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IT Cloud Decision Economics: Crafting a Mature Cloud Strategy
June 19, 2013 – 11:00 a.m., U.S. Eastern time
Over the past several years, many IT organizations have experimented
with private and public cloud solutions on an ad hoc and often
opportunistic basis. From Infrastructure-as-a-Service to SaaS to
PaaS to vendor proprietary cloud solutions and open source options.
Debates rage as to whether public cloud will displace private cloud and
which app should run where. All of this in the context of an assurance
that data stored in the cloud will be secure and available AND comply
with industry regulations and mandates.
In reality, IDC expects that large organizations will have long term
dependence on complex, hybrid infrastructure, middleware and
application environments that span public and private clouds, physical
and virtual distributed servers, and even mainframe based
processes. As cloud solutions seek to move from ad hoc pilots to
production operations, it is critical that your organization craft a
mature cloud strategy that steps back from the hype and asks some
fundamental questions such as:
Join Research Vice President of IDC Enterprise Systems Management Software, Mary Johnston Turner, Research Director for IDC Government Insights, Shawn McCarthy, and Vice President & IT Executive Advisor of IDC’s CIO Agenda program, Joe Pucciarelli, for an interactive discussion and audience polling about crafting a mature cloud strategy for your organization.
- What are the key design principles and evaluation criteria that
should shape your organization's cloud strategy for the next 3
- What applications, workloads and business groups would most
benefit from self service, dynamic, elastic scaling and consumption
based chargeback or billing?
- What will be the most important IT and business process changes
required to effectively monitor, govern, and optimize hybrid cloud
- At what pace is your organization likely to be able to transition from ad hoc to optimized hybrid cloud architectures?
Pulse-Checking the Smart Grid Development Outlook for 2013
July 23, 2013 – 12:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern time; 16:00 GMT
billions of dollars invested, new lessons learned, and innovative
programs under development, utilities continue to lay down the ICT
technology cornerstones for a modernized grid. Globally, smart grid
investments in North America are forecasted to increase more than 7%
from 2012 to 2013; worldwide spending in 2012 passed $36.5 billion. The
value that smart grids create for the consumer, utility and society
springs from multiple domains within the utility business. Smart grids
are expected to return operational efficiencies, improvements in grid
performance, customer satisfaction, greater reliability and more
customer engagement. During this one-hour, complimentary web
conference, IDC Energy Insights analysts will discuss whether smart
grid investments will meet the mark in areas such as demand management,
metering and communications infrastructure, and grid operations. Join
the discussion on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 when IDC Energy Insights
analysts will share insights on smart grid development, including the
innovations that build on cloud computing, big data, social media, and
M2M communications. Also included will be an update on the Worldwide
Smart Grid Spending Forecast. This web conference will be
informative for utility smart grid executives and programs leads, IT
executives, IT VP/directors, customer operations, and distribution
operations personnel. Presenting will be IDC Energy Insights senior research analyst, Casey Talon, and research manager, Marcus Torchia.
CIO Summit Europe
May 21-23, 2013 - Kilkenny, Ireland
CIO Europe Summit is a consortium of CIOs and Senior IT Executives from
Large Fortune 500 Enterprise Organisations who are currently investing
in innovative solutions that will positively impact their bottom line.
This highly interactive strategy session features program topics set
entirely by IT executives. The summit combines high-level roundtable
discussions with next-generation technology solutions that address the
most pressing challenges the industry faces. The format is structured
enough to effectively organize roundtable discussions on all the most
pressing topics, but open enough to allow for changes that will
inevitably occur when 65 industry leaders interact over 3 days. IDC
Insights is a content partner. Senior Vice President, Meredith Whalen, and IT Executive Advisor, Joseph Pucciarelli, will participate.
