CHICO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers (MSPAlliance®) http://www.mspalliance.com today announced that it would be having discussions regarding cloud, security and data specific initiatives, with key industry leaders across the globe at executive networking dinners in Munich, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Sydney, Australia.
MSPAlliance Executive Networking Dinner events bring together industry professionals from the cloud and managed services industry to network and discuss business strategies and share best practices. The latest dinner series will address topics related to data security and privacy in the cloud and address country specific cloud initiatives.
"Cloud computing has seen very rapid adoption over the last few years, but this adoption has also come at a cost," said Charles Weaver, CEO of the MSPAlliance. "Providers of managed services have long been staunch advocates for customer privacy and security, but we are a long way from establishing global standards unless and until we address country specific needs and follow through with good guidelines and initiatives."
The MSPAlliance networking dinners will address the following:
- Public versus private cloud strategies
- Country specific cloud initiatives
- Discuss how best to educate the consumer on cloud and managed services
- Methods for MSPs to secure customer data
- Promote networking and idea-sharing amongst service providers
- Discuss transparency, global standards and best practices
- Discuss Formation of the MSPAlliance Commission on Data Security and Privacy
Established in 2000 by Managed Service Providers, for Managed Service Providers, MSPAlliance is the world's largest Professional Association and Accrediting Body for the Managed Services and Cloud Industry. Created to meet the needs of the Managed Services Professional, as well as to educate and protect the consumers of managed services and cloud, MSPAlliance works diligently to enhance the professionalism, ethics and credibility of its members and the industry worldwide. More can be learned at http://www.mspalliance.com.
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