Cloud Contracts – The Hidden Costs & Risks

Cloud - Cloud Contracts – The Hidden Costs & Risks

Cloud’s obvious advantages make it seem like a no-brainer. But what are the “gotchas?” How can CIO’s ensure they get the best contract deals? And how do they mitigate excessive risk? What are the new/changing trends in Cloud Pricing models, contracting, and SLAs? What are the hidden costs and key risks in Cloud contracts, and more importantly, how can CIO’s avoid them and protect their organizations?


Thomas Trappler

Thomas Trappler, Director of Software Licensing, UCLA; Instructor, Contracting for Cloud Computing Services, UCLA Extension

Thomas Trappler has extensive experience leading enterprise-wide IT procurement and vendor management initiatives and negotiations. He is a nationally recognized expert in cloud computing risk mitigation via contract negotiation and vendor ... More   View all posts
Thomas Struan

Thomas Struan, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union

Thomas Struan is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union where he is responsible for Enterprise Risk Management, Information Services & Security, Risk and Security Strategy, and ATM/Payment Card... More   View all posts
John Engates

John Engates, CTO, Rackspace

John Engates is CTO of Rackspace. He joined the company in August 2000, just a year after it was founded, as VP of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new... More   View all posts
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