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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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.

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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5 Benefits A Cloud Contact Center Can Bring Your Business In 2019

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You might have heard by now about the amazing benefits of cloud-based software and services, but haven’t yet tried them for yourself. Many business owners are implementing cloud contact centers to improve their operations.

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The New Normal: A conversation with Mike Laven, CEO, The Currency Cloud

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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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The sum of all cloud fears - and dreams

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This snarky comment in a Seattle Times blog summarizes the stability and security concerns people continue to have about cloud computing “With the three largest cloud software companies (Amazon, Google, Microsoft) in the U.S. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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