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The Battle for the Cloud Has Not Even Started Yet

by Andrew White  |  September 20, 2017

I sat with a client yesterday who asked me a question about the cloud.  The question was innocuous enough: "If I had a choice, why would I build anything, if...

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The End of Innovation, The End of IT?

by Andrew White  |  June 1, 2017

I noted a fascinating "Comment" in today's US print edition of the Financial Times.  It was written by John Gapper, the FT Business writer, and is titled, "Chemicals were the...

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How Do the Mega-Vendors' Cloud Strategies Compare?

by Andrew White  |  April 28, 2017

I was looking at some data from some recent mega-vendor earnings reports and I noted the following. Look at how much the vendor's are reporting in terms of cloud oriented...

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A Sheep Shot

by Jay Heiser  |  April 1, 2017

My family often asks what I actually do at work.  This typical question from a Gartner Account Executive should clear that up: "I have a prospective client who needs to know...

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Oracle Cloud Strategy

by Andrew White  |  January 20, 2017

This week I attended an Oracle event put together for industry analysts.  I have attended these kinds of events off and on over the years and they are very useful....

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Are you trying to negotiate terms for a bag of hot dogs?

by Jay Heiser  |  September 27, 2016

Don't try to spread traditional outsourcing practices over your cloud hot dog--it just won't taste right. On a 1-to-1 basis, such as traditional outsourcing, you can negotiate any form of service...

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New Research: Separating Cloud Resources for Data Management Increases Flexibility and Helps Prevent Lock-In

by Andrew White  |  August 15, 2016

My colleagues Adam Ronthal and Donald Feinberg just published: Separating Cloud Resources for Data Management Increases Flexibility and Helps Prevent Lock-In. Independent scaling of storage and computing resources for data management...

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Stop the Press: Digital Strategy IS about Data

by Andrew White  |  August 5, 2016

Its been a long but fun week.  It ended on both a low and high note. I was talking to a client and helping with a review of what they...

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New Research: Beyond the Gathering Storm — Governing Information in the Cloud

by Andrew White  |  May 9, 2016

My colleague, Bill O'Kane and others, just published this note: Beyond the Gathering Storm — Governing Information in the Cloud. Cloud-based data and applications are being embraced with little awareness of...

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Finally, True Born-on-the-Cloud Application Platforms

by Yefim Natis  |  March 13, 2016

Current cloud application platforms for enterprise software are like "radio on TV". Like early TV programs that showed a (radio) announcer reading news off a page, the current aPaaS take...

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