IN PICTURES: ARN Breakfast Briefing: Cloud Services
ARN's latest Breakfast Briefing focused on Cloud Services and was sponsored by NewLease. Attendees were treated to a tasty breakfast ensemble at Sydney's Ivy Sunroom. The event highlighted some tips and key steps to help customers plan for their individual Cloud futures, which Cloud infrastructure and software licensing models work best, and what steps are needed to ensure a smooth transition. Guest speakers included ARN Senior Editor Allan Swann, Tim Sheedy, Forrester's Principal Analyst serving CIOs, Stephen Parker, NewLease's Head of Cloud Strategy, Joel Camissar, McAfee's Director/Service Provider, MSP and Cloud, Asia Pacific, and Michael Diaz, Veeam's ANZ Hosting and Cloud Provider Manager. Photos by Ian Sharp.
The latest ARN Roundtable was held at Sydney's est. and drew a group of ICT industry executives to discuss the role of the Channel in guiding customers in their adoption of Cloud technologies in 2013 and beyond. Attendees considered the challenges surrounding the differing cloud models, some of the unique applications of Cloud in the marketplace, discussions concerning the quality (and cost) of Australia's telecommunications infrastructure, data sovereignty (and security) and whether Cloud is being over-hyped, and perhaps over sold, in this still immature market.
Photographs by Ian Sharp.