Recently a number of companies have been talking about cloud certifications.
The topics cover security, resilience and HIPAA among other certifications.
The federal leadership in cloud computing talks about centralized
Cloud computing certifications should belong in broad categories, for
Standards: Do products or solutions adhere to industry or technology
standards e.g security, etc Communications: Platform portability and
inter-cloud communications should fall here. Encapsulation of multiple
standards become important here. Individual certifications: Does an
individual have the necessary qualifications to build a cloud solution?
Given the hype in the cloud computing space, customers would expect clear
certification standards for the products they pick. Customers have been
burned by picking an ERP or middleware package based on detailed r... (more)
The stock price of Cisco, a darling of the stock market for a long time, fell
16% and contributed to a 73 point drop in the Dow index on November 11, 2010.
SalesForce, on the other hand, shot into the upper atmosphere, up by 18%.
Interestingly, Cisco market cap fell by $24 billion, more than the total
market cap of SalesForce.
While stock swings are not as common, what made these two companies change
their market value so rapidly? Investors usually peer into the future and buy
or sell stocks based on the projections. Cloud computing is being recognized
by investors as an engine ... (more)
Typical cloud computing conferences feature a large contingent of
pay-to-pay sponsors who are looking primarily for ROI from marketing
budgets at these shows. It is always refreshing to attend a sponsored event
where speakers focus instead on energetic presentations and panel
discussions aimed at gaining clarity on evolving topics. Platform as
a Service (PaaS) is one aspect of cloud computing that is still evolving
but maturing quickly. Deploycon 2013 was a good sponsored workshop (held
in conjunction with the Cloud Connect conference) to set the tone
on the future of PaaS.
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Got back Friday after a week in the East coast attending the Cloud Expo and
meeting with customers/partners.
I roamed around the exhibits and found one vendor area that was always packed
- Microsoft. Folks were attracted to the huge honking collection of
hardware placed right in middle of their exhibit space. Now Microsoft is not
a hardware vendor - but they seem to have partnered with others to bring this
and show their might. It also needed a special drop of electricity into the
hall - 400V or so using a ... (more)
Over the past year I have listened to many vendor webinars talking about
their cloud computing solution story. After the call I always get an e-mail
or phone call trying to see my needs. This follow-up is very good as the
purpose of these webinars is to obtain leads and the follow up process is to
qualify these leads.
Until yesterday, none of these calls were of any value to me. Some vendors
called and promised to connect me to their product folks to give me more
information but nobody ever contacted me. I replied to some vendors e-mails
but they do not follow up. Other vendors ... (more)