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Can Cloud Computing Help Fix Health Care
Can Cloud Computing Help Fix Health Care
by Scott Donahue
Few topics have dominated the political news cycle over the past year more than health care reform. The recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is aimed at improving the quality, cost, and accessibility of health care in the United States – an indisputably massive but much-needed undertaking. This article discusses how cloud computing may end up mending a health care system that has largely let a decade of IT innovation pass by and now finds itself trapped in inefficiency and stifled by legacy IT systems.
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AppZero Survey Sizes Industry Concerns Around WS2003 End of Life
Greg O'Connor - CEO at AppZero

Microsoft ends extended support for WS2003 on July 14, 2015; Enterprises seek Solutions Redmond, WA and Andover, MA – September 24, 2013: AppZero, the fastest way to move enterprise applications to the cloud, has opened up its year-long WS2003 end of life industry survey to the IT public. The previously “by invitation only” survey is measuring preparedness among the IT community for the impending end of life for WS2003 set by Microsoft for July 14, 2015. IT professionals can take "The #WS2003 EOL" Survey here.


Chasing Clouds: Achieving Sizeable Growth Will Require Business and Customer Alignment
Mark Levitt - Analyst/Director Business Cloud Strategies at Strategy Analytics

For most ICT software, hardware and service providers, cloud related products and services still contribute a tiny portion of their total revenue. This blog post examines how much cloud related revenue represents today and how much it will in the next several years for ICT providers and what that means for the business and market strategies that should be considered when chasing cloud opportunities.


Gartner: Cloud Adoption in India
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

Cloud Adoption in India


Latest on Cloud ComputingPredictions, New Offerings and Other News
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

1) AWS Storage Gateway 2) Other Predictions 3) Information Age’s 2012 reader survey 4) Unisys 2012 Predictions for Cloud Computing 5) How Cloud Redefines Our Most Important Business Technology 6) Relationships 7) Amazon’s Expanding Ventures in Cloud Computing 8) Enterprise Going Strong on Green IT Initiatives 9) Cloud computing fuels the economy and creates jobs 10) Amazon Embraces Flexibility 11) ATMs using cloud computing for security 12) Dell Introduces 200-VM Server for Private Cloud


Measuring the Business Benefits of Today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solutions
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

In 2009, THINKstrategies launched the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award program to recognize SaaS companies who are offering solutions which deliver measurable business benefits for their customers. Since the BoSS Award program was launched, there have been over sixty (60) award winners ranging from well-known brand-name companies to little known niche players. This report is a compilation of the BoSS Award winners. It clearly illustrates the tangible benefits which today’s SaaS solutions are delivering to organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. These stories also demonstrate why the SaaS market is growing rapidly and fundamentally changing the nature of the software industry. Go to http://www.saas-showplace.com/bestofshowplaceawards.html to learn more about the BoSS Awards program, apply for an Award, or read about the latest Award winners.


State of Public Sector Cloud Computing PDF
Vivek Kundra - Federal CIO & Administrator at Federal CIO Council
Company Profile: Federal CIO Council

This report provides details regarding the NIST's efforts to facilitate and lead the development of cloud computing standards for security, interoperability, and portability. Furthermore, it details federal budget guidance issued to agencies to foster the adoption of cloud computing technologies, where relevant, and provides an overview of the Federal Government's approach to data center consolidation. It also includes 30 illustrative case studies at the Federal, state and local government levels that reflect the growing movement across the public sector to leverage cloud computing technologies.


Leaders in the Cloud Research Study Survey Findings PDF
Kamesh Pemmaraju - Leading Research on Cloud Computing & Independent Cloud Computing Consultant at SandHill

The Sand Hill Group’s new study “Leaders in the Cloud” conducted in-depth interviews with forty CIOs and tech leaders and surveyed more than 500 IT executives. The combination of these two research efforts provides unparalleled insight into customer perceptions of cloud computing, current and planned cloud initiatives, adoption drivers, business and technological benefits. The following pages contain a summary of selected findings from the survey of IT executives. The “Leaders in the Cloud” report also contains more than a dozen use cases from a diverse group of industries which demonstrate the real business value being achieved, as well as the latest best practices and lessons learned from real-world cloud projects.


Perspective Reports
Paul Burns - President at Neovise LLC

A list, by Neovise, of reports on cloud computing and vendor solutions.


Profiles: Cloud Service Providers
Paul Burns - President at Neovise LLC

A web repository of profiles covering a wide array of cloud computing service providers, including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.


