Author Archives: Jeff Norman

How 9-to-5 Workers Can Win with the Cloud: Friday FAQs

How 9-to-5 Workers Can Win with the Cloud: Friday FAQs Several close friends of mine, currently maintaining full-time office jobs, have wondered about this whole “cloud computing” thing. Specifically, they question its usefulness for them, how it can empower them at work, and how it can potentially fuel a progression in their careers. These FAQs,…

Cloud Computing Will Produce The Next Mark Zuckerberg

The Next Mark Zuckerberg The next king or queen of science and technology will come from the cloud, I predict. Budding geniuses wanting to make a name for themselves must master cloud computing. Naysayers wag their fingers with conservative statements like “the cloud is far too new to generate history-making change. Not just yet.” My…

Coining The Cloud: Cloud Computing Definition

Coining The Cloud: Cloud Computing Definition

Cloud Computing Definition As with any burgeoning technology, cloud computing remains in flux in terms of its definition. Cloud steadily rises in popularity and familiarity with both tech nuts and the general public, thanks to an increase in advertising and more widely distributed education on just how useful it proves for a variety of sectors:…

Is Cloud Computing Killing the Hardware Stars? Dell, HP: Take Heed

Is Cloud Computing Killing the Hardware Stars? Dell, HP: Take Heed New York Times “Bits” writer Quentin Hardy declared major victory last week for cloud computing. The triumph resounded well enough to earn the title “The Week the Cloud Won.” After lengthy months of incremental progress, cloud’s organizations have finally chipped away at the big…

Cloud Apps of the Week: PocketCloud

Cloud Apps of the Week On the lookout for the latest cloud applications worth your download? Here’s an impressive trio that will scintillate for couch potatoes on the go, literature obsessives, and the Facebook frustrated. What if you could TiVo your desktop via your mobile phone? PocketCloud from Wyse empowers its users to accomplish just…

Tech Child's Play: Is the Cloud Still a Kid?

Tech Child’s Play: Is the Cloud Still a Kid? A new Information Week article, penned by well-respected expert Art Wittman, condemns cloud computing as a horny youngster still in the grips of puberty. Perhaps Wittman doesn’t attack the cloud so colorfully. But he solidly argues that, in terms of how IT people commit to its…

Cloud Apps Of The Week: FitDay

Cloud Apps Of The Week: FitDay

Cloud Apps of the Week From getting fit to finding your phone, this week’s apps are sure to prove of great use to cloud lovers throughout 2012. Take a look. Critical to dropping pounds and keeping them off is maintaining a detailed account of every single calorie. Cloud application FitDay makes such meticulous nutrition a…

Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies

Women and Cloud Computing, Part III: Spotlighting the Top Laureled Ladies This past Valentine’s Day, CloudNOW (NOW an acronym for “Network of Women”), the leading organization of women in cloud computing, gathered to celebrate its own. Helmswoman Jocelyn DeGance Graham led CloudNOW’s first ever formal awards ceremony, which this year focused on offering praise to…

Icelandic Steam, French Bidding Wars: Europe and Cloud Computing in Early 2012

Icelandic Steam, French Bidding Wars: Europe and Cloud Computing in Early 2012 The European continent is — finally! — putting cash where its proverbial mouth is regarding the presence of cloud computing throughout the EU. At Switzerland’s World Economic Forum, Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes announced that Europe is ready to pledge 10 million euro…