Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars?

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Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars? I came across an interesting survey the other day that details public cloud usage from the folks at the Everest Group. Their report provides a really great snapshot on the state of cloud adoption – both public and private. After reading the report and reflecting on the data, it

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How Amazon Brainwashed Us All (and Joyent Too)

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How Amazon Brainwashed Us All (and Joyent Too) When you enjoy a first-mover advantage in a new market as Amazon has for the last 7 years in the public cloud, you get to dictate the terms of the initial conversation (Think Henry Ford “You can have any color so long as it’s black”). That doesn’t

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Finding Links Between The Spectacular Lion King Musical And Cloud Computing

Finding Links between the Spectacular Lion King Musical and Cloud Computing The Lion King musical is a spectacular rendition, and a down-to-earth theatrical production, that brings the great original film, the Lion King (1994) to the stage. Now, courtesy of its many sequels, impressive commercial and on-stage success, it has spawned a world of its

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What Kind Of Cloud User Are You?

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What Kind Of Cloud User Are You? 1. The Martha Stewart “During the spring time sometimes I like to decorate my cloud with festive ornamental grasses and hay to give it a more vibrate feel for others to enjoy. It is a good thing. “ You might be a mom or some girl wanting to

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Mobile Cloud: Why SMB’s Have No Time To Spare On Their Conversion To Mobile

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Why SMB’s Have No Time To Spare On Their Conversion To Mobile 4, 64 and 689 billion. Small business owners should take these numbers into careful consideration when determining where to focus their web presence and marketing efforts. 4 is the statistic that four out of five consumers are now using their smart phones for

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Does The Cloud Actually Exist? Cloud Myths

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Does The Cloud Actually Exist? Cloud Myths Recently we have come across an alarming trend amongst cloud computing clients. The problem stems from irresponsible behavior on the part of some Cloud Service providers in their blogs and on-line writings. This is perpetuating the dangerous myth that the Cloud actually exists. That any web based service would maintain

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What John Smith Thinks Of Cloud Computing: A Big ‘Ol Warehouse

What John Smith Thinks of Cloud Computing: A Big ‘Ol Warehouse The cloud computing paradigm has advanced the field of computing by leaps and bounds and has allowed businesses of all kinds to adapt to an ever changing environment of business needs and consumer demands. Indeed the path to here has never been a paved road, no

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Cloud Infographic: Stacking Up Google Music Vs iTunes and Amazon

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Cloud Infographic: Stacking Up Google Music Vs iTunes and Amazon Music cloud services have become hugely popular. These digital music lockers are making people pay for music again, and why not? These huge music libraries in the cloud have pretty much every song you could ever want. That is an amazing amount of convenience, made

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Is Cloud Computing Killing Open Source Software

Is Cloud Computing Killing Open Source Software The best thing about open source software systems has always been the fact that it is freely available and any programmer or company can use it to develop its own version of that software. For the longest time they have been the best solution for people willing to go outside

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Survival In The Cloud Depends On Experimentation

Survival In The Cloud Depends On Experimentation I was fascinated to hear Jeff Bezos comment that Amazon’s expected $1.5 billion in revenue via their Amazon Web services business was successful due their focus on experimentation. The experimentation paradigm is the most important strategy for cloud executives to execute successfully, lest they fail to take full advantage of the

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