With July 1st, I’ve decided to change my professional career and change to Teradata. I will work as the Big Data Leader for CEE, developing the Business in the region. It is a major career step for me. In the upcoming years, I will work closely with our teams in the region to built great Big Data applications.

The cloud adoption in CEE is approaching a turning point. Innovative companies and CIOs are embracing the cloud in an increasing number, challenging the “wait and see” approach of their competitors.
After several years of investments in the development of the cloud by service providers, the cloud has moved beyond the hype in CEE and has become a viable option for enhancing business agility, efficiency and driving innovation in enterprise IT. Perception around the advantages and risks of the cloud are also shifting. The business value is rapidly gaining credit through the best practices provided by the increasing number of CEE implementations while traditional concerns around security and control are becoming less prevalent.
No surprise, that the outlook of the cloud market remains outstandingly positive, representing the most dynamic segment of ICT market in CEE with an average growth rate of more than 50% for the next years. However, the growth will vary among cloud service types, depending on the resonation of the service with the specifics of the CEE market. IDC expects the most dynamic uptake in virtual private cloud, as it best addresses the need of customers for control and security, while delivering the advantage of the lower costs of the public cloud infrastructure.
The IDC Cloud Leadership Forum will provide you with insight in the ultimate cloud trends and the most recent experience of enterprise cloud users through a host of industry expert, vendor and case study presentations, roundtable discussions and coffee break talks.

Key Topics

  • Beyond the Hype: The Big Picture of Cloud Computing
  • The cloud as the foundation of the next generation IT
  • Measuring ROI: Cloud Computing, Efficiency, and Sustainability
  • What would suite you best? – The Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Models
  • Cloud Compliance Challenges and Solutions
  • Cloud Security Concerns: Vendor Solutions and Customer Experience
  • Private cloud: the life after virtualization
  • Infrastructure Trends in the Cloud
  • Cloud-Based Applications
  • Is cloud diminishing or transforming the role of the CIO?
  • How to get the green-light for cloud form teh business decision makers?

 Who will attend

  • CIOs IT Directors
  • IT Managers and Heads of Departments
  • Facility & Operation Managers
  • IT Infrastructure Managers
  • Network Administrators
  • Purchase Managers

Event Dates and Locations:

  • BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA , Sarajevo – February 21
  • MALTA, Malta – March 07
  • ALMATY, Kazakhstan – March 12
  • TIRANA, Albania – March 21
  • VIENNA, Austria – April 09
  • SALZBURG, Austria – April 11
  • SKOPJE, Macedonia– April 18
  • SOFIA, Bulgaria – May 16
  • NICOSIA, Cyprus – May 20
  • MOSCOW, Russia – May 30
  • LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – June 05
  • PRAGUE, Czech – September 12
  • BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – September 17
  • ATHENS, Greece – September 20
  • KIEV, Ukraine – September 25
  • BUCHAREST, Romania – September 26
  • BELGRADE, Serbia – October 10
  • WARSAW, Poland – October 15
  • ZAGREB, Croatia – October 16
  • BUDAPEST, Hungary – October 17

Hope to see you there!

IDC expects that the market for Big Data grows by almost 40% a year, growing from 3.2 billion Dollars a year to 16.9 billion Dollars per year. This is a huge growth and means almost 40% growth per year. IDC also states that the market for Big Data grows 7-times as fast as the rest of the IT market.
There are several opportunities for companies that are already familiar with Big Data technologies, but also challenges for those companies that are not yet into this type of technology. IDC currently sees the following trends in the Big Data market:

  • There are tremendous opportunities for vendors of Big Data technologies on nearly all levels of the Big Data stack. The stack includes the infrastructure Layer (including Storage, Compute Power, Networking, …), the Data Storage and Management Layer (including Databases), the Analysis Layer (Software for Analysation) and the Decision Support and Automation Layer.
  • Companies already familiar with Big Data Technologies can gain competitive advantage over Companies that are not familiar with Big Data. Big Data is not a simple discipline, it is made up of different disciplines.

IDC states that within the Big Data Stack, each market grows at a different pace. Storage grows by more than 60%, whereas Compute only grows by 27%.
End users that are interested in Big Data might join the IDC Big Data and Business Analytics Forum in Vienna on the 28th of October 2012. The conference is held at the Grand Hotel. Industry Leaders, Researchers as well as IDC Analysts will give an overview and insights into the Big Data Technology. Informations can be obtained here.
What do you think? What is your opinion on Big Data? Leave a comment below to join the discussion!

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