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Why Cloud Is A Big Deal For Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

crowdSPRING Blog

Cloud computing involves the delivery of computer hardware and software as a service rather than a product. Good for small biz, or not so much?

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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Rewind.

Dharmesh Shah, CTO of HubSpot at Business of Software 2011. Building Big Ass Software Businesses.

Business of Software Blog

Dharmesh Shah -  Building Big Ass Software Businesses: Insights and musings on the Business of Software. Dharmesh Shah is the founder and CTO of HubSpot , a venture-backed software company offering a hosted software service for inbound marketing. ” At what point you need humans to sell software? He has a B.S.

Pinterest – a case study in capital efficiency

The Equity Kicker

As most of you will know, the enablers are cloud computing and open source software. They have 275 EC2 instances. 70 master databases.

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One million HTTP RPS without load balancing is easy

TechEmpower

As we and our collaborators prepare Round 9 of our Framework Benchmarks project, we had an epiphany: With high-performance software, a single modern server processes over 1 million HTTP requests per second. Five months ago, Google talked about load-balancing to achieve 1 million requests per second. Our project''s new hardware. Not cheap.

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How Not To Run Your Own Technology Startup

YoungUpstarts

Pager Duty – Rotating list of people “on duty: to get alerts on software failures, escalation policies. by Ian Smith of Captricity.

SaaS 101: 7 Simple Lessons From Inside HubSpot

OnStartups

It’s been a little over 4 years since I officially launched my internet marketing software company , HubSpot. Not bad. Trial to purchase?

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5 Infrastructure Tips for Startups

blog.adaptiveblue.com

EC2 - The Elastic Compute Cloud Service EC2 is essentially a grid in the box. EC2 is a powerful service, but it is still evolving.

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The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared

www.theenterprisearchitect.eu

Most people there knew the difference between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and therefore knew exactly what a PaaS company did, right? Contents: Layer 1: the software-defined datacenter. Software Defined Datacenterâ?? Heroku? Google App Engine? Force.com?

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Coming Soon: A Game Of Startup M&A Musical Chairs

Seed Stage Capital

It’s a classic supply and demand imbalance, and my conclusion (also voiced by Naval) is that startup failure rates will rise. and 2.0 Like This?

14 Reasons Why You Need To Start A Startup

OnStartups

Ten years ago it used to cost a lot to get started in terms of software+hardware. Software for actual development was even more costly.

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Let me explain. One obvious example is the OSI model in which we have seven layers ranging from the physical layer at the bottom of the stack (e.g.

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Games Are Different

Andrew Payne

I’ve become generally negative on most pure software projects.  I think it’s very hard to build large value there, for a variety of reasons: It’s insanely crowded; lots of people code these days. EC2, S3) removes most up-front capital requirements. Entrepreneurship SoftwareCloud-based hosting (e.g.

Developer Focus: Dominic St Pierre, Focus Centric

YoungUpstarts

“I did not find anything,” rues St Pierre. He explains. He struggled with that a bit, though, as the technology was all new to him.

The Economics of Dropbox

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Ive ignored the EC2 cost as it becomes nothing more than a rounding error at a per user level. Web 2.0 50,000 $0.125 $0.083 $6,125.00 $4,067.00

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The Freeconomics of Dropbox - Projecting Freemium

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Our cost of storage, transfer, EC2 instances, and requests are all based on Amazons published rates and have not changed from the previous post.

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Lessons Learned: The lean startup

Startup Lessons Learned

But by taking advantage of open source, agile software, and iterative development, lean startups can operate with much less waste. The lean startup is an application of Lean Thinking. I am heavily indebted to earlier theorists, and highly recommend the books Lean Thinking and Lean Software Development. Less is more. No more, no less.

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Startup Tools

steveblank.com

Useful blogs and links for startups Click Here ————– 2. Simple editing. WebSequenceDiagrams - sketch sequence diagrams.

A framework for categorizing and comparing cloud platforms

bijoor.me

Store. 1: Software Defined Datacenter Users : Infrastructure Engineers. Travel. Adventure Travel. Cycling. Trekking. Bike Tours. Business.

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What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup

www.kalzumeus.com

Kalzumeus Software. Patrick McKenzie (patio11) blogs on software development, marketing, and general business topics. Greatest Hits.

Why PHP Is Fun and Easy But Python Is Marriage Material

OnStartups

That is the life of a software entrerpreneur: It’s a stready stream of hard work, occasionally punctuated by some really hard decisions.

