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Cloudsourcing your technology to enable today’s “cloud commuter”

Every year there are a few trends with catchy names that make the rounds of the press and analyst circuit. Some are truly important and groundbreaking, others are just passing fads and only time will tell which are of real value. One trend that has bubbled to the top is “consumerization of IT.” Is this a real trend? Yes. But what does it mean?

Andy McLoughlin

Why governments are making big moves to the cloud

Andy McLoughlin manages the growing U.S. presence for UK-headquartered cloud collaboration service Huddle and is responsible for corporate development and product strategy. 

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CloudBeat breakout session: The new social layer

I’m excited to present a CloudBeat 2011 breakout session focused on what we’re calling the new social layer. The session will explore the knowledge generated by structured and unstructured data, which helps us know what customers, and the world at large, think about our enterprises and their services and products.

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Meet our 10 finalists for the CloudBeat 2011 Innovation Showdown

Our first annual CloudBeat 2011 conference is fast approaching! Today we are extremely happy to announce our finalists for the conference’s Innovation Showdown, a battle between 10 companies that are each making big waves with unique cloud technologies.

Why I’m excited about CloudBeat 2011: It’s not just another vendor-centric event

I tend to be a little jaded about cloud technology events. I’ve attended a few dozen high-profile events a year over the past handful of years, making me a bit of a veteran. The amount of cloud-washing I’ve seen, and the number of events that rapidly descend into a battleground of highly technical minutiae, have left me frustrated many times.

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In Singapore, the future is now

I had the good fortune to attend a conference earlier this year in Singapore. It’s a futuristic city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, whose wild skyscrapers and love and adoption of new technology makes me think of the 1960s animated sitcom The Jetsons every time I’m there.