The Cloud Computing Battle

Early Stage Adventures

The Cloud computing battle is well underway with tech giants battling to ensure they emerge with dominant market shares. AWS is the leader in the public cloud IaaS market. Playing catchup has been Google Cloud Platform, which includes its IaaS Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure.

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The end of Cloud history?

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry CommentaryIn 1989, Francis Fukuyama, then deputy director of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff (he has since taught at Johns Hopkins and Stanford among other institutions) predicted the fall of Communism and the world beyond in an article titled “The.

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Cloud Is The New Black

YoungUpstarts

I heard “cloud is the new black” during a training session inside a Google’s office. You could think that this means that cloud is basic. What Gartner means at that point by assuming that “cloud is the new black”? Why not the cloud?

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Can you acquire cloud DNA?

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Every company wants cloud DNA. Cloud Computing, SaaSZach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite tells Diginomica And so I actually believe Oracle’s going to behave more like NetSuite in the future than NetSuite’s going to behave like Oracle. It’s the only DNA we have.

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Devices vs Cloud

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I think there is a fundamental and important distinction between a device focused strategy and a cloud focused strategy. In Carlos’ analysis, he wrote this: We believe … Larry Page’s discussion about the new mobile, multi-screen world … is really about the importance of cloud services in that world.

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Standing Cloud Raises $3 Million

Feld Thoughts

My friends at Standing Cloud have closed another $3 million financing from us ( Foundry Group ) and Avalon Ventures. Standing Cloud is a great example how one of our funding strategies plays out. They’ve built an incredibly deep product around a very specific aspect of the broad Cloud computing ecosystem. When they started, much of Cloud computing was total noise and marketing baloney. The third is to use Standing Cloud.

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Dilbert on Cloud Computing

SoCal CTO

Some days it does feel this way

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Microsoft Just Won the Cloud Wars

Inc Startups

Fed up with sky-high cloud service provider bills? Wisdom of the CloudMicrosoft is too, and they're doing something about it.

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Storm Clouds

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We have enjoyed an amazing run in the web startup and investing space over the past five or six years. In this sector of startupland, company creation is up, investment is up, there are plenty of success stories, and not all of them are based on quick flips and takeouts. There is real revenue flowing through web companies and many web startups formed in the last five or six years are operating profitably.

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Oracle Cloud AcceleratorPart 1

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One of the more enjoyable ones was when Reggie Bradford, SVP described their Cloud Accelerator program. At Oracle OpenWorld, Letty Ledbetter set up several interesting breakout sessions for a handful of us analysts. Located in Bangalore and Delhi in India

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Oracle: Time to push the pedal on cloud apps

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The flip side of that is Oracle started developing cloud apps years before. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP Larry Ellison joked at Oracle OpenWorld he was told Fusion applications would be developed in 4 years. They have taken over a decade.

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The Unexpected Benefits Of Cloud Computing

YoungUpstarts

By now, you’ve no doubt heard of cloud computing. But the way that cloud computing is advertised to businesses belies some of the benefits. Many CIOs and other managers have noticed something interesting when using cloud computing. But here’s where the cloud comes in.

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Top 5 Benefits Of Switching To Cloud Hosting

YoungUpstarts

There are multiple benefits in switching from traditional web hosting to cloud hosting. If you decide to do that step make sure to choose an SSD cloud server. Let’s address the top 10 benefits below but before that we will explain what is cloud hosting: What is cloud hosting?

Industries Where Startup Businesses Are Benefiting Most From Cloud Computing

YoungUpstarts

Over the years, the cloud has evolved into a dynamic tool which any company of any size can tailor to suit its own specific needs. But within certain industries, businesses have been getting more use out of the cloud than others. Others cloud computing startup businesses startups

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Cloud Europe 2017: The Factory is Cranking

Cracking the Code

Findings were presented at Cloud Europe, an Accel and Salesforce event gathering the top 100 SaaS companies in Europe, in conjunction with SaaStock 2017. AI Cloud Computing SaaS software Venture Capital

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The integral role of hybrid cloud and multi-cloud computing models for enterprises

The Next Web

The cloud is mainstream but that’s old news. Cloud technology has been evolving and introducing better innovative solutions to enterprise requirements. The cloud market has come a long way from there and it didn’t take much time either.

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Cloud ERP: Streamline Data Management

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This is where cloud ERP enters the fray. Companies looking to streamline their data management need to consider the benefits of cloud ERP software. What Is Cloud ERP? Cloud ERP software (enterprise resource planning) is a service that integrates all the business’s key internal assets onto one platform. Cloud ERP software is incredibly secure, as the people in charge of security at cloud ERP companies are some of the world’s foremost experts in online security.

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The Cloud

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I wrote a blog post yesterday about my move to the cloud.   It's pretty clear from reading the comments on both places that moving to the cloud is something many have done, many more are doing, and a few are resisting. There are two issues that were raised again and again about the cloud, reliability and security. We sync our critical data in the cloud to a machine somewhere so that if the service is down we can still operate.

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DefCon 2: Cloud and Digital Service Providers

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Congratulations to my friends at Appirio which I have profiled in many of my blog posts and books as a cloud pioneer. Cloud Computing, SaaS Offshoring (other vendors) Outsourcing (other vendors Wipro is acquiring Appirio. But the move needs to come with a warning. The Appirio deal is the.

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NetSuite and the Year of the Vertical Cloud

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I wrote in January I expect this to be the year of the vertical for cloud applications. There are too many horizonatal cloud apps in accounting, hr and crm, not enough in industry specific functionality. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Danger From Above: Be Aware Of Cloud Security Threats

YoungUpstarts

Cloud computing has many advantages, so it’s no wonder that uptake and growth continue to increase at a formidable pace. Many companies, not just the major players, are moving their data and applications over to the cloud. One of the major concerns about cloud computing is security.

