Managing Director, THINKstrategies
Jeff Kaplan is the Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the only strategic consulting firm focused entirely on the business implications of the transition of the technology industry from a product-centric to services-driven solution model, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing and Managed Services. THINKstrategies helps IT/business decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their marketing strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies. Kaplan is also the Founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace (www.cloudshowplace.com), the largest, vendor-independent, online directory and best practice resource center regarding SaaS, Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), including Managed Services.
Adopting public and private cloud resources is becoming imperative for enterprises across nearly every industry in order to keep pace with escalating customer and end-user demands and intensifying competition. However, adding these Cloud resources to existing systems and software compounds the challenge of managing these complex operations and optimizing their performance while controlling their costs. This session will examine these challenges and discuss exciting new technologies and management best practices that can help IT professionals overcome these challenges.
Who Should Attend:
You will leave the workshop with a solid understanding of the new tools and techniques that are available to manage a hybrid Cloud environment, and how these technologies and ideas can be applied to enable you to gain control over your operations. The workshop will address these key topics:
9:00 - 9:20am: Welcome & Introduction
9:20 - 9:45am: Forrester’s Perspective
9:45 - 10:10am: Moving to a Service-Oriented Organization (IT-as-a-Service)
10:10 - 10:35am: Hybrid Mgmt Requirements & Considerations
10:35 - 10:50am: Break
10:50 - 11:15am: Cloud Application Lifecycle
11:15 - 11:35am: Application Performance Monitoring/Management in the Cloud
11:35 - 12:10pm: Roundtable
12:10 - 12:15pm: Wrap-Up