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Cloud, the new internet and tension between IT and users

Cloud, the new internet and tension between IT and users

That cloud computing is not a passing phenomena was one of the overriding themes at the inaugural iTEX expo and conference yesterday.

iTEX was designed as a ‘big day out’ for IT professionals, with multiple stages featuring case studies and roundtable discussions.

Around 400 delegates attended the day that began with a keynote session from Google head of apps product management Anil Sabharwal. He told the audience that the cloud represented a tectonic shift in the way that IT services will be delivered.

He has some impressive statistics to share such as the fact that every minute 24 hours of video content is uploaded to YouTube, 250,000 words are written on Blogger and 4800 photos are uploaded to Picasa. Sabharwal’s day began early with an interview on TVNZ Business, which can be seen here.

Keynote speaker futurist James Canton provided an insight into where he believes the internet is heading – the emphasis is on collaboration and intuition. The design of the internet will begin to resemble the way the brain works, he foresees.

Microsoft chief operating officer for Asia Pacific Andrew Pickup gave an overview of how the company is positioning itself to who at calls the ‘cloud power’ – the shift to provide IT as a service. Though in an answer to a question about whether it would consider basing a datacentre in New Zealand, he said he had no announcements to make.

Read more at Computerworld.


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