Penetrating the Cloud: Opportunities & Challenges for Businesses

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Seth Robinson, director of technology analysis for CompTIA, explains how IT companies can advance in the cloud.

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Penetrating the Cloud: Opportunities & Challenges for Businesses

  1. 1. Penetrating the CloudOpportunities & Challenges for BusinessesSeth Robinson, Director of Technology Analysissrobinson@comptia.org@sethdrobinson
  2. 2. CompTIA’s ECAP Strategy Education | Certification | Advocacy | Philanthropy Educate Certify The IT Channel The IT workforce Advocate Give Back On behalf of the Through industry Philanthropy
  3. 3. Penetrating the Cloud The cloud is becoming more generally accepted as companies gain experience with the concepts 52% of end-user firms plan on increasing investment in the cloud by 10% or greater
  4. 4. Penetrating the Cloud Companies are discovering the different ways they can use cloud computing 40% of companies not using IaaS/PaaS currently plan to do so in the future
  5. 5. Penetrating the Cloud There are a wide range of benefits realized by cloud computing 44% view cloud as the best option for multiple reasons
  6. 6. Penetrating the Cloud Both end users and channel firms have obstacles to overcome in transitioning to • Integration with existing the cloud systems • Vendor lock-in • Shift from traditional MSP model
  7. 7. Penetrating the Cloud How can operations be more efficient with cloud computing? What new areas can be explored thanks to cloud computing?
  8. 8. Narrow the IT Skills Gap Learn Work Certify certifications.comptia.org
  9. 9. Benefits of Membership Communities Channel Training Market Intelligence Certification & Credentials Networking Events Business Resources www.comptia.org/membership
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