Holyrood Cloud Computing Conference, Edinburgh – Tuesday 25th September
SCC are sponsoring the Holyrood Cloud Computing Conference. It is taking place at the Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on Tuesday 25th September.
When: Tuesday 25th September
Where: Our Dynamic Earth, 112-116 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS
In his 2011 review of ICT infrastructure in Scotland’s public sector, John McLelland said Cloud Computing offered “outstanding advantages compared to the current model of standalone self-sufficient hosting of applications”. However, despite the apparent rise in enthusiasm for Cloud Computing and the clear dividends offered by the approach, many public sector bodies continue to resist adoption.
Recent industry research has suggested that 63% of senior public sector IT staff were “unconvinced” the UK Government would hit its target of 50% of new IT spending via the Cloud. Among the main reasons given by respondents, many highlighted security fears, a lack of willingness to change and a lack of understanding of Cloud technologies. How can such barriers be overcome to ensure Scotland’s public sector reaps the benefits of Cloud Computing?
Holyrood’s 2012 Cloud Computing event will include the following speakers:
- Denise McDonagh, Director, Home Office IT.
- Raymond O’Hare, Director OCS Solutions
- Tonino Ciuffini, Head of Information Assets, Warwickshire County Council
The conference will also include interactive workshops with leading thinkers from industry, academia, the media and public sectors. The afternoon session will be dedicated to exploring examples of cloud implementation within local government by those involved, and will include a panel discussion and an opportunity to field questions.
Cloud Computing 2012 represents a unique opportunity to hear from government representatives, academics and business experts on the way forward for cloud computing in Scotland’s public sector and offers a forum for all interested parties to share ideas and expertise.
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