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2021-09-07 10:00:00
2021-09-07 11:00:00

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About this webinar:

For years IT leaders have been fixated on migrating many of their organisations’ key workloads to the cloud – a process that has only accelerated during the pandemic. With the focus on overcoming hurdles to migration, and the benefits of making the move in the first place, it’s easy to neglect developing strategies for success post-migration.

Your organisation has successfully moved to the cloud. How do you now maximise the strengths of your cloud environments, ensure you have the skills required, keep a lid on costs, and propel your IT team to new heights?

This webinar, featuring dedicated research findings, will draw on the opinions and experiences of our research respondents, and an expert panel discussion, to tackle the following pain points.

  • You’re in the cloud, how do you stay there and make the most of it?
    • How do you keep up IT’s momentum post-Covid? Lots of digital programmes accelerated due to Covid, so how do you maintain that focus?
  • What are organisations doing to understand their estate and optimise their workloads?
  • How are IT leaders managing their cloud responsibilities and evaluating their SLAs?
    • How do they evaluate how to meet requirements and ensure availability?
  • How do you make your cloud economics work?
    • Is it about more than cost saving?
    • How much does it cost you to stay in the cloud and how do you plan for this?
    • How do you weigh up a cloud that enables you to save cost, but makes those savings tough to identify?
  • How do you ensure you have the skills to thrive in the cloud?
    • What are organisations currently planning?
  • How do you tackle challenges around IT team resources when your requirements exceed your capacity?
  • Are organisations thinking of going back to on-prem solutions once workforces return to the office?
  • How are organisations planning their next steps in the cloud?
    • What are their key entry points?
    • How does a choice of cloud affect the likelihood of success?



Tom Allen

Special Projects Editor, Computing

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Tom Allen is the Special Projects Editor for Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry; trading LCDs and quantum dots for big data and the IoT. As well as writing, Tom regularly interviews C-level IT leaders, helps to organise events across the three titles and complains about improper use of the Oxford comma.

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Andrew Hobbs

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Andrew is an enterprise technology writer, editor, publisher, strategist and consultant; illuminating digital transformation in the connected world and educating businesses on the opportunities and challenges presented by cloud and edge computing, the Internet of Things, automation, AI, and Big Data. He is a former Editor and Publisher of Internet of Business and now oversees Incisive Works’ enterprise technology thought-leadership content creation, including multimedia digital experiences, whitepapers, webinars, videos, and podcasts.

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James Allerton-Austin

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James is the Technology Product Strategy Lead for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific regions. After working 10 years in the Oracle product development organisation, he is now responsible for driving strategy awareness and adoption of Oracle Cloud Platform with the largest enterprises in the region. The Oracle Cloud Platform comprising Core Infrastructure, Cloud native application development, Data management, Integration, Security, Analytics and many other related emerging Cloud technologies.

James is a regular invitee to speak at industry fora, at all levels from Keynote through to deep dive developer events covering a wide range for subject matter, but always focusing on sharing experiences, both inside and outside Oracle from his career, distilling often complex subjects to their salient points . Especially keen hear from the wider community about their plans, thoughts, projects and challenges, he is driven by the desire to continue to learn, to guide and to apply the technology under his stewardship to make the simple challenges in life simple to achieve quickly and the complex challenges, if not simple, much simpler to achieve.

James joined Oracle in 2008 following 9 years at BEA Systems, and has held multiple positions with technical field sales and in the Product Development team, James holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Computer Science.


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