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The Non-Tech Tech Startup

Mark Birch

Amazon EC2 obviated the need for hardware infrastructure.  The kicker is that the total cost of all this software and hardware is nearly free.

Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

Amazon EC2. free/cheap web customer relationship mgmt software. marketing automation software. email blast and mgmt software.

Secrets Of Freemium Pricing: Make The Cheapskates Pay

OnStartups

They started buy self-service products, and the enterprise software business began its long decline. Software is not a normal business.

The anatomy of cloud computing

Niall Kennedy's Blog

Cloud computing is changing the way we provision hardware and software for on-demand capacity fulfillment. The hardware. The platforms. Cache.

Top 5 trends for enterprise cloud computing in 2010

Lightspeed

Management software to deal with scaled cloud environments  moves to the forefront. EC2 becomes the commodity service offering as higher-end providers seek to differentiate their cloud offerings with SLA-based premium services and better management capabilities. 5. by Ravi Mhatre, Lightspeed Venuter Partners.

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Choosing Internet Platforms

SoCal CTO

Especially when there are things like: Amazon S3 / EC2 / AWS outage this morning. Finally we get to: Peter Coffee , Director of Platform Research, Salesforce.com His premise is that we should be beyond having to buy servers, software, or any other infrastructure. Amazon EC2 - uses it for natural language processing. It's funny.

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CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

blog.expensify.com

This literally the dumbest, most ignorant piece that I’ve ever read about software development and/or hiring programmers. Expensify Blog.

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The Best SLA I’ve Seen In A While

Feld Thoughts

Machines and clouds fail, even on EC2. You’ll always have my cell phone number — if our software breaks, you can call me 24/7 and I’ll get my team on it. My first company, Feld Technologies, didn’t have contracts. But once things get into “legal” or “procurement”, it’s a whole different issue. Related posts: Gnip v2.0

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Standing Cloud Launches Trial Edition

Feld Thoughts

You don’t need an Amazon EC2 or Rackspace account, as with “appliance&# providers.  You don’t need to know how to install and configure a web server or MySQL, or download, install and configure software code.  You don’t need to learn about “instances&# and “images&# and security groups. 

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12 Most Important Technologies Since 1990

Mark Birch

SaaS - Hand in hand with the Cloud would be Software-as-a-Service. Outside of the Apple MessagePad, I and most others I know have used them all.

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Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

Both Sides of the Table

Third-party software companies will start to offer features to websites to actually drive social features. cheap accessible digital hardware].

Techies? Write Your Own Ticket In Southern California

blog.socaltech.com

cloud computing (Amazon AWS and EC2, etc.) Build a software-as-a-service web site, even just a dead simple one, using the latest technology.

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Is the OS the new QWERTY keyboard?

Adventurista

The QWERTY is reinforced by hardware (keyboards), software (the default setting in Windows and other OSs), but mostly, it is reinforced by habit: people around the world have grown up typing on a QWERTY keyboard, and we continue to train people today on the layout of the QWERTY. Habits (and cultural norms) are hard to break.

Email server recipe for avoiding spam filters

Nathan Hurst

Nathan Hursts Blog Thoughts on Software, Technology, and Startups « Back to blog Im on the technical side of entrepreneurship in NYC. Im going to skimp a little on configuration here because with most EC2 AMIs I use, postfix is already installed. follow these steps whenever I need to do it. If you enter "mail._ domainkey".

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Interview With Rainer Wehkamp Of Techila Technologies

ArcticStartup

End-users or even ISVs were not able to integrate their own software to the system. Anyway the experiment was awesome. Download the free tools.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

Both Sides of the Table

Was it massively better software, better companies, better markets? This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch.

The Economics of SaaS: We Need a Platform

Will Price

Recently, I wrote a post titled “ When it Goes Right, What Does It Cost to Build a Great Software Company ?" Median revenue at profitability: $48m Median Years to Exit: 4 Software model supports the creation of great companies on The post begged the question regarding the metrics associated with SaaS. 8m $6.9m $21.6m

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SaaS Startups: Knobs and Dials And Other Insights

OnStartups

If you're building a SaaS (Software as a Service) startup you're in great company. My marketing software. To deliver software as a.

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Work Less, Get More Done, Convenient Open Source, What a Startup.

Software By Rob

cover topics that affect software and web startups of all sizes, but mostly relating to startups you can fund yourself. My favorite points: 12.