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West Chester, OH (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 - Cloud computing and hosted technology services are enabling a massive shift in the business landscape, both in the USA and worldwide, bringing commerce online and enabling small businesses to compete with the largest enterprises. Likewise, small businesses from software start-ups to old-school storefronts are driving the adoption of the cloud, and according to a recent Parallels SMB Cloud Insights report, accounting for more than $15 billion in cloud spending in the US in 2011. The symbiotic relationship between small business entrepreneurs and hosted service providers is central to HostingCon, the hosted services industry’s premier conference and trade show.
On July 16-18 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, more than 1,800 hosted services professionals from all over the world will meet at HostingCon 2012. A hotbed of technology start-up activity and the heart of business academia, Boston, Massachusetts, offers a vibrant environment for small business entrepreneurs and hosted service providers to learn, network and grow.
HostingCon 2012 delivers 52 educational conference sessions covering technology, operations, management, emerging trends, marketing and sales management across three full days and presented by more than one hundred speakers and panelists, including numerous industry thought leaders and trend setters.
The opening keynote presenter is Noam Wasserman, a professor at Harvard Business School, who for more than a decade has focused on founders’ early decisions that can make or break the start-up and its team. At Harvard Business School, Mr. Wasserman developed and currently teaches an MBA elective “Founders’ Dilemmas” for which he was awarded the HBS Faculty Teaching Award and the Academy of Management’s 2010 Innovation in Pedagogy Award.
The second day keynote is Eric Hanselman, a 20-year tech industry veteran and current Research Director at 451 Research. On the final day of HostingCon, the spotlight will focus on a powerhouse panel of key legislative decision makers titled, “Legislating for the Global Good: How We Can Help Lawmakers Understand the Internet.” Panel participants include technology advisors to U.S. Congress, and public policy counsel from Google and the Consumer Electronics Association.
HostingCon 2012 also showcases an exhibit floor with more than 150 service providers to the hosted services industry including DELL, Data Foundry, Ingram Micro, Parallels, Soft Layer, Symantec, Scality, Trustwave, OnApp, and VMware. With an environment rich with thought leaders and deep with major industry brands, business entrepreneurs attending HostingCon 2012 will identify new opportunities and partners to compete in the future.
HostingCon is the premier conference and trade show serving the hosted services industry. In its eighth year, HostingCon brings together web hosts, data centers, cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), ISVs and other infrastructure providers who make the Internet work. HostingCon is an iNET Interactive event. For more details about HostingCon, visit http://www.HostingCon.com.