Cloud services will rule business IT says expert
Doha, December 31, 2009
Cloud services will come to dominate the business IT infrastructure globally, said the chief technology officer of Qatar-based Meeza, a leading managed IT solutions and services provider.
Michael Molson was speaking to computer science and information systems students at Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar (CMU-Q) recently at a presentation.
The growth of cloud computing means many organisations will no longer need to have IT infrastructure in-house but will instead outsource IT services to a service provider which services their IT needs over the Internet or ‘via the cloud’, said Molson.
Introducing his idea of the ‘Digital Everything’, Molson revealed how the future of Qatar will be shaped through an expanding predominance of digital services and information in our everyday lives.
“We are now entering a new era where information, processes, and interactions will be used by consumers differently. People are beginning to engage with IT in a completely new way,” Molson explained.
Students were also introduced to Meeza’s cutting edge data centres, known as M-Vault, which serve as the foundation from which Meeza delivers a full portfolio of managed IT services and solutions to some of the leading organisations in Qatar.
How students understand and use services like cloud computing and data centres such as M-Vault, is critical to the future prosperity and competitiveness of Qatar, Molson said.
“Students in Qatar and throughout this region have enormous potential and opportunities,” Molson said.
“They will be on the cusp of the most radically changing technological society in history, making them more adaptable to change than their western counterparts. This inspires me to do the best I can for them here in Qatar through my work with Meeza and the partnerships we have with leading organizations in the state,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service