Last week we had a great few days down at the Cloud Expo Europe in London, meeting old friends, making new ones, and talking to people about the fantastic benefits cloud hosting could bring to their business. As gold sponsors of the show, and umbrella sponsor of the exciting new Open Cloud and Developer Park, it was fantastic to meet everyone, and share our knowledge and passion for the cloud. Here are a few of the highlights from the day.
Our MD Jonathan Bowers gave a talk about how to simplify the cloud and avoid distractions. This highlighted the advantages of using the cloud and how to choose which is best for your business. His talk covered several topics, including:
As always, it’s vital to ensure that you have the right solution for you, as the wrong cloud can be a major distraction if you don’t have the technical coding skills. These are the types of cloud available:
Shared infrastructure, which is good for small businesses.
Dedicated set of resources with added shared storage.
Dedicated to you; and growing at 39%.
Jonathan also highlighted some questions to ask yourself when choosing a hosting company:
Another highlight of the day was a talk on innovating and avoiding disruption in the digital world from Nick Noyer Director of Box (a platform built for IT) on Leading Business Innovation. He said:
CIOs now have more to deal with:
So enterprises need a solution that embraces change.
Employees now need:
The parting advice from the day was to think about how you can use technology to get ahead.
Take a look at our video from the day!
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