There is no doubt that cloud computing is rapidly advancing in the marketplace.

New cloud based applications and services are coming to market quicker than ever, boasting of reduced cost of acquisition and operation. For some cloud services the pay as you use model is seen as very attractive for many organisations.

Cloud computing, in its current form, is still relatively new. Best practice frameworks, including ITIL ®, and standards need to catch up and provide guidance on how best to use, deliver and consume cloud based services.

My recent Bright Talk webinar is available on demand here; https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/534/107661

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Mark O'Loughlin

Mark is a global authority in helping organisations achieve the very best from their investments in people, technology and digital services. He has served on the Board of Directors of itSMF Ireland and Cloud Credential Council. Mark is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society, awarded for his achievements and contribution to the IT profession and industry. His prolific publishing includes two books published in four languages, 100’s of articles, and whitepapers. He developed the world’s first certification for the business management of cloud services accredited by Cloud Credential Council. As a member of the international standards group ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38, Mark contributed to the development of global standards for IT, cloud and digital services.