Talkin' Cloud, produced by Penton Technology, is the go-to guide for cloud computing in the IT channel. Penton Technology is a division of Penton.

We're a video blog, a forum, and a platform for informed opinions. We cover the cloud... but we don't hype it. Our readers are value-added resellers (VARs), managed services providers (MSPs), solutions providers, cloud integrators and cloud services providers (CSPs). We help those readers to find reliable, timely information on cloud services, cloud computing partner programs and recurring revenue opportunities.

Our Services


Talkin' Cloud is an integrated media platform. Our editorial content and related services include:


  • The Talkin' Cloud FastChat video blog

  • The Talkin' Cloud traditional blog

  • The Talkin' Cloud 50 -- an annual look at 50 VARs, MSPs and cloud services providers that are thriving in the cloud

  • Channel Expert Hour, regular interactive webcasts

  • Weekly e-newsletter

  • Guest commentary from industry experts, cloud pundits... and cloud skeptics

  • Guest speaking and event moderation: Our team has built and moderated more than 300 events since 2004

  • Traditional and sponsored research

  • Databases

  • Custom media