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Do More With Less: How The Cloud Can Revitalize Your IT Environment

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET
Duration: 60-minutes

Presented by Interop, sponsored by International Integrated Solutions

Let's face it: Most of today’s data centers are in desperate need of modernization. Businesses are hanging on to previous IT investments and attempting to get every dime available as ROI. And IT staffs are constantly challenged to adapt to new technologies on a shrinking budget.

Our webinar will help IT executives understand how to efficiently allocate resources between on-premises infrastructure and cloud-based services and learn how the cloud can maximize your IT spend.

We’ll also share how cloud adoption can help IT provide services to end users and customers more quickly. And we’ll discuss how internal IT teams can stay relevant to the business as more functions move to cloud-based services.

You will learn:
  • How to identify inefficiencies in your current IT infrastructure
  • How to identify workloads best suited to a cloud environment
  • Key considerations for hosting workloads in private, public or hybrid cloud environments
  • How to evaluate the impact of the cloud on business processes such as provisioning applications, trouble ticketing, escalations and life cycle management

Featured Speakers

Sam Charrington, Founder, CloudPulse Strategies

Sam Charrington is an analyst, advisor and consultant focusing on cloud computing and big data. As the principal of CloudPulse Strategies, Sam works to drive understanding and adoption of these technologies through speaking, writing, research and consulting engagements. Before founding CloudPulse, Sam spent nearly twenty years in various field, consulting and executive roles in the enterprise software and telecommunications industries, most recently as VP of product management and marketing for Appistry, where he was responsible for the software company's overall product and go-to-market strategies. Sam has been an active speaker and author on cloud and big data topics since "the beginning," as an industry advocate, commentator and participant. In 2008, he co-founded CloudCamp, a global network of unconferences where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchanged ideas. Sam can be found on Twitter at @samcharrington, on the web at http://cloudpul.se, and writes about cloud and big data related topics for The New Stack at http://thenewstack.io. Sam is an avid traveler and language learner, and has traveled extensively in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, butchering Chinese, Thai, Arabic and several Romance languages along the way.

Frank Seiferth, Senior Director, Strategic Business Development, International Integrated Solutions, Ltd, (IIS)

Frank Seiferth is Senior Director, Strategic Business Development, Cloud Technologies for International Integrated Solutions, Ltd. (IIS) an IT solutions provider based in Long Island, New York. He is responsible for sales strategy with key alliance partners including VMware and Red Hat as well as leading Cloud solutions development at IIS. This leadership role includes the strategic alignment of sales, pre-sales and solution creation and delivery.

Prior to joining IIS, Frank had a long career within the EMC family of companies. He most recently held key executive management positions in global channel solutions, business development programs and Chief of Staff for Global Channels at VCE, a joint venture between VMware, Cisco and EMC. During his tenure at EMC, Frank was instrumental in the transformation, development and growth of the EMC channel program for business services and solutions. He held various executive channel roles, including Chief of Staff, Global Channels where he created and executed the strategy to enable channel partners to grow their revenue profitability with the EMC product family.


Andrew Conry-Murray, Director of Content & Community, Interop

Drew Conry-Murray is Director of Content & Community at Interop, the leading independent IT conference and expo. He also blogs at InformationWeek.com. Before joining Interop he was editor of Network Computing, where he led the site’s technology coverage and reported on IT news. He’s covered information technology since 1999. He’s also the author of the book “The Symantec Guide To Home Internet Security.”