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Cloud Applications: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Proprietary Penalization

by Eric Knipp  |  January 28, 2015

If you're considering the cloud for custom application development, you're probably licking your chops over its promise of rapid time to value, smooth scalability and the prospect of delegating the management of...

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Private PaaS is For Real

by Eric Knipp  |  May 20, 2013

Large enterprises are very interested in the PaaS value proposition, but much less interested in making strategic commitments to public PaaS. This is generally true of public cloud overall. Only...

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PaaS-O-Nomics 101

by Eric Knipp  |  October 9, 2012

PaaS reduces the incremental cost of a custom application. Because demand for custom applications is elastic with respect to price, maturation and proliferation of PaaS will drive growth in custom...

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Don't Bring a Differentiated Knife to a Commodity Gun Fight

by Eric Knipp  |  March 6, 2012

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced yet another cut in its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) pricing (it also announced cuts in select PaaS capabilities, including the relational database service). I've been telling Gartner clients for...

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Cloud Services Enterprise Generalist Strategies Emerge

by Eric Knipp  |  February 15, 2012

Cloud computing has become an important element of every enterprise IT provider's business strategy and it is long past time to treat "a cloud [as] water vapor," as Oracle CEO...

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Execution (dot) meme

by Eric Knipp  |  February 14, 2010

I've noticed a number of blog posts lately about the value of execution. At the risk of stating the obvious I've decided to chime in. Corporations and individuals alike spend...

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Little Fluffy Clouds

by Eric Knipp  |  September 16, 2009

What were the skies like when you were young? Today we've published our most extensive work thus far profiling the providers of Cloud Application Platforms. Our research includes forty companies,...

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