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[Free Webinar] Making the most of your information investments

Making the most of your information investments: Webinar with Ovum & Canon

When: Thursday 28th May 2015 at 14:00

In today’s always-on working environment, knowledge workers are overloaded with information. Even though investments in information management have been on the rise, the tools and training that workers need to properly share, store and use this information are often lacking – resulting in a loss of efficiency and productivity. Ovum and Canon have brought together a range of primary research studies, getting to understand the point of view of both end-users and enterprise IT departments around how they use and manage information.

Join us to examine:

• The scale of the information mis-management problem
• The potential solutions to it
• The benefits of getting information management right

Ovum in partnership with Canon, are offering an introductory webinar to help today’s businesses making the most of their information investments. Please join us.

Register here!

The Speakers

CanonQuentyn Taylor
Director of Information Security
Canon Europe Ltd

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OvumRichard Absalom
Senior Analyst
Enterprise Mobility and Productivity
Ovum

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About Canon

Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 116 countries and employing 17,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions.

Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.

Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’. In EMEA, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services. Canon has achieved global certification to ISO 14001, demonstrating a world-class environmental management standard.

Further information about Canon Europe is available at: www.canon-europe.com

Register for FREE here!

Public Sector Cloud World Forum: full programme announced

cloud-ps-468x60The Cloud World Series team is delighted to announce that the full brochure and agenda for Public Sector Cloud World Forum is now available to download.

Building on the knowledge, experience and contacts of the Cloud World Forum team, the agenda has been specifically designed to take you on a journey through a Cloud adoption strategy. Day one of the event consists of a top-level European Commission keynote session, and National Government case studies and panel debates (with participation from the CIOs of the Dutch and Austrian governments, and Tony Singleton OBE, G-Cloud Director), with the following headline themes.

  • European Commission official keynote address on cloud computing in the public sector
  • Latest updates on the UK’s G-Cloud Programme
  • Applying commercial world best practice to government cloud implementations
  • Utilising cloud solutions for societal applications including education, culture and science
  • Leveraging cloud for data management and sharing and in research and university institutions

Day two is all about practical implementation, packed with Local Authority CIO case studies, and data, regulation and privacy briefings. The headline themes of the day are:

  • Making the business for cloud in terms that will help achieve buy-in
  • Managing the architectural and operational challenges of a local authority cloud migration
  • When things go wrong! Strategies for surviving cloud vendor failure
  • Why do some public sector organisations avoid cloud? What are their concerns and how do you overcome them?
  • Security, governance and data protection considerations in public sector cloud

Download the complete brochure and agenda here.

Interested in sponsoring?

The event offers complimentary passes to public sector organisations, and we are already taking plenty of senior-level bookings. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with and learn from some of the leading lights in public sector IT, giving you the contacts and knowledge to apply to your Cloud infrastructure plans when you return to the office. Register today, and we can’t wait to see you in December.

Public Sector Cloud World Forum 2014 – Event Brochure Announcement #publicsectorcloud

Public Sector Brochure imageWe are delighted to announce that the event brochure for the Public Sector Cloud World Forum is now available for you to view today!

Taking place in London between the 2-3 December this year, the Public Sector Cloud World Forum will look at Government insights into:

  • European Commission cloud strategy and progress so far
  • Cloud solutions for central government applications
  • Local authority implementation experiences – benefits delivered and lessons learned
  • Benefits of cloud in culture, health, policing and education sectors
  • Security and data protection considerations

After the leading EMEA event, Cloud World Forum, attracted over 350 Public Sector delegates in June, the Cloud World Series is delighted to bring the much called for dedicated Public Sector Cloud event. As the requirements and limitations of the public sector are very different from those of enterprises, the Public Sector Cloud World Forum is the first and only event dedicated to the Cloud needs of the Public Sector in the EMEA region!

Click here to view the event brochure today!

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Cloud World Series Awards Shortlist Announced #cloudwf

News release – June 2014

Cloud World Series Awards Shortlist Announced

London, 10 June 2014 – Today the organisers of the Cloud World Series have announced the shortlist for the Cloud World Series Awards, which takes place at this year’s Cloud World Forum in June. The awards are a celebration of the drive, innovation and hard work in the global cloud computing industry, with six categories recognising services from across the Cloud ecosystem.

