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Reading my newsfeed this morning I noticed several articles talking about the cloud and the enterprise. There is no doubt that the area is heating up with more and more acquisitions (IBM buys Softlayer), investments (GE invests $105M in Pivotal) and fights over big deals (IBM vs. AWS f...
The world of software applications and products is moving from on-premise to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Perpetual licence earnings are shrinking, while subscription revenue including SaaS is growing increasingly fast and at a steady pace. According to a recent PWC report, su...
The answer is – it isn't possible. "No one's ever on an old version of Salesforce.com because Salesforce.com is multitenant, that is everybody shares the same servers, so when those servers are upgraded, everybody's upgraded." Naturally, when a perplexed customer asked me whether "Nav...
The use of big data with predictive analytics systems layered on top has a tremendous amount of potential in the healthcare market. Indeed, when paired with cloud-based platforms, there is the potential to become more cost effective, and much better at delivering healthcare services. ...
Oracle and salesforce.com, two rivals that have been personally at each other’s throats from time to time, said Tuesday that they’ve cut a comprehensive nine-year partnership involving all three tiers of cloud computing: applications, platform and infrastructure. Late Monday Oracle a...
Recovery-as-a-Service, or “RaaS”, is the latest disaster recovery solution. Cloud-based RaaS allows organizations to recover their IT resources efficiently and effectively when an adverse situation strikes. When compared to traditional disaster recovery solutions, RaaS is more easily...
SDN is a new, dynamic network architecture that transforms traditional network backbones into more intelligent service-delivery platforms. IT leaders can use SDN as a tool to change the way they do business. For example, enterprises can foster closer relationships with their customers ...
"To be or not to be" is the famous opening phrase of Hamlet’s well-known soliloquy in Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet.” In the soliloquy, Hamlet questions the meaning of life, and whether or not it is worthwhile to stay alive when life contains so many risks and hardships. He concludes that...
In Part 1 I talked about how there’s nothing new about subscription services since they’ve been around for generations. Now I’ll relent a little and admit that there is something new about many of the subscription services out there. What’s new is what is no longer there. Traditionall...
Infrastructure software distributor Dupaco from the Netherlands has recently signed a distribution agreement with the California-based cloud application management company Appcara. With this agreement, Dupaco adds a vital component to its ecosystem of cloud solutions. Appcara’s flagsh...
MetraTech Corp., a provider of Agreements-Based Billing, Commerce and Compensation solutions, on Tuesday announced that Achilles, a global software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of supply chain management services, has selected the MetraNet billing and settlement platform to support its...
North Bridge Venture Partners, in conjunction with GigaOM Research and 57 collaborating organizations, today released the results of its third annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey. This year’s survey is the largest to date, examining viewpoints on drivers, inhibitors and opportunit...
Some of our customers and billing industry contacts are somewhat intrigued (or even bemused) by the upsurge in attention being given to the concept of “subscriptions”. Some are concerned that they’re missing something because, after all, subscriptions have been business-as-usual for mo...
In an interesting exercise in sharing that begs to be plumbed, Marc Benioff, founder and CEO of cloud doyen Salesforce.com, has hired himself a president-cum-vice-chairman and where else would the wannabe-Larry Ellison look but among the veterans of Oracle, his alma mater. His pick i...
Cloud Technology Partners, a provider of transforming businesses with cloud solutions, has announced that it will provide the first public demonstrations of PaaSLane at next week's 12 International Cloud Expo, June 10-13, at the Javits Center in New York City. Additionally, David Lint...
Centrify, which made its bones making Microsoft’s popular Active Directory accessible to Redmond’s enemies list, is spreading its wings and snuggling up closer to Microsoft at the same time by throwing it something of a lifeline. See, Microsoft expects Office 365 to be one of the fas...
IBM Tuesday said it’s going to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, the Dallas-based outfit that’s supposed to be the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider in the world. Terms were not disclosed but the good ole rumor mill, touched off by a Reuters report in March ab...
Parallels’ CTO of server virtualization James Bottomley claims there’s an inherent tenancy problem with PaaS and SaaS clouds because most applications are designed for single occupancy. And they’re designed for single occupancy mostly because it’s easier to write them that way, ignor...
At the top of many IT group’s list of concerns lie security, compliance and internal process governance – both in static data centers and in dynamic clouds. Indeed, governance should not be overlooked. And, as they say in many security circles, the best measure of successful security i...
