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Situation Normal, Everything Must Change



Simon Wardley explains the commoditization of IT through cloud computing: why it is happening, how clouds will impact IT, the associated benefits and risks, how to manage the risks, why openness matters and he presents a canonical vision on the cloud.


Simon works as the Software Services Manager for Canonical, helping define future cloud computing strategies for Ubuntu. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditisation, innovation and cybernetics.

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Aug 26, 2009

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  • What is the impact on programming?

    by Udayan Banerjee,

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    Does Cloud Require Change in Programming Mindset? I think so:

  • Great presentation!

    by Srikanth Shreenivas,

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    Very informative presentation and establishes very convincingly why cloud computing is a disruptive technology for IT.

  • Very informative

    by Nick Hrycan,

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    Nice explanation of innovation to commoditization, humor and repetition helped reinforce the message.

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