I’m here at ITEXPO East 2011, at one of the many successful pre-conference events, this one at the Gansevoort Hotel in Miami Beach, where Rich Tehrani has just kicked off the panel discussion on the impact and the value of Cloud Communications on the enterprise market. His panelists include David Yedwab, Gary Kim, Jon Arnold, Mark Ricca, and Alan Percy.
Rich began by asking if there is a difference between Centrex and Cloud – the responses were entertaining and enlightening.
David Yedwab responded with a resounding, “no.”
Jon Arnold suggested the emergence of the cloud allows almost anyone to be in the cloud business, and there is nothing keeping a company like WalMart from becoming the largest phone company in the world if it wanted to.
Check out the clip of Alan Percy’s response:
This event is only the start of the conversation around Cloud Communications. Interactive Intelligence is also a platinum sponsor of the Cloud Communications Summit, Thursday and Friday at ITEXPO. Interactive will kick off that event along with Thomas Howe, collectively presenting a theory & practice session on the cloud model.