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Five Cloud-Based Business Services For Budding Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

A recent trend – cloud computing – has made it possible for businesses to circumvent many of these concerns and operate at peak efficiency. Solutions such as AccessPay offer cloud-based direct debit services for businesses of all sizes.

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Barbarians at the Cloud Gate

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In the last year, as I built the model for SAP Nation, I have had conversations with several cloud vendors and shared my view that outsourcers/SIs from the on-premise world are looking for new parking places for their massive workforces. Cloud Computing, SaaS Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (Business Process - BPO) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

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Oracle Cloud: The Quest for Operational Excellence

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Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle pointed out during this week’s Cloud Summit that consumer tech spending has caught up to enterprise tech spending, and is accelerating. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Why Choose Cloud Hosting Over Shared Hosting or VPS

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Why choose cloud hosting over shared hosting or VPS? With how popular cloud hosting has become nowadays, this is a question many small business owners are asking themselves. Lots of cloud hosting providers are offering free trials as well, which only provides more temptation to switch. What advantages does cloud hosting offer over shared hosting or VPS, though? And are there any disadvantages to choosing cloud hosting over shared hosting or VPS?

Cloud Computing Demystified For Small Businesses

YoungUpstarts

Cloud technology has become a huge topic in the IT industry, and even more so for small businesses who may are working to stay on top of technological advances while often not having an in-house, dedicated IT staff. Cloud Security is Not Up to Standards. by Lewis Robinson.

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Ways The Cloud Has Revolutionised Business

YoungUpstarts

By now, you will have certainly heard of the cloud and how it is rapidly taking over the internet. Cloud-based services such as Claritum can prove very cost effective, especially for those businesses who do not want to make an upfront investment in hardware and software.

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Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator to be Based at Capital Factory

SiliconHills

In February, Oracle announced it planned to launch its Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. The post Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator to be Based at Capital Factory appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Oracle Launches Startup Cloud Accelerator Program in Austin

SiliconHills

on Tuesday, announced it’s launching a residential Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. The post Oracle Launches Startup Cloud Accelerator Program in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Watch out Austin there’s a new accelerator in town.

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Broken Cloud

Venture Chronicles

Trust is a cornerstone of the Apple brand… the company that pioneered the notion of “the stuff just works”. The damage the brand has suffered this week is yet to be calculated and the “hey it’s not our fault, users should manage passwords better” statement didn’t help.

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Hire A Cloud Computing Expert With These 7 Skills

YFS Magazine

Cloud computing has evolved far behind its original form, and that means the experts and the skills they have must evolve as well. Back Office Grow back office cloud Cloud Computing cloud technology technology

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Tech Checkup: Cloud Technology Redefining the Dental Industry

The Startup Magazine

So it’s no wonder that millennial dentists are pushing the DSO model into the next level of digital innovation: the complete cloud. Going Completely Cloud. Enter the complete cloud, aka: how everyone already thinks businesses should work, but most don’t.

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Techstars Cloud Selects 11 Companies to Participate in “Cloud 2016”

SiliconHills

Techstars Cloud in San Antonio announced its latest class of 11 companies participating in its second program this year. “We We have a group of amazing founders from all over the world,” Blake Yeager, managing director of Techstars Cloud wrote in a blog post. startups from Spain, Taiwan and Ireland are […] The post Techstars Cloud Selects 11 Companies to Participate in “Cloud 2016” appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Oracle Cloud Apps 13: A pivot point?

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Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13 – its bi-annual cloud applications release – announced this week solidifies the company’s position as the industry’s broadest suite – across ERP, HCM, CRM and SCM domains. Oracle has been at work on this for. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Cloud Computing Boosts Efficiency For Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

Back Office Grow back office Cloud Computing information technology IT productivity technologyThe drivers of innovation and technological shifts have resulted in.

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Welcome to Brad’s Amazing Cloud

Feld Thoughts

I’m now officially in the cloud business, courtesy of my friends at Standing Cloud (we are investors.) Standing Cloud delivers cloud application management solutions for cloud service providers, technology solution providers, and their customers. Their application management layer, automated managed services and Application Storefront make it easy to build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. The third is to use Standing Cloud.”

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Want To Accelerate Small Business Growth? Then Turn To The Cloud.

YoungUpstarts

Previously, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) systems were only in reach of big companies, however, the cloud has democratised access, and given small businesses a leg up on much larger competitors held back by legacy on-premise systems.

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4 Ways in which Cloud Hosting can help Small and Medium sized Businesses

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Although there are several hosting services Cloud Hosting is highly scalable, seamless and terminates the need for physical hardware infrastructure. However, the biggest advantage of Cloud Hosting is that it allows the SMBs to focus on building their business and the whole management is taken care of by the cloud hosting provider. In this article, we will cover the essentials of Cloud Hosting and the benefit it can offer to you, the small and medium-sized businesses.

A Midsummer Nights Musing: Clouds, Renewables and Digital

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In November, I ran a 3 part series titled “Raising the Bar” around cloud computing, renewables and digital transformations. Over the next few days I will provide an update on each. Each post should benefit from the vendor event season. Industry Commentary

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Raising the Bar - for clouds, renewables and digital - Part 1

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My blogs, now 12+ years old, my 6 books and much of my consulting in those years have cataloged and celebrated cloud computing, renewable energy and digital transformations. Cloud Computing, SaaSI have been a big booster of each, but think we are.

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