CeBit opens with strong focus on the cloud
Posted on 3/6/2013 by Sean
One of the world's top technology fairs - CeBit - has entered
its second day with a focus on 'sharing cyberspace'.
The fair was officially opened by German Chancellor, Angela
Merkel, as well as Polish prime minister Donald Tusk, on Monday
According to citywire.com, Poland is getting a decent
portion of the limelight as one of the quickest up and comers in
the tech market. However, the main theme is 'shareconomy', which
aims to look beyond standard features such as cloud email, to
explore where the cloud is taking society.
The German chief of Microsoft, Christian Illek explained: "Cloud
computing is changing business models, company cost structures as
well as user habits."
The fair will play host to over 4,100 exhibitors from 70 nations
and expects in the region of 350,000 visitors. The other big event,
the Mobile World Congress has just wound down in Barcelona and the
organisers of CeBit and pulling out all the stops to ensure they
are not outdone.
Frank Porschmann, the head of CeBit explained to dw.de
that rather than focusing one bit of the technology sector like MWC
or CES, the fair looked at the entire model - 'IT,
telecommunications, electronics and content'. This put CeBit, he
said, in unique position to look at the cloud and how it will drive
innovation and business in the future.