Business Strategy for Software Executives
September 22, 2008
Capitalizing on the Cloud
Gartner calls it “transformational” but the enterprise potential of cloud computing depends on the resolution of four key issues for technology vendors.
By M.R. Rangaswami, Sand Hill Group
“Cloud computing” is the latest in a long, illustrious line of technology buzzwords. Depending on who you believe, the cloud will be the next “Internet-like” revolution in enterprise computing.
Or it might just be SaaS with lipstick.
The reality is most likely somewhere in between. Startups and megavendors alike have rushed to position their cloud offerings and enterprises are increasingly taking part. Today’s technology companies must answer four important questions in order to spur customer adoption and best position themselves for success in the cloud computing era.
Reviewing Google’s Energy Plan
The combination of common sense and technology can make most things possible. Tony Baer of OnStrategies reviews Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s plan to address the need for renewable energy in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on “green” software.
Can HP Lead in Virtualization Management?
HP has long played a role in the virtualization market but now it is leveraging its role in the virtualization management space. Judith Hurwitz takes a closer look at the company’s recent moves and says it has a good chance for success in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on virtualization.
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DON’T MISS: Time to Rethink Offshoring?
Changing economic conditions may have undermined some of the benefits of offshoring. For managers of global supply chains, this could be the time to reevaluate. Read why in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
News Update: A Beating from the Banks
Wall Street debacle hurts tech firms; plus IBM paves the BEP road, and mixed findings on Web 2.0. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: Cred in the Cloud?
Which group of vendors will become the rulers of the cloud value chain?
Last week, readers gave us their opinion as to whether the software industry is innovating at the right rate.
More at SandHill.com:
Microsoft announces a $40 billion stock buyback.
Consumer voice applications vendor Ooma received $16 million.
McAfee pays $413 million for Secure Computing.
Application Security Inc named John Ottman Chief Executive Officer.
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