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Forecast of Clouds



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September 3, 2010 3:23 pm

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As at write this at Novell’s headquarters in Waltham, just outside Boston, Hurricane Earl is moving up the east coast and is expected to dump over 6 inches of rain tonight and tomorrow, along with storm force winds near the coast. The forecast for the Labor Day weekend is very cloudy. And according recent research …

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CA Buys Arcot: Filling a Hole with Too Little Too Late



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August 31, 2010 10:02 am

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by Jay Roxe, Director, ISM Product Marketing CA certainly has been on a buying spree recently to try to move itself into the Cloud space.  With the space predicted to grow at more than a 15% CAGR, it’s little wonder as to why.  However, this recent acquisition smacks of putting a square peg in a …

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Guest Post: Have You Heard the One About the Banker?



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July 20, 2010 1:08 pm

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By Rich Wiltbank The other day, I was talking to my colleague, Richard Whitehead, about how partners should integrate the cloud delivery model into their current offerings. He threw out a simplified analogy of a local bank, which I paraphrase here: Several years ago, the key to a bank’s profitability with its customers was a …

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Guest Post: Solution Providers Shouldn’t Move to the Cloud



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July 12, 2010 11:04 am

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By Rich Wiltbank Yes, you read that right – I think that Solution Providers today should NOT move to the Cloud. Moving to something connotes leaving something behind, going from one thing to another. I think this is exactly the wrong strategy to build a profitable, growing Solution Provider business. To explain myself, let’s look …

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Beyond SaaS, IaaS and PaaS



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June 30, 2010 7:51 am

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Most of us are familiar with the SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS business models, sometimes considering them the ONLY cloud models out there. Recently, however, I have been stumbling on blog posts outlining other business models for the cloud. For example, Chirag Mehta of SAP recently wrote about “Emergent Cloud Computing Business Models“. So, are these …

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Guest Post: Moving cloud computing beyond the hype: don’t misunderestimate the channel



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June 17, 2010 1:29 pm

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By Raul Castanon, Partner Marketing Manager, End User Computing Cloud Computing and the economy dominated the conversation at VAR500 last week in NY. Vendors showed optimism about the economy and about cloud computing, but also recognized that cloud adoption is not moving “as fast as expected” (Chad Berndtson “VAR500 See Cautious Optimism, Economic Growth Behind …

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Guest Post: Why are we leaving the channel out of cloud discussions?



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June 14, 2010 11:49 am

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By Raul Castanon, Partner Marketing Manager, End User Computing I recently participated in a virtual event hosted by Everything Channel: “Cloud Computing Is All the Rage: How Solution Providers Can Get Into the Game and Grow Their Business“. The event featured great speakers and leading technology vendors sharing a lot of interesting information, but I …

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The best kept secret everyone knows



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May 21, 2010 10:50 am

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I have lost count of the number of news articles I’ve read, or discussions I’ve had with customers, reporters, analysts and others when the topic of Novell’s Identity and Security products come up and I get a respectful nod of approval and acknowledgement that we have well engineered solutions. We’re the St. Louis Cardinals of …

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Intelligent, Cloud-ready and Secure



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May 20, 2010 10:25 am

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Novell Identity Manager 4 was the main product launch at BrainShare Amsterdam 2010. Novell characterizes this family of solutions as ‘intelligent, cloud-ready and secure,’ and manages identity and access across physical, virtual and cloud environments. In our press conference yesterday, someone asked whether Identity Manager 4 is Identity Manager 3.6 with the word ‘cloud’ added, …

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Africa is Made for the Cloud



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May 20, 2010 7:17 am

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Most Westerners look at Africa through Western eyes and that is why they do not realize what a big issue power is. This says Richard Vester of Vodacom Business, the South Africa-based provider and new Novell partner. Having electricity 24/7 is not a given and that is one of the main reasons why Africa understands …

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