The Awards will take place in the Technical Theatre of Cloud World Forum in the Olympia National, at the end of Day One of the event. The Awards will bring together the industry leaders and experts across the Cloud that have driven developments in Cloud over the past year.

Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief, Computer Weekly, will present the awards and said: “The awards are a great show piece at the end of the first day of the action packed event. I am delighted to be presenting the ceremony and it’s great to be a part of the process of rewarding the most innovative and driven companies across the Cloud industry.”

The Awards will be judged by world class experts in Cloud Computing and this year’s panel includes Professor Mark Skilton Professor of Practice in Information Systems & Management, Warwick Business School, Chris Wray, Partner, Kemp Little Consulting, Kerem Arsal, Manager, Africa & Middle East, Pyramid Research and Camille Mendler, Principal Analyst and Head of Enterprise Verticals, Informa Telecoms & Media. The panel independently selected the shortlist and will also select the winners.

Ewa Campbell, Head of Marketing, Cloud World Series, added: “The Cloud World Series Awards is fantastic recognition for those who have this year developed and delivered world class solutions and products which have advanced the industry as a whole, and moved developments forwards.”

The categories and the shortlisted companies with their products are listed below:

Best Cloud Service

Cloudyn – Cloudyn
Bigstep – Full Metal Cloud
AWS – Amazon Web Services

Best Cloud Application

Peppermint Technology with Microsoft – Peppermint Legal Service Platform
Rosslyn Analytics – RAPid Spend Analysis
Iris – Iris Openspace

Best Cloud Platform

Microsoft UK – Microsoft Azure
Carrenza –  Intershop as a Service
CloudBees, Inc – CloudBees Continuous Delivery Platform as a Service

Best Cloud Security Solution

Cohesive FT – VNS3
FortyCloud – FortyCloud
Spirent – ArmorHub

Best Cloud Data Centre & Storage Solution

Egnyte – Egnyte
Spanning Cloud Apps – Spanning Backup
Zadara Storage – Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSA)

Best Big Data Analytics Solution

sales-i – sales-i
Domo – Domo
Attivio – Attivio

Congratulations and good luck go to all this years shortlisted companies.

The Cloud World Forum will take place on 17-18 June 2014, at the Olympia National, London, UK. To register to attend the event, please go to http://cloudwf.com/register/. For more information, to plan your visit, or to view the full event programme, please visit www.cloudwf.com or call +44 (0)207 017 5506. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event in real-time on Twitter @CloudWSeries or using #CloudWF.

About Cloud World Forum

Cloud World Forum is EMEA’s leading Cloud event with the industry’s most comprehensive agenda of all things Cloud. Over 8000 delegates come from more than 70 countries around the world to meet the industry’s leading solution providers. Now celebrating its sixth year, the show gathers the pivotal payers of the Cloud revolution and features 12 theatres led by Cloud end-users. More than 300 speakers from multinationals, SMEs, public sector organisations, online players, regulators, telcos and analysts are set to take the floor in engaging, thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on labs, brainstorming sessions and live demos over two days.

About Informa Telecoms & Media

Informa Telecoms and Media (www.informatandm.com) organises more than 120 global annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives worldwide. With a focus on quality content, Informa Telecoms and Media deliver a key audience of decision-makers from the mobile, fixed, alternative, wholesale, MVNO, broadband and satellite operator communities. Informa Telecoms and Media is also the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services to the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, its 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market reports and datasets focussed on technology, strategy and content.

For media information please contact Dana Hare at dana.hare@proactive-pr.com, Holly Leonardi at holly.leonardi@proactive-pr.com or Matthew Dunkling at matthew.dunkling@proactive-pr.com. Alternatively call on +44 1636 812152.

