The Battle for the Enterprise

March 29, 2011

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As one with large enterprise experience, I’ve seen first hand the challenge of migrating from old technology to new technologies on-premise. Migrations range from months to years depending on the size of the migration effort, as well as the number, and type of applications involved. In some cases, by the time the migration is completed, […]

40-80% Savings in the Cloud?

March 28, 2011

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Given the state of the global economy and the increasing adoption of Cloud computing it’s no surprise that lately there have been a number of articles on achieving Cloud computing savings ranging from 40% savings according to an EEOC case study to as much as 80% savings according to Microsoft. However, not everyone seems to believe […]

Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share

March 20, 2011

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It’s that time again. Today we take a look at 1Q 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mindshare. You can guarantee that the Cloud computing segment will be even more exciting to watch in  2011 than it was in 2010 as large enterprise information technology companies continue their rapid restructuring to an on-demand […]

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Microsoft’s Cloud Trajectory

February 7, 2011

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As Kevin Jackson points out in this post on Cloud Musings, the U.S. Federal Government CIO Vivek Kundra’s 25 Point IT Management Reform program ranges from a “Cloud-First” policy to consolidating 800 data centers. That’s a lot less data centers buying up servers and applications, and it’s a trend that today’s vendors can’t ignore. More […]

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The Challenge of Cloud Integration

February 1, 2011

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If you have not seen or read James Urquhar’s recent articles on “’Go to’ clouds of the future”, I encourage you to do so. It’s a great assessment of today’s service providers position in the marketplace as they transition to cloud computing models. I’m inclined to agree with several of the points that James makes in […]

90 Cloud Computing Companies to Watch in 2011

January 1, 2011

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2010 was certainly an exciting year in the Cloudsphere with every major technology company positioning their companies for the ultimate game of the decade – Who Will Be The Future King of The Cloud?  AT&T, CA, Cisco, CSC, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Verizon among others will continue to vie for the title this […]

The Future of Cloud Management

December 28, 2010

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In a few days the year 2011 will be with us, and just a decade ago, in 2001, while AOL was busy buying Time Warner for $162 billion, IBM had just started an autonomic computing initiative. The intent of autonomic computing was to address the increasing complexity of computer systems by enabling self-management technologies. Salesforce.com had just […]