Seminar: Moving To The Cloud Corporation: What is the potential, how can it be harnessed?

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Date of event: 14 May 2014
Event ends: 14 May 2014
Start time: 13:00
End time: 14:00
Seminar: Moving To The Cloud Corporation: What is the potential, how can it be harnessed?

Professor Leslie Willcocks, Professor of Technology Work and Globalisation at the London School of Economics and Political Science will be giving a seminar at the Henley Business School to staff and students entitled: Moving To The Cloud Corporation: What is the potential, how can it be harnessed?

Professor Leslie Willcocks, Professor of Technology Work and Globalisation at the London School of Economics and Political Science will be giving a seminar at the Henley Business School to staff and students entitled: Moving To The Cloud Corporation: What is the potential, how can it be harnessed?

  • The event is free and open to all who would like to attend.
  • Venue: Room G15, Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus
  • Date: Wednesday 14th May 2014
  • Time: 12:00 - 13:00

As more organizations harness the low costs, elastic processing power, and high flexibility of cloud computing services, the cloud-enabled business is progressing from theoretical blueprint to reality. No business executive today can ignore cloud computing. Many global organizations are already using it, and more and more cloud services are becoming available. The promise is immense. But along with offering promise, cloud computing generates challenging questions. While it promises to deliver a wideand powerful range of capabilities, its potential uses are exceptionallybroad and difficult to foretell. Further, it will affect how computing is done and managed, how information is controlled, and the economics ofbusiness technology. The technology’s novelty and the hype found in some media stories make it even harder to evaluate its potential, costs and risks.In this presentation Leslie Willcocks will talk through the findings from a 2 year research project into the development, promise, challenges and management of cloud computing. The study takes a longer time perspective, locating Cloud in a series of waves of technological power, and suggests that its uptake will be on a longer time-scale than many are suggesting, but will lead to a major transformation towards digitally-enabled business in the 2014-2025 time period. The session examines, the promise, the challenges, the innovation dimension, the management implications and the impacts of cloud and related technological developments on business.

 

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