TechWeb Announces Cloud Connect

Event Delves Into Critical Aspects of Cloud Computing

Nov 7, 2008

TechWeb today announced the launch of Cloud Connect, a premier technology event for defining, framing, developing, and transitioning business IT portfolios to the cloud. Cloud Connect will take place January 20-22, 2009 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. For more information or to register, visit

Cloud Connect will bring together business decision makers and developers to explore firsthand the many issues surrounding the transition of some, or ultimately all, of their information technology to cloud-based applications and platforms. The event will examine critical aspects of cloud computing through a combination of product information, hands-on learning and networking opportunities. The event will follow a learn-develop-demo framework, beginning with an evening reception styled as a customer visit and ending with "Demos Over Dinner," an opportunity for attendees to view the solutions that were developed on-site as a result of their participation in Cloud Connect.

"As organizations look to extract more efficiencies out of their IT portfolios, they will no doubt be forced to consider cloud computing given the benefits of automatic scaling, financial predictability of subscription-based models and reduction of on-premises IT complexity," said David Berlind, Co-Creator of Cloud Connect. "Cloud Connect will not only prove that these benefits are extensible to more of a business' IT portfolio than most realize, it will give business decision makers a chance to roll up their sleeves and to get up-close-and-personal with the most important cloud computing platforms."

Cloud Connect is part of a cloud computing event series produced by TechWeb, intended to define and frame cloud computing discussions for business technology executives and developers. The series kicked off in June 2008, with the highly successful "Evening in the Cloud" during Enterprise 2.0. For more information, visit

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3* million business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

  *13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections

  About United Business Media Limited

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

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