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

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

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LinkShare Develops Marketing Application with Microsoft Cloud

LinkShare Develops Marketing Application with Microsoft Cloud LinkShare is using Microsoft’s Cloud Services Platform to develop the next generation of online performance marketing application LinkShare Lightning. This online performance marketing firm decided to use Windows Azure after evaluating the cloud computing offerings from Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine. Microsoft claims its massively scalable

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Cloud Computing to Drive Industry Growth in 2011

Cloud Computing to Drive Industry Growth in 2011 Cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will drive the largest amount of spending in the software industry over the next 12 months, according to a new Sand Hill Group survey. The survey findings from the Software CEO/CFO Outlook 2011 study are based on the interviews of more than

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The Architect of the Official Cloud Computing Revolution – CIO Vivek Kundra

Official Cloud Computing Revolution – CIO Vivek Kundra “The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. (Disclaimer: I realize that I used this quote in an earlier article, but it is so much appropriate for what I am about to say,

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UK Public Sector Shifts Closer to the Cloud

UK Public Sector Shifts Closer to the Cloud The UK Government’s Information and Communications Technology strategy highlights the need to move to cloud computing, and this demand is being addressed by cloud collaboration specialist, Huddle. Used by more than 85,000 organizations worldwide, including Disney, Huddle notes that the UK government’s shift towards cloud computing is

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What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers?

What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers? “The number one thing leaders can do to facilitate balance is to support flexibility and understand the needs of your people.” – Jim Mitchell (1946-2002), Irish politician. Now, the above words may have been spoken in a context far removed from Information Technology (IT), but

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SunGard Availability Services Positioned to Advance Services Expansion with Executive Appointments

SunGard Availability Services Positioned to Advance Services Expansion with Executive Appointments Wayne, PA – April 20, 2011 – SunGard Availability Services announced today additions to its executive leadership team to fully support, develop and grow its services as well as further reinforce its leadership position in disaster recovery services, enterprise cloud services, managed IT services,

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Google Enables Change Management with its Cloud Applications

Google Enables Change Management with its Cloud Applications Organizations using Google Apps can now access Apps Training from Boost eLearning within the Google Universal Navigation Bar. Boost eLearning is a Google Referred Training partner and its course, Version Now is 100% web based. This course is touted as the ideal method for delivering effective change

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AWS Summit 2011: Register for an Event Near You

AWS Summit 2011: Register for an Event Near You Whether you are new to the Cloud or looking for more knowledge to take you to the next level, these full-day conferences will provide the information to successfully navigate the Cloud. These regional events will feature a keynote address by Amazon.com CTO, Werner Vogels, customer presentations,

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Is Microsoft Taking A Risk By Putting All Its Eggs In The Cloud Computing Basket?

Is Microsoft Taking A Risk By Putting All Its Eggs In The Cloud Computing Basket? “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William Shedd (1820-1894), American Presbyterian Theologian. Risk-taking is a requirement for business; unless, a business takes risks, it cannot sustain its competitive advantage, and without a

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