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 I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Do you have the IT budget to set up the private cloud? We will discuss the above points later, let’s first know some basic know-how of “CLOUD”. What is the Cloud? There are three types of Cloud. IBM Cloud.

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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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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. Here are some of the things to be expected when a business makes the shift from its previous form of communication to cloud faxing. In a way, this makes cloud faxing a process that takes all of the effort out of traditional faxing. Others cloud faxing cloud services

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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. You also have improved security because cloud computing services have more data protection resources. If you are a small business and you find it difficult to cover the cost of comprehensive cyber-security, cloud storage is the ideal solution. .

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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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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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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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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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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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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. Cloud telephony also can easily scale in proportion to your growing business, to handle more customers quickly and efficiently. Here are 5 ways that cloud telephony can positively impact small businesses. Thinking Aloud Ambarish Gupta cloud telephony startups technology

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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 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 when businesses move to the cloud, things change. One of the fears around cloud computing is that it makes every company generic. Cloud services are more than just a blanket solution for business. But not so with the cloud.

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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. While large organizations leverage cloud services for long-distance collaboration, data storage and many other applications that make running a geographically dispersed business easier, there’s also room in the cloud for small business. With most cloud-based applications, the app or service can be reached using the user’s smartphone, tablet, or desktop. Cloud security alliance.

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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? Cloud hosting allows end users to utilize servers’ resources from a farm of physical servers (cloud hosting cluster) and for as much resources as they use. Cloud hosting saves money.

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. In order to help you pick the right cloud storage solution for your business, we selected some of the best services. One of the best things about this cloud storage option is the integration.

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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. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Oracle Cloud: A moon shot call

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I have waited for over a decade to see an enterprise vendor – IBM, HP, SunGard, EMC etc – detail how they would deliver to their promises of on-demand, utility, cloud computing. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP But they continue to persist with data centers.

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The Future of Clouds

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Cloud, Digital: a Continental Divide?

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DSAG, the SAP user group for German speaking Europe, shared results of a recent survey involving more than 500 decision-makers from IT and various business units. Reading it I was struck by similarities and differences between how the US and. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

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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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