Cloud Services Make The Agenda at CES 2011
On Wednesday, January 5, all eyes will turn to Las Vegas as the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off with a keynote by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The event’s name says it all — the show unabashedly focuses on the consumer market. But cloud service providers should still pay attention: Cloud computing as a content delivery method looks to be a hot topic at CES 2011.
The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) is sponsoring the so-called Content in the Cloud conference within the larger CES on Friday, January 7. Most of the speakers come from companies with no channel presence whatsoever like Napster and Slacker.
But the topics to be discussed should be familiar to cloud service providers, with session titles like:
- Drawbacks of Cloud-Delivered Content for the Entertainment and Telecommunications Industries: Infrastructure, Disruption, Accountability Issues
- Benefits of Cloud-Delivered Content for Consumers: Ubiquity, Cost, Portability Improvements
Just like cloud VARs, service providers, and solution integrators, the entertainment and consumer technology industries see huge potential for the cloud even as they’re trying to figure out how best to leverage it.
And who knows? Maybe a different perspective will shine some light on the cloud issues. TalkinCloud will be keeping an ear to the ground all week as CES 2011 commences, so stay tuned.