Cloud World Forum Examines Security, Privacy and Regulation of The Cloud #cloudwf

London, 15 April 2014 – As the adoption of cloud computing continues to grow across the world, security, privacy and regulation of data in the cloud are becoming more prominent and relevant than ever before. This year’s Cloud World Forum conference and exhibition will provide a platform for leading solution providers and delegates across multiple industries to examine the risks, and explore the solutions to these growing concerns.

In a recent report by cloud security specialists Sky High Networks[i], nine out of ten cloud services put European businesses at risk. The report analysed one million users across 40 companies and found that enterprises use an average of 588 cloud services of which only 9% of those services in use provide enterprise-grade security. This brings to the fore concerns surrounding the regulation of privacy in the cloud.

Cloud World Forum will address this by focusing on the risks cloud computing brings to security and privacy of enterprises, their employees and consumers, throughout the conference. On Day One of the event during the transforming the cloud keynote, a track titled, “Data Regulation and Privacy” will cover the morning and early afternoon session. Daniel Austin, Principal Architect, Paypal, will kick things off with a presentation titled, “Firestarer: Are Cloud and Big Data Big Brother? Managing Threats to Privacy in the Digital Age.”

Udo Hembrecht, Executive Director, European Union Agency for Network Information (ENSIA), who will provide a case study about leveraging the security opportunities around cloud computing, said: “At ENISA we focus on cloud security and cloud security has been a hot topic for several years – and even more so in the last few months. Because cloud computing is a kind of outsourcing, customers may lose some control over how their ICT is implemented. Many of the security risks associated with cloud computing are related to this potential loss of control. At Cloud World Forum I intend to look at the cyber security problems for CIOS, the dilemma of legal compliance vs operational security and both ENSIA and the EU’s cloud strategy.”

On Day Two, Torseten Rueter, Strategy and Planning Leader, GE Capital, will pose the question, “How do you deliver change ten times faster and yet safely and securely?”, drawing on experience from GE’s strategy for building a modern, agile IT platform for the future.

Georgios Kipouros, Head of Production, Cloud World Series, said “Cloud security concerns should not deter enterprises or organizations from using cloud services when it makes business sense. This year’s event will address the challenges of cloud security and privacy, while highlighting how organisations can overcome these when outsourcing data applications and infrastructures in the cloud.”

This year’s event will once again see the leading Cloud vendors gather to exhibit their latest solutions on the show floor, including: Dell, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Google. The Forum also features an exclusive C-level keynote Future Cloud theatre with CIOs and CTOs from leading end-users, such as: Coca Cola, UEFA, BBC, BMW, Marks & Spencer, UBS, CERN and Lufthansa.

The Cloud World Forum will take place on 17-18 June 2014, at the Olympia National Hall, London, UK. As EMEA’s largest and most comprehensive Cloud event it boasts an impressive agenda, with more than 240 speakersparticipating from 74 countries.

For more information, to plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the event, please visit www.cloudwf.com or call +44 (0)207 017 5506. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @CloudWSeries or using #CloudWF.

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About Cloud World Forum

Cloud World Forum is EMEA’s leading Cloud event with the industry’s most comprehensive agenda of all things Cloud. Over 8000 delegates come from more than 70 countries around the world to meet the industry’s leading solution providers. Now celebrating its sixth year, the show gathers the pivotal payers of the Cloud revolution and features 12 theatres led by Cloud end-users. More than 300 speakers from multinationals, SMEs, public sector organisations, online players, regulators, telcos and analysts are set to take the floor in engaging, thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on labs, brainstorming sessions and live demos over two days.

About Informa Telecoms & Media

Informa Telecoms and Media (www.informatandm.com) organises more than 120 global annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives worldwide. With a focus on quality content, Informa Telecoms and Media deliver a key audience of decision-makers from the mobile, fixed, alternative, wholesale, MVNO, broadband and satellite operator communities. Informa Telecoms and Media is also the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services to the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, its 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market reports and datasets focussed on technology, strategy and content.

