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Cloud leaders set to unite

Cloud Confex shapes up to be big draw for Gitex

Cloud leaders set to unite
The inaugural Gitex Cloud Confex kicks off on Tuesday.

Given that research shows the cloud computing market could be worth as much as US$50 billion in the next couple of years, the inaugural GITEX Cloud Confex is shaping up to be a lively and compelling affair.

GITEX Cloud Confex, which will take place over two days on 19-20 October, will serve as a forum for cloud computing specialists to showcase their newest services and innovations, compare and research new ideas, develop partnerships and share their knowledge of the market.

Participants will be discussing key areas that are shaping the cloud landscape, including the availability of hosted services for business and governments and the development of equipment and services that enable organisations to transform their CAPEX into OPEX and better manage their costs.

The event will also discuss the pros and cons of this new IT strategy, including dynamic infrastructure, flexibility and increased reliability.

A large number of leading players from the global cloud sector are participating in the Cloud Confex, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), CA, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

"It is clear that cloud computing represents the early stages of a big shift in the IT sector as it offers enormous potential in terms of reduced costs and operational flexibility," states Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre. "The first GITEX Cloud Conference will serve as a dynamic, knowledge sharing platform for organisations that are looking to adopt cloud technologies and capitalise on the growth within this segment in order to build competitive advantage," he adds.

The Cloud Confex will host high-level speakers from a number of leading regional end-user organisations, including Emirates Flight Catering, Kamal Osman Jamjoom, Qatar Foundation and Saudi Aramco.

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