Cloud Connect Chicago took place from September 10th to 13th at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. This follows three successful years in Silicon Valley under the name of Cloud Connect. The success of these early conferences has led to the event expanding, changing location, and adding a city to its name.
IT solution providers have had a wide range of cloud computing events to choose from in the past 12 months. The organizers of Cloud Connect Chicago were conscious of this and worked to make their agenda as comprehensive as possible.
This year's tracks included discussions about the latest cloud topics:
How to ensure compliance and security for cloud solutions with new and current technologies
The composition of private/hybrid cloud architectures, and the challenges of creating clouds that deliver the benefits businesses need
The ways in which cloud computing is changing the IT value chain
Next generation IT models and the skills organizations need to make these models work effectively
Delegates also could attend the following key sessions:
The importance of architecture and design in cloud computing
Making the best use of the cloud to handle data
How the nature of business will change as more and more businesses embrace mobile devices and the consequent data portability
Opportunities of Cloud Computing
Everyone who attended Cloud Connect Chicago had a busy few days. IT solution providers had lots of opportunities to learn, debate, and reflect about the challenges and opportunities of cloud computing.
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