For media information please contact Dana Hare at dana.hare@proactive-pr.com, Holly Tyrrell at holly.tyrrell@proactive-pr.com or Matthew Dunkling at matthew.dunkling@proactive-pr.com. Alternatively call on +44 1636 812152

[i] http://www.cbronline.com/news/cloud/cloud-saas/9-out-of-10-cloud-services-put-european-businesses-at-risk-4212367

South African cloud market forecast to top $229.69 million

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South Africa’s cloud services market value is expected to grow to $229.69 million in 2014, according to a recent IDC research report.

A recent report has found that the value of South Africa’s cloud services market will continue to grow with a focus on public cloud software as a service (SaaS) spending.

The value of the likes of outsourced, managed services, and hosted services market in the country would increase by 10.9% year on year in 2014 to $2.8 billion.

Public cloud services would account for the majority (65%) of overall cloud spending, and the market is expected to see an increase in spending on private cloud services in 2014 and beyond, the report revealed.

The country’s evolving role of telecom operators would continue to be a critical factor in the local growth of data centre and cloud services with the South African IT market continuing to shift from IS outsourcing to managed and datacentre services as budgets remain under pressure and projects become smaller and more specific. End-user organisations will look to cost-effective IT delivery solutions such as cloud computing to help stay within budget.

“The cloud market in South Africa is expanding, with a number of international and new local providers entering the market, and it is maturing fast due to increasing competition with established vendors”

However, despite leading the continent in the uptake of cloud computing services a report compiled by Cisco and research firm World Wide Worx last year revealed that South Africa would be dramatically overtaken by West African nation, Nigeria.

The research study titled ‘Cloud in Africa: Reality Check 2013’ stated that cloud computing uptake would explode in major African economies, as businesses gain confidence in both the security and reliability of the cloud.

It was revealed that 44% of Nigerian businesses are expected to embrace cloud in 2014, which would bring the total in that country to 80% by year end.

According to the report, 36% of businesses in Nigeria were using cloud services last year, 50% South African medium and large businesses were using cloud services; while 48% were using the cloud in Kenya.

“Cloud computing is the next big step in the evolution of computing and the internet,” said David Meads, Cisco’s vice president for Africa.

“The broadband revolution sweeping Africa and the continent’s reputation for innovation add up to tremendous appetite for services that will drive this evolution. Looking ahead, the Internet of Everything represents the largest online trend today.

Meads concluded, “As more people, things and devices connect to the internet in Africa, more data from more places will be introduced across corporate and service provider networks, which will open up new opportunities and increased demand for the cloud.”

Join us at the the Cloud World Forum Africa 2014 – Africa’s Largest Cloud & ICT Event for Enterprise & Telecom Professionals.

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Following the huge success of the Cloud World Forum Africa 2013, we’re expanding & enhancing our agenda to give you Africa’s first and foremost comprehensive Enterprise ICT show: Cloud World Forum Africa incorporating Enterprise ICT Africa 2014

Cloud World Forum returns to Latin America!

A number of recent studies have underlined LatAm businesses as the most aggressive adopters of cloud services in the world. With the Brazilian economy booming and surrounding nations flourishing, a focus on building IT infrastructure and a sharp increase in SMEs has led to cloud computing becoming a natural fit in the region.

The 4th Annual Cloud World Forum Latin America promises to continue to chart the progress and adoption of the enterprise cloud and the opportunities and challenges faced by telcos, pinpointing key elements such as the burgeoning channel market and the increasing shift towards cloud-based applications among

The event provided a targeted opportunity for an open dialogue with an unrivaled line up of thought leaders, regulators, decision makers & specialists from Latin America and to hear important case studies in Cloud Computing and Big Data such as BrasilCap, SERPRO, USP, Sodexo, TELEFONICA LATIN AMERICA, ENTEL CHILE, AMAZON.COM, MICROSOFT, IBM and many more.

2013 Event:

The Industry Leading Cloud Computing Event in Latin America!

  • 300+ attendees
  • Attendance from across Latin America
  • 33% of attendees represented operators
  • 50% of attendees represented entreprises
  • 100+ Companies in attendance
  • The Decision-Makers are Here!35% of Attendees were Board, C-level, Director, Management level
  • 94% of attendees will be recommending that their company attend Cloud Latin America again next year!

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