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Maamar Ferkoun

About Maamar Ferkoun

Maamar is part of the Worldwide Technical and Service Delivery team covering the Cloud solutions portfolio, currently covering the Asia Pacific region. Maamar has been with IBM for the last 15 years across different teams and project in the Asia Pacific region. His area of expertise covers best practices such as ITIL, Cobit and ISO20000 standard as well as well as a range of Cloud offerings. He has co-authored three IBM Redbooks. Maamar is currently living in Singapore and Hong Kong. You can follow him on Twitter at @MaAsiaPacific.
government and the cloud

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the US government will spend $1.7 billion on private clouds in 2014, with a projected estimate of $7.7 billion for the year 2017. This is not surprising based on the government’s keen interest in the cloud space dating back to the Nebula cloud computing project from NASA in 2008. A string of government bodies such as the US Army, Air Force, Navy, USDA, Department of Justice, Department of…

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