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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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5 responses to “Is the Stack Dead?”

  1. Robert Cathey

    So, this is a useful meme to push out into the public discussion.

    I’m inclined to agree with you, Ben. Stack layers are not only helpful from an explanatory standpoint, but they’re useful in understanding where the highly abstracted layers of a cloud architecture separate themselves from each other.

    I say we keep it.

    Rock on, my friend.

  2. Ben Kepes

    Thanks RC – keep up the feedback!

  3. David Bashford

    Hi Ben – we are a social business platform based in Europe and have been, I believe, fairly well ahead of the curve in SaaS and PaaS solutions for business.

    Our triangle diagram also helps with client explanations and is here :

    Our 3 layers our Applications, then the development environment and other tools for extensions and integration, finally the cloud-based platform itself.