By Evangelos Simoudis on February 7, 2011
Last week I attended Strata, a conference organized by O’ Reilly and devoted to big data. I was a large conference (790 attendees) whose content included both technical talks and tutorials about the new generation of big data tools, e.g., Hadoop, Cassandra, visualization, as well presentations on big data business applications. The diversity and size […]
By Susan Scrupski on January 31, 2011
I am here on the ground at IBM’s gala Lotusphere annual event. If I didn’t see it for my own eyes, I wouldn’t believe it. Social Business is all the rage and the main storyline IBM is taking to its customers going forward. IBM Executives are describing “social” as the next wave in enterprise computing: […]
By Zoli Erdos on December 10, 2010
CloudAve readers know I am a fan of edgy marketing. Now it’s time to update my recently compiled inventory of software marketing pranks. A major show like Salesforce.com’s DreamForce would not even be real without some guerilla marketing activity – except the players seemed to have traded places this year. Guerilla Marketing is normally David’s […]
By John Taschek on December 7, 2010
I was at the first Dreamforce. It was in a hotel — the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco and it attracted 500 people and perhaps another 200 employees — roughly 2/3 of the entire company. The big announcements were related to sales force automation, but the company also announced custom tabs and some nifty […]
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By Michael Coté on December 4, 2010
Earlier this week, I was at the annual IBM Software Group industry analyst event. It was more emphasis of the move towards solutions-based selling rather than a focus on technologies.
By Evangelos Simoudis on November 21, 2010
I recently attended the Goldman Sachs Datacenter Techtonics and the Rutberg Wireless Influencers conferences. Cloud computing and SaaS figured prominently in both events. This was not a surprise for the first conference but it was for the second. I have consolidated my takeways in the following categories: Reasons for adopting cloud computing and SaaS. Corporations […]
By Michael Krigsman on November 19, 2010
As part of the Enterprise Irregulars track at this week’s Defrag conference, I moderated a panel of experts discussing the cloud. Enjoy this thoughtful and entertaining podcast.
By Sadagopan on November 17, 2010
Over the weekend, I finished reading the recently released Microsoft paper on the “Economics of the cloud”. As I head to Denver today for participating in the defrag panel on the impact of cloud computing in the enterprise irregulars track, I just…
By Michael Krigsman on November 16, 2010
The cloud is pushing profound shifts in computing, the enterprise, and even our culture. Economics has an important to play in these changes.
By Jason Busch on November 15, 2010
It was a pleasure to attend Forrester’s Sourcing and Vendor Management Forum last week. Even though I did not necessarily agree with all the points in the content of every presenter, the keynotes were of a uniformly high quality a…