While Australian businesses are eager to move IT infrastructure to the cloud - the total market value for public cloud infrastructure services alone is pegged to reach $775 million - IT leaders are increasingly uncertain about the cloud migration journey.
No doubt, CIOs and heads of technology are not only under intense pressure to lead the overall business transformation, but are also tasked with delivering performance and reliability improvements, sustained cost savings, and security and IT workload improvements.
And that’s just the start. Another common challenge is having the wrong competencies in IT teams, compounded by inadequate budget to hire the specialists required to make the shift. Stretched internal teams and various different delivery partners need to be pulled together to achieve successful cloud migration outcomes.
Join Computerworld Australia and Rackspace for insight and discussion on how to successfully plan each step of the cloud migration journey, how to deal with persistent pain points and pesky cloud migration challenges, and how to identify business needs.
From the “lift and shift” approach, which moves the contents of one server to a virtualised server in the cloud, to re-engineering or re-platforming, many businesses are struggling to make a start and need help determining the different pathways to migrate applications to the cloud.
During the webinar, you’ll hear:
· Experts discuss the different pathways to migrating applications, and advise leaders not to look at transformation of applications to cloud as a one-time effort, but an ongoing optimisation of application architecture to take advantage of the efficiencies;
· The latest IDG study results, and its implications, which reveals more than 40 per cent of Australian businesses lack the internal expertise to implement cloud, and nearly 45 per cent have concerns about technical staff administration time to manage cloud services; and
· A customer case study, which sheds light on the benefits and challenges of the cloud migration journey.
|12:30pm - 12:35pm
||Welcome - Jennifer O'Brien, Associate Editor, Computerworld
|12:35pm - 12:45pm
Research Findings - Jennifer O'Brien, Associate Editor, Computerworld
|12:45pm - 1:00pm
Customer Case Study - Aaron Bowmen, Head of Environments, OFX
|1:00pm - 1:15pm
Panel Discussion & Q&A
Associate Editor of CIO, CMO and Computerworld
Jennifer O’Brien has worked in IT journalism, covering the reseller market since 1997 in her home-town of Toronto, Canada. Prior to IT reporting at Computer Dealer News (working as a journalist, section editor and associate editor), O’Brien worked as a journalist, reporting on occupational health and safety and environment news for one of Canada’s top publishing houses, Southam Communications.
After graduating with an Honours Degree in Journalism and English from Carleton University in Ottawa (and scooping internships at both the Ottawa Sun and the Ottawa Citizen), O’Brien set sail for Europe and clinched an internship at a community newspaper in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She wrote local news, produced a series of features on religious leaders and local churches, and wrote profiles for the Ulster Star in Lisburn.
In 2003, O’Brien ventured to Australia, looking for adventure and a “life change,” after reporting and editing at Toronto-based CDN for six years. While her original plan was to travel and do temporary work, she knocked on the door of ARN – and given her Canadian reseller experience – was offered a contract position as a news journalist. After covering the market for several months, O’Brien moved into the features editor post, a role she held for four years. She then went on to clinch the associate editor role, a title she held from 2010 until 2016, with a major emphasis on event speaking, hosting and moderating, as well as large-scale content and event coverage.
Today, O’Brien has moved across to IDG’s enterprise division and is associate editor of CIO, CMO and Computerworld.
Head of Environments, OFX