Cutting Trough the Hype: Clouds in Context
Paul Miller - Analyst & Consultant at Cloud of Data

Cutting Trough the Hype: Clouds in Context


McKinsey's McCrazy! Flying Through the Clouds with Eyes Half Closed
Michael Sheehan - Technology Evangelist at GoGrid Cloud Hosting

The McKinsey report "Clearing the air on Cloud Computing" brings a good deal of analysis to the table but it's somewhat generalized, makes assumptions and does overlook some key points.


McKinsey Misses The Bigger Point On Cloud Computing
Lew Moorman - President & Chief Strategy Officer of Cloud Business at Rackspace Hosting, Inc

The report has some good points but overall they are missing the bigger point and underestimating the benefits of cloud computing.


McKinsey Got It Wrong: Cloud Computing for Enterprises
Amy D Wohl - President & Industry Analyst at Wohl Associates

Cloud computing may not be cheaper if all you're looking at is a comparison of hardware and an assumption of people costs. The value of cloud computing lies elsewhere.


Worldwide Software Maintenance 2009-2013 Forecast
Amy Konary - Director, Software Pricing, Licensing & Delivery at IDC Research, Inc

This IDC Study contains a five-year forcast for software maintenance revenue, Including a comparison with total software revenue. While SaaS and open source business models are gaining traction in the software industry, the traditional license/maintenance model is not going away in the foreseeable future. There are several elephants in the room, however, that threaten to make ISVs much less comfortable with their future ability to rely on maintenance revenue in the same way as they do today.


SaaS Sector Reports - SMB Financial Productivity Software
Kevin Dobbs - Founder & Managing Partner at Montclair Advisors, LLC

A new set of SaaS providers has emerged with products designed specifically for the small business owner. Many of these new software services are very low cost and some were even free, and because of this, the adoption of these products has been rapid. These Sector Reports cover the incumbent software providers and the promising new SaaS suppliers.


SaaS Sector Reports - SMB Office Productivity Software
Kevin Dobbs - Founder & Managing Partner at Montclair Advisors, LLC

A new set of SaaS providers has emerged with products designed specifically for the small business owner. Many of these new software services are very low cost and some were even free, and because of this, the adoption of these products has been rapid. These Sector Reports cover the incumbent software providers and the promising new SaaS suppliers.


Subscription Software Licensing: The Future Is Now
Amy Konary - Director, Software Pricing, Licensing & Delivery at IDC Research, Inc

This IDC study presents IDC's recommendations for vendors that are considering offering a subscription licensing option for customers. In particular, the focus is on vendors that have historically offered perpetual licensing as their predominate approach. While the ideal time to start transitioning toward flexible licensing models like subscription was probably three to four years ago, major licensing changes within established software companies happen at a glacial pace and there is probably still time to play catch-up. The key for vendors considering making changes to their licensing approach is to focus on the needs of existing and future customers.


Worldwide Software Business Solutions 2009 Top 10 Predictions
Darren Bibby - Program Director, Software Partnering & Alliances at IDC Research, Inc

This IDC study identifies the top 10 predictions impacting the software industry in 2009. The economic crisis of 2008, closely following the US banking crisis in 2007, is having a critical impact on the overall software industry. IDC expects long-lasting and far-reaching changes as a result of this impact. In light of the 2009 predictions, IDC's Applications Analysts offer their guidance.


Laurel Group: Thought Leaders in the SaaS Revolution PDF
Zach Nelson - President & CEO at NetSuite Inc
Josh James - President & CEO at Omniture, Inc
Tien Tzuo - Founder & CEO at Zuora, Inc

Thought Leaders give insights into the SaaS Industry. Steve O'Deegan, Managing Partner at The Laurel Group Byron Deeter, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners Bob Moul, CEO at Boomi John Girard, CEO at Clickability Adam Miller, CEO at Cornerstone On Demand Michael Braun, CEO at Intacct Lyle Fong, CEO & Co Founder at Lithium Technologies Maynard Webb, Chairman & CEO at LiveOps, Inc Zach Nelson, CEO at NetSuite Gordon Ritter, General Partner at Emergence Capital Partners Brian Jacobs, General Partner at Emergence Capital Partners Josh James, President & CEO at Omniture Mark Gorenberg, Managing Director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners Kevin McClelland, Managing Director at JMP Securities Quentin Gallivan, CEO at PivotLink Tien Tzuo, Founder & CEO at Zuora


Worldwide Software Product Life-Cycle Management 2008-2012 Forecast
Amy Konary - Director, Software Pricing, Licensing & Delivery at IDC Research, Inc

This IDC study presents a sizing of the opportunity in the SPLM technology Market. IDC believes that several market forces are converging that should lead to a high demand for SPLM technologies. However, economic challenges will make it difficult for this demand to be met. SPLM vendors would be wise to position their technologies in light of tangible cost savings and revenue generation opportunities.


