Archive for 2010

Upcoming Cloud Computing Conferences

In a clear sign that Cloud Computing is moving rapidly up the technology adoption curve; there are numerous Cloud Computing conferences scheduled within the next 8 months. Many of these conferences coincidentally overlap and there are now an equal number of conferences in Europe and Asia versus the USA. Some of the more interesting conferences…

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Microsoft Announces New Windows Azure Features

Microsoft announced a number of new capabilities and services for Windows Azure at its PDC10 conference. New capabilities and services include: Support for Virtual Machine (VM) roles. VM roles will allow users to move their legacy applications to Windows Azure eliminating the need to change code to work within Windows Azure Remote Desktop Functionality will…

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OnDemand Speed Links 16 August 2010

Enterprise 2.0 Software Patents In a sign that Social Computing in the Enterprise is now going mainstream, Alexander Wolfe reviews 13 recent Enterprise 2.0 patent applications. CA Acquires Cloud Consulting Firm CA continues its acquisition strategy with the purchase of Silicon Valley based 4Base; one of the more established Cloud Consulting firms in the industry…

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Review of The New Polymath

Vinnie Mirchandani’s new book; The New Polymath, is full of profiles and case studies that illustrate how the New Polymath’s within many industries are creating disruptive innovation to leapfrog their competition and introduce innovation to their respective industries and customers. The  book’s chapters on Technology and Cloud Computing profile  innovations of technology vendors. In particular,…

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Structure 2010 Conference Kicks Off This Week

GigaOm’s Structure 2010 conference kicks off this week in San Francisco. Structure 2010 is spread over 2 full days and includes an impressive list of speakers and sessions in addition to a launchpad. OnDemandBeat Readers can receive a $300 discount off the conference fee with discount code http://structure2010.eventbrite.com/?discount=PRESS300

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Lets Go Hawks

I am an incurable Chicago Sports Fan (White Sox, Bears, Bulls & Blackhawks) so forgive me in advance for breaking up the OnDemand Beat’s regular programming with a shout-out to the Chicago Blackhawks; who hopefully this year will bring the Stanley Cup back to Chicago.

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