Roundtable: Managing Application Development in the Cloud

Mike Vizard, IT Editor; Paul Preiss, IASA; Patrick Kerpan, CohesiveFT; Matt Waldbusser, IBM
Cloud computing doesn’t just change where applications are run. It changes the processes used to build, deploy and ultimately manage them.

Come hear industry experts describe how your peers are using cloud computing to modernize application development and testing in a way that not only lowers costs, but also makes the overall process more flexible, agile and responsive to the dynamically changing needs of a Smarter Business.

Join these expert panelists in an interactive, roundtable discussion:

Mike Vizard: IT Editor
Paul Preiss: CEO & Chairman, International Association of Software Architects
Patrick Kerpan: CTO CohesiveFT
Matt Waldbusser: Consulting Practice Manager, IBM
Dec 16 2010
74 mins
Roundtable: Managing Application Development in the Cloud
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  • Presented by: Mike Vizard, IT Editor; Paul Preiss, IASA; Patrick Kerpan, CohesiveFT; Matt Waldbusser, IBM
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