Author Archives: Jeff Norman

Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year

Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year

Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year As we close out 2011, here’s some information on a few last-minute applications that are sure to improve how you experience twenty twelve. Animoto Every season of winter holidays provides an avalanche of fodder that only an attractive video can capture best. But…

Cloud Computing on Capitol Hill

Cloud Computing on Capitol Hill Wars. Feuds between world leaders. The frozen-in-motion bull of Wall Street, and the solemn Washington Mall on Capitol Hill. Clouds from nature elegantly rise above it all. They’re too occupied with floating to tend to the political dramas taking place beneath them. For better or worse, the cloud formed by…

Cloud Apps of the Week: From College to Cancer Cures

Cloud Apps of the Week: From College to Cancer Cures

Cloud Apps of the Week: From College to Cancer Cures Matchbox An erstwhile venture capitalist and experienced college admissions officer in might have just revolutionized the pursuit of higher education, via the cloud. As a staff member of the MIT Sloan School of Management’s admissions team, Stephen Marcus experienced firsthand the vexing process of reviewing…

China and the Cloud: Revising Culture to Reap New Business

China and the Cloud: Revising Culture to Reap New Business “Access your information from anywhere.” This is one of the primary tenets of marketing for cloud computing — entice consumers with the freedom to work, or play, wherever they roam. Selling such expansiveness should hit a snag in a nation that underscores authoritarian control, like…

Ready For My Closeup, Mr. DeMille: the Cloud and Stardom

Ready For My Closeup, Mr. DeMille: the Cloud and Stardom

Ready For My Closeup, Mr. DeMille: the Cloud and Stardom The marriage of technology and celebrity has produced several happy unions throughout the history of popular culture. The most recent affair features a delightfully polygamous relationship between directors John “Titanic” Cameron and Martin “Mean Streets” Scorsese with the resurgence of 3-D film. After Cameron’s all-time…

Women and Cloud Computing, Part I: Is There a “Cloud” Ceiling?

Women and Cloud Computing, Part I: Is There a “Cloud” Ceiling? I’ve deemed this article as “Part One” in a series of posts on this topic for several reasons. Firstly, the conversation of women in technology is far too expansive for one single post. Secondly, there are scores of women in cloud computing who deserve…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

What is the cloud’s next step? When speculating about where the cloud is heading next, we often think about extra security layers and how hybrid models might grow in prevalence. However, collaboration on the cloud is becoming more of a consideration as files grow. Could the cloud’s next big step be from mostly storage to…

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime As economic conditions gradually improve, North American companies are starting to recover their confidence, and are looking beyond mere survival. A recent survey by KPMG focusing on mergers and acquisitions demonstrated cautious optimism, with 21 per cent of companies planning to initiate at least one acquisition this year, and 16 per cent planning for…

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

Forrester Research: The Keys to a Successful Deployment Desktop virtualization projects are transformational. They can dramatically minimize IT costs while better empowering workers with more ubiquitous access to the applications and data they need to be productive. In fact, according to recent research by Forrester, worker productivity when working remotely across multiple devices, increased 51%…

5 Mistakes That Adversely Impact Seamless Cloud Migration

5 Mistakes That Adversely Impact Seamless Cloud Migration

There is absolutely no doubt migrating a section of your IT assets, non-core business processes or the entire spectrum of business systems to the cloud makes immense sense. There are plenty of business benefits linked to cloud computing; most astute businesses are using cloud computing in some capacity or other and if you aren’t doing…


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