Mike Mudd is the Senior Partner of Asia Policy Partners LLC, and business consultancy based in Hong Kong focusing on getting results from IT. One of his clients is the Open Computing Alliance, whom he represents in the region. The OCA seeks to encourage productivity, growth and employment through new opportunities arising from distributed and networked computing, together with care for the environment. Please see www.opencomputingalliance.org. Mike may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.