One of the areas that is receiving a lot of interest from friends and clients is the idea of using the open cloud for projects. There are many misconceptions of the open cloud. For one, people hear the word “open” and immediately think it’s not secure, which is as far from the truth as it … Read more The Open Cloud
IBM just published a very nice video focused on the Midmarket and working with Managed Service Providers (MSP’s). I’ve embedded the video below – please take a minute to watch it. A few of the take-aways that really stood out for me are provided below – none of these are new or a surprise but … Read more The cloud and mobile : drivers for the midmarket
Last week, I had a conversation with a CIO of a mid-sized firm. The organization has been struggling with incorporating the cloud into their technology plans. Our conversation was centered around the cloud and, specifically, how to use the cloud to replace the aging solutions and platforms currently used by this organization. For a few … Read more The first step into the cloud
Originally published on Its All About Recovery as Service Level Agreements – Real Guarantees or Empty Legalese? I had a conversation recently with the CIO of a mid-size organization. The conversation revolved around a certain SaaS product that the organization uses. Over the course of the last year, the SaaS vendor has been making regular … Read more Service Level Agreements – Real Guarantees or Empty Legalese?
After Sandy, SMBs Should Consider Following Wall Street into the Cloud | SMBSource Quote: As Hurricane Sandy showed, the possibility of massive system failure – and, especially for SMBs, the potential of financial devastation from a single event – is only one disaster away. By moving some or all of their data and IT systems … Read more Links for June 23 2013
This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. The Cloud. We all know about it. We are probably all tired of every blog talking about the Cloud. Some call the Cloud a fad. Some call it the trend of the future. Others…call the Cloud reality. So which is it… Trend, fad or reality? All three. Yes…all … Read more The Cloud – Trend, fad, reality? Yes.