At its foundation of this Cloud Computing Lab was the cloud technology and expertise of Outblaze which IBM acquired from us not too long ago and having recently launched Lotus Live iNotes the team has started offering the first results of this Lab.
Even though the asset acquisition happened some time ago, the lab officially opens in Hong Kong today with Financial Secretary Mr. John C Tsang opening the event and gave a speech. As I am in Paris for Le Web I was not able to attend it but wanted to congratulate everyone.
I congratulate IBM for officially opening this Cloud Computing Lab, this is a strategic investment to IBM and is only one of a few such centers world wide. I am happy to hear that IBM will continue to invest and grow this Lab and lead the way of large multinational technology companies to grow and build some real R&D effort in Hong Kong. This is a subject that I have been talking about before and I hope more multinational companies will emulate.
I congratulate Hong Kong because it demonstrates that Hong Kong has the stuff to develop leading and cutting edge technology with a global reach. Lotuslive iNotes is made in Hong Kong!
and last but certainly not least I wish to congratulate everyone at Outblaze who have made this possible through their effort, dedication and passion. You have demonstrated what is possible in Hong Kong and that will continue to foster and grow the spirit of research and development in the field of technology here in Hong Kong.