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Remote Desktop Services, Citrix and Windows Azure

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) (UPDATE: the following post from Luis Panzano over at MSDN provides further details and links to the usage rights associated with RDS on Azure http://blogs.msdn.com/b/luispanzano/archive/2013/07/15/remote-desktop-services-are-now-allowed-on-windows-azure.aspx) Anybody at the recent Microsoft WPC in Houston would have been left in no doubt that Azure is a major focus for Microsoft…

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Big Data and the Cloud

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) After “Cloud”, “Big Data” is one of the buzz words at the moment.  I was recently asked how they were connected and for some examples.  Following is a summary of my reply: One of the biggest challenges for all businesses will be that Big Data will require staff…

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Heresy: in the cloud era ongoing value is as important as margin to reseller profitability

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Assertion: Margin is a key business metric, however in the cloud era the following 3 KPI’s challenge it for the throne: Customers perception of Time to value Delivering additional services at marginal cost Optimising the number of parties using the service Justification: Do not misunderstand me I am…

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