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 […]

Cloud computing and the 4th Dimension

August 15, 2011
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It’s time to think about time. According to Wikipedia, in physics, spacetime is any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single continuum. In cosmology, the concept of spacetime combines space and time to a single abstract universe. But you know we’re not here to talk about physics, cosmology, or the universe, as interesting as they […]

Enterprise Cloud Computing and The Services Led Organization

July 19, 2011
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Charge! That’s the rallying cry not of your IT on the way to the Cloud, but your business units as they use their corporate American Express (AMEX) cards to buy Cloud services. The Cloud, like the Internet before it, it seems deceptively easy. Back then, it was just connect. Done. Today, it’s just subscribe. Done. […]

The Cloud: Yes Sir, I Do Like It

July 11, 2011
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At the end of April, Josh Fruhlinger, Editorial Director at AOL Tech, published an article called, “The Cloud: No Sir, I Don’t Like It“. If you haven’t read it, you should, especially if you’re not a fan of this new trend towards Cloud computing. Even though I am a fan of this trend, I enjoyed […]

Top 110 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 2Q 2011

July 4, 2011
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Happy 4th of July! I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend (if you happen to live in the U.S.) Today we take a look at the first half of 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mind share. In addition to the, “Top 110 Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share”, I have included, “The Leaderboard”, 120 […]

Why the Cloud Computing Acquisition Parade Will Continue

June 30, 2011
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OpSource, a privately held, SAS 70 Type II, PCI DSS Level 1 Cloud Service Provider headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with 150 employees worldwide has been acquired by Dimension Data, a $4.7 billion ICT services and solutions provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT. Like others before them (Verizon + Terremark; Time Warner + NaviSite; […]

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 […]