Here are some highlights from his keynote.
IBM sees three business drivers that are impacting IT today:
- The changing face of globalization (transformation from exporting to multi-nationals to truly distributed global enterprise).
- The rising tide of information (more devices, need for real-time analytics).
- New business models that are evolving as new technology arrives (B2B, B2C, new uses of the Internet, rise of social networking).
Lechner spoke about several cloud-computing efforts in industry, academia, and government:
- Google, Univ of Washington, and 6 other universities are working on how to design apps for the cloud.
has deployed some clouds to foster collaboration between the government and university. Vietnam has deployed some clouds to provide compute resources to software start-ups. China