Logicalis to Address Cloud Opportunity, Challenges and Value at Public Sector Enterprise ICT 2010

Oct 20, 2010, 10:52 ET from Logicalis UK

SLOUGH, England, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- International solutions provider, Logicalis, today announced that Chris Gabriel, director of solutions, is to address delegates at Public Sector Enterprise ICT 2010, on the opportunity, challenges and value of cloud. The event, which tackles strategic change and efficiency in public sector ICT, will be held on Thursday 4th November at the Inmarsat Conference Centre in London.

Co-hosted with Chris Rae, director of solution sales at CA Technologies, the presentation will use case study examples from the public sector to dispel the myths and answer the key questions associated with cloud, including; is cloud the platform for future public sector ICT consolidation?  Is cloud secure enough to hold sensitive data?  Is cloud suitable for large scale public sector adoption? Is cloud a tactical technology fix or a strategic government platform?


"The cloud is the answer.  It's also the question."


Chris Gabriel, director of solutions, Logicalis

Chris Rae, director solution sales. CA Technologies


10am Thursday 4th November  


Public Sector Enterprise ICT, Inmarsat Conference Centre, London

Speaker abstract:  Consolidating the myriad of public sector data centres onto Cloud is now not only a national IT initiative but ever more a local and regional budget priority.  The answer might be cloud; the question is what, how and when can Cloud start to deliver value to public services.  This presentation will attempt to answer those questions and provide actual use cases not futurologist predictions.

Logicalis recently announced the general availability of a new portfolio of cloud solutions and services - Private Cloud, Infrastructure as a Service, Cooperative Cloud and Cloud Hosting – targeted at commercial customers, public sector shared cloud services, and ISVs.  Logicalis now offers customers a 'total cloud' engagement from highly virtualised private cloud through to a range of innovative hosted cloud solutions, backed by consultancy services, to support customers on the journey from virtualisation to cloud computing.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed services.

Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications service providers, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $3.7 billion revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges.  For more information, visit www.uk.logicalis.com.

For further information please contact:

Andrew Parker/Jennifer Manning/Charlotte Sandy

Cohesive Communications

T: +44 (0) 1291 626200

E: logicalis@cohesive.uk.com

SOURCE Logicalis UK