CIF Conference 2012 - Cloud on Your Terms
Thank you for your interest in the CIF training programme launched at the recent Cloud Expo Europe Conference, designed to test your knowledge of cloud computing at a commercial level and qualify for a Cloud Industry Forum Certificate of Cloud Competency. We will send you a link to the questionnaire when it is launched shortly.
Below you will find copies of the presentations from the Conference Programme together with notes. Please click on the relevant link to download a presentation.
- 1 - Understanding Cloud Terminology and Deployment Models
Navigating the subject of Cloud can be very confusing, and there is no one size fits all model. Attend this session for a clear and impartial industry led understanding of Cloud terminology, definitions, examples, and guide to translating cloud-speak!
Gareth Bradbury, Head of Product Management, Unit 4
- 2 - Assessing Cloud Readiness and Deployment Options
This seminar focuses on how to assess the right deployment model for cloud services to meet your organisation’s needs and how to scope it as part of a wider IT strategy.
Martin O’Donnell, Hosting and Cloud Director, Phoenix
- 3 - How to Select Suitable Cloud Service Providers
Identify the key issues to be taken into consideration when sourcing a cloud service in order to ensure a good match between the provider’s capabilities and your organisations needs. The aim is to provide practical advice on the issues to seek clarification on and how to spot best practice.
Andy Burton, Chair CIF
- 4 - Managing a Hybrid IT Environment
Cloud will typically be part of most organisations IT capability, but not necessarily the whole. Equally many cloud service or deployment models may be used as part of an overall strategy. How do you begin to understanding the evolution of accountability, controls and governance in a cloud enabled environment? This presentation will provide guidance to end users.
Richard Chart, EVP Product Management, Sciencelogic LLP
- 5 - Negotiating Cloud Contracts
Cloud is arguably more about business transformation and enablement than it is about technology. However, to make sure organisations are able to achieve their objectives it is essential to understand the terms on which services are provided, the obligations of each party and the pitfalls to avoid. This presentation will dive into key issues such as these as well as SLA’s,term, on-boarding and exit, liabilities and jurisdictions.
Frank Jennings, Partner DMH Stallard and Jim Zeches, CFO Channelcloud
- 6 - Standards and Cloud Services
What Standards are appropriate for Cloud Service Providers and cloud service users? Which programmes exist for technical, security, interoperability and commercial trust? and what is the landscape looking like for the evolution of standards and Best practice.
Kate Craig-Wood, MD Memset
CIF Conference 2012
Cloud on Your Terms
View the presentations from the Conference programme
An introduction and guide to buying cloud services