Mature conversations at the Cloud Leadership Forum – Blogging for Computerworld

June 18, 2010 Appirio

Ryan Nichols

IDC and IDG brought together a couple hundred cloud practitioners and decision makers for 2 days of surprisingly intimate and sophisticated conversations about the benefits and challenges of doing more with public, private, and hybrid cloud computing technology. Appropriately, they called it the “Cloud Leadership Forum.”

The breakout session on cloud security, for example, skipped the hype and dove right into an issue at the core of most conversations around cloud adoption — the tension felt by IT organizations who are being asked to sign up for certain security and performance outcomes that they no longer feel in control over as they move to the public cloud.

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