Welsh businesses could be on cloud nine after IT event
South Wales businesses have the opportunity to find out if Cloud Computing is right for them at an event organised by Software Alliance Wales in Swansea next week.
“The business benefits of Cloud Computing” is a fully subsidised business workshop taking place at the Village Hotel from 6.30pm on Tuesday, October 18.
The term ‘Cloud Computing’ has been around for some time now, and guest speaker Jonathan Lovett, Network Manager of Welsh digital agency Sequence, will explain the concept in real terms.
During the workshop, attendees will be provided with an explanation of what Cloud Computing means to SMEs alongside real-world examples of how best it can be utilised.
With a round-up of the pros and cons of Cloud services available, Lovett will also outline the potential benefits of accessing such extensive computing power and offer examples of Software as a Service (SAAS), storage, web hosting and application hosting.
Drawing on his experience, Lovett will discuss the reasons why SMEs may want to consider Cloud services, including issues such as scalability, reliability and security. He will also provide guidance on predicting on-going infrastructure needs, and how to go about choosing the right supplier to suit current and future needs.
Dr Neal Harman, Director of Software Alliance Wales, said: “We’re delighted to be offering SMEs in Wales an opportunity to find out more about this emerging technology that could bring real benefits to their business, in association with BCS – The Chartered Institute of IT. Sequence have a great deal of expertise in the digital world, this event provides a great opportunity to hear from a business that has been there and done it, discussing their own experiences to really assist the audience.”
The Software Alliance Wales programme, which is led by Swansea University in collaboration with the University of Glamorgan, Bangor University, Aberystwyth University and University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, comprises four specific strands identified to support businesses in Wales. This event is offered as part of the Business ICT Workshops strand, and is made available through the programme to businesses in the Convergence areas of Wales.
“The business benefits of Cloud Computing” takes place at the Village Hotel in Swansea from 6.30pm on Tuesday, October 18, with registration at 6pm. This is a joint event offered by Software Alliance Wales and BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT. To find out more or book a place at this fully subsidised event contact the team on 01792 606663, email email@example.com or visit www.softwarealliancewales.com/events.