The road to cloud : Key steps in cloud enabling your infrastructure
How ready are you to take advantage of cloud computing? What steps do you need to take in order to pave the way for cloud? This session looks at the things that organisations need to consider in determining the extent to which they are able to successfully adopt cloud computing for all or part of their infrastructure and then outlines a roadmap for organisations that describes the things that organisations need to do in order to cloud enable their infrastructure or key elements of it.
Gary Barnett is a partner and CTO with the IT research company Bathwick in the U.K.
For the last ten years he has worked as an analyst and consultant, providing advice to end-user organisations on Enterprise Architecture, technology selection and IT strategy. He has also advised technology vendors and services companies ranging from the leading IT companies to start-ups on topics such as product strategy, competitive analysis and business planning.
Gary’s current research interests include – Cloud Computing, SOA, Data Management, Globalisation, Green IT, Innovation, Business-focussed IT Strategy, the Role of the CIO, Legacy Modernization and Infrastructure. Prior to joining Bathwick, Gary was Research Director at Ovum. While at Ovum he launched a number of Ovum’s research programmes on the topics of innovation, open source, intellectual property, middleware, infrastructure and the CIO agenda.
Before becoming an analyst Gary worked as a software engineer then an IT Architect in the UK and France, developing and designing mainframe and large-scale client-server applications. Gary is frequently quoted in the worldwide trade press and is a well-known speaker at conferences, on topics as varied as ‘The future of the CIO’ and Outsourcing.
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