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Cloud Adoption Assessment Model Key To Implementation Success

Financial Services organizations can smooth adoption through evaluation

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, announced today that its Vice President of Enterprise Services, Americas, Jim Hirt, will present at the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) Cloud Computing – Shift from Proprietary Business Models seminar, taking place on February 28 at The Yale Club of New York City.

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Hirt's session, "It's a Cloud Journey: Cloud Readiness Workshop Analysis", which will begin at 10:35 a.m., will help financial services organizations examine where they are on the cloud maturity/readiness continuum. Specifically, attendees will receive insights on using a cloud analysis model to evaluate:

  • Infrastructure readiness
  • Workloads and use cases
  • Organizational change and business alignment

The WSTA seminar will focus on today's most pressing issues related to Wall Street firms' adoption of cloud services, including the end user experience, security, commodity clouds, assessing pricing models and private vs. public clouds, among others. The WSTA, founded in 1967, is a not-for-profit educational organization that focuses on technologies, operational approaches and business issues for the global financial community.

Dimension Data helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Today, the company is positioned at the forefront of cloud, networking and communications services in 51 countries across five regions – the Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe and the Middle East & Africa. For more information about Dimension Data's cloud offerings, visit:

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at and or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.    

For further information, please contact:

Jackie Funk

Mariah Torpey

Dimension Data Americas

Davies Murphy Group

T: 571-203-4006

T: 781-418-2404

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