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New Paper on the IBM-HCL Deal

Market Milestone: IBM Hands Over Development of Notes, Domino, and Verse to HCL

I have a new paper on the Amalgam Insights site. Called, “Market Milestone: IBM Hands Over Development of Notes, Domino, and Verse to HCL”, it examines the new IBM-HCL deal for developing parts of the IBM collaboration platform, especially Domino, SameTime, Notes, and Verse. In the paper, I provide some context and analysis. It’s free so go have a look.

Verizon Makes A Bold Move To Cloud Services

Janet Waxman and I just finished a blog, published on LinkedIn, entitled Verizon Makes A Bold Move To Cloud Services. Here’s the abstract:

Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the enterprise IT solutions arm of telco Verizon, has been moving full speed ahead into cloud computing. This is a bold move for a telco who can name the largest Cloud Service Providers (CSP) among its customers and partners. No longer satisfied with offering network services to IT, Verizon Enterprise Solutions is poised to become a powerhouse in cloud computing.

It delves into the questions this move raises about the cloud market and how Verizon’s inevitable conflict with partners and customers already in the cloud computing business.