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2010 was certainly an exciting year in the Cloudsphere with every major technology company positioning their companies for the ultimate game of the decade – Who Will Be The Future King of The Cloud?  AT&T, CA, Cisco, CSC, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Verizon among others will continue to vie for the title this year. We say goodbye to a range of Cloud computing companies: Boomi, DocVerse, Makara, Cast Iron, 3Tera, Nimsoft, 4Base, Heroku, LineSider, Stratavia, CloudKick, and others acquired in 2010, and look forward to a new year in Cloud computing developments. Ninety Cloud Computing Companies to Watch in 2011 Amazon Salesforce.com Google Apps VMWare Rackspace Equinix Zuora Hosting.com rPath Joyent Appistry Terremark Worldwide Navisite Rightscale GoGrid NetSuite Eucalyptus CohesiveFT Red Hat Savvis Citrix Appirio Parallels SuccessFactors SoftLayer Relational... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Curves Ahead: PaaS Carefully

We’re seeing a lot of changes in the IT landscape. Oracle buying its way into the Cloud, AMD wants in on the server business, Dell is no longer a PC company, and some legacy players are learning about the Cloud market the hard way (see: Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud). Harris claims customers have a preference for on premise (private cloud) solutions, though a McKinsey survey mentioned in the article indicates CIOs will take a “balanced” approach (read: Hybrid Cloud). Besides, acquiring on-premise IT business won’t get easier in the Federal government space with its shift to a... (more)

Parlez-vous le Cloud Computing? RunMyProcess Does

RunMyProcess (RMP), the Cloud-based business process management startup that secured $2.2 million Series A funding last year, has added Shared inbox for Gmail to its tool kit, facilitating increased collaboration, productivity, agility, and easier management of open customer support tickets or other shared inbox requirements. Shared Inbox group members can see all incoming tickets and assign them accordingly while communicating anonymously through the shared inbox with the support ticket originator. RMP is fully integrated with Google Apps and enables organizations to design, r... (more)

The Cloud, SaaS and BPMS

Many have discussed and commented on Cloud computing’s benefits, as well as its risks, though I have heard few discussions on Cloud computing’s impact on business process re-engineering, and how to get from the existing internal business processes to a Cloud computing model. For smaller organizations this may not be as great a concern as it would be for larger, more complex organizations, with many stakeholders. It will be interesting to see how the major vendors of BPMS position themselves for this migration to Cloud computing. We can be certain of one thing, and that is, the use... (more)

The Cloud, SaaS, and IT PPM

In the same vein as the article on BPMS, have you considered a SaaS based IT PPMS (Project and Portfolio Management Systems) tool for your next project? If you are in that process now, you’re in luck as Gartner has recently released their review of those tools. The report can be found here. Is there a gap between your customer mission / needs, and IT mission / service delivery capabilities? How can the SaaS IT PPMS tools help you close that gap? Well, for starters, we may consider some advantages of SaaS based PPMS tools such as Daptiv and AtTask. Drawingvia mediaproducts.gartner.... (more)