Speaking at the Global MSP Network Conference


I gave the keynote address to the Global MSP Network conference this morning. The GMN was started with backing from Intel in 2001 as an industry group for companies in the managed service provider space. Its not a large group, but I had a very good time speaking to them and getting some of their feedback. I spoke on IT trends (slides in PDF). I've given variations on this talk several times and its always well received.

One of the questions I wasn't very well positioned to talk about had to do with grid computing and its future. I just haven't spent that much time looking at it from an enterprise standpoint. A report in today's New York Times claims that Europe is far ahead in grid computing. I'll have to spend some time getting up to speed.