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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 f... (more)

How to Wield a Disruptive Sword Without Destruction

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 Salons. 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)

Private Art Collections Just Got Interesting

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)

Big Data: How Can Data Providers Position Themselves for Growth?

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 platform. 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)

Enterprise Cloud Computing

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)