WSO2 Webinar on August 15, Examines a Cloud Architectural Approach for Distributed Organizations to Optimize Scalability, Minimize Costs, and Ensure Governance and Security Palo Alto, CA – August 8, 2012 – Today eGovernment promises a means for cost effectively delivering information and enabling transactions among the citizens residing within a local geography, as well as the different governmental groups supporting them. However, the role of eGovernment has been limited by the inherent cost and complexity of integrating and managing traditional server-based systems. To address this challenge, WSO2 will present a free webinar on how government agencies can harness the cloud to radically scale the delivery of services while minimizing the expenses related to IT infrastructure, application development and deployment, and operations. The one-hour technical session, “Moving eGovernment to the Cloud," is being held twice on Wednesday, August 15: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT for the Americas and 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. GMT for Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2012/08/moving-egovernment-cloud. Moving eGovernment to the Cloud The webinar will explore an architectural approach for maintaining a central platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that works in concert with local private cloud platforms to efficiently leverage computing resources across platforms and locations—while ensuring proper governance. The session also will examine how this architectural model works equally well in the government and in the private sector among enterprises with multiple locations. A related white paper, “Moving eGovernment to the Cloud,” can be downloaded at http://wso2.com/whitepapers/moving-egovernment-to-the-cloud. The webinar will be presented by Chintana Wilamuna, WSO2 senior technical lead on the WSO2 solution architecture team, who focuses on infrastructure development. Chintana is an Apache Stonehenge committer, who specializes in cloud computing, distributed and parallel computing, high scalable architectures, programming languages, and functional programming. Additionally, he started the WSO2 Web Services Frameworks for Ruby and Perl. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit http://wso2.com or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..