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Selling the Cloud to Your C-Suite

As companies consider moving to the cloud, every cloud advocate must answer to upper management on why it's the right thing to do. It's not always easy to envision the questions your C-level may ask, but there's no need to stab in the dark! Join HOSTING COO, Joel Daly, for a conversation on how you can sell cloud to your C-suite - and look like a hero in the process.
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