Phil Wainewright

Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in cloud computing as a blogger, analyst and consultant.

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Will Adobe wreck EchoSign?

Remember Buzzword? If Adobe's previous SaaS acquisitions are anything to go by, today's news is less cause for celebration than commiseration with EchoSign's users and fans over the next few years.

July 18, 2011 by Phil Wainewright


The elephants not in the SaaS room

Why are VMware and Citrix, the two biggest technology beasts of the cloud infrastructure layer, not making their presence felt in the SaaS vendor community, even though they clearly have a huge role to play in its fortunes?

July 14, 2011 by Phil Wainewright


Safe-deposit box SaaS

To insist on a private SaaS instance dedicated just for your own use is exactly the same as going to deposit your money in a bank but insisting the bank never lends it out to anyone else.

July 5, 2011 by Phil Wainewright


Building up cloud in Europe

Winners of the EuroCloud Awards for customer success stories provide some valuable case studies for policy makers in Europe to consider as they open up public consultation on a strategy for cloud computing

July 4, 2011 by Phil Wainewright


Standardizing the business data model

Effortless integration with partner cloud applications could give Intuit's ecosystem a big economic advantage in the small business market. Does that mean everyone will end up converging on the vendor's business data model?

June 6, 2011 by Phil Wainewright

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5 practical steps to keep your data secure in the cloud

Despite the increasing prevalence of cloud services, many of us remain naive about the necessary steps we should take to keep our online assets secure. These five simple guidelines will go a long way towards helping you keep online threats at bay.

June 6, 2011 by Phil Wainewright


The cloud at the gates of the enterprise

Recent possible security breaches at Lockheed Martin have highlighted how connected even the most security conscious enterprises have to be. You can't isolate your business from the cloud, you have to co-exist with it

May 27, 2011 by Phil Wainewright