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Public Cloud is cool and it's the only kind of Cloud my company works with. Yet enterprise financial services firms and others require controlled access. And in 2013 AWS not only won the contract to build an actual Private Cloud for the CIA (any further legal maneuvers from IBM notwith...
Let me break it down and at the same time preserve the “gestalt” of what’s going on in cloud today. I’m leaving a lot out, but I’m taking a lot in at the same time…. API Management / SOA Capability One of the major forces in enterprise today is the need to move to a "platform" a...
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I’m starting to see a lot of common cultural ground between HP and RIM.Apple really has nothing to do with the problems firms like RIM and HP face. I wrote a month ago that the move to the Cloud would result in major vendor extinction. While HP is building Next Generation Data Cente...
Based on thoughts I have after responding quickly to this question posted on Focus.com To me the strategy of splintering the concept of Cloud Computing into false constructs of Public Cloud, Private... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content,...
Back in April 2011 during my keynote presentation at Financial Technology Forums Wall Street Breakfast Briefing, I cited Xignite as a building block, or participant in a Cloud web services ecosystem... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, ...
On June 7th @cloudexpo I attended a presentation on Eucalyptus by Rich Wolski (founder and CTO of Eucalyptus, known to throw lightning bolts from Mount Olympus when he  thinks nobody is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and mor...
Undertakers taking self-portrait in graveyard. Surveys  report that companies fear the Public Cloud. Sure enough there's much to fear. Those of us who follow the media know how in a movie like... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, a...
Winners and Losers (Microsoft) in EA-PopCap Deal - Deal Journal - WSJ Since I last wrote about the game space, the forces of the marketplace has become more visible to me, and I think the central... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, ...
ATVI's  World of Warcraft Note the advanced used of Business Analytics! Hmm... Today  Reuters reports that the CEO of Blizzard Activision is in talks with Rupert Mudoch to buy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and m...
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the forces I see shaping Cloud Computing at the industry level. The fundamental idea is that Cloud Computing, while not specifically about technology, so changes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, a...
Predictive analytics I can actually use! CabSense New York: The Smartest Way to Find a Cab Actually, I've been working on some really interesting application with Nissim Karpenstein. We're... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and mor...
Predictive analytics I can actually use! CabSense New York: The Smartest Way to Find a Cab Actually, I've been working on some really interesting application with Nissim Karpenstein. We're buildin
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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, an...
I've often wondered what would happen if the treadmills in NYC gyms could be fitted with the ability to generate and store electricity. But this would both and easy a hard problem to solve in real... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, an...
I love this question, even though it's out of my area of expertise. I'm not certain we ever had focus on the value of the customer. In the US as far as I can tell customer focus has most always been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, ...
[This rambles, but I decided to publish first then edit over the next couple of days. I start out looking at the nature of web services interfaces and in the process leap to the story of how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more...
Humble beginnings. But I'm glad that the platform does a lot of the heavy lifting and helps to enable features that were otherwise out of reach on my budget. If this is a true tech bubble I will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and ...
What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss? While much discussion of the cloud assumes the needs and concerns of large enterprises will determine how the Cloud evolves, in fact AAPL, MSFT,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, an...
Are APIs the New Black? I've been further researching the platform / web services ecosystem. It is an interesting area bc it seems the intellectual property questions are still being... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
The Difference Between Public and Private Cloud Computing — Cloud computing has essentially been private from the beginning. Google, for one, demonstrates that the world’s most successful search... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...
Yes, the warm little center of this drum's universe is in fact a white fluffy cloud. I named this company long before the cloud. Yet I selected the name "Bronze Drum Consulting" because I believe... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, a...
Yes, that's me at the microphone. Recently I delivered a speech on the cloud that created a stir and set the frame for conceptualizing the event. Once I started trying to figure out what I was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and ...
In Japan, Currency Traders Stay in Game - WSJ.com [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Rescue Plan Strained by Lack of Staff - WSJ.com [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
How Cloud Computing Will Change Business - BusinessWeek [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Banking on an Irish Revival - WSJ.com [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Implications: vSphere represents the fruition of the product roadmap Paul Maritz introduced at VMWorld 2008 in Las Vegas. So it's not actually a new announcement. vSphere is big news because it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and m...
Humble beginnings. But I'm glad that the platform does a lot of the heavy lifting and helps to enable features that were otherwise out of reach on my budget. If this is a true tech bubble I will receive offers
Overall I have found people enthusiastic regarding PrivateCollection's value proposition. Pitching it many times to SIIA All About The Cloud attendees helped me to scope the service and define how to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content,...
Overall I have found people enthusiastic regarding PrivateCollection's value proposition. Pitching it many times to SIIA All About The Cloud attendees helped me to scope the service and define how to market it.