Amazon CTO Werner Vogels: Cloud & SaaS are going global, fast

In this interview summary, Amazon’s CTO (Werner Vogels) discusses not only the global reach of cloud and SaaS but its impact on IT infrastructure  Amazon CTO Werner Vogels: Cloud and SaaS are going global, fast — Tech News and Analysis.

For emerging markets:

“The impact of cloud and SaaS will be huge on small and medium businesses…”

“The cloud is eliminating the need for IT infrastructure and as a result we are starting to see cloud just catch up internationally, and how businesses are changing as a result…”

While Mr. Vogels’ comments are focused on international business impact, I know of a US business which who has grown from startup to 1,000’s of employees in a few short years.  Not a high-tech company, not  in “traditional” markets, this company is HQ’s in the Rust Belt and is providing products and services in a highly regulated industry. Its agility and velocity in pursuing and delivering solutions is its key differentiator.

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