I've been working on Enterprise Cloud Strategy and in the course of this work
identified some interesting and non-obvious opportunities in the Cloud.
One solution I’ve examined is the well-crafted solution that is enStratus.
enStratus has built a SaaS Cloud Management / Governance product focused on
providing critical management, monitoring, governance capabilities tailored
to the needs of the Global 2000 market, rather than the startup market. As I
have worked with a current Fortune 500 client to identify Cloud solution
components, my assessment is that enStratus is uncannily well designed for
the enterprise market. Yet as a result of working with the enStratus team and
product I found not just a management tool, but also a deeply insightful
perspective as to the how and what of the Cloud.
To put this another way, as a result of using enStratus, teams will learn
Last week was pretty busy. I went to a Lucent-Alcatel sponsored Clouderati
party. Hung out with Reuven Cohen, George Reese, James Urquhart, Sinclair
Schuller, Klint Finley, Alex Williams, Chris Gaun, Aneel Dash, Deborah
Also attended Forecast 2012, DeployCon, and Cloud Expo sessions. Mobile is
place to be for app development. At DeployCon the best prezos were from Mike
Hoskins CTO of Pervasive Software - at least his vision of a Cloud of single
function web services and applications composed of such services as the new
paradigm for composing (as opposed to writing applica... (more)
PrivateCollection integration with Google
Goggles to power a whole new way of managing private
fine arts collections
PrivateCollection and Google Goggles to transform art market.
We've been expecting it. We were waiting for it. Finally there's a killer
application for the fine arts market. Nothing will ever be the same again.,
at least in this little postage stamp of the world.
"PrivateCollection integration with Google Goggles will power a whole new
way of managing private fine arts collections"
--Brian McCallion, Bronze Drum Consulting
The J. Paul Getty Museum collection comes alive w... (more)
Ideas for Maximizing Revenue and Positioning and Accelerating the Adoption of
On-Demand Data and Integration as a Service
1) Publish pre-built integration components to sites, or communities such as:
a. Heroku Add-ons http://addons.heroku.com/
Reason. Developers of many types of applications, not the least of which
include Facebook platform games, develop Facebook applications on the Heroku
Currently some data providers sell fantasy football and other types of gaming
data, yet I don't see integration components available from either firm
offered in the the Heroku, Boomi, ... (more)
This article addresses some of the important questions a colleague raised
Friday afternoon about how and if the demands of Cloud Computing can or must
be “slotted” in to fit the rest of the IT organization.
This writer (highly regarded thought leader focused on Enterprise Cloud
Computing) argues no.
And in my opinion, Cloud Computing will not change to meet the needs of the
IT organization, and that rather, the IT organization needs to change in
order for a business to benefit from Cloud Computing. Cloud isn’t for
everyone, and can’t simply be bought—it does demand significant an... (more)