For individuals and small business, Cloud computing via the internet offers unprecedented access to systems, software and technologies, previously restricted to the corporate world, at little or no cost.
But for mid-sized and large organisations the reality of adopting Cloud computing presents a whole new set of costs, risks and governance implications, quite different to those in traditional in-house IT systems.
This public lecture provides a concise, plain English overview of Cloud computing and what it means for businesses in Australia. It explores the privacy, security, commercial, regulatory, cost, risk and internal governance challenges that organisations, as well as the wider community, should be aware of.
Rob Livingstone is a fellow of the UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and consults widely to industry. His professional experience spans 33 years in the corporate sector as a manager and strategist, with the past 16 spent as CIO in multinationals based in Oceania - most recently Ricoh. Rob has held strategic advisory and executive roles both locally and internationally in defense-aerospace, manufacturing, public utility, packaging, construction and logistics. He possesses a clear understanding of the financial, operational, risk, commercial and human factors comprising modern corporations and offers insight to managers of small to medium-sized companies as well as multinationals on how IT can bring value to business and its customers. He is author of Navigating through the Cloud.
Introduced by Caroline Bucknell, General Manager, CIO Executive Council.
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