Good morning to one and all! You’ve come for the news, yes?    Open source is starting to make a dent in proprietary software fortunes “Proprietary software is dead. That’s what we’ve been saying ever since Linux appeared, yet every year the Microsofts and Oracles of the world keep selling billions of dollars worth of […]

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Good morning, everyone! Let’s make with the headlines!   Unraveling the confusion about PaaS “Overcoming any skepticism about Platform as a Service will require more of an operational focus. As discussed in our last post, there’s a lot of “dev” in PaaS, but not enough “ops.” Recently, JP Morgenthal, director of the cloud computing & DevOps […]

It’s the end of the work week, so let’s see how it all turned out!     The Steady Rise of Platform as a Service “The demand for faster application development, desire for increased employee mobility, and the need to overcome barriers impeding mobile-first development are driving the use of Platform as a Service (PaaS), according […]

Hello to one and all! It’s a day made for innovation.   Who Says Banks Can’t Out-Innovate Start-Ups and High-Growth Tech Firms? “Banks can respond to competitive threats by learning and adopting best practices of startups and tech-firms including approach to product strategy, technology adoption and reducing product development times…Adopt a digital first approach to […]

Good morning, everyone! This is shaping up to be a day when big things happen.   NetApp intros software-defined object storage for hybrid cloud adoption “NetApp on Tuesday rolled out a new object-storage software offering that it says helps organizations leverage the hybrid cloud. The StorageGRID Webscale is supported by Amazon S3 and stores up […]

Good morning, everyone. Let’s get into some headlines!   Oracle to release a PaaS “Oracle plans to announce a new platform as a service (PaaS) that will allow customers to build Java applications in the cloud, according to a report in the New York Times. The move would be a big first one for the company’s new, yet […]

Good morning! Anyone else working for the weekend? Almost there!   SAP Buys Concur Technologies for $8.3 Billion “SAP said on Thursday that it had agreed to acquire Concur Technologies, an enterprise software company based in Seattle, for about $8.3 billion. Concur makes software that helps companies manage their employees’ travel and expenses, a growing […]

A hello and how-do-you-do to everyone out there. Let’s get to the nitty-gritty.   Citrix snaps up virtualization startup Virtual “Citrix on Wednesday announced that it has acquired Virtual, a small virtualization startup whose technology can be used to emulate Android or iOS environments on remote desktops. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. […]

Good morning! Do you know what day it is??     Health IT Early Mover Advantage Examined “Although few healthcare organizations view first-adopter status as a business advantage, those that more quickly implement new technologies do reap valuable returns on these investments, a new study suggests. Consumer behavior and expectations are the primary factors driving […]

Good morning one and all! And now for the news…   Top 8 Reasons Why Enterprises Are Passing On PaaS “The number one benefit of cloud computing is agility. The value of bringing new features or products to market far outweigh the other benefits such as cost reduction. PaaS takes agility to another level by […]