The Cloud4SMB Expo is a cloud computing event that focuses on the needs and expectations of SMBs. Many of the delegates include technology providers who work with small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and who wish to keep up with the latest cloud computing developments.
Cloud4SMB Expo takes place in Austin, Texas, from October 2nd to 5th. The agenda on the first day begins with a discussion of the state of cloud computing from the SMB viewpoint. This discussion will cover research about the adoption of cloud computing by SMBs and the challenges many businesses face.
Over the following days, other topics will include:
Full migration to the cloud or a hybrid approach. A review of the cloud options for SMBs.
Handling unexpected disruption. A look at reliable back-up and recovery systems for the cloud.
A case study of running a business in the cloud. The study includes issues such as cost savings, flexibility, and efficiencies.
The ROI of the cloud. Real-world examples of the ROI for cloud investments.
Using the cloud to solve BYOD challenges. How the cloud can help businesses deal with the growing popularity of bring-your-own-device.
A number of well-known figures in the IT industry are due to give the keynote presentations at Cloud4SMB Expo. Among them are:
Chris Hummel of Siemens Enterprise Communications
David Tucker of Cisco
Raymond P. Dolan of Sonus Networks
SMBs and the Cloud
Cloud4SMB Expo is shaping up to be an interesting conference for updates and insights into cloud computing. Above all, it emphasizes what the cloud can do for SMBs.
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