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CA's McCracken: Cloud Computing is Happening Now
Company CEO Delivers Keynote at Customer Event in Las Vegas
By: Yeshim Deniz
May. 17, 2010 02:18 AM
!In his keynote address at CA World 2010, Bill McCracken, chief executive officer of CA Technologies, told 7,000 attendees that the technology industry is at an inflection point, and that business will embrace virtualization and cloud computing in order to remain competitive.
"When economic conditions, technology advances, and customer needs align, transformation happens," said McCracken. "As we emerge from the global economic downturn, we have a tremendous opportunity to leap forward and embrace change, or risk being left behind."
McCracken also described a vision for how all businesses will evolve. "People still ask if I think the cloud is really going to happen. I say no; I don't think it's going to happen. I know it is going to happen because it is happening now. Virtualization and cloud computing will enable businesses to adapt to rapidly changing market and customer needs. We will be right there to help our customers gain a competitive advantage as this critical inflection point in our industry takes hold."
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The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conferences and exhibitions in Prague June 21-22 and Santa Clara November 1-4.
The recent Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced, more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!
The four-day Santa Clara event will attract more than 5,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 150 sponsors and exhibitors on a 120,000 sq ft show floor, larger than Cloud Expo 2010 East, New York City event!
All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented in the6th and 7th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.
"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."
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"Running IT in a cloud-connected enterprise will be more like running a supply chain, where organizations can tap into the IT services as needed - specifying when, where and precisely how they are delivered," he said. "This has never been more important, because business models no longer change every few years or even once a year. Cycles are increasingly shorter, which puts a whole new set of demands on the CIO and on the organization."
McCracken also spoke about the evolution of the company name from CA to CA Technologies.
"The name CA Technologies acknowledges our past and points to our future as a leader in delivering the technologies that will revolutionize the way IT powers business agility," said McCracken. "We are executing on a bold strategy, where IT resources -- from the cloud to the mainframe and everything in between -- are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility."
IT professionals and customers from around the world are attending CA World to get insights into what is happening in the IT management space and to learn how to best leverage CA Technologies to maximize their organization's IT capabilities. The user conference kicks off today and ends May 20.
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