Adobe and Microsoft have thrown around the term cloud recently when in fact they're not really offering cloud services. Now SAP is making noises about going all in on the cloud. Should you believe them?
Would you ever have thought it possible that two healthcare firms managing a legal process, a merger, would use a cloud service to manage their files? This one did and here's the scoop on how they did it.
I talked to GoodData CEO Roman Stanek and GM for Box Enterprise Whitney Bouk and got their takes on the notion of a network of cloud services. Perhaps the GoodData-Box partnership was a first step in that direction. Real reporting on the fly for this one. Stanek was in a cab on the way to the airport and Bouck was at an event in NYC and we managed to pull it together.
If someone told you to come up with an RFP processing system in less than a week for less than $10,000, you might rightly asked if they were high. Here's how a consultant created just such a system in the Cloud for the State of Washington to be its 'pot czar.'
At the AIIM conference last week, one IT pro likened the battle between traditional enterprise software vendors and Silicon Valley startups as an updated version of the cold war. But he said it's time for IT pros to speak up and tell the cloud vendors what they need to run their business.
Oracle reported a modest loss in its most recent quarterly earnings report, but it could be a sign of a more fundamental underlying problem as the company faces pressure from cheaper cloud and open source alternatives.
It's Friday and after a long journey of 3 weeks in Europe in which I covered Mobile World Congress and CeBIT, I'm finally home. This week, it's 5 Links for developers and IT Pros, the Massachusetts edition with posts from Jason Perlow on why resisting the cloud is futile and Steven Vaughan-Nichols with 5 reasons Windows 8 isn't making it. Have a look.
With so many choices now available and the price so low, you would be crazy not to take advantage of the myriad of cloud storage options out there -- giving you access to your files anywhere from virtually any device.