Interesting to Many, Essential to Few

(Stephen Parker, VP Market Research)

I offer this as a simple tag line to the malaise that many businesses find themselves in when it comes to positioning their Cloud offerings.  With all the hype about massive market opportunities offered by the unlocking of geographical constraints it is not surprising that the natural approach when looking at Cloud is a top down view.  This leads to a vision based on a massive market that can be served by a standardised offering that must surely be capable of at least a 5% penetration.  However experience shows that this approach has not been successful.

Disaster Recovery as a Service

Disaster Recovery As A Service (DRAAS)

Fatal distraction: IT mistakes that will get IT PEOPLE FIRED: True tales of IT pros!

(Smita Roy, Country Manager, NewLease Singapore)

I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this article, So I decided to talk about this at one of the events we @Rhipe hosted around cloud backup and replication. Point #3 got the Highest aaahs and oooos. You'll know why, Read on.

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Thailand Partner Update - October 2014

เรียน ท่านสมาชิก   การขยายตัว ของธุรกิจ Cloud และการเติบโตอย่างต่อเนื่อง ของลูกค้า Newlease ในภูมิภาค South –East Asia ทางบริษัท ได้เพิ่มทีมงาน ที่มีประสบการณ์ ที่พร้อมให้คำปรึกษาแก่ ท่านสมาชิก ผมขอแนะ Vice-President for South-East Asia คุณ Chris Sharp ซึ่งมีประสบการณ์ ด้าน Cloud Computing จาก Microsoft Click here to find out more. และ คุณกชมาศ กาญจนโรมนต์ ในตำแหน่ง Business Development Manager ประจำประเทศไทย Feel free to email her.  ซึ่งทั้งสองท่าน พร้อมให้คำแนะนำด้านต่างๆ ในการใช้ สินค้าจาก Newlease…

VMworld 2014

VMworld US 2014 - A look into the future

VMware's annual conference, VMworld was held in San Francisco at the end of August. VMworld is a two part conference, with events in San Francisco, and Barcelona in October. This conference is VMware’s customer focused event of the year, where they make most major announcements. This was my 3rd VMworld, and each time it gets…

Microsoft Big Bets for FY15

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, Rhipe) Each year at WPC Microsoft lets it’s partner community know what their big bets are for the coming year. In the past these have changed reach year. However this year they are the same as FY14 with the addition of Security. Cloud, Social, Mobility, Big Data & BI,…

WPC 2014 Tiffani Bova

Microsoft WPC Day 3 - Vision Keynotes

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, Rhipe) Although there were no big “wow” announcements, there were things that caught my attention.  Summary below. Tiffani Bova, VP, Gartner Research. We live in a world of customer experiences. However too many businesses are still trying sell the underlying product.  She summed this up with a coffee analogy…