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Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, dismisses cloud computing as merely the latest fashion in the computer industry. I suppose he also dismisses that more than one-in-five IT decision makers have deployed over half of... More »
Using marketing to create meaningful product differentiation separates you from competitors and allows you to command price premiums. One differentiation strategy should be the elimination of bad discounts. Discounts should never lead to a loss... More »
The clouds have arrived. Whether public cloud, private cloud or hybrid cloud, enterprises are on-board with their transition to cloud. While cloud hype is still high, the move is clearly afoot and enterprises are quickly... More »
I recently had the pleasure of participating in CloudCamp Silicon Valley at the Cloud Expo Nov. 5-8, tossing my hat in the ring for a ‘Lightning Talk' on "Security in the Cloud." With only five... More »
Last month at Dreamforce ‘12 , Salesforce announced new services, including Salesforce Identity , a service that includes single sign-on (SSO) and user management capabilities. Salesforce Identity will leverage identity standards such as the Security... More »
It was about this time last year that CompTIA compiled data for its 2011 Trends in Cloud Computing report. This annual report does a great job framing the key trends and influences in cloud computing... More »
Last month I attended the Midsize Enterprise Summit East 2012 event in New Orleans to connect with midmarket executives to understand what's driving their businesses forward, and how they are tapping into trends and technologies.... More »
Cloud computing and mobility have transformed business, and how people use software to conduct business and life. Layer in the connective and sharing nature of social media and we’re in the midst of a seismic... More »
It’s not easy being a payroll professional today. You are responsible for making sure that your company’s financial processes run smoothly, which includes gathering all of the time data throughout the organization, ensuring that everyone... More »
What constitutes 90% of the value in recent asset sales on Wall Street by large companies? The answer is data centers and headquarters. When Lehman Brothers went bankrupt and sold its assets to Barclays for... More »
For most software entrepreneurs, the path to liquidity is acquisition: Find someone who wants your company or product or customer list, or all three. But in this economy, selling any large asset is a tough nut; just ask all those underwater homeowners.
Does that mean you need to forget your retirement dreams? Not necessarily.
Let's take a look at the pros and cons of cloud computing. The advantages of the cloud include: 1. Low initial upfront investment -- If you are using Amazon EC2 to rollout some Linux boxes... More »
Have you ever noticed that IT professionals are grumpy? I think that part of the reason is because they never get calls like this: "Hey IT guy, just calling to say that everything is working... More »