Cloud computing has introduced a new way of operating and managing your organization’s IT infrastructure. Every day, the amount of information managed by an organization increases, and over time, implementing a cloud infrastructure to meet these demands becomes an integral part of the organization’s health and success.
This is especially true in the public sector, where an exponentially increasing amount of records, information and data needs to be shared, stored and analyzed.
I launched GovCloudTalk to provide information that government agencies need about cloud computing. On this blog I will discuss some of the most important and pressing questions government IT professionals and CTOs have about cloud computing. From security, to public vs. private, my head, and this blog, will always be in the cloud!
Have questions that you’d like answered? Topics you’d like covered? Drop me a note and let me know. Also feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts and opinions by leaving me a comment.
Meet Me: Tim Harder
I’ve been with EMC for the last ten years and am currently leading the business development efforts for EMC Cloud Infrastructure in the national public sector. Since joining the company, I’ve led campaigns for EMC in more than 30 different countries.
I have a broad range of IT experience over the last 15 years and have developed a unique view from having been an operator, consumer, senior leader and vendor side provider. I have experience working with globally distributed enterprises, cloud computing and virtualization. This experience has enabled me to work with most of the firms listed on Forbes Global 2000 and nearly every Fortune 500 firm.
I like what I do — I’ve been named an EMC Rock star of the Year, a Platinum Player and a member of presidents club 101. At the beginning of 2005 I took a three and a half year sabbatical to pursue an undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University and learn Mandarin Chinese. I obtained an Advanced Mandarin Certificate from the Beijing Language and Culture University when I completed my studies in 2006. Apart from working to rehabilitate my golf game from years of neglect and trying to see my way back to competitive triathlete form, I enjoy swimming, biking and collecting 5k t-shirts. I live in suburban Boston and weekly in Washington, DC.