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Crowdsourcing hits Primetime

Crowdsourcing hits Primetime

We’ve been throwing around a term internally for the past month or so in regards to our CloudSpokes community. When the community was started, the focus was to steadily create and curate a stable platform for the community members. Now, as we approach the two-year anniversary of CloudSpokes’ launch, we’re seeing the effects of the […]

#DF12 Day 1: Salesforce as a Social Engagement Platform

#DF12 Day 1: Salesforce as a Social Engagement Platform

by Balakrishna Narasimhan (@bnara75)  If you’re in enterprise technology, the Dreamforce keynote is an event you look forward to all year. Over the past year, Salesforce has really embraced the notion of social as core to every one of their applications, from sales to service to marketing to HR to custom applications. What was revealed […]

Cloud: The Ultimate Level-Playing Field

Cloud: The Ultimate Level-Playing Field

By Sal Partovi (@spartovi) What would you do, say, if you were the manager at large public facility and were faced with a ever growing problem of “spillage” in men’s restrooms? What would you change? It’s fairly safe to assume that those of us with an engineering mindset would approach the problem from the technology […]

What the Cloud Leaders Can Learn From Each Other

What the Cloud Leaders Can Learn From Each Other

Glenn Weinstein After moving hundreds of companies onto public cloud computing solutions, we at Appirio are in a great position to observe the best of the leading cloud vendors – what makes them great, and what inspires such intense customer loyalty. Appirio sees these vendors on many levels. Of course, we are partners with cloud […]

Why enterprise CIOs shouldn’t be worried about the AWS outage – Blogging for Computerworld

Why enterprise CIOs shouldn’t be worried about the AWS outage – Blogging for Computerworld

Glenn Weinstein Last week’s much-discussed Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage reignited simplistic debate about whether public cloud computing was “ready” for widespread use.  The usual naysayers jumped like bullies on a perceived sign of weakness from the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, who happens to also be the leading example of the innovation made possible by […]

Appirio’s Consultants Weigh In: Predictions for Twenty-Eleven

Appirio’s Consultants Weigh In: Predictions for Twenty-Eleven

by Mark Koenig and Ryan Nichols Last week we published a review of our 2010 predictions. All things considered we did pretty well, with six of ten on target, three of ten moving in the right direction, and one still on the horizon. Still, as we read through the avalanche of year-end predictions and posturing […]

2010 Cloud Predictions – Year in Review

2010 Cloud Predictions – Year in Review

Mark Koenig and Ryan Nichols As 2011 gets underway, we wanted to look back at what will certainly be remembered as a big year for cloud computing– the year that the main question about the cloud became not “if”, but “when” and “how.” One year ago, we made 10 predictions about the cloud…. now its […]

Welcome to the next decade of cloud computing

Welcome to the next decade of cloud computing

Ryan Nichols 3 weeks into the new year, and we’ve seen a flurry of activity in the cloud ecosystem: Google entered the general files sharing business, in an important enhancement to Google Apps. IBM surprised the industry with what they’re calling the “industry’s largest cloud deployment” at Panasonic, and turned LotusLive into a platform. Microsoft […]

2010 Predictions – Wisdom of Crowds and the Cloud Community

2010 Predictions – Wisdom of Crowds and the Cloud Community

Ryan Nichols At the core, the power of cloud computing is the concept of shared infrastructure. Fitting that our 2010 predictions about cloud computing be powered by a shared infrastructure of a different sort– the collective knowledge of Appirio employees and customers. Think about how a prediction about the future (or any strategic decision, for […]

2009 Predictions – Year in Review

2009 Predictions – Year in Review

This time last year, we put pen to whiteboard in an attempt to predict what 2009 would look like for enterprise adoption of the cloud. Needless to say, 2009 was a tough year for predictions (among other things). We had no idea how deep the economic crisis would go, what the changing political atmosphere would […]

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