Daily Reading from October 27, 2008

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  • Is Amazon Ready For The Enterprise? — "With a flurry of announcements in recent weeks, Amazon has extended its cloud computing lead. The beta label’s gone. It can run Windows applications. By investing in firms like Elastra, it’s tackling enterprise deployment. And there’s a 99.95 percent uptime ..."
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  • Let’s All Dance the Cloud Two-Step — "Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am not a great dancer. Yet I have recently become a proponent of a technology strategy that I have coined the “cloud two-step.” The cloud two-step is the way enterprise IT ..."

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