Monday, 04 November 2013 13:35

GreenQube Attends Cloud Computing Expo West

We’ve probably all heard the phrase, "Go West, young man"; words from American author Horace Greeley concerning America's expansion westward.   Well, it was good advice 150 years ago, and we think just as good today.  In fact, GreenQube and thousands of others are headed west this week, specifically to Santa Clara CA for the 13th Annual Cloud Expo, “THE” conference where the Cloud meets Big Data.
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The fact is recent IDC research shows that worldwide spending on cloud services will grow almost threefold, reaching $44.2 billion by 2013. And a recent Gartner report predicts that the volume of enterprise data overall will increase by a phenomenal 650% over the next five years.  With GreenQube’s partnership with Citrix and our cutting edge Cloud Workspace, what better place to network with our Partners and Customers.  Therefore, we hope to see you out as GreenQube will have both our CEO Hunter McFadden and VP of Strategic Partnerships Preston Rose, along with other members of the Citrix CSP Team there to meet you and demo our product.
 
In addition, at the Expo, GreenQube has chosen to join forces with SHI this week (Cloud Expo’s 2013 West Diamond Sponsor) and will be participating in their booth during the week.  SHI is a $4 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services and works closely with GreenQube and Citrix in the Cloud Workspace market.  If you plan to head out, give us a call at 866.343.1758 and let us know.  The great news is we have a complementary VIP pass available for those that can make it so hope to see you there.

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