Tag Archives: cloud computing for dummies

June 15, 2010

Cashing in on the Cloud

I am welcoming my business partner, Judith Hurwitz as a contributor on my blog.  The following is her observations about the partner ecosystem in the cloud. Judith Hurwitz I have been spending quite a bit of time these days at Cloud Computing events. Some of these events, like the Cloud Camps are wonderful opportunities for customers, […]

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May 10, 2010

Are you bypassing CIO policies to access cloud services?

I recently spoke with a CIO of a large and highly regulated organization about his company’s experiences with cloud computing. Security and compliance issues are top priorities for this CIO causing the company’s leadership to move with caution into the cloud. He expects that all cloud implementations throughout the enterprise – from Software as a […]

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October 27, 2009

Can we free process and data?

I am still at IBM’s Information on Demand conference here in Las Vegas (not my favorite place..but what can you do). In listening to a lot of discussions around strategy and products I started thinking about one of the key problems that customers are facing around business process and managing increasingly complex data. What companies […]

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October 22, 2009

Cloud Computing For Dummies Read A Chapter

Chapter 12 Using Software as a Service In This Chapter ▶ Looking at the origins of SaaS: Salesforce.com ▶ Understanding how the SaaS model works ▶ Understanding the economics and the ecosystem “When did Software as a Service get its start?” might sound like a straightforward question, but it isn’t.  In one way, you could […]

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October 8, 2009

Is application portability possible in the cloud?

As companies try to get a handle on the costs involved in running data centers. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons that companies are looking to cloud computing to make the headaches go away.  Like everything else is the complex world of computing, clouds solve some problems but they also cause the […]

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September 15, 2009

Public versus private clouds: why one size does not fit all

There has been a lot of discussions these days about private and public cloud. More discussion has been generated because  both Amazon.com and Salesforce.com have added a Virtual Private Network (VPN) option to their public cloud services.  What does this mean in the context of how customers will move to cloud computing? It is clear […]

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September 10, 2009

Musings from VMworld Conference

I spent longer than I typically do at a conference last week when I went to VMworld.  It was quite an active event — lots of customers, lots of cloud technology providers, and lots of integrators. What I took away from the conference where three major observations: the customers attending the conference are busily virtualizing […]

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