Thursday, November 3, 2011

Highlights from Bangalore 2011 - Exploring the various facets of the Cloud

"India Innovates" was the the theme for the 14th edition of the Bangalore IT show, Bangalore held between October 18 to 20th at the Lalit Ashok at Bangalore.

A meeting ground for ICT majors such as Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Intel, etc. and over 600 companies from Indian states as varied as Rajasthan and Bihar, the conferences and seminars focused on a wide spectrum of topics such as  Animation and Gaming, National GIS, Green Technology, Cloud Computing and Aadhaar, the ambitious project of UID.

Sunny Ghosh, CEO, WOLF Frameworks was a panelist at the session on Cloud Computing chaired by Mr.Narasimhan (Kishore) Mandyam. Details of the session panelists can be found here.

Insightful and interactive, the Cloud session saw a packed auditorium as the panelists delved into different facets of Cloud Computing. Staring with an attempt to define Cloud Computing and touching briefly on the history of the Cloud, the session went on to touch Cloud applicability domains - looking at the practical applications of the Cloud in enterprises and SMEs, by the government and consumers, etc.

The session also explored the various segments of the Cloud: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS,  their adoption, their ideal customer scenarios and how organizations could leverage the different segments for their benefit. Kishore also explored the value-proposition of the Cloud, asking each of the panelists why would a consumer buy/adopt their service. Moving on the session explored specific issues about Cloud Computing such as End-user experience, Trust/security and mobile-to-cloud.

Time constraints and a ringing lunch bell meant that the discussions between panelists and the audience carried on well past the designated time into the lunch session. But the flavor of the day was predominantly Cloud and seasoned with a high level of optimism.

We are proud to be a part of the Bangalore 2011 and are particularly keen to see the direction that the Cloud will take in India.

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