Migrating to the cloud? Here’s how to do it right

I was recently involved with appraising the feasibility of moving one of the largest Oracle eBusiness suite installations in the UK to “on-demand.” This experience gave me some insights into the complexities behind such a move.

Forrester’s top 15 emerging technologies

Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let’s face it: that train is in the station. What’s next?

The second generation of cloud startups is here

As cloud service matures, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are re-segmenting the market. Get ready for some silly sounding — but very lucrative — new acronyms, like BaaS (backend as a service).

Platform as a Service is so much more than deploying apps

Platform-as-a-Service, or PaaS, has the opportunity to transform application development as we know it. Yet a piece in VentureBeat earlier this month did little to expand the definition of PaaS beyond deploying apps.

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Why MarketScout uses Heroku over other PaaS providers

MarketScout is a lean Australian startup that’s dependent on other cloud services to make it run, so when it came to deciding on a Platform-as-a-Service provider, the company had an important decision to make. They chose Salesforce-owned Heroku and still use it today.