Cloud Computing: 10 Cloud Computing Trends That Are Rapidly Catching On

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-02-16 Print this article Print
10 Cloud Computing Trends That Are Rapidly Catching On

10 Cloud Computing Trends That Are Rapidly Catching On

by Chris Preimesberger
Cast Iron Systems is one of the many IT companies you don't hear much about, yet it is playing an instrumental role in new-generation, Web-based business. Its software makes things move fast through the Web. You can judge the quality and value of a company by the partners and customers it attracts. For example, Cast Iron has been a premier integration partner of and Oracle CRM On-Demand for years; it is also providing the software that connects enterprise applications with Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM. Cast Iron also is teaming with Microsoft to accelerate data migration and application integration for the Windows Azure platform. Cast Iron CEO Ken Com??«e has firsthand knowledge about the cloud/SAAS trends, and he shares some of his views with eWEEK readers in this slide show.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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