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My first experience with an “inverted yield curve” was in 2001 just prior to the tech bubble bursting. I was working on a financial portal for an investment bank and one of the charts was a yield curve. It looked odd all of a sudden, so I looked it up in a book of financial terms. An i...
Christmas Eve and the AWS/Netflix outage to me aren't so much about whether or not the Cloud is viable or scary or dangerous. Rather, the event resonated with users across the United States because the Cloud delivers so much utility to each of us. And regardless of who was at fault--Ne...
Cloud computing has essentially been private from the beginning. Google, for one, demonstrates that the world’s most successful search engine runs not on an IBM Power, Sun Enterprise, or other massively powerful machine engineered for business by the go-to-vendors for computer solution...
As applications move to SaaS Data Providers need to focus on the opportunity to deliver customizable data components in the style and in the context in which developers, architects imagine and build SaaS applications could greatly accelerate the adoption of “uber catalogs” of all thing...
As you may be aware Amazon AWS US-EAST-1 experienced two outages in June that resulted in widespread service interruptions and significant downtime for AWS marquis customers such as Netflix, Pinterest, Istagram, Heroku.
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, CloudExpo sessi...
After attending a Clouderati party and DeployCon the following day I started to question my very existence in the world of technology. It's as if I've been closeted. It reminded me a little of my childhood in what was once West Berlin, where my father burst onto the art scene, only t...
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 Comput...
Open standards are a nice idea. And democracy is a great idea too, all citizens can vote, yet we only have two real parties representing us. Similarly, I think that standards start out as a good idea, yet over time may start to become ineffective. For the most part standards committees...
Although I favor Google in this litigation, I (as a layman) consider Oracle assertion that intellectual property copyright protection applies to APIs worth considering in the context of Cloud applications, SaaS, and the mobile application build-out that is reshaping the software and (a...
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 p...
While Steve Jobs deserves full credit for incredible achievements not only at NEXT and Pixar, I believe what enabled Steve Jobs to succeed at Apple was his application of the "Apple Brand" to the iPod. Apple Computer always had a cult-like group of followers who were willing to pay a r...
While much discussion of the cloud assumes the needs and concerns of large enterprises will determine how the cloud evolves, in fact AAPL, MSFT, DELL, AMZN signal that the migration of the fragmented $444B annual SMB tech spend from small datacenters to the cloud will redefine the indu...
The Difference Between Public and Private Cloud Computing