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Cloud Computing Seminar Features Skokie Mayor

Skokie mayor George Van Dusen will serve as the keynote speaker at the Midwest Academic and Resilience Cloud Computing Consortium (MARC3), 8 a.m.  – 12 p.m., Friday, April 15, at Oakton Community College’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

The seminar features a cloud computing demonstration by Dell Computers and a discussion about how the United States can create jobs and enhance global competitiveness through the creation of high performance computing centers of excellence.

MARC3, a group of colleges, universities, and industry partners, investigates the use of cloud computing infrastructure for businesses. Internet-based, cloud computing uses shared resources, software, and information to send data “on demand” to computers and other devices.

To register for this free conference, contact John Jones at or 773.286.0699. For more information, visit or contact Bob Sompolski, Oakton Dean of Mathematics and Technologies, at 847.635.1690 or

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