On the menu: Networking, dinner, and the scoop about cloud computing Posted on October 3, 2011 by Tim Burke Cloud Computing has been defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as “a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” No wonder the Sacramento chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), the leading organization for senior-level financial executives, wants to hear about it. I’ll be speaking about cloud computing at the Sacramento FEI October 18 Dinner Meeting at the California Chamber of Commerce (California Room, 1215 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814). Dinner comes first, of course — and then I’ll be focusing my talk on the ways cloud computing can help financial execs get CapEx under control while at the same time actually improving both their organizations’ business productivity and information technology security and reliability. And since I’m part of a panel, there will be a lively discussion about what the opportunities offered by cloud computing can deliver to the bottom line. So come join the conversation. The networking starts at 5:45 PM. RSVP by October 14 — and if you have any questions about the Dinner Meeting, email Alyssa Markey at email@example.com.