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October 24, 2011  2:46 PM

What’s up, what’s down: Oracle pushes into cloud CRM, hardware investments languish



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, cloud CRM, Cloud Services, Oracle, Oracle Public Cloud, RightNow, SaaS, telecom capex, Verizon

Some things are up, some are down, I guess.  That seems to be true with regard to tech signals this morning, anyway.  Oracle is buying RightNow, a CRM cloud player, and the Street is...

August 26, 2011  1:02 PM

Verizon’s CloudSwitch buy: Important Tier 1 move but not a panacea



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, cloud provider, CloudSwitch, hybrid cloud, Microsoft Azure, PaaS, public cloud, Verizon

Verizon has taken what may be a very important and evocative step toward maturing its enterprise cloud strategy with the purchase of privately held CloudSwitch....


June 30, 2011  2:06 PM

Tiering up: The carrier shift toward usage-based pricing is starting



Posted by: Tom Nolle
mobile data, network monetization, network operators, streaming video, tiered pricing, usage-based pricing, Verizon, Video

Verizon is preparing to move to tiered pricing for mobile data in early July. There's a growing conviction among operators...


June 23, 2011  12:09 PM

Verizon keeps cloud under the Terremark brand



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud monetization, Cloud Services, Terremark, Verizon

Verizon has decided to keep its cloud offerings under the Terremark brand, which I think is a good idea because the cloud and cloud-hosted services fall outside the...


May 27, 2011  7:26 PM

Can enterprises offer database management as a service?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, cloud databases, Cloud Services, Database as a Service, Database.com, DBMS in the cloud, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Verizon, Virtella

We’re continuing to see more developments in the cloud space that go beyond the hype and address some of the important issues. One in particular -- the “Database.com” offering from Salesforce.com -- is also demonstrating some important facts about the cloud and cloud services. Cloud...


May 26, 2011  1:46 PM

Verizon, AT&T position for the big cloud money



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, cloud, cloud computing services, OSS/BSS, PaaS, SaaS, Verizon

Verizon has taken yet another “leadership” step in defining how operators see their revenue futures. The company has indicated it would be likely acquiring small software companies to create


May 18, 2011  1:51 AM

Cloud players: Who gets the highest marks?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, AT&T, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon

Among cloud players, IBM and Microsoft get the highest marks on practical cloud strategies, and the second-highest go to the common-carrier cloud services, even though AT&T's cloud offerings are still developing and Verizon's (via Terremark) are only recently branded by the carrier. The reason...


May 16, 2011  1:50 PM

Do Verizon’s new programs signal a move toward service partnerships?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
network operators, network services, OTT, over-the-top, partnerships, service layer, VDMS, Verizon, Verizon Digital Media Service, Verizon Digital Media Services, Verizon Strategic Initiatives Council

Verizon's Digital Media Services initiative (VDMS) has been somewhat of a yawn to the press, but it's of great...


May 10, 2011  4:01 PM

Microsoft’s $8.5 billion for Skype: The road to an ecosystem?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, IP voice, LTE voice, Microsoft, Skype, TDM, Verizon

Skype and Microsoft? There have been rumors...

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April 26, 2011  4:08 PM

Verizon financials point to the problem with copper, broadband mobile



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, copper, DSL, FTTH, local loop, Verizon

Verizon reported its numbers and demonstrated why voice and legacy is out and FiOS and mobile is in. The company beat AT&T on subscriber ads, something the media links to the iPhone...


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