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.
Over the past few months, Janet Waman, Jean Bozman, and myself have been putting together a rather extensive paper on the impact of cloud computing. In it, we talk to the three areas of enterprise IT most affected by the emergence of cloud computing: hardware, software (especially applications), and channels and selling models.
If you are an IT strategist looking for ideas, a channel partner dealing with transitions, an IT vendor honing a cloud strategy, or a practitioner just starting out in cloud computing and want to know why cloud computing matters, this paper may just be what you need.
The paper is now available on the Neuralytix website. It is a pay for download, not a free paper. If you would like to know more, check out the website and if you are a vendor interested in distribution rights, contact Patricia Murphy at Neuralytix.