Google I/O Essentials for the CIO

Google I/O Essentials for the CIO

It’s Google’s focus on products and services anyone can use that makes its enterprise story more accessible and easier to understand. Here are five examples of Google’s take on enterprise technologies we saw at Google I/O this year: Google Compute...
Why Google Needs Its Own Unique Kind of Cloud

Why Google Needs Its Own Unique Kind of Cloud

At Google I/O today it became readily apparent why a specialized infrastructure is as much about extending into the enterprise market as it is about Google needing a way to support its application ecosystem and its developer community. In many ways, Google’s...
Dell’s Quest for Quest

Dell’s Quest for Quest

Dell is making a $2.32 billion bid for Quest. It tops a $2.2 billion offer from private equity firms Insight Venture Partners and Vector Capital. That puts Quest’s value at $27.50 per share. A counter bid is expected from Insight and Vector. In May, Quest...
Did Microsoft Just Blow Up the Channel?

Did Microsoft Just Blow Up the Channel?

Microsoft blew up the channel this week. ¬†They changed their business model. With Microsoft Surface, they now compete with the channel. And that’s a good thing. But do the channel partners have any choice? No way. They have to sell Windows. What OS wold they...
An Open API Debate: Pragmatism v. Federation

An Open API Debate: Pragmatism v. Federation

The open API debate burst into the GigaOM Structure conference this morning with a theme emerging that represents the paradox of today’s open systems. It’s now more about the pragmatists’ view of connected systems, versus the advocates for federation...