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Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Cloud Computing Contract Issues

UCLA’s Thomas Trappler to highlight key contract issues that are unique or essential to cloud computing

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $500 Savings here!

Most transitions to a cloud computing solution entail a change from a technically managed solution ("I build it, I maintain it") to a contractually managed solution ("Someone else is doing this for me; how do I ensure they're doing what they're supposed to?"). This change necessitates increased IT contract negotiation skills to establish the terms of the relationship ("What do I get?") and vendor management skills to maintain the relationship ("How do I ensure that I get it?").

A cloud computing provider's standard contract is typically written to favor that company. Gartner recommends that an institution considering cloud computing "understand the detailed terms and conditions ... and the risks of signing the service provider's standard contract" before moving to a cloud computing solution. I would take that a step further and suggest that an institution work with the service provider to negotiate any revisions necessary to ensure that the terms of the contract effectively address the institution's needs.

In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Thomas Trappler, Director, UCLA Software Licensing, will highlight some key contract issues that are either unique to cloud computing or essential to its effective adoption.

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Speaker Bio:
Thomas Trappler is Director, UCLA Software Licensing. He provides leadership, management, guidance, and education in the analysis, negotiation, implementation, and coordination of enterprise-wide software licensing and cloud computing initiatives. These efforts saved UCLA over $7,500,000 in the past year. Additionally, he currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the University of California (UC) system-wide Technical Acquisition Support group responsible for establishing and managing UC system-wide IT acquisition agreements.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo 2011 Silicon Valley, November 7-10, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in Santa Clara, November 7-10, 2011.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will attract more than 10,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 9th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

Sponsorship Opportunities
for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley
Cloud Expo 2011 Silicon Valley "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802 3021.

Early Bird Registration Options
for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley
Cloud Expo delegates can pre-register for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley with $500+ savings here.

About SYS-CON Media & Events
SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) has since 1994 been connecting technology companies and customers through a comprehensive content stream at www.sys-con.com - featuring over forty focused subject areas, from Cloud Computing to Web Security - interwoven with market-leading full-scale conferences produced by SYS-CON Events. The company's internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Computing Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.VirtualizationConference.com), Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), Cloud Computing Bootcamp (www.CloudComputingBootcamp.com), and UlitzerLive! New Media Conference & Expo (http://events.sys-con.com).

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