Burning Platform: Cloud Wars!

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Burning Platform Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Vaccine Cloud

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Over the last year, I have been impressed with a variety of pandemic

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The Analyst Cam: IFS Cloud launch

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IFS is hosting its Cloud Launch event today and tomorrow. As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. You can register.

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What Are The Benefits Of Cloud Storage Services?

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Here's a look at some of the main benefits of cloud storage services. The post What Are The Benefits Of Cloud Storage Services? Others cloud services cloud storage

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The Analyst Cam: SAP Industry Cloud

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SAP hosted for analysts a Industry Cloud briefing last week. As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. I have excerpted.

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The Analyst Cam: IFS Cloud sneak preview

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. I had a chance to catch up with Darren Roos, CEO of IFS. Analyst Cam

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New Normal: A conversation with Rob Enslin of Google Cloud

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Global and Vertical extensions New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

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Cloud Applications - A long, winding road dotted with Bystanders

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Frank Scavo's Computer Economics has a nice post about the the long, winding road - the slow customer march to cloud applications. Bill Kutik pointed to similar slow movement more specific to HCM cloud applications in a recent LinkedIn post. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary

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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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A Guide To Successfully Migrating Your Company’s Data To The Cloud

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The post A Guide To Successfully Migrating Your Company’s Data To The Cloud appeared first on Young Upstarts. Resources Amazon Web Services cloud services data migrationMigrating a company database to Amazon Web Services can be tough.

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How Can SMEs Build An Affordable Cloud?

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Are you a startup or a small to a medium-sized company looking to build affordable cloud infrastructure? Before even selecting on the server to build your private cloud, you first need to focus on some crucial points that directly affect your business. What is the Cloud?

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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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Four Things You Can Expect From A Cloud Fax System

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While there are certainly quite a few ways for businesses to communicate with each other, one of the most effective ways for businesses to do this is via a cloud fax system. In a way, this makes cloud faxing a process that takes all of the effort out of traditional faxing.

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How Can Cloud-Based Solutions Improve Recruitment Processes In Your Company?

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Traditional ways of recruiting candidates and storing their data are now considered old-fashioned and ineffective by most companies which understand the benefits of using cloud-based solutions in their daily work. Cloud computing enables it though. Cloud computing enables this.

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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 Enterprise tech spending, in contrast, is under all kinds of pressure. He did not.

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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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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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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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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What Does It Mean To Run A Business Entirely In The Cloud?

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So what does all this have to do with running a business entirely in the cloud? The cloud is an example of how a business goes from being a set of physical objects to a pattern. Running a business in the cloud is a tool that companies can use to boost freedom.

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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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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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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 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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Cloud Kitchen Industry in India

What is ESG Investing? The tricycle of businesses

With this piece, we take a look at the Cloud Kitchen Industry in India. Market Research Consulting Marketing Cloud kitchens Food delivery IIM B Prasad Antapurkar Swiggy ZomatoOf late, post the lockdown 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”? In short terms, Gartner said that the cloud market has potential to reach a US$ 1 trillion Market. But without considering those technical questions, to the final business results in terms of money, why is the cloud so basic?

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4 Big Cloud Computing Mistakes That Businesses Make

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Cloud computing has so many benefits for businesses and it’s important that you invest in it. Storing your data in the cloud is more cost effective because you don’t need to manage and maintain physical servers. Others business advice cloud computing

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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. Snicker all you want.

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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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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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Why Cloud-Based Desktops Can Be Safer Than The One You’re Sitting At

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According to RightScale’s 2018 “State of the Cloud Report,” a staggering 96 percent of respondents report some reliance on the cloud. Cloud-hosted platforms are powerful and reliable, and they untether you from your office system and allow access to applications and files from any device and location. Despite the cloud’s widespread adoption and its many benefits, some business owners believe data is safer when it’s kept on-premise.

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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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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. Oracle offers its customers the full SIP (Software, Infrastructure, Platform) as a service. Fusion will.

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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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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 Every event I have gone.

How to Develop a Clearly Defined Cloud Strategy

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Cloud adoption is picking up steam and for a good reason. There are myriad advantages to running a business in the cloud and fewer risks than ever before. According to a LogicMonitor survey, 83% of enterprise workloads will be cloud-based by 2020. While the odds are good that your business could reap significant benefits, cloud adoption isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. Hybrid clouds allow these two environments to meld seamlessly.

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The realistic cloud?

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Purists will scoff but I liked this interview with Hyatt’s CIO Mike Blake as he commits to Microsoft mail/Sharepoint in the cloudCloud is a direction we’re already at. Cloud Computing, SaaSWe don’t have any apps or solutions that aren’t hosted by.

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100% in the clouds

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It is such a contrast to see some folks still debate about whether clouds are “secure” and “scalable” when at the other end of the spectrum I talk to clients who talk about “we are 60% in the cloud, and. Tags: Cloud Computing, SaaS

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Extreme Cloud

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As I run through a near-final edit of my next book, I feel like I am watching a video summarizing the X Games. So many elite technology athletes – buyers, vendors, regulators, influencers – are profiled across the book. While

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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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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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Private (Cloud) Phantasies

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I am hearing plenty of conversations around private clouds. The basic theme is “we will virtualize our processing and storage and get many of the benefits of public clouds”. Tags: Cloud Computing, SaaS And, of course, “we will have none of the security and.

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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. At the 2nd Annual Cloud Computing World Forum – Asia edition which was just concluded at The Mira, Hong Kong, more than 600 delegates participated in lively discussions regarding cloud adoption as well as case discussions to evaluate the applicability of cloud in their organizations.

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