Feeling like a cloud computing beginner? Today's session for 7 Days of Executive Education will get you started on fixing that as it explains the fundamentals and major issues.
Join us at 2:00 p.m. ET for Dispelling the Fog About Cloud Computing. Students will learn the basics of software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and infrastructure-as-a-service, and how they are different. You'll find out about public clouds, private clouds, and hybrid clouds. You'll find out what are the common reasons for adopting cloud computing, and the issues that still need to be resolved.
Our lecturer is Daniel Kusnetzky, analyst and founder of Kusnetzky Group. He is responsible for research, publications, and operations and has been involved with information technology since the late 1970s. He was responsible for research operations at the 451 Group, corporate and marketing strategy for Open-Xchange, system software and virtualization research at IDC, and program and product management at Digital Equipment Corporation. Today, Dan focuses on system software, virtualization technology, and cloud computing.
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