Why Many Private Cloud Projects are Failing

While survey after survey show that enterprises claim to prefer private cloud models, IT is struggling to deliver.  Off the record many in the IT consulting and SI business will say the majority of private cloud pilots they’re seeing aren’t going  well.  In fact some believe that up to 90% of private cloud pilots in […]

Will PRISM have a Chilling Effect on Cloud Computing Adoption?

The Washington Post recently reported on a secret government program to snoop Internet data, named PRISM. How will this revelation impact the cloud computing world and could it put a damper on cloud adoption?

Don’t Underestimate Microsoft in the Enterprise Cloud Race

Microsoft last week announced the general availability of Azure Infrastructure Services.  This marks a notable course correction for Microsoft, which initially provided Azure solely through a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model.  While many market observers assume that public cloud IaaS in the enterprise is now a three horse race between Amazon AWS, Rackspace and Google, they may […]

Understanding the Great Tech War

In 1939, the world plunged into the Second World War, lasting the better part of six years. All the major powers of the time were involved. Numerous fronts opened up, with large campaigns in Asia, Africa, Europe, and skirmishes even in the Americas. In the end, the victors set the policies that directed world affairs […]

Who’s Up For an Ubuntu Phone?

Earlier today, Canonical announced its intent to deliver a new version of Ubuntu, targeting smartphones. To highlight some directions for 2013 and sell the concept of an Ubuntu phone, Mark Shuttleworth delivered a virtual keynote video. In the video, Shuttleworth shows off the phone UI in detail, demonstrating how users can interact with the device. […]

Google Delivers Enterprise App Store for Android

Yesterday, Google announced the availability of an “enterprise app store” for Google Android devices. Formally named “Google Play Private Channel for Google Apps,” the new functionality allows enterprise customers with custom Google Apps domains to create a private channel within the Google Play Android store for distributing enterprise-specific apps. The apps are seen only by […]

Apple Mobile Replay of 1980s/90s PC Wars?

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Apple was the king of the personal computer revolution. While there were other players out there like IBM, everybody knew that Apple was more innovative and cool. The famous 1984 SuperBowl commercial set the tone for Apple from that point to the present: The message was clear, Apple was […]

Game on: Google Cuts Storage Price… Again

Just days after announcing a price cut to its storage service on the eve of Amazon’s re:Invent conference, Google announced further cuts in reaction to new Amazon pricing. That 10% more, bringing the total to a 30% reduction this week. From GigaOm: Said a Google spokeswoman: “In a nutshell, the prices are the lowest in […]

Competition is good: Google Expands Cloud Platform

From the “Competition is Good” department, we have this just in from Google — reduced pricing, new features, new services, and expanded cloud service footprint around the globe:  We’re constantly making updates to our Google Cloud Platform products—Google App Engine, Cloud Storage, Big Query, Compute Engine and others—based on user feedback and to improve the […]