Saugatuck CEO McNee on Cloud, Data and Mission Effectiveness

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Research firm founder leads expert panel, providing insight and guidance at SIIA Cloud/GOV event Feb. 12.

One of the keys to realizing value from any Cloud initiatives is to ensure that they are planned and managed according to a business “mission plan,” one that clearly links the expenditure of effort and resources being contemplated to measurable, real-world business improvements, whether in terms of cost reduction or increased revenue/profitability.

Unfortunately, Cloud’s relatively low initial cost and ease of implementation make it too easy for any organization to over-spend and under-deliver on Cloud initiatives. This is especially true when it comes to Cloud-based data analytics, including Big Data. Research by Saugatuck Technology among large enterprises and government organizations indicates that the value of Cloud-based data initiatives, including analytics, tends to be unrealized due to a widespread lack of awareness and guidance regarding Cloud data solutions’ cost and utility.

On Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, Saugatuck founder and CEO Bill McNee will lead a panel discussion at the SIIA Cloud/GOV conference at the Westin Washington DC, entitled “The Industry Perspective: Cloud, Data and Mission Effectiveness.” The session will include research and analysis from Saugatuck regarding the reality and utility of Cloud-based systems, data and analytics (including Big Data), complemented by insights and guidance from a distinguished panel of Cloud experts, including the following:

  • Mr. Peter Doolan, Group Vice President, Oracle Public Sector
  • Gunnar Hellekson, Chief Technology Strategist, Red Hat, Inc.
  • David Mihalchik, Head of Google Apps for Government, Google, Inc.
  • Andras Szakal, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, IBM US Federal

“Saugatuck is delighted to again join the SIIA, and participate in Cloud Gov. The event provides a terrific opportunity for government IT decision makers and users, as well as software, hardware and services providers to deeply understand the real-world Cloud strategies being implemented within federal, state and local government – as well as to learn from and benchmark against peer organizations,” stated McNee.

More information, including registration, regarding Cloud/GOV is available on the event website at

About Saugatuck Technology
Saugatuck Technology, Inc., provides subscription research and management consulting services focused on the key market trends and disruptive technologies driving change in enterprise IT, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Infrastructure, Social Computing, Mobility and Advanced Analytics, among others. Founded in 1999, Saugatuck is headquartered in Westport, CT, with offices in Falmouth, MA, Santa Clara, CA and in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, please visit or call +1.203.454.3900.

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