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The Economics of Cloud Computing Examined

The cloud computing economic model is expected to bring significant rewards – apparently. Those rewards may be possible but the quality of analysis to demonstrate that the cloud paradigm will yield an ever-growing margin is far from assured. The assumptions underlying the economics of the cloud are tenuous and therefore the promotions and promises should [...]

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Cloud Computing; Freedom of Choice?

Shortening time to market, increasing transaction volumes, 24 x 7 business, all at lesser costs puts a burden on the information processing of organizations. How should one adapting to the increasing complexity and changes of the organization and its environment? The new delivery model for information processing, Cloud Computing, with an on-demand provisioning of computational [...]

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Risks and rewards of moving applications to the cloud

We have recently come across an interesting discussion group called “Cloudusecases.org”. It has published two white papers titled “Cloud Computing Use Cases White Paper” and “Moving to the Cloud – Risks and rewards of moving applications to the cloud“. Both papers are very interesting and informative. Especially the second one suggests the following very straight [...]

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Cloud Computing – Amazon, Google & Co against HP, IBM & Co

A recent article in the Bloomberg Businessweek titled “ The Cloud: Battle of the Tech Titans” stated that cloud computing will profoundly change the competitive environment around how people and companies purchase computer technology. The new paradigm will be hardware makers like HP, IBM  and Cisco against service companies like Google, Amazon and Microsoft.  According [...]

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Cloud Computing and the Art of Sourcing

In the book “The Big Switch” Nicholas Carr makes a historical analysis to build the idea that the data centers/Internet is following the same developmental path as electric power did 100 years ago. At that time companies stopped generating their own power and plugged into the newly built electric grid that was fed with electric [...]

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