Cloud Computing: 15 Hot New Cloud, Mobile Products That Starred at DEMO 2011

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-03-03 Print this article Print


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Because IT and the technology world in general is progressing at such an increasingly fast pace, more and more viable ideas are coming to the fore—mostly involving cloud-based services. Thus, it has become en vogue to put on conferences that select the cream of the current crop and present them to venture capitalists, investors, analysts and the media. This week's DEMO conference in Palm Desert, Calif., has long been one of the best-known forums for products and startups just emerging from stealth mode. Some 35 companies either introduced themselves or a potentially hot new product at DEMO Feb. 28 and March 1. Next up: DealMaker Media will be staging its next Under the Radar event at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View on April 28. Former Red Herring and Upside Editor Tony Perkins and his AlwaysOn Network staff also do a great job identifying and presenting young, promising companies at their showcases. Their ninth annual AlwaysOn Summit will take place in July at Stanford University. But today, we're focusing on DEMO 2011. Here, in no particular order, are some of the new ideas that caused definite buzz at the DEMO 2011.
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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