TechLines: Cloud Control

On 17 February, ZDNet Australia presented a live broadcast on cloud computing, and what the concept will mean to Australian businesses and government.

update On 17 February, ZDNet Australia presented a live TechLines broadcast on cloud computing, and what the concept will mean to Australian businesses and government.

Featuring a panel of cloud computing specialists from the likes of Microsoft, IBM and Ovum, this discussion delved into the issues and challenges organisations face as they attempt to determine how they might benefit by moving aspects of their business into the cloud (or whether they should even bother).

The TechLines panel was made up of the following experts:

  • Gianpaolo Carraro — director, platform & developer evangelism, Microsoft Australia
    • Glenn Wightwick — director, IBM research and development - Australia, and chief technologist for IBM Australia
      • Kevin Noonan — research director, Public Sector at Ovum
        • Mark Pesce — futurist

        The panel also examined the stages of business evolution organisations needed to go through to become "cloud ready" and look at important issues such as data security and service reliability.

        We'll be breaking down the full video into chapters and providing bonus content in the days to come, so stay tuned!

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