In “Apples and Oranges: Amazon moves into the Apple TV space” appears a very interesting phrase: The unit will offer many of the same channels, or “apps” in the Amazon parlance. These include Netflix, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHO Anytime, Bloomberg, and Vevo. Streaming music services including Pandora and iHeart Radio should follow soon after launch. The idea of “apps” taking the role of […]
Exactly the model described in “Consumption Economics” (see earlier post) — cloud provider Box is moving from a straight monthly access fee to one based on actual user activity. The way enterprise software companies make money is changing. For Box, a much-watched upstart that filed to go public earlier this week, the change couldn’t come at a […]
Forbes.com has an interesting post about Gartner’s Top Ten Technology Trends for 2014, and, while I agree with virtually all of them, one jumped out at me: Software Defined Anything. Software-defined anything (SDx) is defined by “improved standards for infrastructure programmability and data center interoperability driven by automation inherent to cloud computing, DevOps and fast infrastructure provisioning.” […]
In their highly engaging and thought-provoking book, authors J.B. Wood, Todd Hewlin, and Thomas Lah make the case that information technology (IT) is migrating from a capital intensive model, where companies buy and maintain huge, complicated, and expensive data center, to a “utility”, where IT is delivered like electricity, and companies only pay for what […]
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