Cloud Computing and the Paradigm Shift That’s Coming in IT

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There have been massive and significant changes in IT in the last 10 years; laptops, handhelds, Wi-Fi and even the Internet have dramatically altered the IT landscape. Working in the cloud requires a similar shift in the paradigm, as it will move fundamental on-site IT infrastructure such as servers, disks, networks, etc. to off-site resources that live in the cloud.

What will the future role of IT be in this shift?

Many enterprises have benefited from the cloud through both labor and infrastructure cost-savings. The cloud is loaded with tools that IT can use for its own purposes; from help-desk ticketing to virtually unlimited storage, this presentation will examine how IT departments will run less operationally and much more strategically. Instead of managing on-site resources, IT admins will become business savvy data experts who will also have to learn how to be relationship managers. Sponsored by Rackspace.

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Lew Moorman

Lew Moorman is instrumental in driving strategic planning, product development and new business initiatives for Rackspace. He joined the company in April of 2000 and has served a variety of strategy and marketing roles throughout the company’s growth. Before joining Rackspace, Moorman held several positions at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, advising high technology clients on critical strategic issues.

As Rackspace Hosting’s Chief Strategy Officer, Lew Moorman drives strategic planning, product development and new business initiatives across the company. He also serves as President of Rackspace’s Cloud business, leading the company’s fastest growing business unit. He speaks frequently at industry events on cloud computing, hosting and the rapidly evolving world of IT.

Moorman received a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

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