Cloud computing is a growing force in healthcare and, while many organizations understand the opportunity that the cloud offers, why and how to get there is widely debated. As providers evaluate the pros and cons of cloud based solutions, several adoption strategies are emerging. Taking the right approach is critical to determining future readiness as healthcare becomes more information-driven and connected, and moves towards collaborative care models and payment reform. This workshop will examine key applications of cloud computing in healthcare (including hosting, security/privacy and medical image archiving), highlight change management strategies from a technical/operational/process perspective, and identify the pros and cons of different cloud models including public vs. private. The workshop will be divided into vignettes that include didactic presentations and real-world case studies with interactive discussions.Read more >
The "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing" whitepaper was written by the CSCC to help enterprise IT and business decision makers adopt cloud computing to solve business challenges. This webcast will help cloud customers evaluate the market from the point of view of their organization’s needs. You will learn how to select the right cloud architecture and implementation approach through the use of in-house staff, cloud vendor(s) or both.Read more >
When considering a move to cloud computing, customers must have a clear understanding of potential security benefits and risks associated with cloud computing, and set realistic expectations with their cloud provider. "The Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success" webinar provides a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers analyze the security implications of cloud computing on their business. The presentation will provide guidance and strategies designed to help these decision makers evaluate and compare security offerings from different cloud providers in key areasRead more >
Cloud and cloud-based technologies represent a fundamentally different approach to the way IT is delivered and consumed. This creates new opportunities that can drive significant positive business impact — not just economically, but also by enabling innovation to gain a business edge. With this in mind, the session will cover:
• The “perfect storm” for cloud of business need, technology evolution, and economic imperative
• How disruptive technologies can create a significant business edge
• Moving enterprises to a cloud model for IT-as-a-service (infrastructure, platform and application)
• The end game: How will cloud technology shape businesses in the future?
Cloud Computing-Breaking through the haze: understanding and leveraging cloud computing
In a world where almost anyone and anything can connect to the Internet, the exponential increase in the volume of information and connected devices creates a dilemma: IT complexity increases as does demand for simplicity. This challenge calls for a more dynamic service delivery model that enables rapid innovation for applications and services. Cloud computing can be one element of such a model. This presentation reviews the different types of clouds, their attributes and their business value.
Cloud computing represents a seismic shift in IT, that along with big data, social and mobile - will redefine IT and business. It will optimize IT cost, streamline IT operations, spark innovation and allow organizations to achieve results unencumbered by IT constraints . Cloud represents an IT journey - one that requires three essential elements - a proven, expansive technology portfolio; proven experience and expertise; and an engaged community of partners. Cloud computing represents a unique opportunity to carve out differentiation in the market for customers ready and willing to embrace and integrate cloud into their IT and business strategy.
In this session - Mac Devine Director of CloudFirst Innovation and CTO, IBM Cloud Services Division will discuss IBM's perspective on cloud computing and how the IBM SmartCloud portfolio and the recent acquisition of SoftLayer provide a unique set of capabilities that are up to the task of helping organizations rethink IT and reinvent business.
Cloud computing is the set of disciplines, technologies, and business models used to render IT capabilities as on-demand services. "On-demand" permits agile deployment of services within an enterprise; it also permits delivery of services as utilities in an open market subject to competition. Internet powerhouses, such as Google, Amazon, and SalesForce, have built large-scale server, storage, data, and compute infrastructures. Perfecting the cost models have helped maximize business agility and profit. These dynamic infrastructures are no longer the sole domain of Internet-based services; a growing number of enterprise clients are leveraging these concepts to drive down cost while increasing business agility.Read more >
The Cloud Standards Customer Council will define hybrid cloud computing, explain why this deployment model is essential for addressing business requirements, and outline the key considerations that customers must take into account as they start their transition. The presentation will include strategic and tactical activities for decision makers implementing hybrid cloud solutions. It will cover all the essential technical considerations for hybrid cloud deployment including integration, connectivity, governance, management, security and privacy.Read more >
Nick has over twenty years experience in the IT industry, the last ten of which have been focused on Service Management solutions. Nick has experience of hardware, software and services cross-industry with global enterprise and general business clients in UK and Europe.
Nick leads the Cloud and Smarter Computing Initiatives within IBM Software Group UK. This helps customers gain significant cost reduction, service improvement and reduced risk benefits by leveraging service automation and real-time infrastructure optimisation, driven according to business rules in response to demand.
While security has ensnared the cloud landscape, and technology may help iron out some of the misgivings there is a bigger conversation at hand: the politics of cloud. Security may have dominated but the politics of the cloud are more powerful, and their murky world is less understood. At this early stage of cloud adoption, where cloud services have become an 'economic factor', and attract the interest of all, who will raise the conversation about these politics, and where do you come in?
