The Open Group Conference - San Diego 2011

Do Different Industries Need Different Kinds of Cloud?

Panel Discussion: Wednesday, February 9, 2:45 - 3:30


  • Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions & ZDNet Blogger


  • Penelope Gordon, Co-Founder, 1Plug Corporation
  • Mark Skilton, Director, Portfolio and Solutions, Global Infrastructure Services, Capgemini
  • Ed Harrington, Principal Consultant, Architecting the Enterprise, US
  • Tom Plunkett, Senior Solution Consultant, Oracle
  • TJ Virdi, Computing Architect, CAS IT System Architecture, Boeing

Technology adoption often varies by industry, with some industries typically lagging behind others. When it comes to cloud computing, it has been suggested that take-up of cloud computing is slower in some industry sectors, such as financial, than others, such as automotive or government. In addition to considering industry specific needs, organizations in all industries must also consider what kind of cloud solution best suits their individual organization, whether that be a custom-built solution fit for purpose or an out-of-the-box solution. A panel of experts will discuss the considerations that must be made when choosing a cloud solution-custom or shrinkwrapped-and whether different forms of cloud computing are appropriate to different industry sectors. The panelists will give their views and answer questions from the audience in an interactive session that will be podcast on Dana Gardner's Briefings Direct syndication network following the conference.

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