Everything As A Service

It seems like every article you read about technology today includes a service delivered in an ‘-As-A-Service’ approach. We have an abundance of Software-As-A-Service (SaaS), Platform-As-A-Service (PaaS), Communications-As-A-Service (CaaS), Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) and many other X-aaS systems/platforms. In fact, XaaS is being used to denote the ‘Everything-As-A-Service’ mentality. The ‘Everything-As-A-Service’ approach is one that makes a […]

What is the Cloud…Really?

I read a lot of blogs and articles talking about the cloud. Many of these articles try to go really deep into the technology stack found within the cloud while others try to keep the discussions at a very high level. While reading some of these articles, I realized that there is rarely a basic […]

Use Cases for the Cloud

If you’ve spent any time within IT over the last few years, you’ve probably heard the term ‘cloud’ more than you really wanted to. The cloud has become something of a buzzword over the years.   Buzzwords are created when a term is overused, and the cloud has been overused quite a bit in many organizations. […]

Does your Disaster Recovery Plan Include the Cloud?

In years past, companies have relied on multiple data center locations to act as their main disaster recovery (DR) systems and data in case of disaster. This has generally worked well for those companies that have planned and tested their DR systems and plans appropriately. In recent years organizations have been looking for more robust […]

The Cloud – Gateway to Enterprise Mobility

This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. Can you remember what it was like to do your job ten years ago? For the most part, you were stuck to your desk and most likely using your large desktop computer with a very large CRT monitor. If […]

Optimizing your Data Center with the Cloud

This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. Most organizations today have some type of cloud implementation and/or service.  Every organization views the cloud a little differently than any other organization. Some view the cloud as a place to store data while others view the cloud as […]

With Planning, the Cloud brings Agility and Portability

This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. When I speak to organizations about the cloud, I find the majority of them are using the cloud in some form or fashion today. Many have opted to build a private cloud to allow cloud-based systems while maintaining total […]

Links for July 13 2014

Innovators overcome the can’ts Quote: Merely recognizing the can’ts and addressing them in advance can help, but that’s not enough.  Doubt and prior experience always creep back in, so even if you can stymie the can’ts early on, you’ll need to constantly fight the same battles throughout an innovation activity.  Because while the innovation team […]

Links for June 8 2014

A social media contrarian speaks out on the limited value of tweet analytics Quote: Tools are becoming more powerful and easier to use, so we have that. Where there’s a shortage is of people who are good at analyzing the data. One of the things I’ve championed for is that the consumer insights/market research folks […]

Tapping into the power of others

Last week, I read with interest the announcement that IBM was opening up their Watson computing platform to outside organizations and developers to use to build upon the cognitive computing and natural language processing of the platform. This is a big step for organizations of all sizes, but especially those in the small and midmarkets. […]