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Software as Services
In the best-informed blog on software-as-a-service and on-demand business applications, Phil Wainewright cuts through the vendor spin, analyzes the trends to watch and adds his thought-provoking insig
Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in cloud computing as a blogger, analyst and consultant. He founded pioneering website ASPnews.com, and later Loosely Coupled, which covered enterprise adoption of web services and SOA. As CEO of strategic consulting group Procullux Ventures, he has developed an evaluation framework to help ISVs and enterprises select cloud platforms, and advises US and European vendors on messaging, positioning and go-to-market. His newest role as an industry advocate is vice-president of EuroCloud.
In its quest for size and scale, Salesforce.com has begun invading its partners' turf. Is it becoming just another old-guard platform vendor?
Here are my thoughts on the outlook for cloud in the next few years. Growth, disruption and regulation all loom large.
Rather than centering collaboration around documents, Salesforce.com's new file syncing add-on to Chatter centers file sharing around signals
Frequent customization of Salesforce can threaten the business agility of the platform. Appirio's new tool helps you assess the damage.
Instead of speeding content to users, Box Accelerator is a 'reverse-CDN', speeding user content back to Box.
UK software companies rarely become big players but cloud collaboration vendor Huddle aims to buck the trend
Hooking up all your interactions with your customer is old hat. Today you have to plug into all your customer's interactions too.
Anyone who earns their livelihood in a data center should listen carefully to what's being said at this week's VMworld because it puts their job on the line.
You don't have to understand the inner workings of the cloud to realize the business benefits - get too close to the technology and you'll miss the bigger picture..
The race to build a winning platform for files in the cloud warmed some more today with Microsoft's Hotmail makeover and Box's $125m funding round
Vendors argue that multi-tenancy does or doesn't matter in direct proportion to the extent to which it figures in their application architecture. What's their real agenda?
Microsoft, Google, Box, Huddle, Dropbox ... who will dominate the enterprise market for cloud-based file storage and collaboration?
Did Yahoo! press the undelete key on its own destiny with the unexpected recruitment of Google product linchpin Marissa Mayer to become its new CEO?
The preview release of Office 2013 marks a highly significant change of tack by Microsoft. You can start using it now. Many will.