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Six Degrees Group Dinner and Debate

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Six Degrees Group Dinner & Debate

The Mid Market is Moving to the Cloud: Success Stories and Lessons Learned


Where: The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden, London
13th April 2016

Ovum and Six Degrees are proud to announce a dinner and debate taking place on the 13th April 2016, on the topic: ‘The Mid Market is Moving to the Cloud: Success Stories and Lessons Learned.’

You will join a group of like-minded senior industry peers and, over a sumptuous dinner at The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden, engage in a discussion around the chosen topic. 

The Discussion won’t stop at just that. It will form the basis of a brand new exclusive research report that will be personally distilled and curated by Laurant Lachal, Senior Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions at Ovum, where he leads cloud computing research.

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The discussion will centre on the below points:


  • Choosing the right cloud for the right workload: What are people using for what? cloud service providers deliver a variety of private and public cloud options across IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, with many hybrid offerings in-between. We will discuss which ones are most relevant to today’s mid market. 
  • The rise of Franken-clouds: From hybrid to multiple clouds, there is a need to integrate, manage and govern various cloud services.
  • Increasingly managed private and public clouds: Private and hybrids clouds are increasingly hosted and managed by third parties. Public clouds will also be increasingly managed. This enables IT departments to focus on innovation.
  • The many faces of cloud security: In a cloud context, concerns about security (the ability to secure), security compliance (the ability to demonstrate that security has been implemented effectively), and/or regulatory compliance (with increasing pressure around privacy-related regulation) experience recurrent spikes in anxiety and related media hype.



Laurent Lachal
Senior Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions

Laurent Lachal is leading Ovum Software Group’s cloud computing research. He works in close co-operation with other members of the Ovum team, both within the software group as well as the Ovum IT services, telecom and vertical industry teams, to cover the various aspects of the cloud computing phenomenon and its impact on the software market.

In his 19-year career as an IT analyst, Laurent has provided software vendors and users with insight into a wide range of issues from high-level business strategy issues to low-level technology ones. He has a deep knowledge of most segments of the IT industry from infrastructure to applications and was until mid-2009 in charge of Ovum’s open source-related research activities.Besides Ovum, where he has spent most of his career, Laurent has also been European software market group manager at Gartner Ltd.


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