- How was eating in the dark? It didn’t happen!
- After London, John goes to Brussels for devoxx
- John talks cloud at devoxx, the Euro Java conference
- Interop on Tuesday, the cloud panel – Chris Brown (OpsCode), Jason Hoffman (Joyent) – John and Jason get in an argument over APIs:
- Are cloud APIs silly? Or is it just that focusing on standards for cloud APIs that’s silly?
- John’s opex vs. capex rant.
- IBM cloud update from IBM Connect 2009 – The Big Burger.
- The catch-22 of enterprise IT going to cloud – simplicity and speed vs. complexity and control – and IBM’s navigating there-in.
- How did big outsourcing fail at cloud benefits? It was unrealistic expectations.
- We go over some war stories of bad enterprise IT buying decisions.
- How is it that cloud computing (for enterprise IT) will escape the problems of outsourcing?
- BMC and Salesforce – sounds like it’s hooked up to their express offering, which is the old Magic stuff, not Remedy. (Press release from BMC.)
- Tivoli Live – monitoring as SaaS from IBM Tivoli. Coté gives a jumbled run down (see my Quick Analysis note on Tivoli Live for more), and see this PDF data sheet as well, and some Twitter entries.
- This gets us into a discussion of “selling features,” building on-top of PaaS.
Disclosure: IBM is a client (and paid for T&E to Connect 2009). See the RedMonk client list for other clients mentioned.