Best of the Blog: 2012

As we look forward to an amazing 2013 here at Caspio, I wanted to take a look back and re-visit some of the more popular posts and topics that were popular over the past year. The following posts saw constant traffic even months after...

Lowering Security Risks While Empowering Workers

I just read an interesting study released by Symantec focused on employee attitudes towards cloud apps and services vs. IT attitudes towards these topics. The results were not surprising. Essentially, employees want to harness the power of...

CIOs: Strike a Balance Between Citizen Developers and Enterprise Architecture with Caspio

I just read an interesting article on Wired.com that pits CIOs against “Rogue Developers” (what I prefer to call Citizen Developers) and posits that answer lies in private cloud environments. The article does make a good point:...

Will 2013 be the Year of PaaS?

Over the past several weeks, a lot of research and news has come out to suggest that 2013 will be a breakthrough year for platform-as-a-service and cloud apps in all their permutations. A recent analysis report signals a major shift...

CIOs: Tap the Power of Caspio on Your Own Terms

In today’s enterprise the responsibilities of the IT department are difficult and complex. SaaS and PaaS solutions offer an alternative for IT departments looking to lower complexity and costs. And, SaaS and PaaS tools are being...

Five Reasons Online News Publishers Should Use Caspio

Our announcement yesterday that Halifax Media has selected Caspio as its standard for cloud-based apps and databases got me thinking. I was curious to learn why Caspio was such a popular platform among online news publishers, and why we...

Caspio and Amazon Affinities: Elasticity and Customer Centricity

While our VP of Engineering  and Operations Ioannis Kritikopoulos was attending the Amazon re: Invent conference in Las Vegas last week, I checked out some of the keynotes online. More and more, I realize that while Caspio may use Amazon...

Building Apps with Caspio Vs. Force.com and Database.com

When it comes to building apps in the cloud, there are a few paths to take. Developers can utilize bare-bones platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings, and essentially hard code in the cloud much the same way they would on their own servers....

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Supporting “BYOD” Initiatives with Caspio

Terms like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the Consumerization of IT are hot topics right now. The explosion in mobile device usage is having major effects in how IT departments both manage and design systems. Recent research has shown...

Every Application Can be a “Cloud App”

I was a bit perturbed reading a NetworkWorld article about what kinds of applications organizations should and should not be moving into the cloud. The article posits that some applications, due to complexity and/or multiple integration...

Cloud Platform Spending Signals Major Shift in IT

Analysis firm Gartner predicts that platform-as-a-service (PaaS) spending will hit about $1.5 billion in the next year, according to a recent ZDNet article. The spending could hit as high as $2.9bn by 2016, according to recent Gartner...

The Power of Simple, Predictable Scalability with Caspio

Over the weekend we had a spike in activity from one of our customer apps. This app was generating ten times the usual traffic, and we were curious as to what was causing the spike in form submissions on their site. Turns out, the account...

Mobile Platform Wars Further Prove the Case for Web Apps

More and more evidence is revealing that Apple is losing market share – fast. The company that pretty much invented the modern mobile app experience is losing ground, according to recent analyst results published in a recent Business...

Cloud Data Strategies – Think Big, Start Small, and Never Stop Improving

In an InfoWorld blog post today, David Linthicum outlined three steps to make towards a successful cloud database strategy. I think the advice is solid, and hints at the main gist of what I have been saying in recent blog posts around the...

Google’s Cloud SQL: Validation Without Innovation

Google announced this week an enhanced version of its Cloud SQL database service. The offering is pretty straightforward; it is a MySQL database available to users in the cloud. The enhancements are around scale and performance, which are...

Cloud Apps: The Intersection of Strategic and Tactical

After reading an interesting piece at business Insider on how Toyota is building for its future by leveraging cloud applications and services, I had a few thoughts. One, is that every company these days has to be at least thinking about...

The Case for Web Versus Native Mobile Apps

I came across an interesting post from Chris Heilmann over on the Mozilla blog that destroys some myths about HTML5. Most of the anti-HTML5 talk I have heard has come from those debating whether it is a viable platform for building mobile...

Election Results Made Easy with Caspio

Regardless of your political affiliation, everyone can agree that this week’s elections signified an impressive increase in awareness and involvement on the part of U.S. citizens. Voter turnout for the past several elections remains...

Don’t Migrate Apps To the Cloud – Build Apps in the Cloud

In a ZDNet post this week by James Staten of Forrester Research, he cites points from a report by himself and analyst Jeffrey Hammond titled “Don’t Migrate Your Apps to the Cloud.” In essence, the article notes how the...