Phil Wainewright

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

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Sun's flawed utility vision

Now that Sun has booted up its grid offering, it seems like a good moment to explode one or two myths about utility computing.

August 24, 2005 by Phil Wainewright


Open source or as a service?

Athena Healthcare bowed out of its existing contract for's on-demand CRM service and replaced it with open-source software from SugarCRM.

August 23, 2005 by Phil Wainewright


smashforce, schmashforce

Sooner or later, was going to make an idiot of itself with its tedious habit of creating brands by sticking "-force" on the end of any and every word.

August 22, 2005 by Phil Wainewright

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SoSaaS: Same old Software, as a Service

I've always been wary of the term software-as-a-service, not only because SaaS is such an ugly acronym, but also because it conveys completely the wrong message. It gives the impression that all you need to do is take any old software package, run it up on a server in a data center, do a bit of financial engineering so customers can pay on a monthly plan, and hey presto!

August 22, 2005 by Phil Wainewright