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Measuring the Business Benefits of Today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solutions
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

In 2009, THINKstrategies launched the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award program to recognize SaaS companies who are offering solutions which deliver measurable business benefits for their customers. Since the BoSS Award program was launched, there have been over sixty (60) award winners ranging from well-known brand-name companies to little known niche players. This report is a compilation of the BoSS Award winners. It clearly illustrates the tangible benefits which today’s SaaS solutions are delivering to organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. These stories also demonstrate why the SaaS market is growing rapidly and fundamentally changing the nature of the software industry. Go to http://www.saas-showplace.com/bestofshowplaceawards.html to learn more about the BoSS Awards program, apply for an Award, or read about the latest Award winners.


State of Public Sector Cloud Computing PDF
Vivek Kundra - Federal CIO & Administrator at Federal CIO Council
Company Profile: Federal CIO Council

This report provides details regarding the NIST's efforts to facilitate and lead the development of cloud computing standards for security, interoperability, and portability. Furthermore, it details federal budget guidance issued to agencies to foster the adoption of cloud computing technologies, where relevant, and provides an overview of the Federal Government's approach to data center consolidation. It also includes 30 illustrative case studies at the Federal, state and local government levels that reflect the growing movement across the public sector to leverage cloud computing technologies.


Leaders in the Cloud Research Study Survey Findings PDF
Kamesh Pemmaraju - Leading Research on Cloud Computing & Independent Cloud Computing Consultant at SandHill

The Sand Hill Group’s new study “Leaders in the Cloud” conducted in-depth interviews with forty CIOs and tech leaders and surveyed more than 500 IT executives. The combination of these two research efforts provides unparalleled insight into customer perceptions of cloud computing, current and planned cloud initiatives, adoption drivers, business and technological benefits. The following pages contain a summary of selected findings from the survey of IT executives. The “Leaders in the Cloud” report also contains more than a dozen use cases from a diverse group of industries which demonstrate the real business value being achieved, as well as the latest best practices and lessons learned from real-world cloud projects.


Worldwide Software Maintenance 2009-2013 Forecast
Amy Konary - Director, Software Pricing, Licensing & Delivery at IDC Research, Inc

This IDC Study contains a five-year forcast for software maintenance revenue, Including a comparison with total software revenue. While SaaS and open source business models are gaining traction in the software industry, the traditional license/maintenance model is not going away in the foreseeable future. There are several elephants in the room, however, that threaten to make ISVs much less comfortable with their future ability to rely on maintenance revenue in the same way as they do today.


SaaS Sector Reports - SMB Financial Productivity Software
Kevin Dobbs - Founder & Managing Partner at Montclair Advisors, LLC

A new set of SaaS providers has emerged with products designed specifically for the small business owner. Many of these new software services are very low cost and some were even free, and because of this, the adoption of these products has been rapid. These Sector Reports cover the incumbent software providers and the promising new SaaS suppliers.


SaaS Sector Reports - SMB Office Productivity Software
Kevin Dobbs - Founder & Managing Partner at Montclair Advisors, LLC

A new set of SaaS providers has emerged with products designed specifically for the small business owner. Many of these new software services are very low cost and some were even free, and because of this, the adoption of these products has been rapid. These Sector Reports cover the incumbent software providers and the promising new SaaS suppliers.


Subscription Software Licensing: The Future Is Now
Amy Konary - Director, Software Pricing, Licensing & Delivery at IDC Research, Inc

This IDC study presents IDC's recommendations for vendors that are considering offering a subscription licensing option for customers. In particular, the focus is on vendors that have historically offered perpetual licensing as their predominate approach. While the ideal time to start transitioning toward flexible licensing models like subscription was probably three to four years ago, major licensing changes within established software companies happen at a glacial pace and there is probably still time to play catch-up. The key for vendors considering making changes to their licensing approach is to focus on the needs of existing and future customers.


