Continuing my broad survey of cloud computing, I’m dropping by Enterprise 2.0 in Boston. The cloud computing program starts with a full day of talks and panel discussions and concludes with an Evening in the Cloud:
“…leading purveyors of cloud computing will explain how best to leverage your existing IT investments while getting the benefits of the cloud. In addition to provoking discussion, this interactive program will allow you to "invest a virtual $1 million" in the cloud-based solution(s) you believe will give your business the most bang for its buck.”
As has become a habit, I’ll share the highlights via live-blogging and tweeting. I’m looking forward to the evening “speed-geeking”, where the vendors have 6 minutes to demo their solutions in an effort to earn a portion of our (virtual) $1 million portfolios. Given elasticity is a fundamental tenet of the cloud, I’m wondering if there is a way to “scale-up” my portfolio. And of course, lose the “virtual” aspect…
If ‘un-virtualizing’ that $1 million portfolio doesn’t work out, I have a plan underway that removes the “un” from my unintentional cloud watching. More on that another time.