Which Cloud Is right for you?


TechFire 2, the second of ComputerScope’s new focused briefings for IT professionals, was held on 19 June in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin.  It was sponsored by HiberniaEvros in partnership with Interxion.

The topic of Cloud continues to gain traction in media, however the discussion increasingly moves further up the priority list of business decision makers, given the opportunity for business to save money in the long run by reducing the operational overheads.  With this in mind, the theme of this event was created to explore “Which Cloud is right for you?”

Following an introductory briefing from moderator Paul Hearns, Interxion’s Vincent in’t Veld spoke about the cloud and how Data Centre’s deliver computing on demand services.  He was followed by HiberniaEvros Operations Director Brian Larkin, who spoke about the business level factors of Cloud computing.  Hugh Dawson, Services Development Manager with HiberniaEvros, gave some interesting insights into how the cloud is managed and what level of control and service firms must take into consideration before implementing any form of cloud computing solution.

You can access the HiberniaEvros presentations (in PDF format) by clicking either Brian Larkin or Hugh Dawson.

After a short break the audience got the opportunity to listen to two real world case studies from David Garrett of the Irish Stock Exchange and Kevin Mahady of G4S.  They were both gave their individual experiences on their own journey to the Cloud.  They were then joined on stage by the 3 key note speakers and Joe Brady for a panel discussion to answer some questions from the audience.

Attended by more than 50 IT professionals, the morning saw a focused discussion on cloud selection and implementation.

An Apple iPad was on offer and was won by one lucky delegate at the meeting, Aidan McCauley, project manager, IDA Ireland.

What is Tech Fire?
TechFire is a new series of focused management briefings for IT professionals, run through Media Team.  TechFire briefings are run in an interactive format: Paul Hearns, ComputerScope editor and moderator of the meetings, maintains the communication in the room.  PowerPoint presentations are limited to ten minutes each; the emphasis is on Q&A, discussion and information sharing.  The panel discussion, conducted in interview style by the moderator, opens the meeting up to the floor providing a two-way flow of information.

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