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Assessing the maturity of cloud computing services

The number one challenge in cloud computing today is determining what it really is, what categories of services exist within the definition and business model and how ready these options are for enterprise consumption.

October 2, 2009 by James Staten

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It's flu season: connect and optimize your workers

I recently took part in my first Wi-Fi enabled flight (AA 387 STL — SAN) and, in addition to raving about the experience, I found it one of the better ways to make productive use of otherwise lost time. While the speed was reasonable, and better than I'd expected, there was a separate tier of experience that I encountered as a result of being a mobile user accessing Forrester's services and applications from 30,000 feet.

September 22, 2009 by Chris Silva

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When is a VMware cloud a vCloud? Let the API wars begin

Attention enterprises —Pop Quiz: If your favorite hosting provider launches a cloud service that supports VMware vSphere and is part of the VMware vCloud initative, are they providing you with the rich vCloud functionality VMware is touting at VMworld this week?The answer is no, because vCloud hasn’t been delivered yet and probably won’t be until the first half of 2010.

September 2, 2009 by James Staten

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