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The next wave of the future comes in the form of "The Cloud"

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Kennewick, WA-Nearly three thousand people converged on the Three Rivers Convention Center Wednesday for a look into the future.

Business executives, students, educators, and information technology professionals strolled the convention floor to check out the latest innovations of information technology, or IT.

 Dana Jensen at Lockheed Martin says many families already use the latest innovation of computer Cloud Technology, which allows you to store and use computer data in "real time."  

"Instead of having to store it locally, where you only have access to it like your desktop at home, you can store it in the cloud," Jensen says. "So when you're back east or taking your family on vacation to Disney World, you can have your photos because you're using the cloud technology."

IT Day started in the Tri-Cities eleven years ago when a few hundred people showed up at the Pasco Red Lion. This year, the IT crowd maxed-out the convention center.