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By Ben Kepes on December 20, 2011
In a recent CloudU report, we talked at length about how an organization should approach a move to the Cloud and which applications they should pick as initial prospects for migrating. In the report we advised organizations to look at applications that; • Have significant interaction with external applications or services • Are
By Mark Suster on December 20, 2011
Fred Wilson recently posted a great video on his blog with the CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony. The money slide is the graphic below. The chart shows three scarce resources and their improvements over time. The top line is available storage (S), the middle line represents processing power (following Moore’s law) or (P) and the […]
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By Dave Michels on December 20, 2011
Forbes published an article called The Road Ahead: Gartner’s Outlook for 2012 And Beyond. It offers the reader, in summary/bullet form Gartner’s predictions for the IT sector. Some of the points are pretty obvious – a clear rise in Cloud and mobility, but there are a few surprises. In 2013, the investment bubble will burst […]
By Mark Suster on December 19, 2011
Fred Wilson recently posted a great video on his blog with the CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony. The money slide is the graphic below. The chart shows three scarce resources and their improvements over time. The top line is available storage (S), the middle line represents processing power (following Moore’s law) or (P) and the [...]
By Krishnan Subramanian on December 19, 2011
Okta (previous CloudAve coverage), the company offering identity and access management service, announced last week that they are expanding into service catalog business. They announced the availability of Okta Application Network, a self service portal that IT can set up to allow employees of an organization easily access different cloud based applications. With this feature, […]
By Dave Michels on December 19, 2011
What we have here is a case of the victors writing the history book. We learned recently that Dell decided to discontinue selling Netbooks. Netbooks? You remember them – the small, inexpensive notebook-like computers with a lightweight operating system. They came in a few different flavors of Windows and Linux. They were the rage a […]
By Hutch Carpenter on December 19, 2011
Customers, properly, have been having a renaissance of sorts in terms of business thinking. Peter Drucker famously espoused a very customer-centric business philosophy. Nowadays, social CRM represents the return of a customer-first orientation. Last year, Altimeter published the 18 use cases of social CRM. Included in those use cases were several that relate to innovation. […]
By Ben Kepes on December 19, 2011
Last week I posted news of Intacct’s new SRP offering that ties together Clarizen, Salesforce and Intacct’s own system. It was timely given that only the week before I moderated a panel at CloudBeat that brought together a bunch of folks who think deeply about the application integration space – those who have a suite […]
By Adron Hall on December 19, 2011
Ok, it’s that time of the year and I’m at the phase of the cycle when it is computer purchasing time. What do I want, what do I need, who has the best options available? In order of priority here’s my wish list for the ideal machine.
It must be able to run Windows & Linux. Even better would be the ability to run OS-X, Windows, and Linux. Preferably with Linux or OS-X as the core operating system and Windows either virtualized or dual booted.
Another high priority is I want elegant, sexy, and strong design. But not just in appearance but in functionality too. I want the device to be strong. I want the material to be fabricated well, I want the quality and durability to be built into the device. This comes down to the device being a single mold, probably of a high quality material like aluminum.
I want as much oomph as I can get out of the hardware. Demanding elegant and sexy usually dictates it won’t be powerful. Demanding tough is usually another strike against that.
Another thing which is super important, but I may be flexible on, is the resolution. I simply want as much resolution as possible.
The last thing, which isn’t as important, is I don’t really want to pay more than about $1500. I’d be all the happier if I can find something for even less.
Narrowing Down the Machines… (click through to read the entire article)
By Mark Suster on December 18, 2011
I am a big believer in VC pitches that the bio slide should come up front. Actually, I think the advice in this post applies to any sales meeting also. The short answer is that by knowing the key members of the management team the VC firm can quickly identify strengths on your time and […]
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By Mark Suster on December 17, 2011
I am a big believer in VC pitches that the bio slide should come up front. Actually, I think the advice in this post applies to any sales meeting also. The short answer is that by knowing the key members of the management team the VC firm can quickly identify strengths on your time and [...]
By Krishnan Subramanian on December 16, 2011
As the year 2011 is winding down, I am seeing few trends in enterprise software which might generate quite a bit of discussion among the pundits next year. I thought I will do a quick post on it and see if I can get some feedback from industry watchers and practitioners. As the traditional software […]
By Mark Fidelman on December 16, 2011
Every time I see an anti-email blog post or even more amusingly a company that issues a zero email policy, I’m always reminded of one of my favorite Einstein lines, “”Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.” You have to admire CEO Thierry Breton of […]
By Christian Reilly on December 15, 2011
Not too long after vmware’s Cloud Foundry made its pomp-and-circumstance debut, I was fortunate enough to be sitting down to (and paying for) an interesting dinner with several of the senior figures in the Cloud Foundry core team, including head honcho Derek Collison and all round good guy Killian Murphy. After a few aperitifs and […]
By Martijn Linssen on December 15, 2011
I have been comfortably following SAP Influencer Summit 2011 from my chair, and reading up on the various posts and vids released throughout the process. It won’t surprise anyone that yesterday’s keywords were cloud, ByD, business, SAPonDemand and sales – thank you, you 350 participants who produced 1,500 tweets during the last day Many people […]