Cloud deployment of critical business data – secure enough?

Sponsored by: IFS

Focused on:

  • Cloud
  • T C O
  • Software

Date: 21 October


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Is it more optimal for you to stay on premises or move to the cloud?

Moving business software to the cloud remains a strategic decision for many companies. There are compelling arguments to move to the cloud in all kinds of situations. Multinational companies operating across multiple sites and geographies need the maneuverability and scalability it offers. To help our customers calculate what benefits cost savings may be realised when moving your business software to the cloud IFS has produced a free Cloud TCO Calculator.

IFS Applications is a single enterprise software suite as agile as you need it to be. It brings together enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM), enterprise service management (ESM), supply chain management, financials, project management and more – all in one holistic but modular architecture that flexes with your changing business requirements

Microsoft Azure is a world-leading cloud platform that delivers the flexibility global enterprises demand. As many as 57% of Fortune 500 companies already use Microsoft Azure to exploit benefits such as reduced capital expenditure, easier maintenance and increased flexibility.

Microsoft Azure is a 2014 leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. So, too, is IFS.

Join this webinar to learn about the securest way to deploy Business Software in the cloud.

Presented by

Dan Matthews,

Chief Technology Officer at IFS

As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at IFS, Dan's responsibilities encompass researching, formulating, and communicating the strategic direction of IFS Applications. Dan leads the Research & Strategy unit, which includes IFS Labs. He also manages IFS's technical partnerships with Microsoft, Oracle and other players. Dan is a frequent speaker at IFS and industry events.

Since joining IFS in 1996, Dan has held a number of positions within the company, including software engineer and project manager. In his IFS career, Dan has been the driving force behind major projects such as the development of the innovative IFS Enterprise Explorer user interface, the IFS Touch Apps, a series of cloud-based smartphone apps for the enterprise, and IFS's move to the cloud.

Dan Matthews is a graduate from the Linköping Institute of Technology, where he studied computer software and software engineering. While still at university, Dan founded his own software development company, which he left to pursue a career at IFS.

Outside of the workplace, Dan pursues his hobbies of carpentry and cross-country skiing.

Federico Guerrini,

Azure Technical Solution Professional

Federico Guerrini is an Azure Technical Solution Professional in the EMEA Cloud+Enterprise Global Black Belt team at Microsoft. He has been working on Azure since its commercial launch in 2009, and now focuses on the platform's security, identity and networking features. Federico joined Microsoft in 2008, as an Identity&Access technical specialist.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Federico worked for an Italian startup that pioneered the emerging field of "offensive security" - a proactive and adversarial approach to protecting computer systems focused on seeking out the attackers and attempting to disable or disrupt their operations.

Federico graduated in Computer Engineering from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 1999. In 2003 he received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the same university. In 2003 he worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Toronto

Key Learning Objectives

  • The securest way to deploy in the cloud
  • IFS secure cloud solutions
  • Book time with an IFS expert to calculate cloud TCO


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