Deconstructing The Cloud
January 23-25, 2012 - Philadelphia - New York - Hoboken
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"The Cloud" has moved from insider jargon to advertising commonplace. Some hail it as the technological miracle to solve all your IT problems. Others decry it as the end of security and freedom. Many are just confused. So let's cut through this confusion and separate the technical wheat from the marketing chaff, and learn how to exploit it to your best advantage and avoid falling into the pitfall of "techno-feudalism". Allowing plenty of time for questions, this event is essential for anyone already using the cloud or those contemplating a migration in the future.
We'll also discuss why the pending SOPA and PIPA legislation will destroy the stability and freedom of the internet, recap important points from our event with Richard Stallman on January 19 and explain why this is bad for both your personal life but also for your business and what you can do about it.
Nick Mailer is a veteran Free and Open Source software evangelist,
co-founder of The Positive Internet Company, and the author in 1994 of
one of the first books to outline the power of the web to transform
society. Mailer will share his experience providing managed services for
major organizations by giving tips and tricks to stay safe and secure in
the cloud, including how to cut through misleading hype. Nick will
detail how the benefits of using Free and Open technologies are not
simply ethical, but are essential for long-term commercial vitality,
especially in cloud-based systems.
Yuriy Rusko, a leading contributor to the Free and Open PHPBB forum software, co-founded Forumatic to provide the software as a high-availability managed service. He will discuss the approaches Forumatic took to ensure that the culture of Free software endured in their software as a service: like giving customers ownership and easy migration of their data, no contracts, easy licensing, freedom to use older versions, and openness about bugs--and he explains why these policies are good for his business and yours. Rusko will share stories to help you learn the ins and outs of Software as a Service, and how to select trustworthy partners in this arena.
Register now for a discussion near you!
Monday, January 23, 2012 at 6:30pm
Omni Hotel Independence Park
401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
Tuesday, January 24, 2012at 6:30pm
111 Broadway, New York, NY
Wednesday January 25, 2012 at 6:30pm
50 Harrision St. Hoboken, NJ
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