Industry Insights

All About the Buzzword "Cloud"

Jade Carter

By Jade Carter

April 22, 2013

The CMS-Connected team was able to do the show despite the chaotic situation in Boston and what a great show it turned out to be. We would like to thank all our guests, sponsors and audiences for making it happen.

The show kicked off with Scott Liewehr sharing his commentary on some of the hottest topics of the month such as:

  • What do marketers want from Big Data
  • The Holy Grail of Engagement and Why Communities Matter
  • Gartner Survey Shows 52% of CEOs Have a Digital Strategy


We had Ryan Thrash of MODx join us for a quick lead into our main topic of the show – Cloud Computing. Ryan’s commentary was not only informative but also quite funny. It was a pleasure having him on the show. Once we have uploaded our on-demand video, you will learn why :-)

Followed by Ryan, we had another special guest, Eric Webb, VP of Global Sales at Kentico. Amongst the many great questions he answered were:

  • Is the future of CMS strictly in the cloud?
  • How has the industry perception of cost and scalability changed in the last 5 years and whether this has driven the need for CMS in the cloud?
  • What are some of the key benefits for a Cloud based CMS over a traditional on-premise CMS?


Throughout his commentary, one could appreciate the experience and breadth of knowledge Eric brings to our industry and Kentico in particular.

In our much anticipated segment, in the Spotlight, we had Deane Barker at Blend Interactive review EPiServer, and what great things he had to say about the very CMS platform. Deane highlighted that EPiServer is great when it comes to responsive adaptive content and turns out to be extremely mobile friendly. We received some controversial tweets throughout the EPiServer review. Let us know your thoughts after you have watched the show.

Last but not the least, CMS-Connected proceeded with its final segment – the Rapid Fire Round with Scott Liewehr, where Scott Liewehr went through 6 controversial and top stories/blog posts in 60 seconds each. Our viewers and I mostly enjoyed the first item which highlighted the disproportion of men vs. women attendees and speakers at various technology events. It is noted that most tech events are comprised of more males than females. Some things have to change – most women would agree and some men would too ;-)

To learn more or to watch the show on Cloud, keep an eye on our On-Demand Shows page – the video will be up shortly.

Thank you once again – we look forward to bringing another rocking show on May 24th – the topic is Web Governance – you can register here.

Jade Carter

Jade Carter

Jade is a content writer for CMS-Connected, facilitating the needs of the company blog. Bringing 10 years of Search and Digital Marketing to the table, he strives to build informative, relevant and fun editorial posts for the blog feed. Jade is an ultra distance (26.2 miles+) trail runner and lives to run trails in and around his home town of Victoria, BC.

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