Is there Profit in the Cloud?

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease.) Oscar Trimboli at Microsoft posed this question in a recent blog post(http://oscartr.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/profitability/).  I started to craft a short response which ended up a little larger (!!), so I decided to post it here. --------------------- Oscar, Like you I have worked with and talked to lots (hundreds) of partners…

Collection of Cloud Related Links #1

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) I read lots of articles from various media sources every day and whilst most of it goes straight into the “do not file” bucket, there are some that I at least find interesting.  Of course my definition of interesting is biased, but I trust that for some people,…

Why “Cloud” will Stick

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Despite the efforts of the IT industry to differentiate by trying to define increasingly focused language (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, DaaS, TaaS etc etc) it will as always be customers who decide the language that finally lands in our long term vocabulary.  Experience shows us that in general they…

BPOS / Office365 / InTune News and Links #2

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Another set of links for potentially interesting cloud materials. Promotions Don’t forget Velocity incentives (A$1,000 for 20+ seat deals and A$2,000 for 50+ seat deals) more info at http://www.msonlineservices.com.au/ Also if for any reason you have not yet sorted out Cloud Essentials and/or Cloud Accelerate then head over to…

BPOS / Office365 / InTune News and Links #1

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Breaking News: Take advantage of the Velocity Promotion.  Here’s what you could earn: $2,000 in migration and implementation funds for every sale of Microsoft Online Services via T-Suite of 50 seats or over. $1,000 in migration and implementation funds for every sale of Microsoft Online Services via T-Suite over…