A busy week for 451 Research analysts!

October 205 has been jam-packed with industry events for the 451 Research analyst team. We kicked off the month at IP Expo London, and had analysts onsite at AWS re:Invent, VMworld Europe, SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, Dell World and IBM Insight - to name a few! 

Are you attending any events this week? Chances are, you'll be able to find a 451 Research analyst there. Here's a list of a few places that we'll have analysts onstage for the week of 10/26:

MISTI's Cyber Security World (Washington DC)

GSMA Mobile360 Series - North America (Atlanta)

Cloud Expo / Data Centre World Asia (Singapore)

(For press inquiries at the above events, email media.inquiry@451researchcom)

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'Uberification' - the cloud as an agent for digital transformation

'Uberification' - the cloud as an agent for digital transformation
Analyst: William Fellows

Uber has revolutionized the experience of calling a cab. Open the app, choose the service, and use it. And Uber's not alone. Hailo, Lyft and others have similar services – it's disruption on an industry scale. Now, as the 'Uberification' of industries and work forces continues apace, we examine how the cloud industry can emulate or take advantage of Uber's model to increase the rate of adoption and to cement the role of the cloud as an agent for digital transformation. After all, Uber and its peers, as well as disruptors across the industry, are taking advantage of the cloud and cloud applications to innovate and digitally transform industries.

We believe that enterprise users, as consumers of third-party IT services and providers of services to their own IT staff, should be able to enjoy the same experience in service selection or delivery. The keys to Uberification are the user experience, the service model and business-model innovation. It is consumption-based, service-driven and on-demand, with a retail-model discipline. Sound familiar?
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Don’t take our word for it… #451HCTS is “the place to be!”

Don’t take our word for it… #451HCTS is “the place to be!”
In this blog, we thought that we’d let sponsors and past attendees share feedback and experiences in their own words:

“HCTS [brings value] to C-level members in…the latest industry trends, insights and networking opportunities. It is one of the very few avenues over the course of a year for top industry leaders to gather in a casual yet highly focused environment.”

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Speaker Spotlight: Comedy Writer Alan Zweibel and IBM’s Dr. Angel Diaz

Speaker Spotlight: Comedy Writer Alan Zweibel and IBM’s Dr. Angel Diaz

As we count down the remaining days until HCTS 2015, we are pleased to highlight two of our featured speakers, who will conclude content on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

Alan Zweibel, original Saturday Night Live writer and best- selling author

After a full day of sessions, Wednesday will wrap up on a lighter note with a presentation from Alan Zweibel, who will deliver a charming and candid look at his career journey as a comedy writer. He will describe the experience of writing for some of television’s most beloved comedies – from Saturday Night Live to Curb Your Enthusiasm – and discuss how his career success has transcended television to film, theater and literature.

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Featured Session: Building a Cloud Without Borders

Featured Session: Building a Cloud Without Borders

We are excited to have SoftLayer as our Cornerstone sponsor for this year’s HCTS. Since 2005 SoftLayer has provided cloud infrastructure as a service to datacenters and network points of presence throughout the world. Acquired by IBM in 2013, SoftLayer’s growing client base ranges from startups to global enterprises.

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