Cloud computing summit planned for Auckland

January 18, 2011 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Neil Hill.

Business owners in New Zealand may be interested in attending a summit on the topic of cloud computing that is set to take place in Auckland next month.

The event is due to be held on February at a yet-to-be-disclosed location in the city, with speakers from Microsoft and IT analyst Gartner set to be in attendance, reports the TechDay website.

With the conference being organised by the former company, among the topics up for discussion will be the myths, challenges and opportunities related to cloud computing.

A spokesman for Microsoft said interest in the technology is becoming more apparent among companies of all sizes.

"From enabling new business models to generating new efficiencies, the motivation among the businesses to make the cloud real for their specific context has been growing," he stated.

Earlier this week, Jeff McNaught, chief marketing officer at Wyse Technology, told the Smart Business website that cloud computing can help companies to lower their operating costs.