Data Center & Cloud

Daniel Downing

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Daniel Downing
Daniel Downing, Head of Microsoft and Productivity Platforms, Tieto Managed Services

Daniel Downing runs the managed services for the Microsoft Cloud and Microsoft servers in Tieto for 200+ of the Nordic’s largest enterprises. In addition to Office 365, Azure and Hybrid Cloud, Tieto offerings will include Azure Stack that will bring the power of Microsoft’s azure accessible to Tieto’s data centers. At end of 2013, he helped take Tieto’s Cloud Server, an IaaS offering from early development stage to mainstream operations. He is English, living in Finland for last 7 years, and is passionate about the transformation and the impact cloud will have on your company over the next 12 months.

Cloud is the new shadow IT: ready or not, preparing for mass adoption driven by business innovation and consumerization
As a large service provider, Tieto sees the journey to the cloud that most of our customers are making. Cloud enables much faster time to market, supporting the fail fast, fail forward culture. Similar to Shadow IT before, we see the business wanting to adopt the new technologies and services offered by cloud directly without the help of IT. Only this time it is different: using the Cloud is much easier and faster than setting up Shadow IT. And the demand is greater due to most companies pursuing a digital transformation strategy. Finally, Cloud is ready for mass adoption by the majority, not only the early adopters.

In this presentation I will explain why this is all happening and how you in the enterprise can prepare for it.

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