A week ago, when I sent this text message, little did I know that this would be the last text message I would ever send to someone who has been a constant in my life for around two decades. I knew his family was away in India, so he might be flying solo. And would … Continue reading A final goodbye
Charles Fitzgerald, a good friend, a skeptic of all cloud-hype writes about the cloud (and related technologies) on his blog, Platformonomics. Lately, there has been a lot of noise around something called the “supercloud.” I have been bemused by the whole debate around “supercloud.” Charles in a two-part series peels the onion and has come to an astute conclusion: “‘supercloud’ is still not a thing that you could pick out of a police lineup.”
FWIW, during my professional writing days, I simply hated jargon and worked hard to explain things in plain everyday English. Sadly, we don’t see that approach when it comes to technology these days.
Industry needs to come up with more accurate metrics in order to tell the real story of the cloud. Will the big cloud providers step up? Continue reading Open Letter: Why Cloud Business Needs Better Metrics
It is five years since Salesforce acquired Heroku, making it one of the earliest bets on cloud by an incumbent software player. Salesforce won Heroku after VMware had shown maximum intent to buy the company. The occasion prompted me to look at the stock prices of Heroku’s suitors. They have moved in opposite direction. I … Continue reading Heroku, VMware, Salesforce & the cloud
My latest column in FastCompany: If the growth so far is astonishing, the big boom is yet to come and the next evolution of cloud will be driven by connected devices and growing presence of sensors in our world. (My complete column archive is available here.) Continue reading For cloud, the best is yet to come