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I recently presented at the IBSMA Software Asset Management (SAM) Summit in Chicago on the future of software licensing. This conference included well-attended sessions on software as a service (SaaS) and cloud. Since the primarily responsibilities of a SAM professional are to save their organizations money and reduce audit risk, it is easy to understand why cloud models would be particularly attractive. However, while SaaS and cloud are rapidly becoming an important part of the software applications s

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The Royal Mail Group (RMG) includes the national postal service of the United Kingdom, and its journey to the cloud is interesting for three reasons: The way RMG chose to address the professional services required to migrate from IBM's Lotus Notes to Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). Many IT organizations bring in external services providers to help with the organizational change management related to an IT initiative while holding on to the more technical aspects of the project. R

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At last week's 2011 Cloud Leadership Forum in Santa Clara (, one of the highlights was the opening session on 12 key things for CIOs to understand, on their road to the cloud.  A hot topic inside and outside IDC has been the long-term prospects for customer premise-base "enterprise private cloud" implementations, versus public cloud services – how customers will choose to spend their IT resources, whether private cloud is more than

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