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08 April 2011
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'Cloud Arena - Inspiring Tomorrow's Business Communities.'
CloudArena - "Inspiring Tomorrow's Business Communities"

CloudArena was formed to provide a forum for interaction, knowledge exchange and networking for Ireland's evolving Cloud Computing community. CloudArena is not a membership based entity and therefore welcomes everybody as we build the Irish Cloud Computing Eco-System embracing the end-user, technical, business, the software development, the professional services, Multinational and academic communities.

The main objectives are to:

Ø Enable an awareness of the benefits that modern technologies bring to business.

Ø Educate business as to the practicality of evaluating Cloud Computing as part of their business strategy, whilst addressing associated concerns.

Ø Bridge the gap of connectivity between the service and organisations that provide Cloud Computing services and the myriad of potential users who need that initial contact point and information seminar to help them take their possible adoption further.

Ø Identify how technology can create a competitive edge for the wider community

Ø Facilitate an interactive environment for C-Level, business owners, SME's, solution providers and the larger community to engage in a professional manner.

Ø Contribute, collaborate and drive the Cloud Computing Eco-System in Ireland with the relevant stakeholders including by not limited to the Irish Software Innovation Network, Irish Software Association, ICT Ireland and Enterprise Ireland.

Ø Promote best practices for the successful deployment of Cloud Computing based services in organisations

Events and breakfast seminars are hosted on a frequency basis throughout the year focussing on topical discussions that to-date have covered issues like, Security in the Cloud, BI and Analytics, Big Data and the Cloud, CRM, Data Protection and Legal Implications of Cloud Deployment. Annually we host our Cloud Computing Showcase to provide the opportunity for both the Irish indigenous and Multinational organisations to discuss the future trends and opportunities in this space. To-date all the events are free to attend thanks to the continuous sponsorship by many ICT and business organisations.

On the second Monday evening of every month the CloudArena Technical Users Group (CATUG) meet at the National College of Ireland in the IFSC to discuss specific technical topics and everybody is welcome to attend regardless of what platform your expertise is in be it Azure, Force, Tivoli, Open Source, Ubuntu, Facebook and many more.

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