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September 21, 2012  1:05 PM

What the cloud means (and it isn’t cutting costs)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, cloud, Cloud Computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Software as a Service

What are the first words that come to mind when you think of the cloud? Low cost, perhaps. Pay as you go, maybe. Probably also: not secure, too complex, regulatory headaches,

July 1, 2011  12:20 PM

Microsoft needs Office 365 to convince IT buyers to stick with traditional software licensing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Cloud Computing, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft, Office 365, Software as a Service, Software licensing

Microsoft, which describes itself as a "cloud company" these days, has made its biggest and perhaps most important foray into the cloud with the launch of Office 365. It's fair to say that if the software giant can't persuade customers to take its most widely used business application into the...


February 24, 2011  3:21 PM

IT leaders are ready for the cloud – but are their suppliers?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, cloud, Cloud Computing, Risk management, SaaS, Software as a Service, Software licensing, Strategy

Now here's an irony. After two or three years of vendor cloudwash and relentless marketing to IT leaders about why they should move to the cloud, it seems those CIOs have accepted their suppliers' advice - but it's those very vendors that are about to realise the monster they have...


December 16, 2008  3:55 PM

To boldly go where IT departments haven’t gone before?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Collaboration, Social networking, Software as a Service, trends

Enterprise 2.0 is certainly gaining the backing of leading firms.

Networking giant Verizon Business for one backs this idea, arguing in its predictions of


December 12, 2008  12:11 PM

Top trends in IT for 2009

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Compliance, IPv6, IT security, SaaS, Software as a Service

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, turkeys are getting rather nervous and IT firms start making their predictions for the New Year.

First out the blocks has been Verizon Business (VzB) who has issued its predictions very much influenced by the current economic downturn...


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