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September 2015 Meetup

September 8, 2015 Leave a comment

The September 2015 COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, September 14th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219).  This month we welcome John Farhat to share guidance when “the cloud” may actually NOT be the right choice.

We’re also looking for a few good lightning talks for this meetup, or future meetups. If you want to speak, please contact Michael Collier.

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To Cloud or Not To Cloud…

Abstract:The cloud is arguably the biggest game changer in IT in the past decade.  It is easy, however, to assume that everybody should be using the available platforms to run their businesses.  This unfortunately is not true.  There are many different circumstances why that assumption can be false.  In this discussion, we will review some of the issues with the ability to adopt these services.

Speaker Bio: Internet Pioneer, Visionary, Strategic and Clear Thinker.

My graduate work in Hypertext represented the novel (back then…) ways searching and browsing information can be. This is the basis of how we all now browse the Internet.

I started my professional career working on projects for clients ranging from Marriott, Nationwide Insurance, Nestle, Borden Foods, Navistar International, Akzo Nobel, and MAC Tools among other. I was lucky to work on strategic initiatives for many of them.

A few years after starting The Technology Group, as early as 2004, we were one of the first providers of Private Cloud services in the market – including applications, data, and voice.

Lead the creation, from the ground up, of datacenter for cloud services. Over the years oversaw enhancements and upgrades including ground work for the deployment of redundant location.

Delivered classic and Cloud based solutions in different areas including: Sales and Supply Chain Management, Financial Systems, Factory Automation, Construction Line of Business Systems, Electronic Medical Records, as well as commodity Voice Services, Enterprise Email, and World Class Storage.

I have knowledge and expertise to help move my clients to a more competitive position.

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