No Cloud Virgin: Music Mogul Madonna’s Lessons for Cloud Computing

No Cloud Virgin: Music Mogul Madonna’s Lessons for Cloud Computing

Music Mogul Madonna’s Lessons for Cloud Computing

You can never keep the Material Girl down.

Madonna has always divided the public: some corners reviling the gap-toothed pop magician and her polemical life choices, others salivating over every single Ray of Light radiated by the quintessential provocateur.
Hate her or love her, Madonna continues to wield enough clout to spin the music world on her finger — enough so to command this weekend’s half time show at the Super Bowl to enormous acclaim.

Some tweeted that the singer ought to spend more time soaking in Epsom salt than grooving to seminal hit Vogue. But the majority of viewers hailed Madge’s performance as one of the all-time best spectacles in the history of the gargantuan sporting event.

Madonna is trending once again — not necessarily as solely beloved or exclusively reviled, but — more importantly, especially for those in cloud computing — as undeniably relevant. Gleaning from the impressive story of her unsinkable career, here’s a trio of key lessons the cloud computing community can take away from the pop mastermind.

1. The Art of Reinvention

Chameleon, protean, shape-shifter — however you term her capacity to keep the pulse of the times, there’s no denying the important of versatility and resourcefulness throughout Madonna’s still-going-strong stance in the public eye. Cloud computing can take a shine from Madge’s commitment to change it up with class. To successfully adhere to this counsel, keeping abreast of what’s new and crucial in the cloud is vital — and (shameless plug alert!) reading CloudTweaks ensures that you’re always brilliantly in the know.

2. Your Collaborators are Everything

Think Madonna found fame completely on her own? Think again. Every new project finds the Queen of Pop teaming up anew with the freshest partners she can locate to challenge and update her sound. William Orbit, members of the Harlem “House Ball,” Justin Timberlake — somehow Madge always nails the perfect companion to her latest incarnation.

For us in the cloud, an emphasis on connection and networking with others who can similarly galvanize us is key. A focus on togetherness and collaboration is thankfully part and parcel of virtually every cloud application and program, yet it’s still up to us to harness this partnership capacity to the hilt.

3. Reach Out To Be Relevant

When you’ve got Madonna’s star magnitude, you’ve got power that permeates the planet. To underscore her Super Bowl performance — and to inevitably draw attention to her new single and upcoming album — Madge channeled her wattage through the titanic media outlet Clear Channel, who made the 53-year-old inescapable this past weekend. Her latest song was played once every single hour on radio stations all over the country.

Frankly, most of us lack the distributive propensity in which Madonna has luxuriated for decades now. But that shouldn’t prevent us from expanding our voices and businesses, both on and away from the Web.
The “remote server” aspect of the cloud allows entities to scale up their infrastructure (read: fuel and strength to communicate) without adding space.

This translates into an affordability and ease of access that, when properly managed, can result in an affirmation of a key Madonna lyric: “Music” — and the cloud — “makes the people come together.”

By Jeff Norman

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About Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman is a freelance writer currently based in New York City. He's moved into writing about cloud computing from substantial work in culture and the arts. He earned his undergraduate degree in English at Stanford and has studied at Oxford and Cambridge.

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