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Doctor, it hurts when I do this

by Jay Heiser  |  August 4, 2014

C: we are concerned about putting our email into the cloud. J: why? C: Somebody might look at it.  J: Somebody can already look at it, even when you do...

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Has SaaS become the next Client/Server?

by Robert Desisto  |  June 23, 2014

I am not saying that  SaaS or cloud computing resembles client/server technically but as it relates to maturity, SaaS is not a big deal anymore. Just like client/server, SaaS has...

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Cloud sabotaged, all your data is permanently lost

by Jay Heiser  |  June 19, 2014

Code Spaces, a vendor that claimed to provide secure Source Code hosting and project management support, has just been forced to admit to their customers that they've been sabotaged by a...

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Unknown unknowns in the Cloud

by Jay Heiser  |  April 8, 2014

Its too bad that Dick Cheney's awkward little epistemological speech has been so thoroughly politicized, turning an important risk management principle into an opportunity for derision.  Intelligence analysts, and IT analysts,...

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Offers Improved Usability, Some Mobility

by Robert Desisto  |  March 4, 2014

Microsoft released its latest core CRM offering, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, in September 2013. After discussions with customers who have now had a few months to absorb the release  the most impactful...

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Current SaaS Vendors Could Become Legacy Dinosaurs Quicker Than You Think

by Robert Desisto  |  December 2, 2013

It has been popular to discuss the impending doom of on premise software business models. You often hear the on premise vendor’s dependency on large capital purchases make it difficult...

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Does IT Matter? Oh Yes, And Here’s Why!

by Andrew White  |  November 14, 2013

In 2004 Nicolas Carr published, “Does IT Matter”.  It was a hit – and he knew it would be.  He described IT as a commodity and, despite the growing investment...

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Do Not Assume SaaS is Pay As You Go

by Robert Desisto  |  October 16, 2013

In recent conversations with Gartner clients I was surprised to see clients are stunned that SaaS vendors do not provide "Pay as You Go" contracts.  SaaS contracts are typically per user...

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Come see me at Gartner Symposium in Orlando

by Robert Desisto  |  October 3, 2013

I will be presenting on two exciting topics at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Florida the week of October 7.  Look forward to seeing you. My sessions are: Creating Practical SaaS...

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Summer of Cloud Incidents

by Jay Heiser  |  September 25, 2013

Although the actual events took place at widely varying times, the summer of 2013 has witnessed the public release of 3 major 'inappropriate use of the cloud' incidents. On July...

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