In this ancient fable, find out how three little clouds fared when they set off to make their fortune, leaving behind the familiar enterprise network where they'd grown up.
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.
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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
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EuroCloud's awards contest and a legal guide could help lower some of the barriers facing cloud providers in Europe, raising visibility for success stories while documenting the legal quirks of European data rules.
Cloud application vendors are able to add new functionality at a far faster rate than conventional on-premise vendors, and with less cost and risk. That's opening up an innovation gap that the established incumbents will find increasingly hard to close.
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