Worldwide Software Business Solutions 2009 Top 10 Predictions
Darren Bibby - Program Director, Software Partnering & Alliances at IDC Research, Inc

This IDC study identifies the top 10 predictions impacting the software industry in 2009. The economic crisis of 2008, closely following the US banking crisis in 2007, is having a critical impact on the overall software industry. IDC expects long-lasting and far-reaching changes as a result of this impact. In light of the 2009 predictions, IDC's Applications Analysts offer their guidance.


Laurel Group: Thought Leaders in the SaaS Revolution PDF
Zach Nelson - President & CEO at NetSuite Inc
Josh James - President & CEO at Omniture, Inc
Tien Tzuo - Founder & CEO at Zuora, Inc

Thought Leaders give insights into the SaaS Industry. Steve O'Deegan, Managing Partner at The Laurel Group Byron Deeter, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners Bob Moul, CEO at Boomi John Girard, CEO at Clickability Adam Miller, CEO at Cornerstone On Demand Michael Braun, CEO at Intacct Lyle Fong, CEO & Co Founder at Lithium Technologies Maynard Webb, Chairman & CEO at LiveOps, Inc Zach Nelson, CEO at NetSuite Gordon Ritter, General Partner at Emergence Capital Partners Brian Jacobs, General Partner at Emergence Capital Partners Josh James, President & CEO at Omniture Mark Gorenberg, Managing Director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners Kevin McClelland, Managing Director at JMP Securities Quentin Gallivan, CEO at PivotLink Tien Tzuo, Founder & CEO at Zuora


Worldwide Software Product Life-Cycle Management 2008-2012 Forecast
Amy Konary - Director, Software Pricing, Licensing & Delivery at IDC Research, Inc

This IDC study presents a sizing of the opportunity in the SPLM technology Market. IDC believes that several market forces are converging that should lead to a high demand for SPLM technologies. However, economic challenges will make it difficult for this demand to be met. SPLM vendors would be wise to position their technologies in light of tangible cost savings and revenue generation opportunities.


The Next Stage of Computing: An Equity Research Report on Cloud Computing PDF
Laura Lederman - Principal at William Blair & Company, LLC

We belive cloud computing is the next shift that will fundamentally change the way software is developed and delivered, affecting the future of both hardware and software companies.


Enterprise Software Customer Survey 2008
Abhijit Dubey - Partner at McKinsey & Company

Innovation in the software industry is on the upswing, with Software as a Service (SaaS) being a key driver. The SaaS model is becoming mainstream and this has led to the rise of a new generation of SaaS platforms (also referred to in the industry as Platformas-a-Service PaaS). This year's survey of more than 850 enterprise software customers by McKinsey & Co in collaboration with the SandHill Group and the Software and Interop conferences showed increasing acceptance of subscription and on-demand models but more surprisingly, a high portion (74 percent) of enterprise customers favorably disposed to adopting SaaS platforms.
Mckinsey software 2008 survey Erik Jonker Mckinsey software 2008 survey reveals the developments in the software industry.Found a reference to it on nicholas carr's blog, http://www.roughtype.com

Magic Quadrant for North American Web Hosting, 2008 PDF
Lydia Leong - Research Director at Gartner, Inc

In North America, all major Web hosting vendors have operational expertise in traditional managed, dedicated hosting. But the evolution toward utility computing services is causing major technological and business shifts that not all vendors will manage successfully. Most Web hosting providers can deliver basic managed Web hosting services competently, but breadth of product portfolio, flexible utility pricing, ability to manage complexity, and quality of customer service still differentiate providers.


Study Tour 2006: The Internet is Disruptive, Again
Doug Neal - Research Fellow, Executive Programme at CSC Leading Edge Forum

A new world is emerging. It is a world where software is delivered as a service, where browser-based systems replace fat client architectures, and where new business models begin to reshape the sourcing of enterprise IT. This Tour examined the changing Web landscape, looking at how new technology environments coupled with new business models are accelerating change.


Leading Edge Forum Journal: Web 2.0
Doug Neal - Research Fellow, Executive Programme at CSC Leading Edge Forum

The IT industry is clearly shifting from a world that revolved primarily around hardware and software products to one defined by an ever-greater range of business and consumer services. By providing a powerful and ubiquitous, but low-cost, network infrastructure, the Internet has become an unprecedented tool for services innovation and transformation. In this Issue, we look at this topic from a number of different angles. Doug Neal explains the current Web 2.0 phenomenon, showing why the Internet has entered a new phase of pervasiveness and technology sophistication.


