Collection of Cloud Related Links #5

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease)

My list of interesting articles is growing quicker than I can pass them on so this should in theory provide greater choice. Hopefully I have selected the more interesting ones.

As always there is no particular order to these articles and the short explanation of why I think they have interest is still there. And remember that whilst these are not specifically Microsoft focused, I have not gone out of my way to find negative articles!

Article

My comments…

http://www.zdnet.com/photos/ten-tricks-every-windows-7-power-user-should-know/6327164?seq=10&tag=siu-container;photopaging#photopaging

There are so many “I didn’t know you could do that” things in Windows.  Here are 10 of them.

http://www.thecloudinfographic.com/2011/12/29/cloud-services-tipping-point.html

Simple message – Get security right and the Cloud trend will turn into a torrent.  What reallt caught my eye is that in “2013 1/3 of the world population will be mobile workers”

http://www.thecloudinfographic.com/2011/12/17/growth-of-the-cloud.html

The amount of data flowing in, out and within data centres is truly mindboggling.  What happened to Giga bytes? We are now having to use Zetabytes (10^21 bytes!!!)

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-chops-office-365-enterprise-prices-by-20-percent/12173?tag=mantle_skin;content

In case you missed it, Microsoft have taken the axe to Office 365 pricing with approx. 20% reductions.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/tablets-what-amazon-and-apple-know-that-all-the-ces-tablet-peddlers-are-still-missing/10044?tag=nl.e101

A simple story that customer needs should come first rather than feature lists and technical wizardry.

http://www.inc.com/guides/2011/01/five-things-to-never-say-while-negotiating.html

Why do some people always end up from the negotiating table with the better deal?  Maybe these 5 pieces of advice will improve your results.

http://www.inc.com/tom-searcy/apple-doesnt-sell-computers-and-neither-should-you.html

Another view on the Simon Sinek idea that “people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it”

http://softwarestrategiesblog.com/2011/10/07/transactions-and-complex-selling-strong-catalysts-of-cloud-computing-growth/

Research suggesting that Enterprise CIOs need their cloud suppliers to step up to deliver the difficult tasks rather than offering lite versions of products.  This not about simply replicating what existing software can do, but also about making the cost prohibitive, affordable OR the impossible, possible by using the clouds attributes of scale, elasticity, access anywhere, consumption based billing etc

http://www.thecloudinfographic.com/2012/01/23/9-things-to-know-about-amazon.html

Amazon is a seriously BIG business.

http://www.talkincloud.com/backup-my-info-launches-cloud-disaster-recovery-solution/

Backup is pointless if you cannot recover.  A Canadian company focused on business recovery rather than business backup.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/cloud-enterprise-applications-12-principles-of-operational-readiness/5265?tag=nl.e101

A checklist to ensure that your cloud applications are ready to go live. Demonstrating these are all addressed will provide comfort to your customers and potentially speed the sales cycle.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-16787503

Finally the major players look like they are working together to target SPAM.  Will be interesting to see if we as end users see a drop off as 2012 progresses.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-16787503

Rackspace share their view on why Cloud computing is good for small businesses.

http://www.thecloudinfographic.com/2012/02/01/why-do-smes-choose-cloud.html

UK hosting company ukfast shares it’s research on why small businesses are adopting the cloud

http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/how-to-overcome-fear-5-tricks.html

Change is difficult and the fear of change is a major inhibitor.  Adoption of the Cloud will result in change for most businesses.  These 5 pieces of advice may help.

http://exploreforayear.com/clarity/45-inspiring-quotes-change

And to finish a few quotes about change e.g. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin to Pooh–A.A. Milne

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Discovering exceptional stakeholder value through innovative technology investments. 25+ years’ experience as a business and technology hybrid. Providing creative and challenging thinking that delivers alignment of essential business needs with innovative technology. Passionate leadership and business model transformation across large enterprises, start-ups, SMBs, and business turnarounds. Experience gained from working closely with leading software vendors on their global cloud strategy, provided associate services to industry analysts, sharing knowledge as a keynote speaker and writing a variety of books covering the Cloud space. Painting business pictures with an IT brush, providing Experience, Passion & Impact Specialties: Business model transformation, Evangelist and presenter, Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, SaaS, Office 365, Azure, Solution Architect, eProcurement, SPLA, Subscription licensing
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One Response to Collection of Cloud Related Links #5

  1. Thanks for including my blog post on inspiring quotes. Hope you have a great week!

    – Lily

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