Over the last year I had endless conversations with companies that strive to adopt the cloud – specifically the Amazon cloud. Of those I met, I can say that ClickSoftware is one of the leading traditional ISVs that managed to adopt the cloud. The Amazon cloud is with no doubt the most advanced cloud computing […]

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As befitting any great online vendor, Amazon cloud product guys listen carefully to their market targets and ensure fast implementation and delivery to satisfy their needs. It is clear that Amazon cloud is eager to conquer the enterprise market, as I already mentioned in my past post, “Amazon AWS is the Cloud (for now anyway)”.

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This is the third and last post in regarding the cloud lock-in. In the first and the second parts I covered the vendor lock-in of IaaS and PaaS. The appealing registration and the low cost overwhelm the new SaaS consumers that often makes them forget that eventually the service will become something they just can’t live […]

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It always good to start with Wikipedia’s definition as it helps to initiate a structured discussion, here is Wiki’s definition for Lock-In: “In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in or customer lock-in, makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable to use another vendor without substantial switching costs. Lock-in […]

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As the founder of Cloudonomics.com, Joe Weinman is one of the most known cloud computing evangelists in the world. Weinman researches the economics of the cloud. Among other cloud aspects he examines, he also relates to the cloud financial operational costs together with its buisness benefits. Following I Am OnDemand last posts summarizing and discussing several […]

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The first part of Weinman’s lecture discussing the basic “go to the cloud” and demonstrating cloud environments’ loads of different corporations’ web applications. In this part we will bring 6 scenarios presented by Weinman, each includes a brief analysis and proof of its cost and benefits. First lets start with several assumptions and definitions: > > > […]

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I strongly believe that advanced ISVs should think PaaS and the first ones to deliver platform capabilities include a robust SOA will be the ones to lead their industry web ecosystem. Check the following list of PaaS features: 1. Multi-tenant architecture 2. Customizable /Programmable User Interface 3. Unlimited Database Customization 4. Robust Workflow engine/capabilities 5. […]

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Software Solution Providers should consider PaaS as a new opportunity. The traditional ISV should consider reveal its application core capabilities by “publish” them the in the cloud. Entering the PaaS market the traditional ISV will not only create additional revenues but also will increase its solution eco-system, giving developers and other software companies a fast structured way to use its […]

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