Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced a live webcast featuring Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) that will highlight best practices for evaluating and selecting cloud service providers (CSPs) and how to mitigate the risk of unforeseen problems and their business impact.
Title:“Measure Twice, Cut Once: Five Best Practices For Selecting Your Cloud Service Providers”
When: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Time:1 pm. Eastern time
Presenters: Dennis Drogseth, Vice President of Research at Enterprise Management Associates and Richard Stone, Cloud Computing Evangelist, Compuware Corporation
Why: So, you’ve defined your cloud strategy, developed the business plan, published your cloud application roadmap and got buy-in from all the stakeholders. Now comes the hard part – selecting your CSPs and partners.
Many companies are finding out the hard way that, while the cloud is a simple concept, beneath the billows lays a complex application delivery chain with many hidden dependencies and unforeseen business risks. And, with the business demanding faster “time-to-value,” organisations have less time to do more, often without good information. The net result is the significant risk of choosing the wrong CSP that could reduce or even eliminate the planned business benefits and ROI.
What: During this free webcast, attendees will learn:
• Where to find reliable, actionable data on CSP performance and availability;
• What factors you should take into account that are unique to you;
• Whether SLAs matter when it comes to selecting a CSP;
• How to identify hidden dependencies and unforeseen risks; and
• How to do cost-effective, real-world performance testing of CSPs.
Attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of report titled: “The World is Not Flat: How Application Location Influences User Experience.” Download it here.
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About Compuware Corporation
Compuware Corporation (compuware.com), the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world’s most important technologies perform at their best for leading organisations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. websites.