August 21, 2013
CHICO, Calif., Aug. 21 -- The International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers (MSPAlliance), announced it would be addressing the issues of data privacy and security related to public cloud computing at its MSPWorld Fall Conference, to be held October 6-8 in San Jose, California.
In response to recent government surveillance programs implicating public cloud computing vendors, and including reports that the cloud, hosting, and outsourcing providers could lose up to $180 billion in lost business as a result of these surveillance programs, MSPAlliance believes there are practical and effective strategies IT service providers can implement in order to safeguard against these unnecessary losses.
Several sessions at the MSPWorld Fall Conference will directly address cloud security and privacy. In addition to the sessions at MSPWorld, MSPAlliance will also be announcing a series of webcasts, as well as a series of networking dinners designed to help service providers educate the business consumer on matters of data protection, security and privacy.
"Recent reports that our profession may be harmed as a result of these public cloud failures should not in any way reflect negatively on the valuable and essential work performed by tens of thousands of cloud and managed IT service providers across the globe," said Charles Weaver, CEO of MSPAlliance. "The fact is, the actions of a few should not impugn an entire profession. At MSPWorld we intend to vigorously debate this topic and use our large and international megaphone to take a truthful and positive message to the consumers of managed services and cloud."
For the past 13 years, the MSPAlliance has been the only unified voice for the Managed Services Industry, and the only organization that promotes the highest level of professionalism, reliability and integrity. As the world's largest Professional Association and Accrediting Body for the Managed Services Industry, the MSPAlliance was created to meet the needs of the Managed Services Professional and to educate and protect the consumers of managed services and cloud.
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