Profile of Rob PrestonVP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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Rob Preston currently serves as VP and editor in chief of InformationWeek, where he oversees the editorial content and direction of its various website, digital magazine, Webcast, live and virtual event, and other products. Rob has 25 years of experience in high-tech publishing and media, during which time he has been a senior-level editor at CommunicationsWeek, CommunicationsWeek International, InternetWeek, and Network Computing. Rob has a B.A. in journalism from St. Bonaventure University and an M.A. in economics from Binghamton University.
Articles by Rob Preston
posted in June 2009
In a "customer visit" session kicking off the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston Monday evening, executives from IBM, Google, and EMC laid out their companies' cloud computing value propositions and then fielded questions from a handful of potential buyers. Much has changed -- and still much hasn't -- from the first "Evening In The Cloud" session at Enterprise 2.0 a year ago.
Americans excel at this, Indians fall down at that. Well, we all have our strengths and weaknesses independent of perceived "cultural" predispositions.
Today's economic environment calls for a much deeper and more disruptive self-evaluation than business technology leaders are used to.
OK, before you get your knickers in a twist, let's put the CEO's comments into context. Vineet Nayar, the highly respected CEO of HCL Technologies, one of India's hottest IT services vendors, was speaking this morning in New York City to an audience of about 50 customers and partners when he related a recent experience with an education official in a large U.S. state.