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The European Commission Wades Into The Cloud Contracts Debate

The European Commission Wades Into The Cloud Contracts Debate Cloud computing contracts have always been a matter of serious debate in this fledgling industry. With a lack of established standards and best practices (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They? ), not unknown for such a nascent and dynamic field, this is only to be expected.…

Collaboration Clouds: The Logical Next Step To Cloud Computing

Collaboration Clouds: The Logical Next Step To Cloud Computing “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever. For those who follow basketball, Michael Jordan needs no introduction. For the rest, here are the basic facts. Jordan holds the NBA (National Basketball Association) records for highest…

Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services

Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services I have written about cloud computing companies and their partnership programs before (See: Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs); now, Google, one of the earliest movers to the cloud but a late starter as far as cloud partnership programs are concerned, has decided to address that gap in its portfolio.…

Infosys Launches Its Unified Cloud Ecosystem

Infosys Launches Its Unified Cloud Ecosystem With so many cloud options in hand, convergence is the need of the day. This was the focus of HP’s big recent push into cloud computing (See: “Waiting for Cloud Standards Is Like Waiting for Godot” ). Now, Indian IT consulting major Infosys has announced the launch of the Infosys Cloud…

Collaboration as a Service (CaaS) – What The Cloud Can Achieve

Collaboration as a Service (CaaS) – What The Cloud Can Achieve “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), legendary American football coach. Even less than a century ago, it was individual excellence that mattered over teamwork…

Google Wins One Battle, Microsoft Wins Another, But The War Continues

Google Wins One Battle, Microsoft Wins Another, But The War Continues… On an article published more than a year ago on January 7, 2011, I had written “Microsoft and Google have never been the best of friends, and this mutual dislike has extended to their ventures in the cloud computing space as well. Both these…

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 14

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money This is the fifteenth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13. For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article.  Today, there are two startups in focus – Concurix and…

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The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? –  ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? – ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

How the iCloud Scandal Has Helped to Define the Difference Between ‘Cloud’ Security and ‘Internet’ Security Busting the myth that bad cloud security was to blame for Apple’s recent celebrity data disaster Overview: We discuss the ‘celebrity hacking’ iCloud saga and debate whether or not the breach was likely down to Cloud encryption issues or…

Cloud Security In The Workplace

Cloud Security In The Workplace

Workplace Cloud Security Our workplaces are changing and much of it for the better. Increased flexibility – pushed by cloud services – is behind many of the changes. Home working, increased collaboration – it’s all good, and it’s all delivering significant business benefits. We know that. That’s so 2013. But fewer than 10% of businesses…

Are Made For Mobile Apps Really Different?

Are Made For Mobile Apps Really Different?

Mobile Apps Environment Mobile employees need mobile apps. Mobile apps help field personnel to be more productive and often enable them to generate new revenue streams and improve customer service (and the corporate brand!). However, as companies seek to integrate mobile technologies into their application infrastructures, they are faced with an important choice. Is it more…

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