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Demystifying Cloud Computing

Addressing the fears and looking to the future

Date: Friday 24th April 2015

Venue: 29 Member’s Club, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Time: 7:45am for 8:00am

Cloud Computing is on the radar of many businesses, the obvious benefit of accessibility and the longer term cost savings make it an obvious route for data storage in the future. Yet, many businesses remain reluctant to commit to the Cloud.  There are the obvious concerns around data protection; hacking, outages, privacy, and back-up are all commonly cited concerns when discussing the Cloud.

Add to this the various options surrounding free storage vs paid, and where your data is actually stored and you very quickly become confused, if not completely petrified by the decisions you have to make.

The April New Media Breakfast will explore Cloud Computing and attempt to demystify the whole topic.  To help us do this, we are delighted to have Andy Croghan, Digital & Social Media Co-Ordinator at iomart Group plc join us for the presentation.  

About the speaker and the presentation

From studying Media & Cultural studies at the dawn of the social media age he has seen how the use of social media has developed and transformed from day one. Using that knowledge he has worked for Computeach, DPD, Easyspace and now iomart developing social strategies that combine customer service, marketing and education. 

The education aspect of social media is often over looked by brands and he will be discussing how he is currently at the start of a new long term plan to educate and inform a growing audience using social media combined with engaging content, such as podcasts, to demystify the world of Cloud Computing. He will be concentrating on the irrational fears businesses hold towards security in the Cloud and how best to manage a transition from legacy platforms to the Cloud.

About iomart Group plc

The Original Cloud Company, iomart is a leading provider of complex managed and cloud computing services and we’ve been doing this for years. Cloud computing is in our blood. We’ve invested heavily in physical Tier 1 infrastructure, network, people and systems over the years to ensure that we can provide and support every layer in the cloud hosting stack – from the bricks and mortar up. And by doing so we can guarantee unparalleled levels of service. We haven’t simply joined the cloud bandwagon and labelled our services as Cloud. We offer and manage the three key components of cloud: compute, network and storage – directly from our own infrastructure. 


Venue: 29 Glasgow, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Date: Friday 24th April 2015

Time: 7.45am for 8:00am


If you are a 29 Member you can attend the breakfast free of charge. Please email with you membership number and she will add you to the attendance list.


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