Study Tour 2005: The Consumerization of Information Technology
Doug Neal - Research Fellow, Executive Programme at CSC Leading Edge Forum

Will you lead, follow, or just get run over? There is a transformation going on and this time it is happening to the IT guys. Your users may already have better equipment at home than they do at work. Customers are becoming more connected to you and want to co-create their customer experience, not just take what you have on offer.


Developing Employee Trust and Responsibility: The End of the Nanny State of IT
Doug Neal - Research Fellow, Executive Programme at CSC Leading Edge Forum

This report explores the consequences of consumerization for the IT organization, and in particular the role of employee responsibility and trust as consumer devices, public networks and web-based services are increasingly used for business IT.


Tablets Push Gartner’s Projections Up
By: Maureen O'Gara
Gartner tickled its global IT spending projection this year from 5.1% to 5.6% or $3.6 trillion, based largely on its estimate of 69.5 million in tablet sales that it figures will be worth $29.4 billion, up from ~$10 billion last year.
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Why It's Time to Embrace the Cloud Now: IDC
By: Chris Preimesberger
SAN JOSE, Calif.—IDC's frontman, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst Frank Gens, sees a significant fork in the IT road in 2011 similar to one that happened 25 years ago.
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Cloud Computing To Boost European Recovery
By: Fahmida Y Rashid
EMC has a sunny forecast for European businesses: the cloud will generate 2.4m jobs over the next four years. If companies across Europe’s five largest economies, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, continue to adopt cloud technology as expected, they will generate more than $243 billion (£150bn) in revenue per year, EMC said in its Cloud Dividend Report Part 2 on 24 February.
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Research Slideshow: Gartner's CIO Agenda: Cloud Computing Tops the List
By: Don Reisinger
Cloud computing ranks No. 1 on the CIO technology priority list for the year, according to a Gartner Research report, "Reimagining IT: The 2011 CIO Agenda." The report is based on survey responses from 2,014 CIOs in 50 countries, as well as interviews conducted by Gartner analysts with leading CIOs. In fact, Gartner predicts an enterprise boom in cloud computing adoption in the coming years. Mobile technologies and virtualization are also top priorities for CIOs. These solutions dovetail with the top three business drivers: Increasing enterprise growth; attracting and retaining new customers; and reducing enterprise costs. Read on for more highlights from the report:
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Cloud computing is top tech priority in 2011: Gartner survey
By: Subatra Suppiah
Cloud computing, virtualisation and mobile technologies will be the top three technology priorities for chief information officers (CIOs) this year, according to a Gartner survey. Over the next four years, 43 per cent of CIOs worldwide who took part in the survey expect to have most of their IT systems running in the cloud or on software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies. The current figure is just three per cent. The Gartner Executive Programs survey, Reimagining IT: The 2011 CIO Agenda, was conducted from September to December 2010. It includes responses from 2,014 CIOs across 50 countries and 38 industries.
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Gartner says cloud is over hyped
By: Stephen Pritchard
Cloud computing could be over hyped today, but more than half of large enterprises will rely on public clouds by 2015. According to Gartner, the industry analysts, cloud computing is currently still at the "peak of inflated expectations", with users' belief in the technology outstripping its ability to deliver. But within the next five years, half of the world's 1000 largest enterprises will be using external cloud services for their "top 10 revenue generating processes," Gartner said in its predictions for cloud for 2011, Gartner Predicts 2011: Cloud Computing.
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Vast Majority of Enterprises Will Deploy Clouds by 2015
By: Chris Preimesberger
The evidence continues to grow that enterprises are convinced that cloud computing is a viable way forward for IT in the future. IDG Research Services surveyed chief technology officers, chief information officers and IT managers on a global basis and reported that 75 percent of companies either currently employ enterprise-grade cloud computing solutions or plan to implement enterprise-grade cloud during the next five years.
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Private Cloud Computing Listed In Gartner’s Hype Cycle Survey
By: Kevin Tea
Private cloud computing has attained the dubious privilege of being bundled in research firm Gartner’s 2010 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle along with tablet computers such as the iPad and 3D televisions.
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Gartner's 2010 Hype Cycle Special Report Evaluates Maturity of 1,800 Technologies
By: Tom McCall
"Media tablets, private cloud computing, and 3D flat-panel TVs and displays are some of the technologies that have moved into the Peak of Inflated Expectations, according to the 2010 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle by Gartner, Inc."
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