Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Busy Week: Charlotte, Cloud Services, Ft. Lauderdale

I haven't really used this blog as a travelogue, but we're definitely kicking off the year with LOTS of activity!
Right now I'm in Charlotte, NC. Who knew this was such a happening place? I have been inundated with opportunities for lunch, dinner, breakfast, beer, and rides to and fro. I literally don't have time to see everyone and everything.

Today I'm in Charlotte, going to a major event for the Intel Hyrbrid Cloud Roadshow. We have well over 100 people registered! So if you're in driving distance of Charlotte, please plan to join us! Info and registration at http://www.smallbizthoughts.com/events/hybridcloud.html.

BTW: The folks at Intel have been VERY supportive of the user groups and I.T. Pro groups around the country. We've been to Las Vegas, Chicago, Grand Rapids, and New York City. We're looking forward to

- Ft. Lauderdale (in two days)
- Portland, OR
- San Francisco
- Cincinnati
- Atlanta
- Los Angeles

and more.

Every time we hold one of these events, Intel asks whether we can do more.

At some point it has to stop, but right now the Intel Hybrid Cloud has traction!

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Cloud Services Roundtable

On other fronts, the Cloud Services Roundtable begins its second year of life tomorrow with my second annual "State of the Nation" address on cloud services. We have had a heckuva year and 2011 will kick major butt.

Tomorrow (Jan 5th) at 9:00 AM pacific / Noon Eastern, I'll give a roundup of where we've been and what I think you can look forward to in the year ahead.

I think it is fair to say that there hasn't been as much opportunity and optimism in the SMB space in the last four years. So don't sleep through it! Jump on board and join us.

Registration info at the Cloud Services Roundtable web site: http://www.cloudservicesroundtable.com/.

. . .

Then on to Fort Lauderdale . . .

So I'll be in Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday for the big Intel Hyrbrid Cloud Roadshow. And then Monday I fly to Portland, OR to do it all over again.

I could fly home on Friday. But since I'll be in Florida in the middle of winter, I figured I'll just hang out here and fly to Portland from here.

That gives me five days in the 80 degree temps . . . on the beach.

I consider it my first "vacation" of the new year!

Relax . . . Focus . . . Succeed


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1 comment:

  1. Oops. I mis-spoke. Monica says we have 154 signed up for Charlotte!

    Plus they expect walk-ins.

    See you there.


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