Technical Tuesday – 13 August 2013 – A Cloud Computing Introduction for Managers by Dr. Patrick Allen of JHU/APL

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Cloud computing is becoming popular. More and more Technical Managers and Project Managers will be interacting with cloud computing, either developing clouds, using clouds, or selecting among cloud and non-cloud alternatives to accomplish their projects. This talk provides a brief and basic introduction to cloud computing, what managers need to know about cloud computing, what are some of the myths, and what they need to ask about cloud computing from service providers. The presentation will include selected questions specific to managers associated with government projects and security risks of cloud computing. This non-technical presentation will help managers understand cloud basics and how to ask better questions when a cloud becomes part of your project.

Presented by: Dr. Patrick Allen of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Dr. Patrick D. Allen is currently a systems engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Applied Information Sciences Division. He has been programming since 1973, has been a project manager since 1985, and has been helping customers apply new technologies in innovative ways over the last 25 years. Dr. Allen has a B.S. in Physics, and M.S. and PhD in Operations Research, and a Masters in Strategic Studies, is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, is a certified Project Management Professional from PMI, and is an International Consultant to the United Kingdom, Canada, and Sweden.