Recently I was having a conversation with Jeremy Geelan on Skype, sharing
screens on the proposed cloud expo boot camp agenda, and then the most
annoying thing happens: the local electric company drops power for two whole
minutes. I lose my Internet connection and we resume our conversation about 5
Although this is rare in our neighborhood, this was just an annoyance without
too much of loss of productivity. On the other hand, a disconnected scenario
can be severely more painful if it happened in a commercial setting. Imagine
the following scenarios if with a broken link: A manufacturing shop floor
application running on a hosted application; a retail store Point of Sale
application on a Friday at 5 pm; an insurance agent standing with an
application running on an iPad completing a claim at an accident site.
Application developers are accustomed in b... (more)
Cloud Expo on Ulitzer
How is Apple’s success influencing the future of computing? Force.com and
Google Apps now have marketplaces similar to the Apple App store whose target
is businesses not consumers.
You will get very few of these free or something that costs just a couple of
bucks. These apps usually these have monthly maintenance fees associated with
these and a lot of them have a “freemium” model, free for limited
functions with a cost for value-added functionality. This is probably going
to change the way business applications are delivered.
Going from an in-premise model ... (more)
It took me a while to digest Intel’s acquisition of McAfee. Other than
giving Intel an opportunity to improve the desktop architecture by
integrating security into chips and expanding their software footprint, this
acquisition can also make a huge impact on the cloud computing architecture.
Security is one of the biggest roadblocks that customers have to address when
evaluating the possibility of using cloud computing technology in their
solutions. Current technology to address security concerns increase hardware,
software and services costs reducing benefits gained. Project times... (more)
Platform as a Service(PaaS) is a growing area of interest in cloud computing.
The inclusion of infrastructure with industry leading middleware capabilities
reduces the barrier to create and deliver innovative applications and
business processes to customers. PaaS can be a game changing direction taken
by start-ups, independent software vendors, systems integrators and hosting
companies who are all involved in putting their solutions to end customers.
Start-ups have the potential to build and deliver applications leveraging
their domain knowledge with flexibility and agility never... (more)
There are several platforms available to Systems Integrators (SI’s),
Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) and start-ups to migrate or develop
their cloud computing solutions on. The battle between cloud computing
technology vendors is to attract partners to their technology platform.
Several aspects go into the decision of platform choice including vendor
experience, technology readiness, skills availability and standards support.
In addition existing partnerships, trust and relationships play an important
role. In the days of PC operating system market share battles, vendors who ... (more)