Cloud Perception vs. Reality - It's not TCO or TCA, it's the total cost of information that really counts

Cloud Perception vs. Reality - It's not TCO or TCA, it's the total cost of information that really counts

 

Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Speakers
Terry Keene
CEO
Isys
Terry Keene
Terry Keene is the CEO of Integration Systems, LLC. Terry has provided consulting services to over 1,000 corporations and organizations globally -- representing industries such as transportation, telecommunications, financial services, and retail. His broad base of industry experience, along with his charismatic presence, has made him one of the most influential forces in the open systems market today. Terry has provided strategic design and infrastructure evaluation services for companies around the world. Working with companies like ConAgra, Deutsche Bank, W.W. Granger, Kaiser Permanente, The London Stock Exchange, Bose and Hershey, Terry has provided IT management with strategic perspectives on IT directions, technology analysis, and deployment alternatives for strategic programs and initiatives. He has also worked closely with technology industry vendors like HP, IBM, Digital Equipment, Unisys, Intel, Fujitsu-Siemens and Compaq on competitive product positioning and strategic technical strategies. In addition to his consulting work, Terry has been a speaker at trade shows and conferences including Downsizing EXPO, OP/EN EXPO, UNIX EXPO,,UniForum and TradeTech in London. Terry has published numerous articles, in publications including Open Systems Today, on topics such as the UNIX environment, X Window implementation strategies, Windows/UNIX integration, the PowerPC, FPGAs in the financial markets and business process re-engineering. Most recently Terry was a contributing author for “Secrets of SOA” published by Larstan Publishing as seen at www.secretsofsoa.com and has been quoted in HFT Review, Automated Trader, and the Financial Times. Computer Weekly published an opinion piece from Terry on the Facebook IPO at http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240150791/The-Facebook-IPO-so-much-for-supply-and-demand. Prior to beginning his consulting career, Terry established one of the first systems integration firms that specialized in commercial UNIX implementations. In addition to his experience in the reseller channel, he has unique insight into the software market. As an independent software vendor, he developed MenuMagic, a complete system management software application for the UNIX environment. Upon completion of graduate studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Terry conducted research in distributed processing technology and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in computer architecture, microprocessor-based design, automata theory, and computer programming in the Electrical Engineering department at Georgia Tech. Terry holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, with a major in computer engineering and data communications from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Barry Cohen
CTO
Edison Group
Barry Cohen
Barry Cohen is the CTO and editor-in-chief of Edison Group. In these roles, he is responsible for setting and coordinating the technical direction for technology research and managing the subject matter expert teams at Edison Group. He is an experienced administrator, manager, and engineer with broad exposure to a great variety of technologies. With considerable sales, management, and marketing background, he understands the needs of technology vendors, their resellers, and customers. Prior to joining Edison Group, Barry was Director of Information Technology at a New York City law firm. He has also served as Senior Networks Consultant at an international ISP, Vice President of Technology at a Wall Street consulting firm, Business Development Manager for Apple products at two computer resellers in New York City. His experience also includes serving as a senior corporate sales executive for a New York Computer reseller, branch manager and technical lead at a major NYC professional camera retailer and owner/operator of a commercial printing company in upstate New York.
To compete in today's business environment, most IT departments know that the question is not if they will adopt cloud technology but rather when and how. The benefits of cloud solutions include elastic scalability, better availability, faster time to market and attractive "pay-as-you-go" pricing. But how much will it cost?

When evaluating platform choices for your cloud strategy, you likely consider such factors as TCO (total cost of ownership) or TCA (total cost of acquisition). But are you looking at the total cost of information (TCI)? By understanding the true cost of information when you choose your cloud platform, you can preserve your organization’s ability to fully leverage the benefits of cloud computing.

In this webcast, you’ll hear from industry leaders and forward thinking analysts on the following topics:

  • Trends and what’s new in cloud computing
  • Factors that contribute to the cost of information to your business
  • Why your platform choice can affect the amount of business benefits your organization will experience when adopting a cloud strategy
  • Loud platform comparisons including cost, security and manageability
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