Cloud computing and hosted technology services are enabling a massive shift in the business landscape, both in the USA and worldwide, bringing commerce online and enabling small businesses to compete with the largest enterprises. Likewise, small businesses from software start-ups to old-school storefronts are driving the adoption of the cloud, and according to a recent Parallels SMB Cloud Insights report, accounting for more than $15 billion in cloud spending in the US in 2011. The symbiotic relationship between small business entrepreneurs and hosted service providers is central to HostingCon, the hosted services industry’s premier conference and trade show.
On July 16-18 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, more than 1,800 hosted services professionals from all over the world will meet at HostingCon 2012. A hotbed of technology start-up activity and the heart of business academia, Boston, Massachusetts, offers a vibrant environment for small business entrepreneurs and hosted service providers to learn, network and grow.