Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-03-28

  • Accenture: Some clients are operating without annual budgets
    For a few months now, it seemed as if enterprise technology spending was a month-to-month affair. Accenture confirmed that theory, noted that “some clients are still operating without approved annual budgets” and cut its outlook for the rest of the year. Simply put, uncertainty reigns. A quarter of 2009 is gone and the annual budget is still in flux at some companies.
  • Thoughts on WSJ’s Questions About Cloud Computing
    1. What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is a set of web-based enabling tools and services which permit users to acquire computing capabilities to build or support applications, or perform specific functions on a pay-as-you-go basis. 2. What are the key characteristics of cloud computing? Web-based, easily provisioned, highly economical, very flexible and reliably scalable.
  • Cloud Manifesto May Be Unveiled at Cloud Computing Expo
    Unless there’s another one floating around out there in the ether, the secret Open Cloud Manifesto is supposed to be unveiled on Monday, March 30, according Reuven Cohen, Co-Founder & Chief Technologist of Toronto-based cloud platform start-up Enomaly Inc.

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