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August 20, 2009  3:29 PM

Failure to track virtualization licensing terms can cost you

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

An unnamed client of Forrester Research received a bill for $1 million from a software vendor for violating licensing terms. The problem was that the company was running its software in a virtual environment on any number of servers in its data center, versus only the servers it had originally...

August 13, 2009  4:38 PM

Virtualization licensing terms: A call to arms

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Vendors are working on ways to create virtualization licensing terms better suited to multi-tenant environments, but there is clearly still a lot of confusion out there surrounding licensing terms for desktop virtualization. Well, virtualization licensing in general, for that matter. An IT...


August 6, 2009  8:48 PM

Investigating public cloud could inspire overdue housecleaning

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

There were a lot of messages that came out of the recent Burton Group Catalyst conference in San Diego surrounding the public cloud. But one resonated more than others: You need to get a grip on your own assets, meaning what data is stored on what servers and what the real costs of building or...


July 9, 2009  6:37 PM

Data protection in the cloud: What’s good enough?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

CIOs are pretty paranoid when it comes to data protection, and rightly so given they put their job on the line when they recommend a new infrastructure or service approach like cloud computing. I’ve been told many times now by companies providing


June 29, 2009  7:21 PM

Internet traffic overload: What does it mean for cloud computing services?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Michael Jackson’s passing and the outpouring of grief and curiosity made its way full force onto the Internet last week, slowing down webmail, news sites and search engines and grinding Twitter to a halt. It made me wonder if customers of cloud computing services are going to start asking what...


June 23, 2009  9:02 PM

SaaS BI vendor LucidEra’s demise harkens to ASP downfalls

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

When my inbox began filling up with all the theories of why BI SaaS vendor LucidEra is expected to close down by month’s end, I couldn’t help thinking that the more things...


June 10, 2009  7:14 PM

Massachusetts launches MassChallenge Venture Funds Competition

AlexanderHoward Alexander Howard Profile: AlexanderHoward

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced a new initiative today to attract and develop tech entrepreneurs to the Commonwealth, the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 5, 2009  4:05 PM

Economic recession driving desktop replacements?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

It appears that the economic recession is driving some companies to look for desktop replacements. Sure, desktop prices have come down significantly, and plenty of people argue it would take years for a large enterprise to phase out desktops, if it chooses to at all, but the cost of desktop...


May 22, 2009  2:52 PM

Academics at MIT CIO Symposium advise on innovation, future of IT

AlexanderHoward Alexander Howard Profile: AlexanderHoward

CIOs look to the MIT CIO Symposium for information on management, technology and innovation. Those in attendance at the academic panel held in Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, Mass., enjoyed a healthy...


May 8, 2009  1:50 PM

Is your ISV ready for application virtualization?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Some ISVs are behind the curve when it comes to changing their licensing terms to accommodate application virtualization. Having one installed application that is streamed to many users, as is the model with application virtualization, versus a per-user licensing model, is one curve ball ISVs...


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