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Calculating the True Value of Industry Specific Clouds

Details of David Linthicum's upcoming session at 12th Cloud Expo / Cloud Expo New York [June 10-13]

Industry-specific clouds are those PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS services that are tailored for a specific vertical, such as transportation, retail, finance, and healthcare. IDC sees a $65 billion market in these industry solutions for 2013, rising to $100 billion in 2016.

The value of industry-specific clouds is that businesses within a vertical can connect to applications, processes, and databases that are pre-defined for that vertical within a public or private cloud. They can extend processes and databases into the business domain, versus defining the data and processes within a generic cloud-based platform.

So, are industry specific clouds right for your business? What options are out there? How do you figure out the ROI? David Linthicum's session at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York [June 10-13] will answer those questions, and others allowing you to make the right decisions around the use of this technology.

Speaker Bio:
David S. Linthicum is CTO at Blue Mountain Labs. Leading technology publications frequently name him among the top 10 enterprise technologists in the world. He is a true thought leader in the industry, and an expert in complex distributed systems, including cloud computing, data integration, service oriented architecture (SOA), and big data systems. As the author of over 13 books on computing with over 3,000 published articles, as well as radio and TV appearances as a computing expert, he is often quoted in major business and technology publications. In addition, he is a frequent keynote presenter at industry conferences, with over 500 presentations given in the last 20 years.

Linthicum's industry experience includes tenures as CTO and CEO of several successful public and private software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. He has delivered over $2 billion in value by transforming companies from traditional to innovative technologies, moving them to lucrative exits that benefitted investors, employees and customers.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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