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Switching Costs and Lock-In

It’s no surprise that organizations are worried about becoming locked in to their cloud provider. After all, the history of IT is full of examples of vendors taking advantage of high switching costs to impose restrictive licensing terms and to increase prices. But the cloud is different—and in fact, is making it harder and harder for software, hardware, and IT service vendors to take advantage of the leverage that they have had in the past.

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Today’s Toy is Tomorrow’s Tool: NASA’s Cloud Journey to Mars and Beyond

Sometimes we get to hear truly inspiring stories about customers who are using the cloud to make the impossible possible. One example of this is NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). JPL is approaching cloud computing with an “80-year-old start up” perspective. From its beginnings in 1936 when engineers were unintentionally blowing things up with rocketry […]

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The Cloud is Enterprise Ready: Migrate Core Enterprise Systems to the Cloud

As enterprises seek to fully realize the scalability, availability, security and agility of cloud computing, many are recognizing that they must migrate core business applications, such as finance and human resource systems, rather than just public-facing websites. For example, the University of Arizona addressed the challenge of creating a more efficient and agile IT operation. […]

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