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Collaborative View is going to the Cloud! May 27, 2010

Posted by Glenn Irvine in Blog, Commentary, Futuring, Launch.
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Just a bit of a make-over for “A Collaborative View”… In line with my move into the World of Google, I am rebadging this blog and that brings with it a new name.

So from this post forward my blog is going to be called “Looking to the Cloud”, and the old web address of http://www.collaborativeview.com will still point to it for a period as any that are following the blog make the transition to:

http://www.lookingtothecloud.com

Both addresses will get you here in the interim, and all the old content has been imported into the new site.

I’m looking forward to this journey as we look to the Cloud and all the interesting trends and new technologies, and the benefits (and challenges) that we face as we see the World make that transition as well.

Let me know what you think!

Regards,

Glenn Irvine
glenn.irvine@lookingtothecloud.com

Glenn has Gone Google! May 13, 2010

Posted by Glenn Irvine in Blog, Commentary, Competitive, Events, Futuring, Launch, Media Release.
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It’s been a hectic week, but after ten years of playing with IBM Technologies in the Collaboration Space, I have finally “Gone Google!”

As of Wednesday this week, I have started as a Senior Sales Manager for Australia’s Leading Google Enterprise Business Partner, HEDLOC, looking after the Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australian territories.

This has been a while in the making and as you will have seen, many of my posts to this blog has been related to Google and its travels in the Collaboration World.

While my times with IBM and the Lotus Technologies in particular have been great, I believe Google has the next Enterprise Evolution, as far as collaboration technologies go, well and truly in it’s sights (and business model)

The Cloud Phenomenon is definitely gaining momentum, with many CEOs and CIOs coming on board with a Cloud Vision for their organisations.

In many cases, the numbers stack up, only too compellingly. I also believe Google has the greatest brand for the Cloud, and you have to admire their corporate vision and culture. The place oozes with Innovation.

So watch this space… You will definitely hear more from me as this trend gathers pace.

Regards,

Glenn Irvine
glenn.irvine@collaborativeview.com

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining… Telstra Lends Strength to Cloud Services April 6, 2010

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In the Australian today, Telstra finally announced it’s move into Cloud Computing with their Project named “Silver Lining”.

With a long term budget approximating $500M AUD, this is a clear signal to the market that Cloud Computing is well and truly past the “Trough of Disillusionment” on the Technology Adoption Curve.

The article mentions that this is one of the first Tier 1 Telcos to throw some serious weight behind Cloud Services. This could lead to Australia becoming one of the early adopters of Private Cloud solutions outside of the US.

With early announcements of the project in mid-2009, their announcement today explained that they are in the late stages before commercial release of the service due in mid-year 2010.

Regards,

Glenn Irvine
glenn.irvine@collaborativeview.com

Apple Launches the iPad January 28, 2010

Posted by Glenn Irvine in Advocacy, Blog, Events, Futuring, Launch.
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Steve Jobs presented the new Apple iPad to the World this morning in the Yerba Buena Centre, San Francisco.

A statement on the apple.com website stated that “the iPad is not just a new product, it is a new category of product”.

Dubbed a slate device, with multitouch, the iPad is revolutionary compared to existing tablet computers.

Some significant research has gone into the underlying technologies to maximise battery life and display brilliance.

It will be interesting to see what developers now do with the SDK and all the legacy iPhone capabilities to really make this new product shine.

Steve Jobs announces the iPad

 

At US$499 (16GB), $599 (32GB), & $899 (64GB), the new device is expected to ship in 60 days Worldwide.

Have a look at the video on the new apple.com/ipad site:

Apple presents the iPad

Regards,

Glenn Irvine
glenn.irvine@collaborativeview.com