The MSME secretary said that while the government would provide substantial subsidy for cloud computing to the SMEs, it does not want "fly by night operators". The Ministry is banking on the SME associations which will create special purpose vehicles (SPVs) to implement the technology upgradation schemes. This is happening worldwide. Click here to learn more about what India is doing to move its SMB's into the future.
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) chooses Compushare as the preferred technology management service provider for community Banks. This relationship allows ICBA member Banks access to a full suite of Cloud Based Technology Solutions built exclusively for financial institutions. This is the type of cloud based solution that can influence the mass adoption of cloud solutions in the financial services industry.
RightNow is currently valued at over a billion dollars. This analyst can't find any justification for it. The linked article is one of the most in depth reviews of the stock and its valuation you will find anywhere. The author is short the stock but makes a very good case that the price is out of whack with related companies in a number of areas. Click here to learn all you need to know for your evaluation of RightNow's valuation.
Mango, Ecosystem, and Clouds will help Microsoft survive the post PC era is they can execute. Click here to learn what Microsoft has done and will have to do to be worth your investment in the post PC era.
Cloud computing is paving the way for the loosely coupled company – which may be an entity that exists purely as an aggregation of third-party services, provided on an on-demand basis to meet customer demands. Most of these services will be passed through as cloud services, both from within the enterprise and from outside. Click here to learn more about how this new paradigm could significantly benefit our economy.
TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 in San Francisco was an amazing event that showcased over a hundred new start-up companies all looking to be the Next Big Thing. Some of my favorites are listed in my new blog. Click here to read more about some of them.
VMware may not be the kind of stock where you would expect to see Warren Buffett invest. However, it does exhibit many of the other characteristics of a quintessential Buffett investment: growing earnings, high returns on equity with limited debt, and tenured management. Click here to see the full details.