Author Archives: Dale Vile

The SaaS opportunity for SMBs

By Dale Vile Software as a Service (SaaS) is potentially a great fit for small[...]

Office 365 in context

By Dale Vile In the beginning there was Microsoft Office. Well, it sometimes seems that[...]

Unravelling the SMB SaaS opportunity for resellers

By Dale Vile SMBs and cloud computing are a match made in heaven. That’s the[...]

SMBs are tumbling into the cloud? Oh get real

By Dale Vile This article was originally published for the channel. SMBs are now turning[...]

The End User Security Jigsaw

Organisations of all sizes are trying to understand the security implications of mobile working, device[...]

Why I chose the MacBook Air over the Surface Pro

By Dale Vile Writing about two totally different machines in the same blog post might[...]

The Data Protection Imperative

In this short paper, we spell out why the time has come to adopt a[...]

All about OpenStack

Proprietary cloud threatens lock-in, higher cost and application silos. There is an alternative: OpenStack is[...]

Virtualisation where are my savings?

Three years ago you listened to vendors telling you how much we would all save[...]

Storage Anywhere and Everywhere

With more departmental applications, collaboration and sharing environments, and even cloud-based services, with access via[...]

Think your IT department’s parochial? Try selling to SMEs

By Dale Vile This article was originally published for the channel. It’s been a few[...]

BYOD beyond the noise

A lot has been said about the strategic advantages (and problems) of BYOD, but much[...]

Raising your game with Software as a Service

Cloud computing, and Software as a Service (SaaS) in particular, can in theory deliver a[...]

’Big Data changes EVERYTHING’ vs ’Hadoop? For my 200-customer biz?’

By Dale Vile As an industry analyst, it sometimes feels like I am flitting between[...]

Don’t forget the desktop

By Dale Vile Ask anyone in the industry about the future of end user computing[...]

Office Software Checkpoint

By Dale Vile The desktop productivity space has been dominated for many years by Microsoft[...]

Office 365 in Context

Users today are working in a highly connected manner, often across a range of different[...]

Workload placement in a hybrid world

Research shows that you are going to mix your platforms and deployment models in the[...]

Do SMBs have less of a mobile and collaboration need?

By Dale Vile Yahoo!’s decision last month to axe home working prompted a lot of[...]

Cloud is more about choice than hosting

By Dale Vile There’s a trick we use at Freeform Dynamics when trying to figure[...]

User driven IT adoption – Problem or opportunity?

By Dale Vile The latest catchy but dubious term to emanate from the vendor and[...]

To PaaS or not to PaaS – that is the question

By Dale Vile Most forms of cloud computing are starting to find their place in[...]