An IT services provider based in Asia is throwing up some big numbers when it comes to savings and cloud computing. DataOne Asia, an independent provider of IT services in the Philippines, said businesses can significantly reduce expenses by putting in place cloud computing solutions,...
The last few years in IT have seen us move from a proactive to a reactive environment. For decades, the boundaries in communication technology were pushed by government, military and business needs. As technology improved and costs dropped, innovations were gradually adapted for the co...
@Walmart Labs, the Silicon Valley-based technology arm of Wal-Mart global e-commerce, has bought OneOps, which automates and accelerates processes related to environment management, application deployment and data center operations monitoring. It’s supposed to have re-imagined applic...
especially in businesses that need a high-availability binaries repository and have global, around-the-clock development teams.
BMC Software is getting sold to a group of private equity investors led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital for roughly $6.9 billion or $46.24 a share, a higher price than the $6.5 billion expected. The buyers also include Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Special Investments...
Talent recruiting is undergoing a major shift with the introduction of Big Data, turning a traditional industry on its head. Previously, recruiting was primarily conducted through open directories like Monster.com, where candidates were spammed according to keyword matches. Then the j...
Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital are the leading contenders to buy BMC Software for more than $6.5 billion, according to Reuters, which says they made a binding offer on April 22. The price the pair offered was more than that of a rival consortium consisting of KKR, TPG Capital an...
A new American workforce is emerging. A recent report from Accenture says the number of U.S. workers who are independent (such as freelancers, contractors or temps) is up 6 percent from 1989. Work as we know it is changing. Because of constant connectivity, companies across the globe n...
In recent years, IT departments have been confronted with the convergence of several highly disruptive trends that have fundamentally altered the enterprise IT landscape, particularly when it comes to how data and applications are managed. Mobility and the rise of BYOD (bring your own ...
Sometime this quarter Intel expects to close on its just revealed intended purchase of Mashery, a seven-year-old multi-tenant SaaS start-up that manages API technology – APIs being the lingua franca of the Internet. Intel already has its own Expressway API Manager. Terms were not d...
APIs are the coding interfaces that enable developers to create third-party apps, plug-ins, and add-ons that extend the functionality and potential of existing Software-as-a-Service products. Pedro's comments reframe the entire API industry and, if pursued, would fundamentally alter th...
These days, it seems that every cloud provider claims that cloud is safer than your traditional datacenter. Is it though? In his general session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Rishi Bhargava, VP of Product Management for Datacenter and Server Security group at McAfee, will he...
AppMesh, a year-old start-up begun by Salesforce veterans, says it’s the first mobile-only CRM app built for sales reps. The company has no interest in managers – well, at least not yet – only the under-served sales pro. AppMesh claims to have what it calls a “post-cloud architectu...
CIOs understand the importance of analytics and BI. According to a 2012 survey of 2300 CIO by Gartner, analytics and BI are their number one technology priority. Analytics and BI can make bigger business impact when they can access more data. With data in the cloud and Big Data silos, ...
Six months ago my boss sent me an interactive calculator that the New York Times created to help people decide whether it’s a better financial decision to buy a home or simply rent one. He shared the calculator with me because, at the time, we were looking for interesting ways to visua...
GoGrid, a cloud infrastructure company, and Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, on Tuesday announced the availability of Cloud Path for GoGrid, a joint offering for migrating customers' existing server workloads to GoGrid's cloud platform free of charge. The Cloud Path software-...
MuleSoft and its integration platform Wednesday got a $37 million investment led by NEA, bringing the company’s total financing to $81 million. Other investors include Salesforce.com, as well as existing backers Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Lightspeed Ventu...
"Our customers tell us they need better solutions for managing mobile applications. They started with crash analytics, but as mobile applications have become mainstream, they now want crash, performance and business analytics all in one easy-to-use solution," said Steve Tack, Vice Pres...
Correlsense, a Massachusetts application management and IT monitoring ISV, is partnering with Red Hat around OpenShift, Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). OpenShift customers and community will get access to SharePath, the Correlsense application performance management solution....
Oracle said Monday that it’s buying Tekelec, which makes mobile broadband software that service providers use to manage and monetize multimedia applications and the increased mobile data traffic they’re seeing. Tekelec claims 300 SP clients in 100 countries. Terms were not disclose...
While Dell struggles to go private, private equity is reportedly staging a run on fellow Texan BMC Software, dying to take the thing private and satisfy Elliott Management, which got Novell sold off to Attachmate a while back. According to Reuters KKR and TPG Capital, which turned th...