At a recent industry show, I passed comment about the fact that a good half of the first keynote was taken up by a manufacturer of silicon chips going into extensive detail about what their chips can do. To clarify, the show was Oracle’s OpenWorld extravaganza, and the company in question was Intel, whose CEO spent the better part of an hour talking about just how much technology Intel can cram onto its silicon. Oracle is a company offering IT value to the biggest organizations in the world, while Intel makes a good proportion of the silicon on which IT runs. Despite the common factors, there is a disconnect there. (Disclosure: Oracle covered my travel and expenses to attend the event.)

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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.