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August 30, 2012

Cloud4SMB Expo's Unique Content Targets Challenges of SMB Market

Premiere conference addresses unique needs of small and medium businesses in the cloud October 2-5 in Austin, Texas

NORWALK, Conn. – August 30, 2012 – The Cloud4SMB Expo continues to grow its unique conference program, and has offered special pricing for participants that register by the end of August, TMC announced. Cloud4SMB Expo is the first and only conference that tackles the opportunities and challenges of the cloud from the perspective of small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs), and is collocated with ITEXPO, the world’s largest and best-attended communications and technology show, held October 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

On Tuesday, October 2, at 2:30 p.m. CST, speakers from Cologix, CenterBeam, IBM and IntelliCom Analytics (News - Alert) tackle one of the most pressing issues in the cloud for SMBs: “Defining Your Cloud Strategy – Full Migration vs. a Hybrid Approach.” In the session, panelists will help attendees better understand the cloud landscape and alternative strategies being successfully implemented across the SMB market. Attendees will learn how to determine which migration strategy is best for their businesses, along with the keys to ensuring a successful migration.

At 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday, October 3, Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Strategic Initiatives for TMC leads a session on “Fighting the Monsters Under your IT Bed: Securing the Cloud,” with speakers from Dome9 (News - Alert) Security and cBeyond sharing proven tips and new approaches to help businesses successfully securely connect to their cloud services and enjoy the benefits of cloud computing without putting their businesses at risk. While the cloud provides businesses with a more secure IT investment, many don’t realize the data protection risks of public networks until it’s too late. As a result, CIOs and business owners are kept up at night worrying about the security of their mission-critical data, not realizing that a private, secure intersection of network and cloud services can provide a cost-efficient elixir to help them sleep easier.

“Small and medium-sized businesses have a lot to gain by taking advantage of cloud solutions, but they haven’t received a lot of guidance in understanding how they can best utilize the cloud to their advantage,” said Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), TMC CEO and Conference Chairman. “Cloud4SMB is specifically aimed at providing SMBs with the real-world knowledge and information they need to compete and succeed.”

Cloud4SMB is supported by Platinum Sponsors GFI, IBM, Verizon and Vocalocity (News - Alert); Gold Sponsors cBeyond, Entreda, nGenx, R1Soft, Stoneware, Verio, ViaWest and Hostway; and Sponsors GoToAssist by Citrix, Okta, and Zenith InfoTech Ltd.

Registration for Cloud4SMB is now open. Special pricing for attendees is available through tomorrow, August 31; early-bird registrants can save $500 off the registration rate of $795.

For exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, contact Kevin Lake at klake@tmcnet.com or 203-852-6800 x127, or Nicole Pradella at npradella@tmcnet.com or 203-852-6800 x289.

For media registration, contact Ashley Baster at abaster@connect2comm.com.

Follow Cloud4SMB on Twitter (News - Alert) at #cloud4smbexpo.

About TMC:
TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events:  Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more.

Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

 

Media and Analyst Contact:        
Sue O’Keefe      
Connect2 Communications          
(508) 494-7771  
sue.okeefe@connect2comm.com




Edited by Brooke Neuman
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