Join Frank Bennett, Author and Consultant in cloud computing, as he discusses the politics of the cloud, signposts what you need to know and asks:
What is the Cloud political landscape?
Who are the key players?
Who holds the winning hand?
Are politics aligned, or are we heading for conflict?
And what is the real impact for cloud adoption?
Whether you are for or against it, you need to consider your cloud politics; so move over security, this is the real conversation.
This webinar will review the new PCI Guidelines published on February 7, 2013, with a focus on relevant DSS requirements for cloud computing. In this discussion, we will review the implications of the newly published PCI Guidelines and recommend best practices for businesses to achieve compliance when deploying in the cloud.
Attendees should expect the following:
•A summary of the implications of new PCI Guidelines for cloud computing.
•A review of requirements that are fulfilled by Infrastructure as a Service providers and specifically by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
•Practical guidance on best practices for clients to address their requirements for compliance.
Join this panel of experts from Accuvant, Amazon Web Services and Trend Micro for a concise roadmap of how to navigate PCI compliance in cloud computing's shared risk model.
Curious about the cloud? We've got answers. Join HOSTING for an overview of cloud hosting and computing basics. From the history of the cloud to the projected future, we'll investigate the foundation of this $2.1 billion industry.Read more >
The benefits of the cloud are often described as cost reduction and business agility. However, in addition to those, the cloud offers performance advantages through a distributed architecture. Beyond quantitative cost and performance benefits, the cloud, and related technologies, can be a core enabler of new business strategies, through better processes, better products, better customer relationships, and better innovation.Read more >
Delivering services in cloud based environments allows IT to provide new levels of availability and performance based on the scalability and elasticity of the cloud. However, to realize these benefits of cloud computing new levels of monitoring and management are needed. This session will show how in-depth monitoring data coupled with real-time predictive analytics and automation can enable you to deliver the benefits of cloud computing to your organization. Learn how to evolve your service management capabilities to get the maximum return from your investment in cloud computing, increase customer satisfaction and improve business results.Read more >
One of the biggest concerns for enterprises considering public cloud services is the notion that they are inherently unsecure. Many cloud implementations treat security as an afterthought - layering it on top of the virtualization server. A more secure solution is a "multi-layer approach", a series of security layers that begin at the base of the network and protect an organization’s assets to the service layer. In this session, John Rowell, CTO of OpSource, joins Intel to discuss the best practices for securing the cloud, comparing and contrasting various approaches for providing edge-to-edge security.Read more >
Business and IT a like are being bombarded with marketing around Cloud based solutions. This has fueled an increase in Shadow IT and risks to the company. Similar to virtual sprawl and stall - companies need a cohesive strategy to maximize benefits while minimizing the costs and risks of Cloud Sprawl. During interviews for iSpeak Cloud companies reported having anywhere from 160-300 Cloud based applications turn up in audit that were either unknown or not approved by IT. iSpeak Cloud Crossing the Cloud Chasm Book and Workshop provides a unique perspective, templates and tools to enable leaders across IT and the Business to worked together to build a cohesive strategy to drive innovation rooted in Business Strategy.
Join our panel of experts from Avnet, HP, and iSpeak Cloud to learn about:
- The Cloud Chasm and its causes,
- New Cloud economics: needed changes to cost models and planning
- iSpeak Cloud foundation for creating a framework for IT and the Business to successfully work together to cross it
The complexities of cloud are no more apparent than when IT attempts to integrate cloud into their existing processes. The value of cloud, it’s easy, fast and inexpensive, can be quickly overshadowed by the complexities of integration into standard operations.
In this webinar we will share some tips and tricks on how to get started in cloud with the end in mind, incorporating the cloud while avoiding many of the hidden costs organizations are facing.
Enterprise cloud use is growing rapidly. However, to achieve the significant benefits advertised for cloud computing, enterprises need to get serious about cloud management to avoid making cloud false starts.
Because of the complexity of modern IT environments, enterprise cloud computing must be able to deliver extremely advanced systems– from private to public and across all infrastructures. Further, deploying mission-critical workloads in the cloud requires a mature approach to management, governance and compliance – so enterprise cloud management needs to integrate with existing IT processes.
Attend this webinar to learn how to overcome the key challenges faced in deploying industrial grade cloud systems. From private to hybrid cloud management and across cloud governance and optimization, you’ll learn what market-leading enterprises are doing to ensure a robust, industrial-strength cloud computing strategy for the long term.
Cloud Architects responsible for designing infrastructure for IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and CDN have critical decisions to make when selecting flash storage solutions based on capacities, interface, and performance attributes. Selecting appropriate flash memory for particular workloads affects node density, cloud services performance, and optimal scale.
To help guide cloud architects through the decision making process for scale-out cloud architectures, Chris Marsh, SanDisk Cloud Marketing Manager, will describe flash solutions for various workloads and the particular SanDisk flash storage product attributes to enable boundless cloud computing.