Now in its 32nd year, the FOSE Conference and Exposition is a meeting of more than 400 industry-leading manufacturers and solution providers, making it the world's largest government IT exposition. FOSE 2008 is being held in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Convention Center downtown, and runs from April 1-3. Here are some of the scenes that ChannelWeb saw on Day 1.
Pictured left, David Girourad, Google Enterprise vice president and general manager, provided this year's opening keynote address, where he highlighted the need for interoperability and declared cloud computing (the ability to remotely access offsite data centers at any time) as the wave of the future. "On the Web today with cloud computing a few people anywhere in the world can create a company that can compete with almost anybody, and it's incredibly cheap to do so," he told the audience.