Executive Roundtable: Top 10 Predictions for the Oil and Gas Industry 2013
May 23, 2013 - Calgary
Participation in this Executive Roundtable is by invitation only, and
will be an interactive forum to understand discerning perspectives
concerning the technology, economic, social, environmental, and
political impacts that are shaping current risks and future
opportunities in the Oil & Gas sector. For more information and to
register, please contact Cameron Smith at email@example.com. IDC Energy Insights Vice President, Jill Feblowitz, will be a key presenter.
June 11-14, 2013 - San Francisco, California
Ventyx World is the first annual gathering for their global customer
community. Expect to hear from experts in Energy & Utilities,
Mining, Public Infrastructure, Defense, Oil Gas & Petrochemical and
Communications. The keynote sessions and break-outs will feature
content about customer successes and innovation, direct exposure to new
industry solutions, external experts and a wealth of targeted
technology partners. IDC Energy Insights research manager, Marcus Torchia, will speak.
Breakfast Briefing: IT and Social Business: In the Enterprise and Beyond the Firewall
June 13, 2013 - 7:30-10:00 a.m. in Chicago, IL
are increasingly adopting social technologies both within the
enterprise and beyond the firewall. IDC believes that these
technologies offer significant business value if properly
implemented. Enterprise Social Networks provide new opportunities
for collaboration and process improvement. They have also created
new end user expectations. Social technologies are also
transforming the customer experience. However, while CIOs are
asked to meet the changing demands within the enterprise, CMOs are
often moving unilaterally to develop customer facing strategies and
solutions. Join us for this breakfast briefing where Michael Fauscette, Group Vice President, Software Business Solutions, IDC and David McNally, IT Executive Advisory, IDC Insights will be the presenters.
June 12-13, 2013 - Orlando, Florida
education program will feature domain experts from around the globe
presenting case studies and speaking on the topics of building
automation systems and controls, building system integration and the
implications for organizational alignment, skills development and
change management necessary to facilitate the intelligent integration
of key business processes into the high performance building ecosystem.
There will be 6 session tracks, 25 sessions, and more than 80 speakers.
IDC Energy Insights senior research analyst, Casey Talon, will speak.
Utility of the Future Leadership Forum
June 17-19, 2013 - National Harbor, Maryland
Energy and utility leaders face dramatic changes. Global economic
turmoil, regulatory uncertainty, shifting demand, and the expanding
role of natural gas are at the forefront. At the same time, policy
makers and the public are frequently at odds; investors and companies
have vastly different time horizons; sovereign debt and partisan
gridlock put business decisions at risk. DNV KEMA's Utility of the
Future Leadership Forum will offer perspectives to help guide the
strategic decisions for utility and energy leaders and enable them to
manage change. IDC Energy Insights vice president, Jill Feblowitz, will attend.
European Utility Week
October 15-17 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands
for this event is expected to consist of 8000+
smart energy professionals, 400+ exhibitors, 300+ utilities and 200+
speakers. Topics will highlight smart energy and, in
particular, Europe’s smart energy transition. IDC Energy Insights
is a long-term
Knowledge Partner, with participation in the event Advisory Board. Roberta Bigliani, Head of IDC Energy Insights for EMEA, and Gaia Gallotti, Research Manager will be participating as speakers at the event.
CIO Summit Europe
November 5-7, 2013 - Berlin, Germany
CIO Europe Summit 2013 will once again serve as an arena for senior
level executives to engage in clear and focused dialogue with their
peers and examine their management objectives in a relaxed and vibrant
environment. Influential corporate leaders will discuss relevant issues
that will improve their businesses and help them streamline and take
advantage of the essential IT initiatives that the current business
culture requires. While cutting costs and leveraging spending are
always important elements in an economic downturn, it is up to CIOs to
ensure their companies are utilizing the best possible products and
services. In an increasingly “sink or swim” environment, the CIO Summit
brings together CIOs whose vision and eagerness to improve separate
them from the rest of the pack. IDC Executive Vice President &
Chief Research Officer, Crawford DelPrete, will participate.
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