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Securing Storage in the Cloud

Ian Osborne, Intellect; Guy Bunker, Jericho Forum; Tim Waldron; NetApp; Peter Judge, eWeek
Join this live discussion to submit your questions, participate in audience votes and network with these IT cloud and storage experts. Uncover the details of why companies are or are not migrating critical data into the cloud and take away the best practices of securing storage in the cloud.

Join Peter Judge, Editor, eWeek Europe moderating this session alongside Tim Waldron, Business Solutions Architect EMEA from NetApp, Ian Osborne, Director of Digital Systems KTN at Intellect UK and Dr. Guy Bunker, Independent Security & Technology Strategy Consultant, The Jericho Forum as they delve into cloud storage and discuss the issues and risks involved.
Sep 29 2010
49 mins
Securing Storage in the Cloud
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