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TM Forum Rallies Industry Giants to Create Ecosystem to Accelerate Cloud Services Adoption

December 8, 2009 by · Comments Off on TM Forum Rallies Industry Giants to Create Ecosystem to Accelerate Cloud Services Adoption 

Web Hosting ServicesORLANDO, FL – TM Forum, the world’s premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, today announced the formation of an ecosystem of major industry players in the emerging cloud services sector. The centerpiece of this effort is the creation of the Enterprise Cloud Buyers Council (ECBC) whose goal is to understand the needs of the largest global cloud buyers and ensure any impediments to the uptake of cloud technology are removed.  Together with key service and technology suppliers, the ecosystem will initiate a range of programs designed to remove barriers to the growth of commercial cloud services.

Among the enterprise buyers joining this effort are Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Deutsche Bank.  “Cloud computing has the potential to have a significant influence on enterprise IT in the type, quality and price of the services we create and consume,” stated Sean Kelley, Global CIO for Deutsche Asset Management.  “But a number of challenges remain.”
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