The Irish Internet Association Cloud Computing Working Group seeks to educate decision makers on the advantages of Cloud Computing while also cognisant of the disadvantages. It aims to support businesses to analyse the issues involved in transitioning their IT infrastructure from on premise to cloud applications and advise businesses on areas of concern such as availability, security and data protection. The group aims to clarify the objective opportunities beyond the hype.
How Will This Be Achieved
By bringing together Cloud Computing vendors and business leaders in a collaborative forum, developing white-papers that encourage best practice and give guidance on achieving sustainable and realistic goals. The group will highlight best practice case-studies in the Irish marketplace and beyond.
The group will also organise workshop events open to all IIA members and non-members to facilitate sharing and discussing insights and developments in the Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) fields.
- Chair: Lavinia Morris, IT Infrastructure Manager, Friends First Group
- Gerry Power, Consultant, Sysco
- Trevor Dagg Talentevo
- Don Ryan Premier Recruitment
- Neil Delaney Google
- Paul Norton Jones Engineering
- Brian Grant Oracle
- Mark Greville Merrill Lynch
- Brona Kernan The Irish Times
- Wilbour Craddock Microsoft
- Wayne Leone IBM
- Sean Hickey H&K International
- Michael Higgins Advanced Innovations
- Gary Dempsey Eircom
- Richard Mooney Salesforce
- Ian Moore VMWare
- Hugh Dawson Hibernia Everos
- John Ward Accenture
- Niall Moran Lucey Technology
- Fintan Murphy Damson
The membership of this working group is deliberately split evenly between expert practitioners and business leaders (e.g. CTOs) from a variety of business sectors, including the finance, public sector, SME, tourism, media, technology and not-for-profit sectors. This will allow input from all stakeholders on issues pertaining to this area.
The Group meets 2 to 3 times a year and will primarily work via online collaboration. If required the working group will be split into subgroups to work on specific tasks.
If you would like to get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 5424154. All enquiries welcome.