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Harnessing the Cloud



Mr. West provides a detailed view of cloud computing and how it can be harnessed for the benefit of the enterprise. Issues covered include: agile economies, mobile knowledge workers, global organizations, virtual integration, mobile devices, speed of response, economics of cloud computing, cloud technology considerations, and the evolving cloudscape.


Michael West is Vice President with Saugatuck Technology. His areas of research and consulting expertise include Cloud Computing, “Enterprise Ready” SaaS, ISVs in transition to SaaS, Cloud Development platforms, SaaS Integration, Social Computing platforms, and GRC. Mr. West has twenty+ years experience in Information Technology at John Hancock, Fidelity Investments, Apple Computer, and Gartner.

About the conference

Glue is the only conference devoted solely to solving the web application integration problem-set. People that should attend Glue include the architects, developers, administrators and integrators that have moved past the initial step of seeing the web as a platform, and are facing the real-world challenges of what "stove-piped" web applications mean for their overall strategy. Glue is about all of bits and pieces, APIs and meta-data, standards and connectors that will help us to glue together the varying applications of the new platform.

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Jul 28, 2009