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Many companies are exploring the benefits of cloud solutions and trying to define exactly how cloud would improve their business.  The Cloud Forum brings together members involved in cloud computing and helps them align their business strategy with opportunities presented by the cloud, including cost reduction, creating greater efficiencies and learning best practices. 

Mission statement
The mission of the Cloud Forum is to support and accelerate the growth of the cloud-computing industry in the DFW area by creating a collaborative network of business users and providers of technologies and services, while promoting the region as one of the premier cloud computing centers in the United States. 

In carrying out this mission, the Cloud Forum will seek to:

•    Educate and advise DFW Metroplex IT executives on the advantages of cloud computing, emphasizing best practices and significant cost reduction opportunities that drive the industry’s growth.

•    Encourage cloud/SDN-based service offering deployments that provide the services, research and products which enable companies to improve operational efficiencies.

•    Enable the cloud computing technology ecosystem in the DFW Metroplex, bringing together industry players with the goal of stimulating economic growth in the region.

•    Raise awareness of the dependence and impact of Cloud Computing technologies and services on the Telecom industry, accentuating the evolution to a robust,  cost-effective network architecture.

•    Build a close alignment with the rapidly growing cyber-security industry, making cloud customers aware of the latest security information and event management cyber-defense technologies.

Upcoming Events:

Cloud Forum Breadfast Series:  TBA

Location:  TBA

$10 TT members | $20 for TT non-members

Previous programs 

"Cyber warrior talks recent challenges" 
Featuring:  Jarrett Kolthoff, CEO of St. Louis-based SpearTip Cyber Counterintelligence

"Considering a hybrid Cloud Solution? Join us for our Cloud Forum Event and visit with leaders in the industry"

Featuring: Megaport & Unitas Global Scott Pullin Director, Business Development 

"Enterprise Cloud Strategies"
Featuring: Chris Buri, CIO, Hitachi, Vid Sista, Director Data Center, Accudata Systems Joe Bagdon, Applied trust 

For Cloud Forum leadership or sponsorship opportunities, please contact John Jacobs, executive VP or call 972-792-2852.

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