Posted by Uri Gilad

The surprising case for the “on premise” cloud

The surprising case for the “on premise” cloud

My good friend Ophir makes a case for the public cloud. There are many rebuttals for “On Premise (aka Private)” and even “hybrid”  cloud, but here is the surprising reason why the “rush to the cloud” will be more like a crawl, much slower than imagined for the bulk of business users.

Don’t be afraid of an open API

Don’t be afraid of an open API

On a recent conversation with an entrepreneur, an interesting point was raised: If we have an open API, what is stopping developers from building products that compete with our own? My answer: Nothing – and you should love that!

Vaporware or legitimate marketing?

Vaporware or legitimate marketing?

A Company, lets call it IBM, notices competition moving ahead in an area of interest. In a move which seems to be motivated by fear of competition, the company decides to pre-announce an upcoming, more advanced product. The results include: IBM going under the scrutiny of the justice department, the aforementioned computer (System/360 Model 91) … Continue reading

You have an API? – Color me impressed

You have an API? – Color me impressed

At a recent convention, I met representatives from a large telco. Their fancy booth, t-shirts and handouts all claimed “we have an API”. Not surprisingly, when you claim “I have an API” – this usually means you missed the whole point. A digression: “API: Application Programming Interface” means, in practical terms, that some of the … Continue reading

How to get half a million users in a day

How to get half a million users in a day

Google is dropping the Google Reader product. While painful, this is not what the below is about. This is about how a relatively small (my Linkedin search lists a handful of employees) company made all the right moves in capturing the user migration away from Google, gaining fame, 500K users and hopefully – fortune. A word about the … Continue reading