Henry Ford and Bezos’s Law Signal it's Time to Ditch the Datacenter

With an ear to the ground and an eye on the sky, Gigaom's Barb Darrow chronicles the competitive factors shaping the bumpy journey that is cloud computing among the superpowers ( AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing). Wherever you stand on the debate over which cloud giant will reign supreme, it's clear the economic forces shaping the market are evolving quickly.

Massive Windows Server 2003 Services Opportunity revealed at Microsoft’s World Wide Partner Conference

Most people are aware that Windows Server 2003 is coming to the End of Support (EOS) on July 14, 2015.  This means enterprises are more or less forced to stop running applications on the WS2003 Operating System, migrate them to a newer OS or replace them.  EOS dramatically changes the solid “run-your-business operating platform” to one where there will be no security patches, no compliance and escalating costs.  

3 Things you must know about Windows Server 2003 EOS

In the wake of the end of support of Windows XP and the almost immediate exploitation with the IE vulnerability, focus has turned to the next big End of Support (EOS) event which is for Windows Server 2003.  To help companies prepare to navigate large migration projects of WS 2003 AppZero and Microsoft teamed up last week in a webinar entitled “How to Solve the Challenge of WS2003.”  You can  view the slides and recording here  (registration required)

The Cloud – Modernize as you migrate

Assuming that your organization is well down the road when it comes to adopting the Cloud and in fact, has been utilizing the Cloud for a while, then you are likely a true believer that ultimately all of your applications will be migrated to the Cloud. It is no longer a question of “if” but more a question of “when” and “how.” These days, the majority of test, dev, external websites and mobile apps are already born in the cloud.