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Looking for the Silver Lining - Business Opportunities in Cloud Computing

Posted by Tom Foremski - October 15, 2008

Tuesday I spent much of the day at the Cloud Summit conference at the Computer History Museum. The sessions I saw were interesting and highlighted the fact that there is still a tremendous amount of services and products that need to be developed in order to make cloud computing a viable technology for many companies.

There were VCs talking about investment opportunities, there were users from various sized companies in private and public sectors, and cloud computing services vendors.

I pulled out some of the highlights from the sessions I attended to give you a flavor of the conference and also some of the more interesting points. I've boiled down several hours of presentations into less than 18 minutes.

Overall the sessions were good although there were some complaints from people I spoke with about some of the presentations being outright "commercials." Opsource was one of those that people complained about.

Presenters that use up people's time in such a manner will be outed and ostracized by the very community they are trying to impress, imho.

I also have an interview with M.R. Rangaswami, the organizer of the conference in the next post.


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There is a very good account of the conference here at Fountainhead:
Fountainhead: Postcards from the Cloud Summit Executive conference


Overall the sessions were good although there were some complaints from people I spoke with about some presentations being outright "commercials." Opsource was one of those that people complained about. Presenters that use up people's time in such a manner will be outed and ostracized by the very community they are trying to impress, imho.

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