2010 was certainly an exciting year in the Cloudsphere with every major
technology company positioning their companies for the ultimate game of the
decade – Who Will Be The Future King of The Cloud? AT&T, CA, Cisco, CSC,
Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Verizon among others will continue to
vie for the title this year.
We say goodbye to a range of Cloud computing companies: Boomi, DocVerse,
Makara, Cast Iron, 3Tera, Nimsoft, 4Base, Heroku, LineSider, Stratavia,
CloudKick, and others acquired in 2010, and look forward to a new year in
Cloud computing developments.
Ninety Cloud Computing Companies to Watch in 2011 Amazon Salesforce.com
Google Apps VMWare Rackspace Equinix Zuora Hosting.com rPath Joyent Appistry
Terremark Worldwide Navisite Rightscale GoGrid NetSuite Eucalyptus CohesiveFT
Red Hat Savvis Citrix Appirio Parallels SuccessFactors SoftLayer Relational... (more)
As Kevin Jackson points out in this post on Cloud Musings, the U.S. Federal
Government CIO Vivek Kundra’s 25 Point IT Management Reform program ranges
from a “Cloud-First” policy to consolidating 800 data centers. That’s a
lot less data centers buying up servers and applications, and it’s a trend
that today’s vendors can’t ignore.
More recently, the Navy stopped its server purchases – Navy Halts Server
Buys To Facilitate Consolidation – and the Army stopped their server
purchases last year – Army Suspends Server Buys Amid Cloud Plans.
The trend is a shift to cloud computing and i... (more)
Are you giving 100% at your job? 110%? If you said yes, you’re depriving
yourself, your business, or your employer of your creative potential.
Manufacturing facilities are not intended to run at 100% capacity all the
time; plant managers understand the risk of trying to run at full capacity,
and face it, you are human, not a machine.
For knowledge workers, running at 100% capacity or more creates a different
type of risk – an innovation and creativity deficit.
So what can we do to fix that?
Late last year I had the opportunity to read Dr. Joanne Cantor’s new book,
Conquer CyberOv... (more)
The Desktop and its Operating System was yesteryear's battleground. We know
how that story turned out - Microsoft won that war. Then the browser wars
began and that battle rages on. Similarly with the rise of smartphone
technology and other mobile platforms, Nielsen has even declared Android as
the smartphone winner - only time will tell for sure.
The bottom line is that the giants of IT are seeking out a winning control
point in this new Cloud computing paradigm, and virtualization - the ability
to run multiple operating systems on the same physical server, which is
currently d... (more)
There are many cloud computing point solutions throughout a variety of
categories – calendaring, scheduling, contact management, and many others
focused around 3 main customer segments. Individual / Family Communities
Business / Corporate
While much of the functionality being delivered online is focused around
individuals communities in the form of collaborative and non-collaborative
communications, social and business networking, and infrastructure tools
(IaaS), my main interest is in the business / corporate segment. More
specifically, the small and medium business segment and... (more)