Sunday, June 8, 2008

First SaaS now PaaS - Platform as a Service

When Bill Gates was giving his final keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 08 he said: “ The second digital decade will be more focused on connecting people. It will be more focused on being user centric. Microsoft will deliver platforms that will let people build applications. Those applications will run not only on the PC, they’ll run up in the internet, or in the cloud, as we say, on the phone, in the car, in the TV” (

A little later Live Mesh was released. Below is a promotion for this data synchronization idea. Google, Apple, Sun, Amazon and others are also fighting over this new turf war in the air – or rather, in the cloud. How will it play out? How will it enable the digital me?

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