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
Healthcare Innovation Journal on Ulitzer
Let’s examine the basic economics of healthcare (by no means the whole
story, just enough to inform basic insight).
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard by now that, where
the majority of developed countries spend between 8–10% of GDP on health,
America spends ~16%.
American health expenditure diverged from the rest of the world circa 1980.
At that point, many other developed countries decided not to deregulate
healthcare, while the US deregulated it, softening or removing limitations on
advertising, consolidation, entry, p... (more)
What is cloud computing? What is the difference between a cloud and the
internet? Some Twenty-One Experts Define Cloud Computing differently, and
there are even more definitions out there. Among many that I've heard are
some of the following:
Cloud = Internet Cloud = Innovation Cloud = On Demand Cloud = Autonomic
computing Cloud = Distributed computing Cloud = Grid computing Cloud =
Hosting Cloud = Multi-tenancy Cloud = SOA Cloud = Utility computing Cloud =
Virtualization Cloud = SLA-driven Cloud = SaaS Cloud = PaaS / OPaaS Cloud =
IaaS / HaaS Cloud = Just a marketing buzzword ... (more)
It's that time again. Today we take a look at 1Q 2011 to see which Cloud
players are gaining mindshare. You can guarantee that the Cloud computing
segment will be even more exciting to watch in 2011 than it was in 2010 as
large enterprise information technology companies continue their rapid
restructuring to an on-demand cloud computing model by gobbling up tasty
Cloud morsels seeking to save time and money in the process by adding proven,
high quality Cloud solutions to their portfolios.
The easy pickings are disappearing quickly as the giants of IT put their
healthy cash posit... (more)
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)