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TMCNet:  Cisco, Citrix, Gartner, HP, IBM, Microsoft Comprise Powerhouse Lineup in Battle for the Cloud to Keynote Panel at ITEXPO Miami 2013

[January 10, 2013]

Cisco, Citrix, Gartner, HP, IBM, Microsoft Comprise Powerhouse Lineup in Battle for the Cloud to Keynote Panel at ITEXPO Miami 2013

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Leading Providers debate who will win the battle for enterprise cloud adoption in 2013 and beyond
NORWALK, CT. - January 10, 2013 -Experts in cloud computing deployment from Cisco, Citrix, Gartner (News - Alert), HP, IBM, and Microsoft will take to the ITEXPO Miami 2013 stage on January 30 to debate what's on tap in cloud computing in the opening keynote panel, 'Battle for the Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing,' TMC (News - Alert) announced.  

ITEXPO Miami 2013, the world's largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show, is held January 30 - February 1, 2013, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. 'Battle for the Cloud' keynote panel will be held Wednesday, January 30 at 4:00pm.
Battle for the Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing Panelists Include:
  • Cisco: Roberto D. De La Mora, Senior Director of Unified Communications (News - Alert) WW Collaboration Solutions Marketing
  • Citrix: Peder Ulander, Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platforms Group
  • Gartner: Lisa Pierce (News - Alert), Managing Vice President
  • HP: Kiran Bellare, Director of Product Marketing
  • IBM: Mike McCarthy, Vice President of Cloud Computing, IBM Global Technology Services
  • Microsoft: Skip Chilcott, Senior Product Marketing Manager
Keynote Panel Moderated By: TMC Editorial Director Erik Linask

Competition is nothing new to the technology arena - it's what breeds innovation and defines new trends. When new ideas reach the point of becoming disruptive, competition heats up to the point of a tech war, which is where cloud computing has taken the industry, with vendors large and small making a play in the clouds, and businesses of all sizes evaluating their options in the cloud.

The idea that any computing and communications resources will be delivered on an 'as-a-Service' basis from server farms physically located anywhere in the world represents a powerful shift in computing theory. Despite the hype, media attention, and adoption to date, the cloud is still a relatively new technology with many questions still to be answered. Still, the concept of moving sensitive business information and applications into an off-premises environment managed by a third party is profoundly changing how businesses think about, purchase, and manage technology.

What does that change mean? How will providers and users alike handle concerns over privacy and security? Which cloud model will dominate the others? Where does open source fit into the picture? Does cloud mean the end of local computing completely? TMC's Editorial Director Erik Linask will lead a panel of cloud computing leaders to answer these questions and find out what technologies will dominate the cloud landscape, what the next major shift will be, and who will emerge victorious as vendors large and small make a play in the cloud.

'A shift to the cloud seems inevitable, yet many questions remain about the security and privacy of businesses moving sensitive information to a cloud environment,' said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and ITEXPO conference chairman. 'This session addresses one of the great ongoing debates in the industry: What's next for the cloud? We greatly look forward to this session on opening day.'
 Registration for ITEXPO is now open. For a limited time - the Platinum Pass is $99, and allows access to all ITEXPO Conference Events. Your ITEXPO conference registration also includes access to sessions within the collocated Asterisk World and Cloud4SMB programs.
ITEXPO is proudly supported by: Diamond Sponsors: Digium, Telefónica; Platinum Sponsors: AudioCodes, NETXUSA, Interactive Intelligence (News - Alert), Sansay; Gold Sponsors: Adtran, Commlogik, 888VoIP, Genesys, Sagemcom, Sangoma, snom, tw telecom, TAQUA, Vitelity, Voxbone, Yealink.
For information about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities for ITEXPO Miami, contact Joe Fabiano, 203-852-6800 x132 or Maureen Gambino, (203) 852-6800 x109. For media registration, contact Ashley Baster.
For the latest ITEXPO news, updates and information, follow on Twitter at #ITEXPO. Share news of your ITEXPO participation to your audience by distributing announcements, giveaways, relevant press releases, etc. through your social media channels. Contact TMC's Diana Bakowski (203-852-6800 x122) to learn the benefits of joining the social team.

About TMC:
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; Asterisk World; StartupCamp, and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.
Media and Analyst Contact:        
Sue O'Keefe      
Connect2 Communications          
(508) 494-7771   

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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