Cloud Computing -- the next, natural step in the evolution of IT

You've heard the hype, now it's time to get practical.  This session looks at strategies for maximizing cloud economies of scale.  From deployment considerations  to managed services, from security to hybrid application models, from image management to provisioning, we will walk through the plan/build/deliver steps of leveraging cloud to drive IT efficiencies across your enterprise data centers.  We will discuss which workloads are best suited for hosted cloud environments, what you should look for in a cloud services provider and how cloud can enable greater business agility and even business transformation.  We will review case studies to share lessons learned from customers leveraging cloud to dramatically improve their IT utilization and to quickly bring new capabilities to lines of business thru hybrid clouds.  Finally, we'll present a call to action plan:  if you've not already started exploring cloud, now is the time.