Or Hariv agreed to moderate the cloud computing session.

Benefits – accessibility and network effects. People getting very focused on technology discussing whether or not cloud computing is revolutionary.

I bravely advocated the user perspective saying that cloud computing is an enabler – bringing technologies and processes formerly only available to large businesses down to small and even micro business.

No real solutions or answers to what cloud computing is – agreement that it’s probably a good thing that everyone sees the cloud as being amorphous – otherwise the definition would become a constraint.

Discussion about bandwidth issues – need offline access as well.

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.

1 Comment
  • By Dan D. Gutierrez
    CEO of HostedDatabase.com

    I don’t know if cloud computing can be considered revolutionary as this point. The technical merits of the cloud have been know for nearly a decade. My firm launched the web’s first Database-as-a-Service offering back in 1999, a time when very few software products had been released to the cloud. At that time, cloud computing could have been deemed revolutionary. Fast forward nearly 10 years, and SaaS is ready for prime time and gaining the respect it deserves.

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