ROI and Beyond for the Cloud

Moving to the cloud isn't just about pulling expensive equipment out of a data center. Going with a cloud provider involves its own set of costs. However, a cloud strategy offers other business benefits, some that can be calculated on a dollar basis and others that are on the softer side. Learn how to evaluate the payback from a cloud move in savings and business benefits.

Available:
Wed, Feb 10, 2021 10:00 AM PST / 01:00 PM EST
Duration:
1h 00min

Attend this webinar and you'll learn:

  • How to measure cost savings from a move to a broader cloud strategy
  • New ideas for communicating the benefits of "soft savings" to management
  • Ways to implement cloud platforms that maximize data center performance while reducing capital expenditures
  • How to determine which assets can be retired from your architecture with a move to the cloud

Featured Speakers

  • Carrie Goetz
    Carrie Goetz
    Principle and CTO
    StrategITcom

    Principal/CTO, StrategITcom, personifies nearly 40 years of global experience designing, running and auditing, data centers, IT departments, and intelligent buildings. She is an international keynote speaker. Having globally traveled roughly 4,000,000 miles, Carrie works with end users in enterprise, colocation, hosting and cloud facilities, smart cities, intelligent buildings, and ICT design. With a broad background in the Financial, Government, Healthcare, Education, Retail, Hospitality and Industrial/Manufacturing sectors, her background includes consulting and as a Fortune 500 IT executive, Carrie now provides technical direction and strategic planning spearheading CTOaaS providing fractional CTO services. She has developed and delivered over 800 hours of curriculum development, and has taught at a collegiate level. Carrie was awarded an honorary doctorate from AATCU for contributions to the industry. She holds an RCDD/NTS, is on the IEEE Standards Association, and is a 2nd Degree Master Infrastructure Mason, CDCP and CDCS, CNID, AWS CCP, PSP and is SCRUM master certified. She has one telecommunications patent and two others submitted. She was named the 2020 Network Computing Inspiration Award finalist, Comptia Women in Leadership Spotlight finalist and honored as one of Analytics Insight’s 10 Most Influential Women in Technology 2020. She is active in Women in Data Centers, BICSI, Women in BICSI, AFCOM, 7x24Exchange, WIMCO, Women Leading Technology, Cnet Technical Curriculum Advisory Board, Vice Chairwoman and Liaison for STEM for AATCU, IMasons Educational Advisor Board, WITI, and is CTO for Joint Force Solutions. She champions STEM education through outreach projects. Her podcast series, dedicated to trades, women and veterans in tech and data center careers, interviews some of the industry’s leaders. This outreach project is targeted to youth, and those considering careers within the industry aimed at solving the critical talent shortage. As an evangelist for women in the industry, she has chartered her company to be 50% female, with 50% of all partner referrals going to diversely owned organizations. She mentors up and coming talent at BICSI, 7×24 Exchange, AFCOM and other organizations. Globally published, Carrie is a frequent industry blogger and expert contributing to over 250 publications in 69 countries. With articles and blogs in Inside Networks, Network Performance, Processor, ZeroDownTime, DataCenter Dynamics, Mission Critical to name a few. Carrie was awarded the “Communication News” Editor’s Choice Award for two years. Carrie is an expert in TechTarget’s SearchUnifiedCommunications, and a past contributor to SearchNetworking and SearchDataCenters forums and participant on the TechTarget Board of Advisors. She is the former President of the BladeSystems Alliance and member of the Board of Directors, prior participant in the IDC enterprise expert panel, Uptime Institute, numerous green building panels, standards bodies, the Ethernet Alliance, PMI, and IBM Share Her expertise is solicited for technology planning, procurement, product selection, manufacturer qualification, RFI, RFQ development and response, software design, ICT and physical security design, development of requirements, networking requirements, disinterested third party services and channel development.

  • Matt Chiodi
    Matt Chiodi
    CSO
    Prisma Cloud

    Matt has spent the last eight years of his career focused exclusively on public cloud security working for some of the most well-respected companies in the Fortune 500. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks by way of the RedLock acquisition, Matt was the Global Head of Cloud Security at Cognizant Technology Solutions, with more than 260,000 associates worldwide.

  • Brian Gillooly
    Brian Gillooly
    Editor-in-Chief
    InformationWeek

    Brian Gillooly has spent the past 28 years establishing a trusted and significant presence in the business technology community. One of the most recognized personalities in IT media, Brian has built valuable relationships with the most influential practitioners in the technology industry. He counts among his closest contacts the CIOs of a range of organizations – from Fortune 50 companies to small businesses. As the Vice President of Event Content and Strategy for UBM Tech, Brian is responsible for developing a vision that provides both the audience and the client with clarity and insight into today's most challenging business technology issues. Previously, as Editor-in-Chief of Optimize and Editor-in-Chief of InformationWeek events, Brian not only engaged the people who helped shape the direction of business technology – notables like Jack Welch, Rob Carter, Malcolm Gladwell, and Michael Dell – but also shared trusted opinions and ideas through his CIO Nation blog and weekly columns. He has offered hands-on insight through presentations at numerous live events and one-on-one meetings. In his career in generating event content, moderating discussions, and giving presentations, Brian has developed a unique rapport with his audiences by eschewing the staid lecture style, and establishing a comfortable, often fun, always informative approach.

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