AT&T to Keynote at Parallels Summit

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Parallels today announced that AT&T will share its perspectives on the opportunity presented by the move of IT services to the Cloud in a keynote speech at the Parallels Summit 2011. Ebrahim Keshavarz, AT&T Vice President of Small Business Product Management, will present: “The Cloud Opportunity – A Communications Service Provider Perspective” at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 24th. Parallels Summit is the leading global annual gathering of the Cloud industry and it will take place February 22-24 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

“The landscape for Cloud and SaaS services is changing rapidly” said Keshavarz. “Small and medium businesses stand to gain immensely from new applications and functionality that can now be delivered from Cloud-based platforms. AT&T is committed to helping our customers benefit from this shift and we look forward to attending Parallels Summit and sharing our vision for the future of Cloud services for small and medium businesses.”

The focus of the 6th Annual Parallels Summit is on taking advantage of the Cloud services opportunities in the SMB market. AT&T’s keynote is one of eight keynote presentations by industry leaders and innovators.

“We are delighted to have Ebrahim speak at Parallels Summit. AT&T is an industry leader and in his role as Vice President of Small Business Product Management, Ebrahim’s perspective on the fast-changing Cloud space will be of real interest to all attendees as the market for Cloud-based services evolves” said Jack Zubarev, Parallels President of Marketing and Alliances.

More than 1,500 attendees are expected at the Parallels Summit 2011, including hosting companies, communication service providers (CSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), software vendors and web designers from around the world. A detailed agenda of the Summit sessions and activities is available at http://www.parallels.com/summit/global/agenda/.

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