversation in the board room as you're trying to get cloud budget?
- Is cloud computing better for some organizations than others?
- Which questions should you have asked your vendors while doing research?
- How do you avoid "vendor lock-in" and do you need a cloud exit strategy?
- Does interoperability lead to commoditization of cloud services?
- What should vendors do to push the cloud forward? How will it change?
- What do we have to look forward to and what should we brace ourselves for?
Feb 9 2012
30 mins
Cloud Complications - Keys to Adoption and Advancement
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  • Title: Cloud Complications - Keys to Adoption and Advancement
  • Live at: Feb 9 2012 11:00 pm
  • Presented by: Winston Bumpus, DMTF; George Ericson, EMC; Josh Cohen, Microsoft; Mark Carlson, Oracle; Jim Davis, WBEM Solutions
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