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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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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Oracle cloud apps: Growing points of entry

deal architect

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.

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.

4 Benefits Of Using The Cloud To Manage Your Startup


The cloud is quickly becoming the go-to location for small business operations. Fortunately, you can find solutions for managing all these in the cloud. Using the cloud offers many benefits, from cost-effectiveness to enhanced functionality. Cloud solutions are built for growth.

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5 Ways Cloud Telephony Can Benefit Startups


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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Open Cloud Academy Launches Cybersecurity Program for Veterans


And that’s why he enrolled in the first class […] The post Open Cloud Academy Launches Cybersecurity Program for Veterans appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio Cybersecurity Open Cloud Academy training veteransBy LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News David Gibson retired from the U.S. Air Force as a cryptographic specialist after 18 years in 1995 in San Antonio and then worked construction jobs until he hurt his back. Since then he’s been looking for steady work.

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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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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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Oracle Cloud: The Quest for Operational Excellence

deal architect

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

The Cloud Dividend

Seeing Both Sides

Echoing these words, one of my CEOs declared to me the other day that last week''s activity in the cloud may have been one of the most important weeks in technology history, but we won''t realize it for many years to come. Because cloud infrastructure is like fuel for startups.

Oracles Confident Cloud

deal architect

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

Techstars Cloud Shuts Down in San Antonio


Techstars Cloud launched in January of 2012 in San Antonio with 11 startups. Since then, Techstars Cloud has had four graduating classes. It returned in 2015 under the director of Blake Yeager, who […] The post Techstars Cloud Shuts Down in San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills. The program took a year-long hiatus in 2014 when its managing director Jason Seats moved to Austin to head up Techstars Austin.

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Cloud Computing Demystified For Small Businesses


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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5 Tips On How To Use The Cloud Effectively For Your Startup


According to a Rackspace survey, it was reported that through cloud computing, small and medium businesses have increased their profits by at least 25 percent and up to 75 percent. While there are still data security issues lingering, organizations are very hopeful about cloud computing.

NetSuite and the Year of the Vertical Cloud

deal architect

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

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


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.

SAP Cloud Powered by Oracle

deal architect

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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How Startups Can Benefit From Cloud Accounting


by Sam Michaels, founder and managing editor of Cloud Accounting Today . Here are the main reasons your startup should utilize cloud accounting software: Convenience. One of the major advantages of the cloud is accessibility.

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Rackspace Cloud Predictions for 2014


John Engates, the Chief Technology Officer with Rackspace, has made some predictions for cloud technology trends in 2014. The cloud ushers in a new era in wearable technology. San Antonio Cloud John Engates Rackspace Rackspace Hosting

What You Need to Know About Working in the Cloud

Inc Startups

What millennials, and entrepreneurs, need to know about working the cloud, clouding computing, and cybersecurity for business. Money

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3 Ways Cloud Technology is Helping Small Businesses Compete

Inc Startups

Competing with the big leagues starts when you move your business into the cloud

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Can you acquire cloud DNA?

deal architect

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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StillSecure Announces Cloud Security Solution and Partnership with SoftLayer

Feld Thoughts

StillSecure fundamentally believes that service providers – telcos, datacenter, cloud providers – will be the channel to market for security solutions and I agree. They have built an amazing set of solutions for colocation and dedicated server environments and have solutions that can apply to some higher-end cloud users. Today they are announcing a new host-based firewall management solution in conjunction with SoftLayer – a leader in the cloud market.

Microsoft, Near Death, & Enterprise Cloud

Agile VC

And Microsoft’s Azure strategy has given it a strong position in public and private cloud computing. And the reality is that Microsoft isn’t exactly near death, with healthy profits and cash-flow from Windows, Office, and cloud services.

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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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The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared

The Enterprise Architect building an Agile Enterprise Home MDD PaaS Startup Presentations About The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared October 12, 2013 Johan Den Haan 10 comments “I work for a PaaS company” I answered him. It was a cold winter day on a hipster cloud conference. I think the popular wisdom that cloud comes in three flavors (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) is not providing a realistic picture of the current landscape. cloud applicationsâ??

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No, the cloud model is not dead

deal architect

The meltdown of stocks like LinkedIn, Tableau and Splunk is leading some people to say “cloud is the new”. To start with, the term brings painful memories. 2003 was by the far the worst financial year for our

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Clouds on the horizon

The Equity Kicker

Through much of last year there was talk of a bubble in venture capital, particularly in late stage investments. Valuations were stretched, both on a fundamentals basis and compared with the public markets, and there were even whispers of a ‘new paradigm’ for valuing companies now that businesses can expand around the world so fast.

The Kick-Ass Cloud For Developers

Peter Levine

The last few years have seen the incredible growth of cloud computing. Applications and services that were developed for on-premise use have all found a new home in the cloud. It’s time for the cloud to once again focus on developers, and that is where DigitalOcean comes in.

Techstars Startup Cloud 66 Plans to Move to Austin Permanently


Cloud 66 moved to Austin from London two months ago to participate in Techstars and the startup plans to stay here. is the best place to be, said Khash Sajadi, CEO and co-founder of Cloud 66. Cloud 66 is one of 11 companies in the latest Techstars program in Austin. […] The post Techstars Startup Cloud 66 Plans to Move to Austin Permanently appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Cloud 66 cloud computing Demo Day Jason Seats TechStars Austin

Dilbert on Cloud Computing


Some days it does feel this way

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3 Reasons Why Cloud Is Driving Business Efficiency

Inc Startups

For increased business efficiency and scalability, switch to cloud technology

6 Impacts Cloud Services Will Have on Your Company

Inc Startups

Impact and de-risk your customers by leveraging cloud services and innovative business models

The mature cloud

deal architect

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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Barbarians at the Cloud Gate

deal architect

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

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

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The cloud has changed the way individuals and organizations of all sizes leverage technology. Cloud computing involves the delivery of computer hardware and software as a service rather than a product. How has the cloud changed the way you do business today?

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Startups Needed For Cloud Computing Gray Areas

Startup Professionals Musings

Cloud computing is still all the rage in the business world these days. A typical definition (from Wikipedia) is that “cloud computing, is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like a public utility.”

7 Cloud Services Every Small Business Owner Should Try

Inc Startups

These cloud services don't require extensive IT expertise yet help you protect files, block hackers, and even track your meetings in a secure environment

How Cloud Computing Pioneers Are Ruling the Business World

Inc Startups

According to the latest statistics, 78% of US small businesses have now fully adopted cloud computing