What The Egg McMuffin Teaches Us About Enterprise Cloud Computing

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Enterprise adoption of cloud computing is at an interesting juncture. On one hand, cloud computing has unleashed a new degree of innovation, enabling line-of-business users to become incredibly nimble. Gartner last year famously predicted that CMOs would spend more on IT than CIOs within the next five years. We see that happening already in organizations

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 5

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 5 Marc Benioff has been called a pioneering “guerrilla marketer” of Software as a Service. USAToday credits him with “turning the software industry on its head” as he used the Internet to “revamp the way software programs are designed and distributed”. Salesforce.com Benioff grew up in San Francisco, and

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Cloud Whitepaper: Choosing A Cloud Hosting Provider With Confidence

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Choosing A Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence Introduction Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the IT landscape, and the conversation around adopting cloud technology has progressed from “if” to “when .” Enterprises are showing strong interest in outsourced (“public”) cloud offerings that can help them reduce costs and increase business agility.  These cloud services offer enormous economic benefits

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 13 This is the fourteenth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the latest in the series at: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 12 . For previous updates, please click on relevant links in the aforementioned article.  Today, there are two startups in focus – Sonian

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To The Cloud: A Book Review

To The Cloud: A Book Review When I picked up this book written by three senior Microsoft employees Pankaj Arora, Raj Biyani and Salil Dave, the first thing that struck me was its size, or rather the lack of it. This is no heavy tome extolling the virtues of cloud computing, but a brief yet

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Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud

Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud Salesforce.com has further democratized the Service Cloud by completing the acquisition of Assistly, an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud. Assistly was acquired for about $50 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Salesforce.com also assumed Assistly’s unvested options and will issue restricted stock units to certain

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Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Web Sites

Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Web Sites This report examines the case for deploying Web sites onto an IaaS cloud computing environment. Agility is a common cloud advantage, and this translates into faster time-to-resources for application development and operations professionals. But business justification only comes from ensuring the right fit between the applications and the cloud

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Enterprise Cloud Computing and The Services Led Organization

Enterprise Cloud Computing and The Services Led Organization Charge! That’s the rallying cry not of your IT on the way to the Cloud, but your business units as they use their corporate American Express (AMEX) cards to buy Cloud services. The Cloud, like the Internet before it, it seems deceptively easy. Back then, it was

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