The Nashville Windows Azure Users Group has been in existence for less than a year, but we have already become a popular meeting place for anyone wanting to learn how to take advantage of Windows Azure or wanting to meet other like-minded individuals who are either considering their options or already taking advantage of the platform to solve their business and technical problems. This includes all management and technical levels such as CIO, CTO, Architect, Developer, Infrastructure Manager and others.
Here in Nashville Healthcare is a major (if not the major ) industry. This industry has only just begun to tap the resources of Windows Azure, Microsoft’s Public Cloud platform. Our February 12, 2014 meeting will be devoted to a discussion of Windows Azure in Healthcare.
During this meeting we will cover:
- Why you should adopt Windows Azure for Public Cloud and/or Hybrid Public/Private Cloud solutions
- Key adoption challenges for IT and how to overcome them.
- Technical features that you can use to take advantage of Windows Azure.
- Some key result scenarios for immediate advantage.
We will also have an open Q&A and informal discussion on the subject at the end of the meeting. Following that we will raffle off some goodies contributed by our sponsors. Pizza and soda will be served to the group courtesy of our sponsor, Vaco.
Bill Zack is a Microsoft focused Architect/Developer, Technical Project Manager and Windows Azure specialist with over 6 years of experience in public and hybrid cloud technologies including Windows Server, Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services. His Healthcare experience covers Healthcare Clinic Electronic Medical Records, Medical Professional cloud based Video Training Systems, Hospital Laboratory Results analysis, Health Insurance Claims Data Recovery and Pharmaceutical Molecular Analysis (Big Data) applications. He is a published author and a frequent presenter on Cloud Design Patterns at conferences. He is currently under contract to N3 providing Windows Azure support to Microsoft partners and customers
Robb Wells has over 17 years of Healthcare Experience. He has acted as a Windows Azure Cloud Technical Solutions Specialist, IT Director for AneScan, an Anesthesia software company whose infrastructure runs on Windows Azure as well as Office365 for SharePoint and Exchange. Currently he is under contract to N3, a computer and marketing consulting company, providing Windows Azure support to Microsoft partners and customers. He is also former owner of Computer Solutions, a small computer consulting firm based in Nashville.
The Nashville Windows Azure Users Group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 6:00 PM. Meetings are held at Vaco, 5410 Maryland Way, in Brentwood Tennessee.
IMPORTANT: Since the meeting is after hours, if you find the door at Vaco is locked you can call me at 203-545-2330 and I will let you in. Several people could not get in last time. Don’t be disappointed!
See you all in February
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