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Cloud Computing, Big Data and EMC’s Impressive Quarterly Results

Cloud Computing, Big Data and EMC’s Impressive Quarterly Results One of my recent articles explored the idea of cloud computing contributing to lower margins at Microsoft (See: Can Cloud Computing Be Bad For Microsoft?). While that may still be true with respect to Microsoft’s highly profitable MS Office suite, recent developments have showed how cloud

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What’s Special About The Joyent Funding Round?

What’s Special about the Joyent Funding Round? There is nothing special about small companies or startups getting funding, other than the obvious vindication of the opportunities in cloud computing. In fact, such funding stories have been the focus of several articles here (See the latest one: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 8). However,

Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions

Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions As an industry matures, consolidation occurs and some prominent players emerge. With big companies already staking their claims in this space – a phenomenon which I had argued differentiated the cloud computing fervor from the dotcom bubble (See: Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued?) – it was only time that the

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