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 October 12, 2012

Midwest Academic and Resilience Cloud Computing Consortium (MARC³) www.Marc3.info

((Closed Meeting))

((Non-Disclosure Access Required of All Participants))



Business Requirements of Cloud Technology

Digital Technology Districts ((Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Columbus))

 ((Cloud Service District-Building Amenities & Community Cloud Lab Requirements ))




MARC³ Support System

Cloud Aggregators & Brokers


·      Cloud Vendors Servicing Other cloud Vendors


·      Universities, Community Colleges, K-12


·      Local, State, FEDERAL Governments


·      Enterprise & Supply Chain



·      Associations



MARC³ Confidence Index (CI)

Job Creation, Economic Development, Enhanced Business Competitiveness


·       Establishing Confidence in Return On Investment for Cloud Technology

·       Addressing Buyer & Seller Uncertainty of future cloud market

·       Acceleration of Digital Technology Adoption

Use of the Confidence Index (CI) in addressing 4 common barriers Enterprise, Academia, Government, Small Medium Enterprise face in Digital Technology Adoption for competitive advantage:

1)   Accessibility

2)   Ease of Use

3)   Sustainability

4)   Outreach 




8:00-8:30 Arrival and networking

8:30-8:45 Greetings and overview

8:45-10:45  CxO Panel Discussion (Business Requirements)

10:45-12:00 End User Project/Pilot Characteristics

12:00-12:15 Next Steps!

RSVP to John Jones johnjones@marc3.info



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