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Appirio backed by Sequoia Capital


In our first blog post as a Sequoia-backed company we thought we’d answer a question we’ve been asking ourselves: What changes about Appirio? What doesn’t? ...
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The Cloud is Falling


Yes, the cloud is falling. And on-premise software executives are lining up to explain to us why the cloud computing era is distant and the promise of SaaS and PaaS is false. I will let you decide after reading this post by Vinnie and the original...
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Carrefour and Teradata and More...


Ah, here's a dateline from First Coffee's old stomping grounds, Istanbul, with the news that Teradata Corporation has announced that European retailing behemoth Carrefour is expanding its Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse environment to...
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SaaS Vision is About More Than Just "the Suite"


The integration among SaaS solutions described in Phil’s initial blog could be built by an integrator for a specific customer, or provided as an “integration as a service” offering to the market, by Appirio or another third party. We take a...
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Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing


George Lawton recently provided a post describing how "as with SOA, some development costs obscured by cloud computing." He extensively quotes iTKO’s John Michelsen and this is greatly appreciated. George writes that while cloud computing holds...
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Devil’s Dictionary for High Tech - Part 1


The Devil’s dictionary is a book created in the early 20th century by American Ambrose Bierce containing sarcastic, ironic and witty re-definitions of words. e.g PAINTING, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them...
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