Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1

Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1 Threat – an indication or warning of probable trouble Opportunity – a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success A new technology, a new way of thinking, a new environment, a paradigm shift – these are often threats to established players who dominate the landscape. However, these same things often offer opportunities for others to thrive. Consider the dinosaurs.

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65 Reasons For NOT Moving To The Cloud – Proceed At Your Own Risk!

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65 Reasons For NOT Moving To The Cloud While navigating the Cloud Computing, VMware, Virtualization and Enterprise 2.0 Group on LinkedIn, I ran across this question, originally asked in Focus, a network of business and technology experts, thought leaders, and veteran practitioners. “What is a good reason for NOT switching to a cloud computing system?” Let me begin

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Salesforce To Buy Social Media Company Radian6 For $326 Million

Salesforce To Buy Social Media Company Radian6 For $326 Million Salesforce.com (CRM) said it is buying social media monitoring firm Radian6 for about $326 million in stock and cash, continuing its aggressive push to keep up with social media trends through its cloud computing platform. Salesforce.com shares were up 0.7% to $128.28 in light premarket

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Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing?

Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing? In recent times, the biggest news in cloud computing has been Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) entry into the sector. And this entry is not a side business; the new CEO truly believes the company’s future lies in the cloud, going on record saying, “Everything that we do in the future will

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Eloqua Recognized for Innovation in Cloud Computing – Eloqua Selected as an OnDemand Top 100 Winner

Recognized for Innovation in Cloud Computing March 21, 2011 – Eloqua, the leading provider of Revenue Performance Management solutions, today announced the company was selected by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 winner. The OnDemand 100 is made up of the top, private on-demand and SaaS companies that are shaking up the cloud computing industry

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SAP And Verizon Announce Tie-Up: SAP Products To Be Available On Verizon Cloud

SAP products to be available on Verizon cloud For several years now, German software giant SAP AG has been at the forefront of enterprise software. Now, the largest software firm in Europe (and the fourth biggest in the world) has decided to tie up with the largest communications company in the US, Verizon, to offer

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How Green Is Cloud Computing?

How Green Is Cloud Computing? “There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land.” – Sir Paul McCartney, singer-songwriter and member of the legendary ‘Beatles’. What with all the news about global warming and rising sea levels, sustainability and

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IBM Expects To Generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015: CEO

IBM expects to generate $7 billion in cloud computing revenues by 2015: CEO That some of the big IT players are expecting big bucks from cloud computing is nothing new; what’s new is Big Blue IBM’s amazing optimism on the future of the market in general and its fortunes in particular. On 8 March 2011,

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Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued?

Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued? “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffett, legendary American investor and one of the richest men in the world. If one were looking for lessons in creating wealth in the stock market, there can be no better teacher than Warren

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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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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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Microsoft Ups Ante In Salesforce Suit, Accuses Former Manager Of Information Theft

Microsoft Ups Ante In Salesforce Suit, Accuses Former Manager Of Information Theft The arena of cloud computing is all set for a bloody battle between two combative gladiators as Microsoft upped the ante in its ongoing suit against Salesforce.com by accusing former Microsoft manager Matt Miszewski of taking 25,000 pages of confidential information to its

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Cloud Computing Enters Public Consciousness Through Super Bowl Commercials

Cloud Computing Enters Public Consciousness Through Super Bowl Commercials “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), famous American author and humorist. Advertising is an integral part of our everyday lives, reflecting popular trends and shaping public opinion. From politics to economics, from sports to

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