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Microsoft and its partners continue efforts to take down obstacles to wider cloud adoption by enterprise business

Rackspace, a leading provider of managed services to enterprise businesses, reported earnings on February 17, 2015. Some remarks from its CEO, Taylor Rhodes, point to what maybe a promising indicator of enterprise business moving towards increased use of cloud IaaS, Read more ›

Investors buy up shares of prominent social media ISVs despite slowing user growth

Perhaps investors are changing their taste in prominent social media ISVs. Could the search for a telltale sign of promise have shifted from substantial growth in users to what may be a meaningful increase in revenue? From the after hours Read more ›

Competitors exhibit a strong desire for some of the recent success of Microsoft’s Office 365

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Amazon announced the launch of a new product: Amazon WorkMail. This new offer is targeted to enterprise businesses in need of email and calendar management offered on a subscription basis via a cloud service. The Read more ›

Accenture publishes a study pointing to an expanded IT systems decision-making role for CFOs at many enterprise businesses

With a publication date of December 29, 2014, Accenture released its annual High Performance Finance Study for 2014. The findings presented reinforce the notion of a changed decision-making hierarchy for IT systems and solutions within many enterprise businesses. In my Read more ›

Let’s not underestimate the importance of hybrid cloud computing to Microsoft’s recent successful business quarter

During Microsoft’s recent Q1 2015 earning conference call, Brent Thill of UBS asked a question at the start of the analyst Q&A. This question provided Satya Nadella with an opportunity to present something about the importance of hybrid cloud computing Read more ›