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Does The Cloud Keep Pace With Moore's Law?
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User Rank: Apprentice
2/29/2012 | 3:54:58 PM
re: Does The Cloud Keep Pace With Moore's Law?
I wondered if someone would ask about that. ERP and other software applications have never been on anything like a Moore's Law curve. They've benefited from it, and exploited it, but programmers pound out about the same amount of code they always have (though it generally does more).

In my article, I'm careful to point out that I'm only talking about IaaS, where the things your buying change in capability on a log scale. PaaS and SaaS (in particular) offer different value propositions, so I wouldn't compare them this way.

But when it comes to IaaS, I'd ask any provider to show me exactly how they account for Moore's Law, and if they don't have a good answer, i wouldn't buy from the vendor.
User Rank: Apprentice
2/28/2012 | 6:37:16 PM
re: Does The Cloud Keep Pace With Moore's Law?
By your analogy to cloud, ERP vendors should be close giving their product away. Some people postulate that the annual maintenance fee is for improvements, but ask any ERP user what the cost was to move to the next major version of the software. The evolution of cloud is just about peaking and yes you will see significant decline in pricing - in fact a pricing war is going on for some vendors. But people keep missing the point - who is supporting the application and the data is owned by themselves. Hardware and IaaS is cheap and becoming cheaper by cloud delivery. Application support and services around that are becoming utility type services but it is more about self service than supported service. It really comes to is the data, security of the data and preventing vendor lock out.

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