Measuring the Economic Value of the Cloud
With enterprise technology constantly evolving, Jeffrey M. Kaplan of THINKstrategies insists that companies shouldn’t hesitate when jumping to the cloud due to today’s economics in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on Software in the Cloud.
Is Your MDM Software Serving You Well?
As master data management become more prevalent in enterprises, Charles Greenberg of Data Foundations discusses how it may just fall short of expectations in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on Emerging Technology.
The Small/Large Company Perspective
Kamesh Pemmaraju looks closer at the differences between the cloud strategies of small and large companies in this post to his SandHill.com Blog, Leaders in the Cloud.
McKinsey – Why Good Bosses Tune into Their People
Know how to project power, counsels Stanford management professor Bob Sutton, since those you lead need to believe you have it for it to be effective. And to lock in your team's loyalty, boldly defend their backs. Learn more in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Ellison Announces “One Big, Honkin’ Cloud” (ComputerWorld)
- Ohio Ban on Offshore Outsourcing Raises More Ire from Asia (eWeek)
- Oracle’s Net Swells 20 Percent Amid Hurd Hiring Hubbub (Yahoo)
- IBM Sues Exec Who Jumped to CSC (InformationWeek)
- Cloud Computing: Raining Money (Fortune)
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M&A Deals: IBM acquires OpenPages.
Executive Moves: New York IT management software and solutions CA Inc. named Mark Frost General Manager, IT Management SaaS/Customer Solutions Unit.
Quote of the Week
“Needless to say, Oracle agrees with Amazon.com... [Oracle believes cloud-computing] is a platform. ...on which you run standards-based software. ...It’s a comprehensive development and execution environment that can run all your applications.”
- CEO Larry Ellison on Oracle’s definition of the cloud
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