Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining
your mind share? Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the
news recently with a number of announcements.
So many that I've been attempting to track them by creating specific journals
Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and
research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and
perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this
There are several lists that are excellent points of reference - The Top 150
Players in Cloud Computing, 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging
Cloud, and The VAR Guy's SaaS 20 Index.
Large technology companies like AT&T, EMC / VMware, HP, IBM, Microsoft,
Unisys, and others that come to mind have not been included below in the top
Are you wondering who is gaining mind share in the 3rd quarter of 2011?
Well wonder no more. Let's take a look at the Top Cloud Enablers Gaining
Mind Share, and The Leaderboard (Up and Coming Cloud Innovators, Movers and
Shakers). As you know, Cloud computing has gone mainstream, and large
enterprise information technology companies must continue their rapid
restructuring to an on-demand model enhancing their portfolios largely
through acquisitions. So lets see how they’re doing.
Here are the most recent changes this quarter, and a quick look at the 2011
acquisitions (2010 acti... (more)
Early Bird at Cloud Expo
In part 1 and part 2 we covered the alignment between strategy,
organizational culture, innovation, and cloud computing; and discussed the
risk of innovation in the cloud. Now lets turn our attention towards our
Innovation in the world of business occurs in organizations ready to take an
acceptable level of managed, calculated, and measured risks.
While it’s true that an airplane is safest in the hangar, that’s not what
airplanes are for, and it would likely make for one unhappy pilot, wasting
her skill, education, and training... (more)
One of my grand hopes for all of you, and your respective enterprises in
2010, is that you find your way to the Clouds.
The coming years will be both exciting and challenging as we collectively
migrate our enterprises to cloud computing. Speaking of enterprises, I owe
all of you an article on preparing your enterprise for the cloud. I
continue to work on it, thought it's not quite ready yet. Besides, this
week, I have the pleasure of meeting with a world class, cloud computing
leader, and I hope to glean further insights that will help shed light on the
future of the enterpri... (more)
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 C... (more)