Monday, March 1, 2010

March Meeting Announcement

Apologies, this was supposed to go out last week, but there was apparently a clog in the Inter-tubes and I was out of the country and didn’t see that it wasn’t published. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

Note: This meeting will be at ICC, NOT Quick Solutions. Please note the new address below.

Topic: The Economics of Cloud Computing

Return on Investment is key for large and small organizations in these risky times. A key mitigator of ROI risk is the avoidance of capital expenditure on IT infrastructure. While traditional Application Service Provider style hosting services do fit this bill, there is a new service on the horizon that has key benefits over the ASP model - cloud computing. Cloud computing leverages virtualized resources to isolate the developer and user from details of the infrastructure, while spreading infrastructure capital expenses over a large number of hosted applications. Bill will discuss the realities of hosted applications, including the current popular ASP models, and compare them to cloud computing. There will be an overview of cloud computing architecture and strategy. He will end with a comparison of various commercial cloud services, including Google AppEngine, Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure.

Speaker: Bill Sempf is an enterprise architect. In 17 years of professional experience he has participated in the creation of well over 200 applications for large and small companies and managed the software infrastructure of two internet service providers. He is the author of Visual Basic for Dummies (2008 and 2005) and has contributed to numerous other publications. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration and has several professional certifications.

Where: ICC , 2500 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite #310 at Tuesday March 2nd at 6:00 PM

ICC would like to get a preliminary headcount for the meeting. Please take a moment and let them know if you’ll be attending by clicking this link:

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