Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2009«

Who stands to benefit most quickly?

July 22, 2009

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Will you? The shift to cloud computing is underway, and to some degree I can understand the concerns of organizations with tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of employees, though they too can benefit from this shift to cloud computing through an on premise approach. What interests me are the reasons why companies […]

Why wouldn’t you adopt cloud computing?

July 20, 2009

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Have you been exploring the cloud computing business paradigm?  Perhaps you’ve heard it getting louder over the last few years?  It certainly seems to be the case particularly in the last 6-12 months as the economic situation and environmental sustainability concerns have amplified those aspects of cloud computing. So, why wouldn’t you do it now? […]

Will you lead or will you follow?

July 17, 2009

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In this week’s cloud computing news we see some of the concerns in adopting this new paradigm, even as some of the largest business and government entities adopt (or seek to provide) cloud computing services. We can easily see vendors like Microsoft, Google, Oracle, HP, IBM, Unisys, and many others jockeying for position.  Having worked […]

Cloud Computing: Why is it needed for the small businesses?

July 14, 2009

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Cloud Computing for SMBs Various analysts predict that if cloud computing offers benefits to enterprise IT departments, then it is an absolute boon to small and midsize companies. Instead of making do with a small, under resourced IT staff trying to emulate the productivity of IT outfits with multimillion-dollar budgets, smaller companies can now access […]

Retro Innovation?

July 8, 2009

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Did you see today’s announcement by Google?  Today they announced a competing Google OS to Microsoft’s Windows.  Predictable.  Microsoft announces Bing, to counter Google search, and Google announces Chrome OS, to counter Microsoft’s Windows OS. No threat to Alexander the Great’s legacy of campaign battle strategies here.  Just the good old jab for a jab.  […]

The SaaS Sound Barrier

July 4, 2009

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Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Is anyone breaking through? There are many cloud computing point solutions throughout a variety of categories – calendaring, scheduling, contact management, and many others focused around 3 main customer segments. Individual / Family Communities Business / Corporate While much of the functionality being delivered online is focused around individuals communities in the form […]

The Seeds of Innovation

July 2, 2009

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Seth is right, you matter.  I first heard Seth speak at New York University when I was a graduate student in the late ’90s, and while he made a lot of sense, many companies still seem unable to change their ways. That’s how I feel about innovation in the world of business.  We certainly hear […]