Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-08-28

  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud And Does It Make The World More Secure?
    Amazon is clearly understanding the dilemma faced by enterprises in embracing public clouds right away and wanted to lure them with an offering that will make them relatively comfortable testing the Cloudy waters. They clearly saw the emergence of a strong private cloud market and this is a direct response to the competition. Having said that, one should not dismiss this announcement as a mere market response. There is a clear wow factor here. This has a potential to uproot some of the players in the “cloud labs” category and, also, threaten some vendors in the Amazon ecosystem itself. Plus, it offers Amazon a direct line to enterprise customers without any intermediary.
  • Amazon Web Services Blog: Introducing Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
    Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you create your own logically isolated set of Amazon EC2 instances and connect it to your existing network using an IPsec VPN connection. This new offering lets you take advantage of the low cost and flexibility of AWS while leveraging the investment you have already made in your IT infrastructure.
  • Sales Force App Exchange Install Guide
  • Strategic Thinking before Operational Actions: The Enterprise 2.0 Tool Cargo Cult Problem
    The reality is that the ‘Enterprise 2.0 ‘ software industry enables collaborating parties to roll out next generation information silos replete with the ability to link, tag, recommend, analyze and so on, but without a well defined strategic and tactical roadmap you’re just going to head off into business oblivion quicker.
  • Study: Hot Linux market to top $1B by 2012; Red Hat, Novell dominate sales
    The recession is hurting Novell, but news could be worse without Linux. On Thursday, Novell said quarterly revenue fell 12 percent to $216.1 million from $245.2 million in the previous year. Matt Asay, writing at Cnet, noted Novell’s Linux revenues increased more than 20 percent to $40 million to make the revenue picture much better. In June, Red Hat said its most recent quarterly revenue rose 11 percent to $174 million from the previous year.
  • Dfdts Mtn of Mtn and Mtn For Partial Summary Judgment re Pltfs Hypothetical License Damages Claim
    Defendants’ notice of motion and motion for partial summary judgment
    regarding plaintiffs’ hypothetical license damages claim [redacted version]
  • Oracle & Bingham McCutchen: Litigating the Competition into Submission Since 2003
    “the discovery process, in which both parties gather evidence (in this case from computer systems) and interview people on both sides, has already become a massive, intricate and costly legal proceeding.” (To which Bingham McCutchen retorts: Cha-ching!)
  • Ariba’s Kevin Costello
    They asked if we could help. My firm hadn’t ever done anything like this before. Never. I don’t think anybody had ever done anything like this particular area before.
  • Sun posts loss as Oracle purchase draws near
    Net revenue for the quarter ended in June fell to $2.6 billion from $3.8 billion, the company said in a regulatory filing.
  • Why SaaS and the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Will Steal Your IT Job and What You Can do About it
    Moreover, most IT professionals were hired because they understood how technology worked not how IT can solve business needs. That’s a shame, because more and more IT work is being outsourced to SaaS providers that better understand your employees’ business needs and treat them better than you do. This has lead to some executives who believe that IT departments are just lowest-common-denominator technology implementers.

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