Seminar to support Wiltshire businesses knowledge of Cloud technologies

By Anita Jaynes on 4 April, 2014

Wiltshire businesses are being offered the opportunity to grill legal and IT professions about the workings, benefits and risks of Cloud computing.

The seminar is being hosted by Thrings law firm and independent IT consultancy Nubo Consulting.  The event will attempt to demystify the phenomenon of Cloud computing- the management and provision of applications, information and data as a service over the internet.

The event is being hosted at Thrings’ offices on Drakes Meadow, Swindon on Wednesday 14 May.  Presentations will be given by Kate Westbrook, Corporate Partner at Thrings, and Adrian White, CEO of Nubo Consulting.  The seminar will provide attendees with independent guidance about Cloud-based computing, advise end users about the best solution and explain, in basic terms, the legal commercial and technological implications.

The seminar is open to firms of all sizes and sectors, including start-ups seeking advice on their current IT strategy, to larger and more established companies looking to rationalise their existing infrastructure by entering the Cloud.

Topics under discussion include:

  • Managing the implementation of Cloud computing
  • Transitioning current IT systems to the Cloud
  • Advising on the best solutions for the end-user
  • Data protection
  • Exiting from a Cloud service

Attendees will be invited to take part in a question and answer session and can debate many of the key topics around the issues of Cloud computing.

Kate Westbrook says: “Cloud computing can offer substantial savings from more traditional models of computing, with businesses able to pass on savings to customers due to greater economies of scale.

“But there are also a number of legal issues to bear in mind when negotiating contract terms and service level agreements with the Cloud service provider. With data protection legislation very much a hot topic, data privacy and security is of paramount importance to businesses, as is ensuring they have a right of access to data if they exit the Cloud service.”

For more information about ‘The Journey to the Cloud’, please call Richard Cook on 0117 930 9596 or email rcook@thrings.com.