If you live in Austin like I do, after the last few weeks of rain and clouds, you’ll probably say you know the cloud very well. But if we say “cloud computing'” what would you say?
Cloud Computing is attracting a great deal of interest across a number of industries. People like the promise of lower cost, less complexity, more efficiency and less energy consumption (yes, by selecting providers like Convio nonprofits are also being “green”). Like most technology the field is still developing and some companies are trying to hijack the definition to serve their own purposes. Today’s Wall Street Journal has a Q&A article designed to help people better understand cloud computing.
On Tuesday, October 27, we will be bringing together some of the biggest names in the nonprofit world to discuss cloud computing, the benefits and how to tell if your organization is ready.
Breakfast in the Cloud is coming to the Convio Executive Briefing Center by Astadia, with support of Convio and Salesforce. Astadia CTO, Mike Lingo and Kaveh Vessali, salesforce.com vice president for public sector and professional service industries will review some key topics you need to be thinking about for your organization and the Cloud. We are also thrilled to have Justin Ricketts, vice president of IT – Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to discuss real world application of the Cloud. We expect a lively discussion and Q&A session which our very own vice president of engineering, Gary Allison will also participate in.
Never heard of cloud computing, but responsible for IT in your nonprofit? Heard of it, but unsure what it all means? Read about it and ready to jump to the cloud for your nonprofit IT needs? This event will help you.
The complimentary event has limited space, so register today.