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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...

October 7, 2011  9:37 PM

Looking at, and through, clouds: A check of key vendors’ cloud strategies



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Amazon, Amazon EC2, Apple, appliances, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, cloud ecosystem, cloud provider, Cloud Services, Ericsson, Google, networking market, networking vendors, Oracle, Oracle Public Cloud, Sony

There are signs that the networking industry is doing a bit more weaving and bobbing as it looks for a position that sustains revenue and profit growth. One big item is the story that Sony...

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October 6, 2011  4:58 PM

Steve’s legacy: Don’t lose sight of the service layer



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, cloud monetization, cloud provider, Cloud Services, mobile cloud, service delivery platform, service layer architecture, Steve Jobs

There’s no way that any blogger in technology could not, today, offer a tribute to the greatest innovator that the technology industry has ever known. Steve Jobs was a true giant in a world of pretenders, a man who...


September 29, 2011  12:16 PM

Kindle Fire launched as media cloud appliance with EC2 links, not mere tablet



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Amazon EC2, Apple, Cloud computing, e-readers, iPad, tablets

Well, Amazon finally announced its tablet. The event itself might have offered some clues because Apple would have done this in the Superdome, and Amazon had something that looked more like a high-school auditorium. Bezos set the tone for the launch with a long...


September 16, 2011  12:39 PM

Cloud sweeps the field in new survey, while benefits questions arise



Posted by: Tom Nolle
CIMI Corp. survey, Cisco, Cloud computing, HP

I sent out the survey material for our fall strategy sweep, and as usual I asked both service providers and enterprises to respond quickly with the answers to the following questions; “What’s the hottest network issue”, “What’s your...


August 31, 2011  10:54 PM

Dell’s major cloud move; Networks make cloud presence known



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, cloud networking, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Virtual Extensible LAN, VMware

Dell has used a couple of software conferences as bully pulpits for some of its own cloud announcements. The company is making a major cloud move, one it obviously hopes will elevate them to the...


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....


August 25, 2011  1:25 PM

Apple’s Jobs steps down; what/who now for the mobile revolution?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Android, Apple, Chrome OS, cloud ecosystem, Google, mobile behavior, smartphones, tablets

Apple's Steve Jobs has finally decided that his health won’t permit him to head Apple and has passed control to Tom Cook, the Apple COO who has been the administrative head since Jobs...


August 8, 2011  1:55 PM

Brocade cuts guidance over Ethernet uptake, economy, cloud



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cloud computing, content delivery, Ethernet, metro networking, Video

With Brocade’s cut in guidance on its earnings call, the company joined what seemed a parade of network equipment vendors who’ve called the future of network spending into...


July 18, 2011  4:23 PM

VMware’s new pricing strategy; who’s driving the cloud?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Citrix, Cloud computing, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Open source, Virtualization, VMware

In yet another price change that angers customers, VMware announced a new pricing strategy for its vSphere 5, and the new pricing could create significant...


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