I have been an infrequent contributor to TechHui. Part of this may be because I live on the mainland...
However, as I've scanned the site this morning looking for information discussions on Salesforce.com, ExactTarget, ZoomInfo and other web centric application platforms I am struck by the absence of these platforms. I like to think of them as platforms because they are SaaS applications with strong emphasis on connectivity through API's. Yes, I've found a small SaaS discussion group in forums...but
Call me naive...why wouldn't Hawaii be an ideal location to leverage the advantages of cloud based technologies and services? Salesforce.com is a growing company and has a large footprint in the market. Administrators can configure, support and develop for the Salesforce.com environment from just about anywhere on the planet - including Hawaii. ExactTarget and ZoomInfo are two more companies with cloud based delivery models (Saas) with strong emphasis on APIs and connectivity.
Why isn't the Hawaiian tech community embracing cloud computing with a vengeance? The entire Pacific-Rim market and beyond for that matter, become prime markets to sell to. Perhaps these types of solutions have been widely adopted and I'm just not seeing it?
What am I missing? It has to be here somewhere and I'm just not seeing it...?www.iangilyeat.com