End users explode cloud myths at #ODE10 by Phil Wainewright

I’ve been sitting in a user panel taking place at the SIIA OnDemand Europe conference in London, and greatly enjoying the sentiments expressed by two customers of Plex Systems. The Michigan-based company’s SaaS ERP system for manufacturers is less well known than those of competitors from Silicon Valley, but it’s got a strong track record, as you can hear in this podcast interview I recorded with CEO Mark Symonds earlier this year.

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SIIA OnDemand Europe: Monday Morning Update

Join the conversation at SIIA OnDemand Europe!

SIIA OnDemand Europe gets underway today! Start your networking early by joining the conference LinkedIn Group. It’s a great tool to facilitate your networking now and post-conference.

Next, be sure to join the conversation on Twitter with our hashtag #ode10.

ON SCHEDULE FOR TODAY

Pre-Conference Event: Cool Cloud Cash, hosted by IBM
(14:00 – 17:00 – Westminster & Chelsea Suite)
Attend these pre-conference event designed to provide ISVs an understanding on how to build your business with Cloud Computing.

Speed Networking
(17:00 – 18:00 – Westminster 7 Chelsea Suite)
Take advantage of this session designed to introduce you to a large number of fellow attendees in an efficient and relaxed way. These 3-minute meetings are the starting point for conversation and networking throughout the conference.

Welcome Reception, sponsored SAP and SuccessFactors
(18:00 – 19:30 – Palace Suite Foyer)
We look forward to seeing you at our Official Welcome Reception! Be sure to visit each of our sponsors to learn how you can benefit from their valuable products/services.

AND FINALLY

Enjoy yourself! And plan to meet as many people as possible because your next partner, investor and/or customer is also here!

Registration is Officially Open

Registration for the 4th annual SIIA OnDemand Europe conference is officially open. Register now to save with early-bird rates and save even more with our corporate registration packages. Once you register you can begin your networking right away by joining the conference LinkedIn Group. Don’t forget to join the conversation early on twitter using the hashtag #ode10.

Miss out on OnDemand Europe 2009?

You can still view tons of video footage, content and slide decks from last year. Just visit the OnDemand Europe 2009 Presentations page.

You’ll find footage of the keynote presentations by Zach Nelson of NetSuite, John Wookey of SAP, Adrian Joseph of Google, and dozens of other presenters and panelists!

The OnDemand Europe 2010 call for speakers has launched!

We’re thrilled to launch this year’s “Call for Speakers” for OnDemand Europe! To apply for a speaking slot, enter your email address and follow the instructions here.

The deadline is June 22nd!