Avasant Chairs California Cloud Computing Seminar

El Segundo, CA, May 04, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Avasant Chaired the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Southern California Cloud Computing Seminar “Driving Value: Leveraging the Cloud” on March 28, 2012. The seminar was held at the Office of Morrison & Foerster and was attended by CIOs and senior-level decision makers from the industry.

As organizations gear up to respond to the global economic challenge, and try to drive economic efficiencies in their operations – cloud computing acts as a technological lever to achieve this goal. Cloud computing provides organizations a flexible technology platform, which can be tuned to the business needs of the organization. The modular and scalable architecture of the cloud significantly optimizes the investments required in technology to meet business goals. However, as with all technological innovations, benefits come but not without its implementation challenges. The seminar was focused on discussing how organizations can reap the benefits of the cloud while mitigating its risks? The session provided CIOs and decision makers from user organizations information on best practices and practical tips for building an effective cloud computing strategy.

Avasant Partner, Bob Randolph delivered a keynote speech on “IT Sourcing Strategy in the Era of Cloud Computing.” Mr. Randolph stressed on the need to identify right reason to adopt cloud strategy and leverage right implementation principles based on the business objectives. He also outlined the need for creating an enterprise cloud roadmap. “Cloud Computing is changing the outsourcing ecosystem and pronounced effects will be seen in the next 2-5 years,” added Mr. Randolph.

The IAOP invitation only event was sponsored by Syntel, Morrison & Foerster, IBM and Fujitsu.

About Avasant

Avasant is next generation top management consulting, research and events firm servicing global clients across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Avasant’s talented team of consultants, lawyers and technologists average over 20 years of industry-honed experience and have conducted over 1,000+ engagements in over 40 countries worldwide.

Avasant is recognized as a leading Strategic Sourcing, Technology Optimization and Globalization Consulting firm. According to the International Association of Outsourcers (IAOP), Avasant is ranked among the “World Best Outsourcing Advisors”. Further, Avasant holds honored distinctions as the Black Book of Outsourcing’s ‘Number 1 BPO Advisor’ and ‘Top 10 Full Service Advisor’.

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About International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)

IAOP® is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With a global community of more than 110,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is the leading professional association for organizations and individuals involved in transforming the world of business through outsourcing, offshoring, and shared services. IAOP is supported by senior leaders around the world and their executives, managers and professionals who share the vision and expertise it takes to design, implement and manage their company’s global corporate ecosystem.

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