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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42Q
In this interview, Srivats Ramaswami,...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

with Sander Barens, Expereo
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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

with Shawn Moore, Solodev
In this interview, Shawn Moore,...

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Find out what’s really going on in your business...

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A...

Why the Cloud Will Bring the App Store Revolution to Enterprise IT

November 10, 2011 No Comments

Though I think the term is generally useless as either an analytical tool or category of computing that large entities can and should use in planning strategy, I’m not quite ready to give up on the idea that “the cloud” does have at least some worthwhile content. And after three days at the Cloud Expo, I’d like to suggest a simple signature of cloudiness that seems to fit everything I’ve seen with the sole exception of Oracle’s “cloud” offerings. Here’s my idea: it’s “cloud” at the platform and infrastructure layers if users can provision their own resources via some automated system.

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