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Unlocking Business Value with Cloud Hosted Desktops

At Cloud Expo, NaviSite’s Sandra Palumbo to discuss why cloud-hosted virtual desktops are a compelling solution for businesses

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As businesses look to unlock greater value out of their existing IT investments, they are increasingly re-evaluating their overall desktop strategy. A greater mobile workforce shifting usage models like BYOD and legacy infrastructure refresh cycles are all acting as catalysts in fueling a shift to a hosted, cloud-based model across the entire IT infrastructure, including the end-user computing side. Increasingly, IT leaders everywhere are seeking high performing, secure, and cost-effective alternatives to traditional desktops - one that minimizes large capital investments and allows them to shift scarce resources into supporting the needs of the business.

The groundswell of Windows 7 migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices, and tighter IT budgets all point to the need to reevaluate desktop strategies. By moving virtual desktops to the cloud, instead of an internally deployed and managed data center, companies can realize all the promised benefits of virtual desktops - centralized management, improved data security and simplified deployment - without the exorbitant cost, limitations or hassles of VDI.

In her session at 14th Cloud Expo, Sandra Palumbo, Director of Enterprise Product Marketing at NaviSite, will explore:

  • Reasons for changing traditional desktop computing strategies
  • Why cloud-hosted virtual desktops are a compelling solution for many businesses
  • How to leverage cloud-hosted desktops for Windows 7 migrations, mobile and departmental workers, and disaster recovery scenarios

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Speaker Bio:
Sandra Palumbo is the Director of Enterprise Product Marketing for Time Warner Cable Business Class and NaviSite responsible for the development and implementation of strategic product marketing plans and activities supporting the networking, cloud and managed services product portfolios across the Time Warner Cable Business Class and NaviSite brands. She leads a product marketing team of professionals focused cross-functional collaboration to ensure the company's products are meeting the needs of today's enterprises.

Prior to joining NaviSite and Time Warner Cable, Sandra spent over 10 years as an IT, Communications, and Technology industry analyst, most recently as a Research Fellow for Yankee Group. Her key research areas included Cloud Computing, Managed and Outsourced technology and networking services, Security services, and tracking the technology and communications requirements and behaviors of enterprises and multi-national corporations. Sandra also managed an international team of analysts covering the global telecommunications market.

Over the course of her career, Sandra has spoken at a variety of industry conferences as a panelist and workshop presenter and moderator. She also has been quoted as an industry expert in a variety of mainstream and industry publications including the Wall Street Journal and Network World. Sandra has also held a variety of sales and marketing positions within the IT and Communications industry including roles at AT&T and Capgemini.

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