Phil Wainewright

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

Latest Posts

It's dog-eat-dog in CRM land

CRM vendors are fighting each other for business. Old dogs like Siebel and Sage are fair game for aggressive upgrade deals, and even isn't immune to churn.

November 17, 2005 by Phil Wainewright


How to fund on-demand applications

There are several ways of making money from on-demand. Advertising is the least effective, subscription remains the most popular, and transaction commissions will overtake both.

November 16, 2005 by Phil Wainewright


Let users write their own applications

Nsite's latest release is a hosted IDE that allows users to modify, build and deploy sophisticated applications online without having to write a single line of code.

November 13, 2005 by Phil Wainewright


The incumbent's conundrum

Microsoft has become the latest example of an established incumbent that left it too late to embrace disruptive technologies that will obsolete its existing products.

November 8, 2005 by Phil Wainewright


Watch out for Amazon

Amazon's services revenue is small beer compared to its total turnover, but it's still more than most conventional on-demand vendors make, and its upside may be bigger even than Google's.

November 8, 2005 by Phil Wainewright


Wetware as a service

By providing programmatic access to real people -- 'wetware' -- the Amazon Mechanical Turk service solves a very real problem for software developers.

November 4, 2005 by Phil Wainewright