We are very fortunate to have well known (even famous) author, lecturer and all around knowledgeable guy, Mark Minasi to share his thoughts on Cloud Computing. I heard Mark on a Cloud Computing panel at Tech Ed and I agree with him 100%. He definitely has an interesting point of view and is very entertaining. You won’t fall asleep with Mark speaking – even if he won’t be here in person. Mark indicated that in his 26 years of doing this sort of thing, this topic has received more comment from attendees than any he has ever done and we are giving you 30 minutes with Mark to ask questions!
Yes –this is the first Thursday in December rather than our normal 2nd Tuesday – scheduling issues.
For the past few years, we've all heard about "the cloud" and how it'll either save us a billion dollars and make our IT infrastructure more "agile," or that it's a scam and the end of the world for IT pros... so which is it? For the answer, join veteran IT industry watcher Mark Minasi as he dusts off his decades-old microeconomic analysis skills from his 80's stint as a senior economist in Washington and helps you get a handle on clouds. Did you know that a bit of simple math shows that cloud costs should drop significantly in the next ten years? Or that cloud computing might mean the end for some large organizations, but might make great sense for others? Or how about the fact that even though there are three major kinds of cloud vendors, none of those types are named "cumulus," "stratus," or "cirrus," despite the fact that the most catchy name for a cloud-to-cloud communications backbone would have to be "nimBUS?" Come to this talk and discover Mark's Nine Cloudy Conclusions... and have a few laughs in the process!
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