Arrived in San Jose after 11 hour flight to SFO from Auckland and then what seemed like almost as long to get from the airport in a shared minibus. Good to go all around the Valley though - drove a really roundabout route past the silicon valley headquarters of Oracle, Ebay, Microsoft, Adobe and hundreds more. Great to be back in an economy where software truly "belongs" rather than one dominated by agriculture... ;-/
Anyway, I'm here for the Cloud Futures Software Vendors SaaS Migration Conference '09 which starts tomorrow - see http://www.cloudfutures.com/usa/index.shtml. This is one of Memia's "sweet spots" and we really enjoy working with software businesses to make the move (both technology and operations) from the on-premise model to SaaS (see http://www.memia.com/isvservices.html) for more details. I'm looking forward to meeting others who are doing the same thing in this particular part of the industry, and learning about what's going on this side of the Pacific and how our skills and experience stack up back in APJ.