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

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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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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

Oracle cloud apps: Growing points of entry

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP I am seeing proof points this generation of enterprise software buyer is not committing to large suites from a single vendor. There are many reasons for that as I describe in this blog post. Having said that, the broader a.

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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 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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Standing Cloud Raises $3 Million

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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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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

What Are The Best Cloud Storage Services For Small Businesses

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Cloud storage services have become more popular than ever. The best alternative is to get a cloud storage service and keep all of your data in the cloud. In this article, we are going to show you some of the best cloud storage solutions for small businesses.

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Oracles expanding Cloud

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I am glad I was part of a (virtual) fireside chat yesterday with Mark Hurd and Thomas Kurian on the Oracle Cloud before I read Bob Evans’ indignant post on Forbes which has the tone of “when is the world. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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The Unexpected Benefits Of Cloud Computing

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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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The Oracle Forrester Cloud spat

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP I have watched with interest the Oracle/Forrester back and forth around Fusion apps Two observations Comparing Fusion to other pure play SaaS products is myopic.

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Top 5 Benefits Of Switching To Cloud Hosting

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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?

5 Ways Cloud Telephony Can Benefit Startups

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Cloud telephony services fall into this category. What is cloud telephony? In a nutshell, cloud telephony is all your required voice and SMS services managed in the cloud. Here are 5 ways that cloud telephony can positively impact small businesses.

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Industries Where Startup Businesses Are Benefiting Most From Cloud Computing

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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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The mature cloud

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I had a chance to catch up with the Workday team about their integration cloud. Cloud Computing, SaaSWhat impressed me the most was they could have been hyping the middleware technology they acquired with Cape Clear 3 years ago, but waited for.

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Floating On A Cloud: Small Business

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Cloud computing is hot these days, and becoming increasingly popular as 2015 approaches. One of the primary strengths of working with cloud services is that cloud-based applications and storage usually allow the client to share a service or information across a wide range of devices.

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The Rise Of Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing has become a buzzword in the recent years, with numerous companies providing the technology to enable organizations to access applications over a network to remote computing sites. With cloud, it is less necessary to own your IT infrastructure, much less your own software.

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[Infographic] How Secure Is Your Cloud?

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Move to the cloud, they say. Push everything to the cloud and it will all be good, they say. But the question is: how safe is the cloud, really? Others cloud computing cloud services cyber security infographic

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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Of Cloud Vendors and Roofers

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Cloud Computing, SaaS We recently had our roof redone. Should have had it done years ago. Instead we periodically had it patched with new shingles. Cosmetics instead of real work. The thought of days and weeks of workers and cost estimates that reflected.

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Oracle Cloud HCM

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While Workday and many of the talent management vendors get plenty of analyst attention and will get even more at Bill Kuitk’s HR Tech Show next week, it was good to see Oracle provide its HCM applications a separate track. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Welcome to Brad’s Amazing Cloud

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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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Cloud specialization

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A Rare Medium Well-Done Cloud Computing, SaaSThis continues a series of periodic posts to recognize articles, blogs, books, videos interviews I think are worthy of sharing. The category A Rare Medium Well Done says it nicely. Good friend Tim Chou has written this nice column for.

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Danger From Above: Be Aware Of Cloud Security Threats

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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.

The Synthetic Cloud

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Cloud Computing, SaaSSAP announced recently it was moving to smaller, more frequent modifications to its Business Suite every three months: “In the past, we have delivered innovation with enhancement packages or releases in a bundle, but our customers gave us clear feedback.

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Cloud Computing Demystified For Small Businesses

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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

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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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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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Five Cloud-Based Business Services For Budding Entrepreneurs

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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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Apply Today For TechStars Cloud 2013

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This is the second year that TechStars is running a thematic accelerator in Texas focused just on cloud computing. While we recognize the tidal wave trend of all technology becoming ‘cloudy’, we are approaching TechStars Cloud with specific focus. The companies in TechStars Cloud are the ones enabling the trend of cloud computing and providing the underlying technology, versus just the ones that are being carried along with it. TechStars cloud cloudabilit

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BPO and clouds

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My friend Phil Fersht says: “Cloud BPO” is, simply put, really a load of nonsense in today’s environment. The core fulcrum processes of BPO are the toughest to move into the Cloud, and only the small-to-medium business sector is going. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Outsourcing (Business Process - BPO

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Cloud in a Love Letter

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I think Marc Benioff will have more fun with this than with "Cloud in a Box" SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott on an analyst call thanking Lars Dalgaard who is leaving: "We thank Lars so much for bringing the cloud DNA.

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Do Entrepreneurs Need The Cloud?

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Cloud computing — the concept sounds overwhelming and a bit technical, for those who are not aware. If you are an entrepreneur, you may think that you don’t need technical solutions, such as cloud computing, to get your business off the ground and help it run its best. By Emily Miller.

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SAP Cloud Powered by Oracle

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Let the mud-slinging begin as Oracle starts this campaign In typical Oracle fashion, it pushes the speeds and feeds button. Better from many CIO’s pov would be to show the lower TCO/risk dimension. No need to wait for talent and. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Oracles Confident Cloud

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I have analyzed Oracle for over two decades – at PwC, at Gartner, and now at Deal Architect. I have written before Oracle does not get enough respect – I would say it has to work twice as hard as. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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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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Dreaming of the next generation of clouds

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Dreamforce this week had an even more festive feel than ever. Pennant fever gripped the town as the Giants played October ball. The Beach Boys sounded as youthful as ever during Benioff’s keynote. The many school kids invited in the.

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Apply To TechStars Cloud Now

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Are you building a cloud startup? If so, apply to TechStars Cloud today ! Earlier this month TechStars announced its newest accelerator program, TechStars Cloud , and we are looking for the best cloud startups we can find to go through the inaugural program. We’ve gotten a lot of questions about what constitutes a “cloud startup”, so here is a discussion of what we think are cloud startups. TechStars cloud mentors

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The missing element in Enterprise Clouds: Capex

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Listen to any IBM or Verizon or SAP cloud pitch and somewhere, somehow the old bullet “We will turn your capex into opex” will show up. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

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Standing Cloud Launches Trial Edition

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Not long after I posted about Dave Jilk’s experience with the Pogoplug , he started using the phrase “Pogoplug Simple&# to describe one of the goals of Standing Cloud. Standing Cloud – a company we provided seed funding for last year - is launching publicly this week with its Trial Edition and I think they’ve managed to make cloud application management “Pogoplug Simple.&#. The Trial Edition is just the beginning for Standing Cloud.

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