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Archives for March, 2009

Karl Marx Would Be Proud

by Tom Bittman  |  March 30, 2009  |  5 Comments

But cloud computing doesn’t need a revolution – capitalism will lead the evolution of cloud computing. With only a few word changes, the opening of the Communist Manifesto could be easily inserted into the Open Cloud Manifesto, announced March 30, 2009:  “A spectre is haunting the cloud – the spectre of openness and standards. Amazon, […]


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Private Cloud Computing is Not The Goal

by Tom Bittman  |  March 22, 2009  |  6 Comments

Instead, it’s a stepping stone. It’s about embracing cloud concepts earlier, and about enabling the flexibility to use public cloud computing services as soon as they meet requirements. Getting some of the benefits of cloud computing, but contained within the enterprise. I had a busy week along the west coast, meeting individually with fifteen different […]


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Does Cloud Computing Kill Intimacy?

by Tom Bittman  |  March 5, 2009  |  4 Comments

One interesting question that cloud computing raises is the importance of customer intimacy between IT and its business customers. Improving the relationship between IT and the business has always been considered a major goal – aligning IT and business strategies, integrating IT and business processes, ensuring IT people understand the business and vice versa. Strategy […]


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