I believe a one-day conference has been organised to discuss the future of cloud computing. It will take place in New York on the 12th June this year, and will be held at the prestigious Jacob Javitz Convention Centre.
Organised by the Open Data Centre Alliance the agenda of the meeting will cover a number of topics aimed at discussing how to shape the new technological innovation that is sweeping the globe.
Topics include the challenges being faced by industry as it tries to adapt to this new technology, how to share best practices and how cloud can be better delivered.
Without a shadow of a doubt use of this technology has been driven by the need to do two main things. First is to cut costs, which all businesses and organisations are having to do in a world that is not only getting smaller but is also becoming highly competitive; and second the need to be able to collaborate and share information effectively, and more easily, not to mention faster.
The cloud has been embraced by many different organisations and individuals, so it is imperative that its future is shaped to adapt to ever changing circumstances. So, rather than each organisation providing services going it alone and hoping for the best, the theme of the conference is collaboration.
I have to say, this in itself is different. In the mobile phone world companies such as Apple are trying to outdo other manufacturers, accusing them of infringing patents.
In the world of the internet the opposite appears to be the case.