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"Work 2.0: Give and Take"

arago CEO Chris Boos talks about his view of Work 2.0 and how he is implemented this new kind of worklife in his own company.

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"The Shape of Disruption"

During his key note at the CloudOps Summit 2012 in Frankfurt, Microsoft’s Tim O’Brien showed that disruptive technologies are often assumed to drive outright replacement of existing technologies, but disruptions don’t always take the same shape. The end state of the cloud disruption is on a path to become hybrid cloud. Tim discussed the dynamics […]

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APIs impact for Cloud Computing

Guillaume Balas is Chief Marketing Officer at 3scale. In this interview he talks about APIs and their impact for Cloud Computing. CloudUser: What’s the special of a cloud api comparing a “normal” api? Guillaume Balas: APIs come in a variety of flavors: from language APIs which allow programmers to use high level functions and modules […]

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Please Stop CloudWashing!

I am often asked how it’s possible to identify true cloud computing. In general the tenor is: „Hey, we’ve outsourced our data processing to a service provider in his data center. So we do cloud, right?“ Hm, be careful! In the recent past cloud computing was abused by the marketing departments of some providers. This […]

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Cloud Computing and the Shadow IT

Does cloud computing promote the shadow it? Yes, definitely! But, what exactly is this term „shadow it“ we are talking about? In simple: The use of IT resources such as hardware and software by employees without the knowledge of IT departments. This is not a new problem, on the contrary. Most computer in companies are […]

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Integrating Social Media, SaaS and mobility solutions need an internal shift

Integrating Social Media means to open the company and the philosophy of the company at first. The company must allow its employees to use Social Media. Next is to close the security hole when the staff is using Social Media. For example employees can communicate important business information over the web. It’s the same with […]

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The impact of Social Media for the customer service

Companies are faced with new technologies like Twitter or Facebook where customers are able to ask something or to give an advice or just want a feedback in realtime and in public. Companies which have a Twitter and/or Facebook account must use it actively and do not just count followers or likes. If a customer […]

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SaaS, mobility and Social Media is shifting the way we will do business

SaaS is a great solution for small, mid-sized and big companies to get things done in a quicker way and distributed over several countries. One big advantage is the capability to work in realtime on the same document or data with a group of people, for example using Google Docs. SaaS also gives you the […]

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"Consumerization of IT": The new BUZZ and pretty cool!

Consumerization of IT basically means that not the IT-department or the purchasing department are responsible for which devices the employees use. They choose the device and software they want. For example, everybody heard the new term „Bring your own device“. I think consumerization of IT is – based on cloud, SaaS and mobile technologies – […]

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Cloud Computing ist not the universal remedy!

At first Cloud Computing is no longer a hype! We are now in the evaluations and adaptions phase. And because of that the educational work ist still very important to show up the the capabilities of Cloud Computing and to help companies to evaluate the right services during the adoption. Capabilities for example are cost […]

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