David Waldron – Senior Business Consultant, CloudStrong

  • Speaker Bio:

    David Waldron is co-founder and Senior Business Consultant of CloudStrong Ltd. As a company founder 6 years ago, David has overseen the company transform from a solely Cloud based company, to a full ICT Provider and IT Managed Services Provider. With a background in IT and various other roles in the ICT Industry, David has a vast amount of experience built up over the last 16 years with SME’s and IT. David was presented with the prestigious Microsoft Ireland Hosting Partner of the Year award by Cathriona Hallahan the MD of Microsoft Ireland, on behalf of the CloudStrong Team at the Microsoft WPC in Florida last year.

    Presentation Title:

    Cloud – The Good, The Bad & The Downright Ugly

    Presentation Synopsis:

    The SME sector has seen a major transformation in terms of IT and its use cases over the last number of years.  Cloud has been part and parcel of this change. As the leading experts in the Cloud field, CloudStrong will give an insight track into what works really well for SME’s in the Cloud environment and typical examples, what does not work well and when a Hybrid Cloud environment should be utilised, and when Cloud should not be considered, and all IT Services to be kept on premise. Cloud relies on broadband, good infrastructural design, risk mitigation, security assessment, project planning and migration, to name but a few processes that should be carefully planned before any Cloud project should be considered. Microsoft Office 365 & Microsoft Azure along with Private Cloud solutions by CloudStrong are all part and parcel of a sector that is ever growing at a fast pace. However, Cloud must add value to a business, and that value can come in many formats. It is not for everyone, but for the companies where Cloud is of benefit, it can add significant advantages to the day to day running of the business.