Video: Common Mistakes Startups Make Transitioning to the Cloud

In this video, a Cloud Computing panel discusses common mistakes companies make when transitioning to the Cloud and some current limitations to making a full transition.

Key areas of consideration include:

  • You have to design for failure and have multiple backup plans ready in case of an outage.
  • The costs go beyond the monthly subscription fee. You need to provision for Internet connection, bandwidth requirements and network needs.
  • Not all applications are ready for the Cloud. For instance, at Software Advice we have difficultly running our telephony in the Cloud due to high call volumes and network limitations.

Read the Full Story. A Tip of the Hat goes to Derek Singleton from Software Advice for pointing us to this video.

Panel: Why Most Music Startups Fail

In this video, Kyle Bylin leads a panel discusson on “Why Most Music Startups Fail.” Recorded at Music Biz 2012.

There are no shortage of startups working to transform how we discover, market and monetize music, but most of them will fail. Are they being defeated by licensing or are these technologists trying to fix problems that most consumers don’t really have?

Panelists:
Larry Marcus, Walden Venture Capital
Mike Dougherty, Jelli Radio
Joey Flores, Earbits
Brenden Mulligan, OneSheet

Panel: How to Build a Successful Online Subscription Business

In this video, successful founders and operators of web-based subscription business discuss the keys to successfully building and growing online businesses driven by subscription sales.

The pane is moderated by Jason Nazar (CEO, Docstoc.com), joined by Josh Meyers CEO of People Media a subsidiary of Match.com, Jeff Tinsley CEO and Founder of MyLife, Robert Angarita Co-Founder of Cramster (recently sold to Chegg) and Mark Kapczynski VP of Corp Dev at Experian.