My seminar will hopefully help nonprofit directors understand the concept so that they can decide if cloud services will be beneficial to their organization.
Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2011
Bill Abram, the founder and president of Pragmatix, Inc., a friendly team of IT professionals that help nonprofits, corporations and small businesses use reliable, secure technology that just right for their unique needs, will present a seminar at the United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Annual Not-For-Profit Summit on Monday, May 9 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.
Abram’s seminar entitled, “Cloud Computing: What NFP Directors Need to Know, for Directors who are Looking for Ways to Save Money and Increase Services,” will include the definition of cloud computing, as well as ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ aspects of the solution. His seminar is intended to give nonprofit executive directors a better understanding of cloud computing and its advantages and disadvantages.
Among the advantages that he will discuss are the circumstances in which cloud computing services make sense, such as cost savings. He will also discuss specific types of cloud services that will be effective in the nonprofit community.
Abram will address the cons of cloud services as well, which he calls “the bad” and “the ugly.” The issues that will be discussed include set-up, required technical skills, the difficulties of data migration and preservation, security concerns, and the negative consequences associated with termination of services or failure of a service provider.
“Although there has been recent hype about cloud computing, many people are unfamiliar with how it works,” Abram said. “My seminar will hopefully help nonprofit directors understand the concept so that they can decide if cloud services will be beneficial to their organization.”
A trailblazer in information technology, Abram has a strong track record of streamlining processes and improving an organization’s bottom line.
Abram was previously chosen to serve on a panel of IT security experts at a Ziff Davis Security Solutions Virtual Trade Show and has spoken at Contact Advocate's Tech Speak seminar about security issues related to e-commerce. He was also chosen by WatchIT, an education company that produces interactive learning programs, to address the issues of business continuity and disaster recovery.
He has published articles, including "Hack-Proofing Your Business against Unwanted Intruders" in the Patent Trader and "What Small Business Owners Should Know about E-mail" in the Westchester County Business Journal. Most recently, he published an article in Small Business Technology Magazine, entitled “Weathering the Storm: Continuity and Disaster Recovery.” He has also published articles on CIOUpdate.com, SmartBiz.com, among others.
To learn more about cloud computing providers, managed IT services, custom application programming, and more, visit Abram’s blog at: http://blogs.pragmatix.com/blog/
Since 1992, Pragmatix has helped scores of companies use information technology (IT) in new and innovative ways to improve business performance. Pragmatix delivers a broad portfolio of business and technology solutions including secure managed hosting, remote managed services and support, custom applications and software development. Our strategic partnerships with IBM and Microsoft allow us to provide clients with market-tested solutions to their most pressing IT challenges. From small businesses to Fortune 500 firms, Pragmatix can help companies improve business processes to boost efficiencies, maximize revenue, reduce cost, and gain competitive advantage. Pragmatix also serves Westchester County, NY, Fairfield County, CT, northern New Jersey and the New York metro area. For more information, visit http://www.Pragmatix.com or call 914.345.9444.
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