Amazon AWS 19th Price Reduction – a Closer Look


If you have been following me regularly then you would know that I maintain that charges for cloud services are not coming down in proportion to the routine reduction of hardware cost. So, let us examine in Amazon has reversed the trend with its latest announcement of price reduction. On 6th March, 2012 Amazon announced: … Continue reading

Trend in Cloud Computing Adoption – 2012


What can we expect from cloud computing in 2012? Where will cloud computing be one year from now? Basic premise of (1) economy of scale, (2) pay what you use and (3) better utilization through sharing will remain intact – though some reports challenging the extent of cost saving will emerge. Amazon will extend its … Continue reading

Kindle Fire, Google and Patent Dispute


Every analyst is discussing how Amazon’s Kindle Fire going to affect Apple. They are discussing, why it is going to be the first real competition for iPad – how at US$ 199, it is a killer pricing – Why Apple might launch a 7 inch rival – Why 7 inch is not a viable Tablet … Continue reading

Why I bought a Kindle instead of …


I admit it … I bought the Kindle on an impulse. Now that I have bought it and have been using it (I may be rationalization but) I do like my Kindle and there are several reasons for liking it. You must be thinking why Kindle, why not iPad or Galaxy? After all, with these … Continue reading

Cloud – Market forces working


Some time back I had complained that price of cloud service offering are not coming down fast enough compared to the drop in hardware price reduction. But then we see the following release from Amazon – AWS. “…we’ve often told you that one of our goals is to drive down costs continuously and to pass … Continue reading

Cloud Computing Trend – Minus the Hype


If you subtract the hype, cloud computing is moving as a tortoise – slow and steady, more slow than steady. Will it win the race? May be; but not next year. The question is where we will be one year down the line. [You need to read this post in conjunction with my earlier post … Continue reading

5 Examples of Migration to Cloud


Here are 5 examples where organizations have leveraged cloud technologies. What is interesting is that each of the examples is very different from each other. The types of organizations are varied – starting from Self-publishing service to US Government to Hospital to Manufacturing organization. The underlying motivation also varies – from cost saving to manageability … Continue reading

Is HTML5 a game changer


To answer this question we first need to look at what way it is different from HTML4. Here are the salient features of HTML5 arranged in the order of importance (my opinion). Offline working: Like Google Gears it allows mechanism for ensuring Web applications are available even when the user is not connected to their … Continue reading