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Cloud Computing World Forum to Outline Why SaaS and Virtualization are Perfect for SMBs

September 17
14:43 2009

Hosting News – The Cloud Computing World Forum will outline why Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service are perfect for SMBs during its one day conference in London.

The event on the 22nd of October at 76 Portland Place, will feature amongst others, a presentation from Mike Spink, Research Director for Gartner on why the Cloud is perfect for SMBs.

[swfobj src=”” width=”300/250″ align=”right”]He said, “The promise of Cloud Computing creates a tremendous opportunity for SMB’s to revisit their IT strategy and critical planning assumptions. As the market evolves and matures, Cloud Computing will become a viable and cost-effective alternative to on-premises IT for an increasing percentage of requirements”.

Mark Johnstone, MD of organizers Point Zero Media said “it’s our intention with this event to make business aware of the possibilities of Cloud Computing and SaaS. This technology is available to everyone and could be of huge benefit to the SMB. We hope the event will provide insight to some of these businesses whilst also giving them the opportunity to network and meet with likeminded professionals and peers.”

Key speakers at the event will include:
• Evangelos Kotsovinos, VP of Hosting, Morgan Stanley
• Dr Pamal Sharma, CIO – UK and Ireland, General Motors
• Kostas Tsatsaris, CTO and Director, Strategy and Architecture, HM Revenue and Customs
• Keith Misson, Business Director, Group IT, Aviva
• Andy McLoughlin, Co-founder and Strategy Director, Huddle
• Simon Abrahams, EMEA Head of Product Marketing, Rackspace
• Euan Semple, Freelance Consultant/Former Director of Knowledge Management, BBC
• Laurent Lachal, Senior Analyst, Ovum
• Robin Daniels, Sr Manager, Product Marketing,
• Tim Mather, Author, Cloud Computing and Privacy
• David Terrar, CEO, D2C
• Mike Spink, Senior Analyst, Gartner

The event will also feature an intimate exhibition and networking area available to all attendees.

A 15% early booking discount ends on the 25th September, up to which the price for attendance is just £150.00. To register, then please visit or call +44 (0) 845 519 1230.

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