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Three Tests for the Cloud's Future

We couldn't help but notice how fast Cloud Computing has gone to the top of the hype cycle over the last month. You could say the Cloud is "the internet" in general and it has been there all along, and in fact it may have been referenced 10 or more years ago.

Cross Salesforce.com and Amazon S3?


You get Appirio Cloud Storage for Salesforce.com, a new SaaS offering from Appirio that taps Amazon S3 to extend the storage capabilities of Salesforce.com. (We toyed with calling it SalAmaForce3 but didn't really see that...
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SaaS: The (Data Center) Killer App


Build an IT shop without servers. It’s a novel idea, more a suggestion than a reality. But it is – albeit to the extreme — the concept behind the long-past-budding Software as a Service (SaaS)...
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Different is hard: SAP - Business by Design


The blogosphere has been buzzing over the last couple of weeks about the recently announced delays in SAP's Software as a Service mid-market ERP Suite, Business by Design, now delayed to the end of 2009 at the earliest....
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Parsing The Cloud


Dan Woods provides an interesting analysis in Forbes, Parsing The Cloud, on where Cloud Computing may be going next.  He makes a good case that the cloud will become more complex and diverse. He offers four drivers of this diversity. ...
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Who "CAN" provide enterprise apps?


The SaaS blogosphere has been abuzz these last couple of days discussing Sergey Solyanik’s assessment that Google’s culture is “not fit” for enterprise apps. We’ll say up front that Appirio runs our internal communication and collaboration using...
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Cloud Insanity - Mistakes of the Past


I enjoyed Mike Kavis’s post, Cloud Insanity - Focusing on all the wrong things, again, especially his definition: "Cloud Insanity - To repeat the same behaviors that caused SOA to fail and expect a different result." How true....
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