Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web
sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT
operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and
see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for
(Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will
take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City.
The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's
leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York,
Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry
professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception,
more than all other Cloud-related events put together.
Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East
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There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining
your mind share? Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the
news recently with a number of announcements.
So many that I’ve been attempting to track them by creating specific
journals for each.
Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and
research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and
perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this
There are several lists that are excellent points of reference – The Top
150 Pl... (more)
Appirio Tuesday launched a cloud-based professional service automation (PSA)
solution on Salesforce.com’s Force.com platform.
Called simply Professional Services Enterprise, it’s supposed to be
designed for the most sophisticated professional service organizations,
delivering end-to-end support for managing people, projects, customers and
Appirio claims that the widgetry is different from other solutions in
supporting a services business end-to-end, bridging the gap between how
projects are sold and how they are delivered. And then of course there are
the cloud’s ... (more)
Early Bird at Cloud Expo
In part 1 and part 2 we covered the alignment between strategy,
organizational culture, innovation, and cloud computing; and discussed the
risk of innovation in the cloud. Now lets turn our attention towards our
Innovation in the world of business occurs in organizations ready to take an
acceptable level of managed, calculated, and measured risks.
While it’s true that an airplane is safest in the hangar, that’s not what
airplanes are for, and it would likely make for one unhappy pilot, wasting
her skill, education, and training... (more)
Cloud Database as a Platform from Salesforce
Cloud Computing adoption definitely gets a boost with yet another offering
of Database as a Service (DaaS) with the Database.com offering from
Salesforce. This will compliment the Relational Cloud Offering from
Microsoft SQLAzure and Amazon RDS.
With SQLAzure being a 100% Microsoft centric cloud solution and Amazon RDS
built on MySQL, naturally the salesforce cloud database will be looked as
an viable alternative for cloud consumers who wanted to implement a Oracle
Like solution as a DaaS.
So potentially Database.com will be look... (more)