According to IDC research, revenue for public and private cloud servers will increase at an annual growth rate of 16.6 percent, generating $11 billion in 2016. Is your organization ready for the transition? If you are trying to wrap your arms around the world of cloud computing, this show might be worth attending.
Event organizers are taking a different tack this year by incorporating big data into the show. Cloud and big data solutions as well sessions will be side-by-side at Cloud Expo. Attendees should get a good feeling for what's working in the industry and what's coming next.
With some of the biggest names in the industry absent (e.g., Microsoft, Google and Apple), CTIA may not be the same show it used to be, but that said, there is still something great about this show. Smaller companies in the wireless industry flock to show off their newest wares and mobile innovations. This three-day event showcases topics like cybersecurity, carrier products news and updates and next-generation wireless products and networks.
This year promoters have changed the scheduling to correspond with the beginning of the holiday shopping season in order to maximize product launches and compete with the likes of CES.