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Cloud Standards Customer Council Announces Case Study Competition
Contest Open to Organizations in All Industries Including Government
That Have Completed Successful Cloud Computing Projects

Needham, MA, USA - June 21, 2011 - The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC), managed by OMG® and in partnership with BPTrends, today announced its first annual Cloud Computing Case Study Competition. The competition is open to organizations of all sizes, including government agencies, that have successfully delivered business or mission value using cloud computing. For more information and to submit a case study visit

The goal of the Cloud Computing Case Study Competition is to highlight business success stories and lessons learned to provide proof points and insights for other organizations considering or pursuing cloud computing adoption. "We are very pleased to be collaborating with the CSCC and OMG on this important Case Study Competition," said Celia Wolf, CEO and Publisher of BPTrends, "and we look forward to publishing the winners."

"We know cloud computing is being used, and there are nascent standards and definitions, but how does one mitigate the risks of the transition? The competition is seeking real case studies that we can learn from, on how to avoid problems, and help to guarantee success of those companies that are still considering the move to cloud computing," said Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, OMG.

To qualify for the contest, the cloud project must be complete with demonstrated business results. All types of cloud projects are eligible for the competition, including public, private and hybrid.

Entries will be judged on the complexity of the business problem addressed, the ROI/Business Value achieved (Agility/Innovation/Flexibility), the level and sophistication of the cross-organizational collaboration (Business/Technical), the usage of cloud approaches and supporting technology and lessons learned. In addition to one overall winner, organizations will be recognized by industry/government.

Judging Panel
An esteemed panel of experts will be judging the case study submissions. Panel members include:

  •  Paul Harmon, Founder, Executive Editor, BPTrends
  • Jack Vaughan, Editor in Chief,
  • Melvin Greer, Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing, Lockheed Martin; interim chair, CSCC steering committee
  • Peter Fingar, Author and Business-Technology Advisor
  • David Linthicum, Founder and CTO of Blue Mountain Labs

Cloud Computing Case Study Competition winners will be announced at the CSCC meeting on December 14, 2011 in Santa Clara, CA and will be featured on the CSCC website and the BPTrends website. Winners will also be invited to participate in webcasts. Submissions will be accepted through September 23, 2011. To submit your project to the Cloud Computing Case Study Competition and for full rules and guidance, visit


About BPTrends
BPTrends ( is the primary source of business intelligence for business executives and process change practitioners around the globe. Industry thought leaders provide analysis and opinion on trends, directions and best practices relating to all aspects of business process management. BPTrends is the largest community of BP Professionals in the world. Membership is FREE.

About the Cloud Standards Customer Council
The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) is an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. The Council is not a standards organization, but will complement existing cloud standards efforts and establish a core set of client-driven requirements to ensure cloud users will have the same freedom of choice, flexibility, and openness they have with traditional IT environments. The Cloud Standards Customer Council is open to all end-user organizations. CA Technologies, IBM, Kaavo, Rackspace and Software AG are Founding Sponsors. For more information on CSCC, visit The CSCC is managed by OMG®

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Edited by Stephanie

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