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The Cloud 300 – Who is Gaining Mind Share?

April 2, 2012

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Ok, so it’s a few more than 300. What can I tell you? The segment is growing by leaps and bounds. The question remains, who is gaining mind share in the 1st quarter of 2012? So lets take a look at the Top Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share, and The Leaderboard (Cloud Innovators, Movers and Shakers). Large […]

Enterprise Cloud Curves Ahead, PaaS Carefully

March 5, 2012

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We’re seeing a lot of changes in the IT landscape. Oracle buying its way into the Cloud, AMD wants in on the server business, Dell is no longer a PC company, and some legacy players are learning about the Cloud market the hard way (see: Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud). Harris claims customers have a […]

Watch Your Cloud Costs

February 22, 2012

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Do you know how many times Amazon Web Services changed the pricing of its cloud services in 2011? No? Neither do I. Cloud services are often dynamic with variable pricing and keeping track of price changes and optimizing your services accordingly can be quite an undertaking, particularly as more services are migrated to different cloud […]

The Cloud’s Tipping Point

September 26, 2011

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I always enjoy hearing from those of you who have come to the conclusion that Cloud computing will not work, and decided you will not be developing plans to shift your business to the Cloud. Sometimes the analysis is sound. More often than not, it omits key variables. Perhaps you relied too much on vendor […]

Book Review: Idea Man by Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft

April 25, 2011

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Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. ~ Howard Aiken That seems an appropriate quote for microcomputer’s early days and the challenges that faced Paul Allen. I received Paul Allen’s book, “Idea Man” four days ago and finished it yesterday afternoon. Maureen Cole at […]

Can The Cloud Print Money?

March 30, 2011

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No, I don’t mean providing infrastructure, platform, or software as a service as Amazon, Google, Salesforce, and numerous others do today, but in terms of generating digital currency – BitCoins. If you haven’t heard, BitCoin is an experimental peer to peer digital currency currently in virtual circulation. There are about 5.7 million BitCoins in existence […]

The Rise of the Cloud Enabled Autonomous Robots

March 29, 2011

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On the IEEE Spectrum Robotics blog, I came across this blog post, “Cloud Robotics: Connected to the Cloud, Robots Get Smarter” written by Erico Guizzo. It’s an interesting read on the possibilities of leveraging the Cloud in the field of robotics. Robotics has long been plagued by all the processing capacity required to mimic human […]