|By Paul Miller||
|September 25, 2012 04:11 PM EDT||
The big vendor extravaganzas – the Dreamforces and OpenWorlds and I/Os of the world – wrap attendees in a warm and fuzzy blanket of free swag and free beer and free rock concerts. They might – just for a moment – succeed in persuading you that they have everything you could ever need. They do cloud. They know cloud. Some, unbelievably, will even sell you the cloud in a box!
The real world is more complex, and more hybrid. Few companies, big or small, will buy everything they need from a single IT supplier. And that’s what the post is about.
But if you do want to come to California at the end of November, then I’ll see you there…