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July 18, 2011  12:03 PM

Google’s Android sweep and its implications for Apple



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, Google, Google+, iCloud, smartphones, tablets

Google reported its numbers, and by any measure it had a stellar quarter. Revenues were up 32%, and they beat Street estimates across the...

July 12, 2011  11:49 AM

It’s Groundhog Day in the networking biz, Google+ and all



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IMS, Microsoft, networking revenue, Skype, Social networking, voice services

As some things change, others stay the same. That’s about how I see things fresh from two weeks in Brazil.  We’re seeing changes in the networking business space as Google vies anew with Facebook and Twitter, and yet the moves raise the same issues we’ve faced all along. In the economic...


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...


June 7, 2011  1:54 PM

Apple’s WWDC — iMessage interest beats iCloud announcement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
app developers, Apple, Cloud computing, Google, iCloud, iMessage, Microsoft, streaming

Well, Apple had its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and Steve Jobs was there, and for the Apple aficionados it was pure love. For the less indoctrinated, it was a bit of a yawn. The iCloud -- Apple's online...


June 1, 2011  1:31 PM

Collaboration market moves from VMware and Apple



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, collaboration, social media, Social networking, Virtualization, VMware

VMware is buying enterprise social/collaboration player Socialcast, and the move is demonstrating a lot of interesting things about the future of collaboration, virtualization, and of course VMware. We may be on 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 18, 2011  10:12 PM

Chromebook launch a self-sabotaging fiasco for Google?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, Chrome, Chrome OS, Chromebook, Chromebooks, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, Google, Google Docs, Linux, thin clients

Google's developer conference generated a flood of news, which was a bit of news itself. There was a time when big announcements were linked to industry events like trade shows, but the new trend to link them to developer meetings shows a new dynamic in the industry. Actually, it shows a...


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 17, 2011  1:54 AM

Cloud reality: IT budgets trump number of adopters



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, Cloud Services, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, SMBs

A recent research report on cloud computing says that small and midsized business (SMB) buyers prefer to get their cloud applications from a single provider rather than to mix and match. That's not surprising given that for over a decade, SMBs have cited difficulties in sustaining strong technology...


May 16, 2011  2:30 PM

Battle for the data center — where are the vendors?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android@home, Apple, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, data center, data center networking, data centers, EC-OS, embedded control, embedded control device, Interop, network operators, OTT, over-the-top, smart home, telecom service providers

The big takeaway from Interop so far has been the battle for the data center, which is no surprise given that particular item has been on top of my surveys for both enterprises and...


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