Having been following the technology industry since the dawn of the cloud age (which was, after all, only a decade or so ago) I’ve been privy to some pretty interesting conversations. Indeed, when it comes to the adoption of cloud, Gandhi’s quote springs to mind: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” I remember eight years ago or so sitting in a conference where large traditional technology vendors were busy telling people that cloud wasn’t real, that it was dangerous, that no real enterprise could ever trust it.

Fast forward a few years and with the increasing success of cloud vendors, the traditional organizations changed their tune and started slapping the word “cloud” on top of their existing products. I’ve been pitched stories about some things called the cloud that were far from cloudy.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.