Spotlight: CCI to Host SaaS Conference

Spotlight: CCI to Host SaaS Conference

Date Published:
Sunday, April 3, 2011

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a fast-growing means to acquire information technology without some of the disadvantages and expenses associated with traditional software applications. SaaS, sometimes referred to as “software on demand,” is software that is deployed over the internet and/or is deployed to run behind a firewall on a local area network or personal computer.

UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics invites you to learn more about SaaS at the third annual “Software as a Service/Cloud Computing Conference,” Wednesday, April 27 from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM, in the Cone University Center.

With SaaS, a provider licenses an application to customers either as a service on demand, through a subscription or at no charge when there is opportunity to generate revenue from streams other than the user, such as from advertisement.

The conference program will be divided into topics of general interest ranging from business applications to the nuts and bolts of the technology. Prospective customers of SaaS solutions (including non-technical business personnel), application service providers, infrastructure providers, technology providers and associated support providers will benefit from sessions on security, legal, performance and technical issues of SaaS.

A distinguished slate of speakers, including Kurt Messersmith, Amazon.com; Scott Matsumoto, Cigital; Michael Goode, RolloverSystems, Inc.; and Ted Claypoole, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC., will share their vast knowledge, helping attendees become savvy buyers of SaaS products.

CEU and CPE credits will be offered. Cost to attend is $125. Click here for more information and to register.

Photo by Kenny Louie.