#Hosted Services – the right recipe for growth, prevent the lock in.

The hosted services market has now reached that point of maturity where hosted exchange vendors are ten a penny. Personally I started in this market back in 2003 when margins were ‘rich’ for hosted services like Exchange, SharePoint, BlackBerry etc and subsequently went deeper into the vertical SaaS industry because I saw the writing on the wall. We built the …

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Which flavour cloud – elastic, azure or a bit of apple sir?

Firstly, I have not managed to finish this post. It was only meant to be a quick run down which has just got bigger the more I am thinking about this. Anyway, it’s not a deep technical view more of a pull it into a single page who are the main players and some wildcats. So in no particular order …

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What is the cloud, its an opportunity to think like our children

I was talking to my nearly 7 year old son the other day. As a ‘reward’ I let him have my old G5 mac in his bedroom to satisfy his thirst for knowledge. Before he was 4 he could click the little blue ‘e’ find toys r us and create a combined Christmas and birthday list of every combination power …

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#How to bring all your social media channels together? check out RPX and GIGYA

Social media tools are here to stay but the problem is this – the internet is personal, we are bombarded with choice as to the ‘channel’ we use to communicate whether in all aspects of our lives. The challenge is this – consistency, being proactive and response. With the development of technologies such as OAUTH there is literally a plethora …

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#Carriers need to 'sell with' big software vendors ….

Just a little picture of a great boat in San Fran – 09! I feel traitorous in what I am about to say, I have been one of those ‘start up’ guys who injected time and passion into the carriers over many years – I passionately and genuinely believe that this is where the hosted applications market is now at. …

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The end to unlimited bandwidth – AT&T – O2 set the trend

Why would I ever want to change my contract? I won’t – at least they have given us the choice, that’s one thing. Call 2 weeks ago from O2 “Mr Evans, as a valued customer you are entitled to an iPhone upgrade and a more competitive plan blah blah” – no thanks! Quick maths 1. iPhone is out of contract …

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