TMC, producer of Cloud Computing magazine, this month is providing a conference on cloud computing just for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). Cloud4SMB will feature a number of themes, all relevant to the challenges faced by SMBs when considering or moving to a cloud computing environment. It also includes a track just for resellers and managed service providers on the unique needs of SMBs and how to reach out to that market.
Cloud4SMB Expo is held in warm Miami on January 28-31. For SMBs, TMC feels that presidents, CEOs, CIOs, IT directors, network storage managers and even network engineers can all benefit from attending the conference. If an SMB organization is on the fence about cloud computing or has questions about how the cloud could help save costs and bring about mobility and versatility for employees, sessions at the conference can provide answers. Topics covered include:
- What the cloud offers SMBs
- Collaboration in the cloud
- Customer-centric cloud approaches
- Disaster recovery and business continuity and the cloud
- Understanding cloud services
- Mobile SMB and the cloud
- Cloud-based phone systems
- Cloud migration
Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman, believes the conference is a necessity for SMBs:
Cloud4SMB Expo is a unique forum for the SMB market. It’s specifically designed to provide SMBs knowledge and best practices to complete successful cloud migrations, as well as the feedback and insight from leading companies on differentiating features and technologies within the cloud ecosystem. We’re eager to hear from all of the Cloud4SMB speakers this year, and learn what’s next–and best–in cloud computing.
Although it seems much of the cloud buzz in the past year has been focused on its usage in the enterprise, Cloud4SMB promises to provide SMBs with “real-world business strategies and implications for growing businesses utilizing the cloud.” It hopes to give smaller organizations the information required to integrate this seemingly ubiquitous technology into their daily world in order to be more competitive in their markets.