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Windows 8 is a "transition model"

I’m using Windows 8 now since a few days in real production use. I really like the new operating system, even if the mix of „tile environment“ and the familiar Windows desktop is „something special“. Although I must say that I particularly „would“ like to work with the tile surface very much! Would, because I […]

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Traditional webhoster and their fight with real infrastructure-as-a-services

Some days ago I had a briefing with an european webhoster who presented his product line-up and the strategic alignment. I reluctantly would like to use the term cloud-washing. But this call showed me again that traditional webhoster have massive problems to define and build a real infrastructure-as-a-service offering. Difficulties with modernity It is what […]

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Checklist: Check a Cloud Computing provider for authenticity

Increasingly the question is asked, how an authentic Cloud Computing offer can be recognized. It is often said: “We let our data processing be dealt with by a service provider in their data center. We are then already using Cloud, right?” Caution! Cloud Computing has recently been abused by the marketing departments of various providers, […]

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Don't compete against the Amazon Web Services just with Infrastructure

More and more providers try to seek their fortune in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hoping to get something from the alpha males cake – Amazon Web Services (AWS). GigaOm recently asked the question: „Will there be an Amazon of Europe?“ and they have the clear answer: No. I am also of the opinion, that there will be […]

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The Mobile Cloud is the real mega-trend

Strictly speaking, the two megatrends mobile computing and cloud computing are already underway side by side for several years. What many providers e.g. Apple has avoided for years, Google already paid in the introduction of Android, and has recognized special value to the enormous growth potential. Thus, for example Google oriented its services like mail, […]

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