Embracing Cloud Computing for Business Agility

  • 07 Mar 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • CSI Regent Park - Regent Park Lounge, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto M5A 2B7

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Embracing Cloud Computing for Business Agility 

Cloud computing is transitioning from a mere concept-of-interest to a real solution that has been successfully implemented as a means to manage IT costs, especially for small and medium size businesses.   In Canada, several small to medium size organizations have begun to explore this technology as a means to reduce costs and increase competitiveness and convenience, while maintaining scalability and flexibility.  Given that a large proportion of ICCC members own or manage SMBs (Small and Medium Businesses), this topic will be relevant. For other members who work for larger companies, the topic will be relevant since the discussion will shed light on a practical case of cloud computing usage, cost models and value propositions.


The session will begin with the main Presentation delivered by Mr. Rajamani Baskaran, partner with Deloitte & Touche. This will be followed by a presentation by Mr Jaideep Kala and Mr Ashish Narang.on Office 365, which is Microsoft’s Office Cloud computing offering.

In this session, after a quick primer on cloud computing service models, its benefits and risks, we will explore some of the currently popular models and cloud services that have been readily adopted so far. This will allow participants to gain deeper appreciation of the potential of the cloud and how they can make a beginning to embrace the cloud and begin to use simple solutions to begin reaping its benefits sooner than later.  The speaker will discuss a couple of real life cases to make the point and end the session with a Q&A session.


Speaker Profile :


Baskaran Rajamani is a Partner with Deloitte &
Touche in Toronto. He is part of the leadership team at Deloitte’s Technology & Information Risk Services and also its professional practice director responsible for service quality and risk management.


Baskaran specializes in helping his clients successfully manage IT Compliance, Outsourcing and IT Governance risks through a variety of Deloitte service offerings. Baskaran’s recent focus includes Green IT and Cloud computing. Baskaran has over 30 years of experience of which the last 18 years have been in professional services, preceded by his career in engineering automation. 


Baskaran is a popular speaker and has authored several technical papers on IT risk management and IT audit and presented at conferences and seminars in different parts of the world.  He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and an MBA. He is a CISA, CISSP and is the Vice-President of ISACA Toronto Chapter.


Baskaran also serves the Board of TRIEC (Toronto Regional Immigration Employment Council) and a long time mentoring volunteer with TRIEC helping newcomers to Canada.


 

Overview of Office 365 Demo.


Presenters: 



Jaideep Kala MBA, PMP. MCP 


In this presentation Mr Kala will help you understand Office 365 and why it might be the best fit for your organization.

                      


Ashish Narang, Business Development Manager, Ingram Micro    


In the second session Mr Narang will provide a demonstration and capability of various features of Office 365.

  

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