Oracle has made clear today that its Public Cloud will be populated with acquisitions of the SaaS industry's old guard, clarifying the true battle lines against cloud rival Salesforce.com
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.
Continuous iterative development on cloud platforms could force a radical restructuring of IT resources within the enterprise and new models of outsourcing.
At next week's iPhone 5 launch, we'll marvel at Apple's leadership of the mobile Web. But early adoption of HTML5 and the lesson of history tells us iOS will soon be in decline.
Enterprises that don't embrace social face a gruesome fate in the next few years, says Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff. But what about cloud?
There's a new game in town, called DevOps, which helps deliver business innovation on the same compressed 'jump in and iterate' cycles we associate with cloud application development
Developing apps in private is so last-century. The advent of app stores points to a future when even enterprise apps will be developed and shared in public.
Democratization of IT is turning angry and will bring down enterprise leaders. Just be careful what you wish for.
Any ISV wanting to extend enterprise apps to mobile platforms will benefit from these five tips I gleaned from a full-day tech briefing with Workday in San Francisco today.
Huge posters announce social enterprise as the big theme of Salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce conference, taking place this week in San Francisco's South of Market district.
If you're happily married and a Facebook user, then don't click on the ad inviting you to 'make contact with friends'. My friend did and look what happened to him ...
Broadband Internet is supposed to be a utility -- many people even say it's a human right. But the providers don't see it that way when you move house.
A lightning strike last night knocked out servers at Amazon's only European data center and the provider has warned some of those affected face delays of up to two days before they get back online.
Lack of a proper governance strategy when adopting cloud applications and platforms is leaving enterprises with a mish-mash of SaaS silos and cloud islands, leading to poor data consistency and inadequate policy management and oversight.
In this guest post, French cloud evangelist Louis Naugès, co-founder of pioneering Google Apps reseller Revevol, dissects Microsoft's newly launched cloud apps suite, Office 365
The history of online document signature is a perfect microcosm of how processes evolve digitally. The third generation is when innovation really takes hold.