Coping with “It’s all been done” syndrome …

Sometimes I get down on myself.  You see, dear reader, I’ve been trying to think up a good application to write for WP7.  I’ve thought of a few good apps, a couple of mine are actually up in the marketplace and earning money.  But, then I say to myself, “It’s all been done before!  Every…

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Cloud Economics … You’re Fired!

We just published a great paper on the Economics of the Cloud.  It does a very thorough analysis of current IT practices and gives some concrete ways that the Cloud (both Public and Private) can lead to IT cost savings.  Unfortunately, it also white washes one of the most important economic factors of the Cloud,…

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Categorizing the Cloud Part 2: Where does my business fit?

  Last time we discussed various categorizations of the cloud and determined that there were three dimensions against which we could categorize a Cloud offering.  Those dimensions are Service Model, Deployment Model and Isolation Model.  Given that the cardinality of the dimensions is 3, 3, 2, we have 18 possible categorizations.  To answer the question…

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Categorizing the Cloud …

I’ve been thinking about the Cloud a lot lately.  I’ve also been talking to a lot of customers both large and small about Azure.  I’m getting some fairly consistent messages.  On the good side, most of my customers indicate that they are interested in the Cloud and what the Cloud can do for their business. …

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