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What Does Cloud Computing Mean for Investors?

Joel Fishbein of Lazard Capital Markets to Present at Cloud Expo in New York

"As companies search for ways to eliminate costs, reduce the complexity of their IT environments, and improve efficiency in their data centers, Cloud Computing will likely continue to gain prominence," writes Joel Fishbein of Lazard Capital Markets in outlining his Cloud Expo session. Joel's session will be presented on Tuesday, April 20 at the Javits Center event in New York, and is entitled, "Investing in Cloud Computing."

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"Unlike other major technology industry shifts, such as the shift from Mainframe Computing to Client Server computing, which required massive investment, the Cloud Computing paradigm requires little incremental infrastructure spend, as enterprise computing can be provisioned over the Internet," he writes. "In light of this shift, this session will examine the current competitive and market landscape, and assess emerging trends affecting the Cloud Computing market. We also present a synopsis of current trends in Cloud Computing and its relation to the current capital markets environment."

Joel P. Fishbein, Jr., a Managing Director and senior analyst covering technology, joined Lazard Capital Markets in September 2006. His investment thesis and methodology is fundamentally driven and research-intensive, including consistent contact with management, competition, and suppliers, and is based on, among other things, market position, valuation, financial strength, management experience, growth rate, and historical record.

Joel has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as "Best on the Street", StarMine as a five-star-rated analyst, and Thomson FirstCall as a top-rated software analyst. Prior to joining Lazard Capital Markets, he worked on the sell-side at Janney Montgomery Scott and on the buy-side at Gardner Lewis Asset Management and at the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury pension fund.

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