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Trash talk and FUD harms the Cloud industry

Over here we are anticipating this year’s Cloud Computing World Forum in London, but over in the US Larry Ellison, Oracle’s founder and CEO since 1977, has pivoted his position on the Cloud along with “crossing a line” to trash key competitors.  Elsewhere old guard software giants like IBM are mis-communicating the Cloud messages.  How does this help the the industry, the typical buyer in an SME, or the average CIO in a larger enterprise?  Actually this noise generated by the old guard of IT is significant in positioning the current status of the Cloud landscape, but what we really need is…

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Moving to the Cloud: Transitioning Software Companies to New Business Models

It seems that everywhere you turn today you hear about software in the cloud. Considering all of the marketing you might begin to think that the cloud business model, or software as a service (SaaS) was the only way left to purchase software. Of course that’s not the reality of the software world though. Certainly most, if not all new software companies that have launched over the last few years are leveraging the public cloud and the SaaS subscription based business model. But that’s only a small fraction of all of the software that is available today. Even considering the…

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