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IT chargeback/showback and SaaS

In this post I’d like to approach the issue of whether and how Software as a Service (delivered of course through cloud technology – don’t let them tell you otherwise!) can assist an organization implement an IT chargeback / showback strategy. For those that haven’t heard the terms before, IT chargeback is the methodology or [...]

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IBM Cloud as a growth engine for business

Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business  Companies that are effectively applying disruptive technologies like cloud computing, are outmaneuvering their competitors, delivering new products and services to market more quickly, driving new economics, and transforming entire industries and business models in the process. Determining the correct strategy and mix of cloud delivery models has become [...]

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SaaS ecosystems as business enablers

In general, a multi-tenant SaaS product creates an ecosystem of users whoshare similar functionality, experience and also technical infrastructure. Today, we shall investigate if and how a SaaS environment can be used not only as a means to execute daily tasks but also as a business enabler for the on-board users. The basic idea is [...]

Posted in Advanced,C-Level,Cloud Functionality,Collaboration,Community Clouds,Mid-Sized,Public Clouds,SaaS / Software,Sales & Marketing,SMB,Start-Up,Strategy,VP / Director Level | Read More »

Information Growth and Big Data in the Cloud; An Exclusive Cloud Slam’12 Panel Session


This panel session at Cloud Slam 2012 explores latest big trend in cloud computing – Big Data. An expert line up of panelists discuss core themes including analytics, information governance, data archiving, and compliance, whilst showcasing real world uses cases of how cloud is helping to crunch and streamline big data. Moderator:  Bud Porter Roth [...]

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Cloud Infrastructure Panel Discussion – Cloud Slam 2012


This panel session looks at where cloud computing currently is from a network equipment manufacturer (NEM’s) perspectives as well as provide future outlook. Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, and Enterasys expand on Convergence, Standards, Consolidation, Interoperability, Data Center strategies, as well as end-user case studies showcasing real world examples of efficiencies realized through use of the cloud are [...]

Posted in Administration,Advanced,Architecture,Automation,C-Level,Cloud Security,Enterprise,Featured,Hardware,High Performance Computing,Information Technology,Large,Networking,Networking / Communications,Operations,Performance,Private Clouds,Programmer / Developer,Reliability,Strategy,Transformation,Virtualization,VP / Director Level | Read More »

Private PaaS is NOT an Oxymoron! Cloud Slam 2012 Keynote by Bart Copeland, CEO of ActiveState


Private PaaS is NOT an Oxymoron Some public-cloud enthusiasts look to spread FUD about private cloud, suggesting it doesn’t deliver value like a public cloud alternative. Some have even gone so far as to call private cloud an oxmoron! In this presentation, ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland refutes that petty argument, and discusses how the private [...]

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Accelerating Time to Market with Next Generation Cloud Platforms by Michael McCarthy, VP of IBM – Cloud Slam 2012 Keynote


Business leaders are faced with enormous pressure to accelerate time to market for new products and services while controlling costs. Success requires rapid access to IT infrastructure, storage, and virtual server environments. IT resource provisioning should be dynamic and self service for application development teams. Platforms are required that enable organizations to rapidly develop, deploy, [...]

Posted in Advanced,Asia,BRIC,C-Level,Cloud Functionality,Community Clouds,Enterprise,Europe,Featured,Geography,Governance,Industry Verticals,Information Technology,Intermediate,Large,Latest Cloud News,Manager,Mid-Sized,North America,Operations,PaaS / Platforms,Strategy,USA,VP / Director Level | Read More »

Designed for teams, built for the web by Michael Lock, Vice President, Americas at Google Enterprise; Cloud Slam 2012 Keynote

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Cloud Slam 2012 Closing Keynote delivered by Michael Lock – Vice President, Americas at Google Enterprise. The cloud is revolutionizing the way people work together, allowing businesses to create new value by accelerating collaboration and innovation. We’ll explore how products designed for teams and built for the web truly enable people to work better together. [...]

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Exclusive Interview with Michael McCarthy VP of Cloud Computing at IBM taken at Cloud Slam 2012 Conference


We caught up with Michael McCarthy VP of Cloud Computing at IBM during Cloud Slam 2012 to get an exclusive interview on his / IBM’s views on the cloud. Mike discusses how IBM is aligning cloud with business around three core areas: Cloud Foundations, Cloud Managed Services, Cloud Solutions which are all covered in this [...]

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Shine a light on “Shadow IT”: Taking control of usage and spending in the cloud by Sharon Wagner, CEO and Founder of Cloudyn


The ease to set up a cloud deployment–done with little more than a credit card and an internet connection– has resulted in a decentralization of IT management for many enterprises. This booming “Shadow IT” environment creates a host of management and cost issues for enterprises and usually leaves IT departments holding the bag. Very quickly, [...]

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