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SIIA All About Mobile

The 2nd annual All About Mobile conference, by the Software & Information Industry Association, focuses on the next great leap in the evolution of software and services. 2011 is the year the enterprise goes mobile, and no one is better poised to deliver mobile business applications than the Cloud Computing industry! This year’s conference takes place in San Francisco, where the industry’s leading analysts, venture capitalists, media, telecom companies, platform and infrastructure providers, integrators and ISVs will gather. Plan your attendance now and join us on November 15th to discuss, partner, plan, build and connect the next generation of networks and the apps! For details, visit

The ChannelPro Network provides targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Via ChannelPro magazine and our online properties, the network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews and advice vital to a reseller’s business success. Perspectives from vendors, distributors and analysts are spotlighted daily. Visit us at

CTN is focused on the VAR and Solution Provider community. The more solution providers know about emerging technologies, the more they succeed. CTN utilizes artificial intelligence routines and is further curated by our editors’ to deliver ALL relevant product news and reviews critical to the solution provider community. Visit us at

Cloudbook provides a comprehensive and educational resource community to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing. Cloudbook brings together top thought leaders, experts and specialists to share their insights and experiences with the broader public. Their contributions are indexed into a comprehensive resource directory that is easy to navigate and allows users to familiarize and connect with the authors.

Cloudbook has also compiled a number of additional resources including an online cloud computing products & services directory, a calendar of worldwide events and webinars, directories of research projects and government programs,  an up-to-date news feed, and much more. Come and explore or add your insights by joining the community at

Keynote World Media are a leading business media company with the aim of informing markets and bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together. Its products are founded on high value content in a wide variety of subject areas. It takes pride in ensuring its events, conferences and exhibitions meet the needs of delegates and attendees, and in its attention to detail and getting the basics right. Its customer centric focus localizes operations and relationships, informing businesses and connecting them with consumers to create vibrant marketplaces, including the regional Cloud Computing Forums. For more information, go to

Alsbridge’s Cloud Sourcing 100 Index is an independent review of the service offerings and capabilities of 100 leading cloud service providers. The classification and rating system is based on CIO responses to a series of structured questions on cloud buying criteria. The content on each cloud services provider is derived from Alsbridge’s primary industry research including in-depth interviews with provider representatives. The system is not a ranking of the providers, but rather it is a classification system that acts as a guide for buyers of cloud services to be able to identify the cloud solution type, provider type, degree of customer control and unique features and characteristics of the respective delivery models and companies included in the Index.

CompTIA® is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Association members are at the forefront of innovation and represent businesses that maximize the value their clients receive from their technology investments. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing the IT industry through the development of channel educational programs, market research, networking events, professional and business accreditations and public policy advocacy. In addition, you can join any of the CompTIA Communities, groups that allow IT professionals to collaborate on industry issues and develop the resources needed to advance the industry.

Datamation Magazine was founded in 1957 as the first print magazine dedicated solely to covering the emerging computer and data-processing industry. Making a pioneering transition to online media in 1995, became one of the first publications on the web – and today, after more than 50 years of continuous publication, Datamation remains a top source for news and analysis about enterprise IT and the technologies that influence business leadership. From virtualization to cloud computing to mobile to data storage, Datamation helps IT managers and other tech professionals stay current with the diverse and rapidly changing business technology landscape.

The Davies Murphy Group provides integrated public relations, marketing, and business-strategy services to some of the world’s largest and most innovative high tech companies. Its unique business model and singular focus on tangible results has enabled it to achieve the industry’s highest rate of client retention – the single most important metric of agency quality and client satisfaction. Founded in 1998, the Davies Murphy Group has offices across the U.S. and Europe, and prides itself on offering a more comprehensive range of services, a more senior staff, and a vastly more client-friendly model of engagement. For more information about the Davies Murphy Group, please visit

DreamSimplicity is a virtual community and marketplace directory for business applications and the industry professionals that deliver them. DreamSimplicity was among the first resources of its type and has flourished as an evangelist for the people, news, research, groups, and events that are shaping this dynamic industry. As an extension of its industry leading news services, the team at DreamSimplicity is proud to now feature BroadcastSimplicity as a complementary information platform designed to enable new and established industry members to take control and accelerate their brand and product exposure. BroadcastSimplicity is a bundled service including elements of Video Production, Web Development, and Social Media reach to deliver an architected user experience capable of driving qualified individuals and organizations to actionable and measurable participation in your company’s message.

The E-Commerce Times® has been covering the business of technology since 1998, when cloud computing was just a glimmer in the Internet’s eye. From the dot-com heyday to the bubble’s burst, from Web 2.0 to the mobile, social revolution, it has chronicled the big e-business stories, providing unique insights and analyses. The E-Commerce Times® also pokes into the corners of the technology industry, featuring interesting products, companies and emerging trends that may escape the notice of mainstream publications. The E-Commerce Times® is a daily destination for decision makers at enterprises large and small, providing valuable, entertaining, 100-percent original content.

Mikael Blaisdell & Associates, Inc. (MBAI) has been assisting a wide spectrum of clients to increase their customer retention rates and enhance per-customer profitability for over 30 years. While the specific tools we apply will depend upon the needs of the particular project, the overall process remains consistent: Research, Assess, Design, and Build. In addition to direct work with corporations, MBAI also works with CRM and contact center management technology companies to design tools and products and to develop marketing campaigns and materials. is proud to be a sponsor of the Cloud Channel Summit. is the premier online destination for strategic information on the software, cloud, and SaaS business. The site’s reports, newsletters,  and articles on trends analysis, strategic business advice, and discussions of key issues are read by thousands of top software industry executives as well as top decision makers among IT buyers.

Softletter is a twice-monthly industry newsletter that reports on business issues and trends in software publishing. Written for an audience of senior level industry executives, product managers, and key industry consultants, Softletter tracks new marketing and distribution tactics, company operations, finance, pricing models, product management, and emerging technologies in the desktop, enterprise, Open Source and Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) market segments. Softletter’s SaaS University is an in-depth forum which provides real world analyses of how to succeed in Cloud applications from SaaS executives in the field, and offers private meetings with VCs and M&A advisors.

The Technology Council of Southern California is the premier forum for the region’s technology leaders, providing events, connections, information and resources to help technology companies succeed. For more information, visit

Under the Radar: On November 9-10, Under the Radar will bring together innovative startups with industry leaders in hopes of creating distribution partnerships; provide major brands and corporations offerings their customers are asking for; and ease decision-making for the business owner in the areas of People 2.0, Cash Management, Analytics, Engagement, e-Commerce, Relationship Management, Workflow and Marketing. For more information, go to

World Research Group (WRG) is a US-based conference and training development company focused entirely on providing strategies, tactics and solutions to help individuals become more successful in their professional life. It believes that there is no substitute for face-to-face learning to truly share ideas and best practices to help an organization reach its goals. WRG believes its responsibility is to create a high-quality learning and networking environment that is designed 100% around today’s professional. WRG is committed to delivering focused, timely and value-added business information that you can utilize to sustain your competitive advantage.