Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> January 25, 2010

An Aerial View Of Cloud Computing – Joel Fishbein Jr. – Lazard Capital Markets

Joel Fishbein Jr. is a Managing Director and Senior Analyst who covers technology at Lazard Capital Markets. His investment thesis and methodology is fundamentally driven and research intensive, and includes consistent contact with management, competition and suppliers. Mr. Fishbein also bases his research on, among other things, market position, valuation, financial strength, management experience, growth rate and historical record. Mr. Fishbein was recognized by The Wall Street Journal as "Best on the Street," by StarMine as a five star-rated analyst and by Thomson FirstCall as a top-rated software analyst. He has a J.D. from Widener University School of Law and a B.A. in political science with a minor in business administration from Rowan University. Profile
TWST: For readers who may be unfamiliar with cloud computing, would you begin with a brief explanation?

Mr. Fishbein: From a layman's perspective, cloud computing is the ability for companies to be