Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Cloud Computing

June 26, 2019 - Cloud computing is growing by leaps and bounds and will continue to do so through the year and longer. If you haven't jumped on the cloud computing bandwagon yet, there are some benefits as well as risks you should be aware of. This week's articles provide some info on the state of cloud computing, the trends we are seeing, and the dangers lurking out there.

As multicloud strategies, 5G and containerization take hold, cloud computing is set to see some major disruption. (Item #1)   A Forrester study predicts that enterprises must respond nimbly to address changing cloud markets and technologies. (Item #2)   While today, it sometimes seems like we've seen the main components of cloud operations and all that's left to do is optimize them, history tells us that's not the case. (Item #3)

In its second decade, cloud computing has become a mature and reliable technology, but we still have only scratched the surface of the cloud's full potential as an enabler of digital business transformation. (Item #4)   The white paper points out that cloud-based solutions can reap great rewards but also harbor hidden dangers. (Item #5)   Chances are if you are in the events industry you have used AV at your events. There are proactive steps you can take to protect your data in the cloud. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Avoiding Meeting and Event Disasters

June 12, 2019 - When it comes to events, Murphy's Law is always at work. All of us have no doubt been victims of it at one time or another. This week we are focused on avoiding those disasters that Murphy can cause, from natural disasters to technical ones to faulty marketing messages. We hope you'll find some helpful tips in these articles.

Chances are you won't avoid any and all problems that come up during your event but following this guide will certainly help you avoid the biggest disasters, even including dinosaurs running rampant and eating your guests. (Item #1)    Here are 10 painful moments every event manager will have experienced at one time or another and how to tackle them. (Item #2)    Learn from some of the industry's experienced individuals and consider the best ways to prepare for and tackle the unforeseen. (Item #3)

In this EventTalk, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, talks about using a scientific approach to avoiding event disasters. (Item #4)    Prospects are getting smarter. They'll avoid you and your marketing messages unless you also are smart about them and know how to build value and trust so they convert into attendees. (Item #5)    Chances are if you are in the events industry you have used AV at your events. Chances are you've also run into an AV disaster...or two...or three. (Item #6)

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