Technology Forecast: Cloudy for 2010

Leading IT reseaarch firm Gartner names Cloud Computing as the Top Technology Trend for 2010 and the BCTIA wants to get your company prepared to capitalize on the opportunity.

It is no mystery that the early bird gets the worm. What can be puzzling is the fact there are 22 different definitions in common use to explain a new type of distributed computing the mainstream technologists call “cloud computing.”

Like all other innovative computing trends that have come before it, “computing in the clouds” garners global attention for its ability to increase operational efficiency and open profitable doors for savvy tech entrepreneurs. More specifically, experts forecast IT spending on cloud-based services to grow threefold, reaching $42 billion by 2012.

On January 19th, as part of their Techforum series the BCTIA presents David Mitchell Smith, Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research. Smith specializes in the impact of catalytic technologies such as the Internet, Web 2.0, cloud computing and consumer technologies and as such will bring some clarity and evoke discussion around the unique challenges and business opportunities for this phenomenon we know as cloud computing.

The Techforum luncheon event takes place on Tuesday, January 19th at the Sutton Place Hotel from 11am – 1:30pm. Register online.