Mar 22: Workshop- Cloud Computing 101

CCTC Cloud Computing 101 featuring Peter Karlson, NeuEon

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Cape Cod Media Center, 307 Whites Path, S. Yarmouth (off of Exit 8, Route 6)
Cost: $25 per person: limited to the first 50 people to register

Registration: below via Google Checkout or email to secure your reservation and pay at the door.

“Cloud-computing” has been around for awhile, but now the term and the use of this technology is creeping ever faster into our everyday lives. During this session the trend for organizations to shift their technology needs from their internal data centers out to systems and servers that are hosted by third parties will be explored.  In most cases this migration has significant cost savings and other business benefits.

During this session the following topics will be covered:

  1. What is cloud computing?
    1. History of cloud computing
    2. Examples of familiar services
    3. Paths to cloud adoption
  2. What services make sense to move to the cloud?
    1. Email
    2. Collaboration
    3. Document sharing
    4. Accounting
    5. CRM
    6. Storage/Backups
    7. Example: Streamline email infrastructure with Google Apps
  3. Benefits of Cloud Computing
    1. Opportunities for cost savings
    2. Process efficiencies
    3. Sample business case
  4. Risks of Cloud Computing
    1. When it does not make sense
    2. Security implications
    3. Best practices
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