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Silicon in the Cloud

February 24, 2010


By now you have noticed the excitement of cloud computing, but have you noticed how few discussions have focused on the effect of the semiconductor industry and microprocessors on cloud computing? For those readers that are not as familiar with the technology industry, the semiconductor industry, which you’re probably familiar with from the Intel inside […]

Top 25 Cloud Service Providers Gaining Mind Share

February 15, 2010


Cloud computing continues to gain steam, and it has been some time since we first asked, who is gaining your mind share?  As previously noted in the 4Q09 article, this list is a subjective impression of Cloud Service Providers (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) on the cloud computing radar.  As usual, large technology companies like AT&T, Dell, […]

Innovation and Risk in the Clouds (Part 3 of 3)

February 11, 2010


In part 1 and part 2 we covered the alignment between strategy, organizational culture, innovation, and cloud computing; and discussed the risk of innovation in the cloud.  Now lets turn our attention towards our respective organizations. Innovation in the world of business occurs in organizations ready to take an acceptable level of managed, calculated, and […]

Innovation and Risk In The Clouds (Part 2 of 3)

February 10, 2010


In part 1 of innovation and risk in the clouds, I focused on the alignment between strategy, organizational culture, innovation, and cloud computing.  In part 2 we will discuss some of the risks and challenges cloud computing presents. Do you remember the last time you took a risk?  The first time?  Do you remember the […]

Innovation and Risk In The Clouds (Part 1 of 3)

February 8, 2010


Do you have reservations about cloud computing?  You are not alone.  Cloud computing is no panacea.  You may wonder then why I’m a cloud computing advocate.  Well, simply put, it has the best business model potential I have seen in the marketplace since the advent of the Internet. While it is true that the underlying […]