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Cloud Standards Customer Council to Hold Webinar to Introduce the "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing"
Sep 29, 2011 (04:09 PM EDT)

October 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

NEEDHAM, Mass., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- -- The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) will be holding a webinar to introduce the completed "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing" on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The Guide itself will be published and available for free download on October 5 as well. To register to attend this free webinar, visit

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Melvin Greer, Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing, Lockheed Martin; chair, CSCC steering committee, and chair of the CSCC Practical Guide to Cloud Computing Working Group will lead the webinar describing the rationale behind the development of the guide, the target audience and the intended benefits of the Guide. A question and answer period will immediately follow the presentation.

"Lockheed Martin's survey research indicates that while customers understand the benefits of cloud computing, they continue to look for guidance to simplify the move from exploration to cloud implementation; the CSCC Practical Guide will serve them well in this journey," said Melvin Greer.

"Enterprises planning or implementing cloud strategies have dozens of questions about best practices and the current state of the art. The Customer Standards Cloud Council's Practical Guide to Cloud Computing will prove invaluable to them in offering advice and pointing them to other resources. It embodies an amazing amount of expertise from customers, vendors, and consultants and, like cloud computing, is intended to evolve over time," said Amy Wohl, editor, Amy Wohl's Opinions.

Representatives from the following organizations developed the Practical Guide to Cloud Computing, along with input and feedback from the general membership: AGDesign, CA Technologies, cebe IT & KM, Cloud and Security Services, Cloud Perspectives, CloudChronicle, CloudOne Corporation, ConCon IT Consulting, Confidis Advisory Services, Ekartha, ET-Strategies, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Mahindra Satyam, PayDeg, Real-Time Innovations, Rila Solutions EAD, Software AG, State Street Corp., Synergistic Solutions, TCS, Tech Software, University of Auckland, VeriAgile Consulting Inc., and Wohl Associates.

Anyone interested in learning more about the "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing" should attend this free webinar and download a free copy of the Guide. Visit to register.

Membership in the CSCC is free for qualified end-user organizations. The membership application is available at Vendors may join as sponsors. For membership or sponsorship questions, contact Ken Berk at or +1-781-444 0404.

About the Cloud Standards Customer Council

The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) is an OMG® end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. The Council is not a standards organization, but will complement existing cloud standards efforts and establish a core set of client-driven requirements to ensure cloud users will have the same freedom of choice, flexibility, and openness they have with traditional IT environments. The Cloud Standards Customer Council is open to all end-user organizations. IBM, Kaavo, Rackspace and Software AG are Founding Sponsors. For more information on CSCC, visit

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SOURCE Cloud Standards Customer Council