More myths about software as a service debunked

Earlier this year, there was an excellent post on Thoughts on Cloud that debunked three common myths associated with software as a service (SaaS). After reading the post, I thought it would be useful to address three additional myths that I’ve had to deal with in my work with the different SaaS products and teams in […]

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Managed hosting as a service: The transition to SaaS

This is the second part of a series on managed hosting as a service. In part one, I talked about my opinions on managed hosting as a service (MHaaS)—a variation on software as a service (SaaS). In this post, I hope to show you how software offerings adapted for SaaS need to evolve to mitigate […]

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What is managed hosting as a service (MHaaS)?

I’ve recently been working with a customer on transitioning their software as a service (SaaS) offerings from a data center to the cloud. In working through some of the challenges this team had with their transition to cloud, it became clear to me that what this team offered wasn’t really pure SaaS but rather what […]

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The pros and cons of cloud computing

Every place you look, you read about cloud computing. It’s coming. It’s here. You need it. If you don’t take advantage of it, you could be left behind. Some folks believe it’s the future. They point to the explosion of mobile computing as a catalyst for cloud computing. They talk about the growth of born […]

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The pros and cons of cloud computing

Every place you look, you read about cloud computing. It’s coming. It’s here. You need it. If you don’t take advantage of it, you could be left behind. Some folks believe it’s the future. They point to the explosion of mobile computing as a catalyst for cloud computing. They talk about the growth of born […]

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Embrace the cloud: Three reasons why you should adapt

There’s a lot of pressure on IT these days. Business asks for more capabilities on more platforms. Finance is demanding that you cut costs. With the emphasis on cost cutting, we tend to focus on the short term and not think about the long-term implications of the decision to move to cloud computing. With the […]

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the cloud

I’m worried. I’m worried about how we’re going to keep up with our competitors.  I’m worried about how we can keep up with the rapid changes in the marketplace. I’m worried about how we can contain costs while providing the appropriate level of service to our sales, marketing, engineering and human resource organizations. Our business […]

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Responding to disasters: Government and the cloud

We’ve all heard and seen the stories in the media on natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, flooding in the Midwest, fires in California and Oregon, Hurricane Katrina and more. Recovery efforts from these disasters and others have highlighted the need for cloud technology in times of need. When Hurricane Rita hit Houston in 2005, there […]

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Does cloud computing drive business agility?

Over the past few months, I’ve been talking to people about business agility. I recently attended the IBM Pulse 2014 conference where business agility and cloud computing were talked about at length. I heard business agility discussed strategically in keynote presentations and breakout sessions. Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President of Software and Cloud Solutions at […]

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