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Cloud Computing, Game Changer for IT Services in Public Sector

Mobile, big data, and social technology trends are impacting how organizations engage with stakeholders. An organization’s approach to cloud computing can help create agility and economic efficiency toward implementing an effective enterprise strategy. The Quarterly IT Leader Meeting hosted by the Arkansas State Technology Council and Arkansas Department of Information Systems will showcase how the cloud is changing the role of IT in the public sector. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 1-4:10 p.m., at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Office auditorium, 2301 South University Ave., Little Rock. RSVP your attendance to


1:00-1:20 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
The ARCloud Landscape
Claire Bailey, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), DIS Director

Agency business functions have differing information technology requirements related to availability, security and cost. The Arkansas approach to cloud computing is to leverage the benefits of the cloud while ensuring the proper levels of security to protect state assets.

1:20-2:30 p.m.
Google-Work the Way You Live
Donna McIntire, Head of Sales Engineering, North America-State & Local Govt., Education

Google believes that by allowing employees to work the way they live, and by moving certain systems to the cloud, governments can move faster and become more innovative. The Google vision is to make this a reality for its customers, helping them transform legacy environments and ways of thinking, and create new value by way of a simple, collaborative, mobile and social approach to doing business.

2:30-3:00 p.m.
Networking Break 

3:00-4:10 p.m.
Microsoft-Secure Cloud Computing with Office 365
Rochelle M. Eichner, Office 365 Sales Executive
Tim Gade, Cloud Solution Specialist

The demand for government at every level to trim down, yet accomplish more has never been greater. It’s a seemingly impossible mandate, but with the right set of tools, the state of Arkansas can meet that challenge head on. Rochelle and Tim will share the proven cost savings, security, privacy and compliance benefits and the real impact the cloud offers for lean government solutions as well as demonstrate the features and functionality of Office 365.

4:10 p.m.
Claire Bailey, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)



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