Author Archives: Jeff Norman

The Cloud Sees Small Businesses Soar

The Cloud Sees Small Businesses Soar The first quarter of 2012 has resulted in a significant growth in the recognition of the advantages cloud computing is providing to small businesses. For those outside of the know, we provide a brief overview of just why cloud is good to SMBs. How does cloud computing empower my…

The Social Cloud: Twitter’s Top Cloud Titans

The Social Cloud: Twitter’s Top Cloud Titans It’s fair to say that a sizable percentage of cloud-savvy folk maintain active social networking profiles, one of which being an account on mega microblogging titan Twitter. Facebook may tout a larger membership, but few social networks (besides, perhaps, Pinterest) can brag of as compellingly quick growth as…

Terry Bradshaw, Welcome To The Cloud

Terry Bradshaw, Welcome To The Cloud

Terry Bradshaw, Welcome to the Cloud Why is Terry Bradshaw, a well-regarded yet far too publicized football legend, interloping into the cloud computing community? I understand that he is a jack of all trades, from the gridiron to the grocery store (he’s recently represented the wonders of the Nutrisystem diet plan). But the cloud? Seriously,…

The Art of Professional (and Personal) Branding with the Cloud

The Art of Professional (and Personal) Branding with the Cloud Branding — the watchword of the zeitgeist. From billion-dollar conglomerates to everyday individuals who dream of reshaping their image, it seems as if we’re all on a mission to brand ourselves and shape other’s perceptions of us. When properly executed, a branding (or re-branding) effort…

Food, Water, Shelter, Cloud: The New Essential For Budding Entrepreneurs

Food, Water, Shelter, Cloud: The New Essential for Budding Entrepreneurs Thanks to cloud computing, entrepreneurship has never seemed so inviting. The cloud instinctively sizes itself to the needs of a business, eradicating overspending. In addition, its ease of access and zero expenditure on capital significantly simplify launch time. Even Forbes is proclaiming cloud computing’s advantages…

Cloud Computing Cracks Job Crisis Conundrum?

Cloud Computing Cracks Job Crisis Conundrum? As our country continues its procession toward the 2012 presidential election, the nation’s employment woes continue to vex communities and rank as the first concern on the platforms of pundits and candidates. In my opinion, cloud computing should definitely elbow the job crisis on the docket of relevant issues.…

Bill Gates Caves In To The Cloud?

Bill Gates Caves In to the Cloud? Apparently, even Bill Gates battled his own personal Bogeyman. A new article penned by Austin Edwards, aka “The Motley Fool,” alleges that the technological legend was forced into an early retirement by a fear of the then unknown and upcoming “cloud.” Apparently Mr. Gates had sent a foreboding…

Cloud Apps of the Week: Comondo Cloud

Cloud Apps of the Week: Comondo Cloud From sexy Emmy winners to tip-top security, this week’s selection of apps keeps both entertainment and assurance at the fore. Let’s not get started on the heated discussion of whether (or not) Crocs count as viable footwear. For every detractor, it seems like two Croc-oholics come along right…

Banking On Cloud Computing

Banking On Cloud Computing Kylie Minogue’s classic song, “I Just Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” could double as the theme song for the current tech zeitgeist as it relates to the cloud. Everyone seems to be either embracing or debating cloud computing around proverbial water coolers. Even our grandmothers are wise to the…

Four Reasons Why CIOs Must Transform IT Into ITaaS To Survive

Four Reasons Why CIOs Must Transform IT Into ITaaS To Survive

CIOs Must Transform IT The emergence of the Cloud and its three delivery models of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) has dramatically impacted and forever changed the delivery of IT services. Cloud services have pierced the veil of IT by challenging traditional method’s dominance…

From Illusion To Reality: Up Personal On Cloud Computing Privacy

From Illusion To Reality: Up Personal On Cloud Computing Privacy

Cloud Computing Privacy We are under an illusion around the cloud computing. Without a doubt the benefits are incredible. However, cloud impacts personal user privacy and potentially exposes their private data in ways they may not have anticipated. Given that users don’t usually read the terms of service and privacy policies, it is unclear how…

The Implication Of Consumers Not Having Their Heads In The Cloud

The Implication Of Consumers Not Having Their Heads In The Cloud

Customers CAN Better Protect Themselves The majority of cloud consumers don’t understand what cloud is let alone what the implications of transacting in the cloud or of having their data and digital assets stored in the cloud. As a result most consumers are their own worst enemy when it comes to putting themselves at risk…

OpenStack Interoperability – Dawn Of A New Era?

OpenStack Interoperability – Dawn Of A New Era?

The Interoperability Challenge! OpenStack has always had interoperability as one of its unique selling points. Simply put – you can use OpenStack on-premise and what you develop will also work with other OpenStack environments. Open APIs and open source is the common denominator. However until now, it has been an elusive feature or really dream…

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