Phil Wainewright

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

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The cloud is forked

Enterprises are adopting two types of cloud. One is less risky but inherently flawed. The other offers greater rewards but very few so far have succeeded with it.

January 22, 2012 by Phil Wainewright

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Shock as tech news site researches own story

Kudos to InfoWorld for researching and breaking its story about the sudden-death vulnerability built into every Oracle database. This is a classic piece of technology journalism, researched over a two-month period during which the editorial team "conducted our own tests, verified information with sources we believe to be reliable, and consulted extensively with Oracle itself.

January 17, 2012 by Phil Wainewright

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Ambivalence in Europe and the cloud

The UK wielding its veto in Europe reminds me of the attitude many IT folk have towards cloud. The good news is that providers are starting to recognise and accommodate enterprise concerns.

December 15, 2011 by Phil Wainewright

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Can it be third time lucky for SAP?

SAP is counting on Successfactors CEO Lars Dalgaard to put its cloud strategy on an upward curve. Based on previous history, the odds are against him succeeding.

December 4, 2011 by Phil Wainewright

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How to avoid chaos in the cloud

Enthusiastic adoption of cloud services leaves IT with a governance headache. Okta is one of a new breed of vendors aiming to help get on top of the problem.

November 27, 2011 by Phil Wainewright

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