The Cloud And The Accelerating vs Deflating Time To SaaS Revenue

Accelerating vs. deflating time to SaaS revenue Over the past 8 months, we have seen an increase in the number of ISVs contacting us to help them plan a roadmap to SaaS. After reviewing these conversations, a trend has started to emerge. 1. On-Premise ISVs see the need to begin the journey, typically due to

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Amazon AWS Releases CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create a collection of related AWS resources and provision them in an orderly and predictable fashion. Developers can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create their own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to

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The Chinese Dragon And Cloud Computing

The Chinese Dragon And Cloud Computing “In the space of a decade, China and India have emerged as dramatic, dynamic competitors.” – Peter Benjamin Mandelson, Prominent British politician. In an earlier article, I speculated on the possible emergence of India as a cloud computing superpower on the strength of its millions of IT professionals (See:

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Multi-Tenant Provisioning System For Cloud Based Backup Services

Multi-tenant provisioning system for cloud based backup services The Problem Backup and storage vendors find many of their users backing up their systems to cloud using their proprietary backup software, but the issue was that each of those users had to register and provision systems on the cloud provider themselves. This was a huge risk

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To Cloud Or Not To Cloud – Is This The Question?

“To cloud or not to cloud” — is this the question? We hear a lot of talk these days about clouds: Private clouds, Public clouds, Enterprise clouds, Shared clouds, Hybrid clouds — the list goes on. You only have to search popular Internet blogs to see many active debates over the issue of “to cloud

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Movies In The Cloud – Amazon Challenges NetFlix With Cloud Based Movie Service

Cloud based movie viewing is a huge benefit for the consumer. SEATTLE, Feb 22, 2011 – Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the launch of a new benefit for Amazon Prime members: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of more than 5,000 movies and TV shows. This new benefit is being added at no additional cost — Prime

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How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market?

How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market? “A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.” – Henry Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist and pioneer of assembly line production. Henry Ford, industrialist extraordinaire, knew the value of his Model T in the American market. That is

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What’s Happening At The RSA Conference?

Last week I wrote about the RSA Conference currently on in San Francisco and what it meant for cloud security (See: Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears? ). Today’s article is an update on what’s happening in “The City by the Bay.” For one, cloud computing is high on the agenda

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Fujitsu Lifts Toyota Into The Cloud

Fujitsu lifts Toyota into the cloud Mission critical Dealer Management System trusted to the cloud to deliver high quality services throughout Australia Sydney, 21 February 2011 — Fujitsu, a leading provider of ICT business solutions, today announced that Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited has selected Fujitsu to provide Cloud Services for one of its critical information

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Podio

Podio Provides Highly-Customizable Collaborative Web-Based Platform Anders Pollas and Jon Froda founded Podio in early 2009 with the idea to create a work platform that works like average customers do in their everyday job. Initially, the project was named Hoist, but entered the web space as Podio in August 2009. Actually, Podio offers a connected

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Cloud Computing For Dummies: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS And All That Was

Cloud Computing For Dummies: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS And All That Was “I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils;” – From The Daffodils by William Wordsworth (1770-1850), famous English Romantic poet. There was once a time

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Open-Xchange Partners to Bring Cloud-Based E-mail Integration with Salesforce.com

Integration with Match My Email enables customer information and e-mails in one place NUREMBERG, Germany and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., February 15, 2011 –Open-Xchange and RAE Internet Inc. announced today the ability to integrate Open-Xchange e-mail with Salesforce.com account information — putting customer communications and account information in one convenient place. The Match My Email: Salesforce.com Edition

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