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TecArt-CRM Mobile: Modular “All-in-One Business Suite” from the Cloud

By on June 26, 2013 in Cloud Computing

The choice of a suitable customer relationship management (CRM) solution is a bit of a challenge for any business. Here, the final decision depends on the specific requirements and special needs. In this context, the flexible use of a solution is of crucial importance in order not to get into long-term contracts and high investment […]

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Business-Bricks-as-a-Service (BBaaS) – Business Building Blocks in the Cloud

By on May 22, 2013 in IT-Infrastructure with 0 Comments

Companies and developers stick in a dilemma. On the one hand, cloud computing should provide easy access to IT resources. But on the other hand, an enormous knowledge about distributed programming is assumed, to create solutions that are both scalable and highly available simultaneously. In particular, the issue of the responsibility for scalability and high […]

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Cloud Computing is not simple!

By on May 9, 2013 in Cloud Computing with 0 Comments
Cloud Computing is not simple!

Cloud computing promises to be simple. Starting here and there a virtual server and the own virtual cloud infrastructure is ready. Those who think that I’m right with the statement are totally wrong. Virtual servers are only a small component of a virtual infrastructure at a cloud provider. A few virtual machines aren’t a cloud. […]

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Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – Microsoft is not yet on par with Amazon AWS

By on April 22, 2013 in Cloud Computing with 0 Comments

That Microsoft, as one of the world’s leading IT companies eventually have to fight with an “online store” and a “search engine” for market share, probably, no one ever dared to dream in Redmond. But that is the reality. Amazon and its Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the engine of innovation in the cloud computing […]

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One third of German companies use the cloud. Really? I don’t think so.

By on February 28, 2013 in Cloud Computing with 0 Comments

According to a survey of Bitkom among 436 German companies a third of all respondents use cloud computing in 2012. This sounds good at first and shows that the cloud adoption is going upwards in Germany. However, I assume that the number is sugarcoated. No, not by Bitkom itself, but because it is still unclear […]

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AWS OpsWorks: More PaaS functionality in Amazon’s cloud portfolio

By on February 19, 2013 in Cloud Computing with 0 Comments

Correctly, we name the Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). AWS Elastic Beanstalk splits the stock, whether the service should be counted as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Anyway, AWS provides various PaaS functionality in its cloud portfolio for some time and extends it now with AWS OpsWorks (still in beta). What is AWS OpsWorks? […]

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ProfitBricks under the hood: IaaS from Germany – be curious

By on February 19, 2013 in Cloud Computing with 0 Comments

Last week I had a briefing with ProfitBricks to get a better understanding of the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering from Germany and to ask specific questions. I examined ProfitBricks critically with two articles in the past, number one here and number two here. First, because I don’t like marketing phrases that just promise much more than […]

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Disgusting: Amazon treats people like virtual machines – the human cloud

By on February 15, 2013 in Strategy with 0 Comments

This article is not directly about cloud computing, but if I look at the whole issue I see many similarities with the concept of the Amazon Web Services. Beyond that it makes me very angry, how a company like Amazon treats its employees – notabene HUMANS. Background A recently published documentary by the ARD (video) […]

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Office 365 Home Premium – Microsoft does not rely on software-as-a-service

By on January 30, 2013 in Cloud Computing with 0 Comments

Yesterday Microsoft has introduced its new Office for the retail market. The new Office 365 Home Premium promises to deliver new capabilities for direct connection to social networks, SkyDrive and Skype to facilitate communication with family and friends. In addition, each user has his personal office anywhere. Use it on a PC, tablet or smartphone […]

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Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Windows Azure – A direct comparison

By on January 19, 2013 in Cloud Computing with 0 Comments

Many companies are currently in the evaluation of public cloud services such as IaaS. The first thoughts brush the two large and supposedly known providers in the scene – Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure. Both have an extensive and growing range of cloud services today. But, if you want to compare both portfolios […]

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