Author Archives: Pete Knight

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 5

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 5

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 5 Marc Benioff has been called a pioneering “guerrilla marketer” of Software as a Service. USAToday credits him with “turning the software industry on its head” as he used the Internet to “revamp the way software programs are designed and distributed”. Salesforce.com Benioff grew up in San Francisco, and…

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 4

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 4

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 4 Cloud has been a metaphor for the Internet for almost as long as there has been an Internet. As early as 1961 there were predictions “computing may someday be organized as a public utility just as the telephone system is a public utility…” MIT/Standford Professor John McCarthy had predicted…

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 3

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 3

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 3 Lew Tucker Cisco Systems was one of the companies which rode the wave of success popularly known as the “Dot Com Boom” of the late Nineties. Unlike many of the tech companies that fell to ruin when the Dot Com Bubble burst, Cisco has managed to remain relevant…

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 2

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 2

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 2 Cloudscaling As Cloud Computing becomes more prominent and influential, a few voices rise to the top to define what it means to operate in a Cloud environment. One of the most respected and influential of these voices is Cloudscaling co-founder and CTO, Randy Bias. Bias is a recognized…

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 1

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 1

Heroes Of The Cloud Cloud computing is gaining an increase in recognition as “the next big thing” in the digital world which in turn affects the world and society as a whole. Cloud Computing is a relatively new concept with many still trying to get their heads around, but in all due time. Yet the…

“The Dr.’s Tablet Will See You Now”

“The Dr.’s Tablet Will See You Now” Health care is as much about Information Management as it is about patient diagnostics. Whenever a patient interacts with a health care professional, there is a record made of the encounter. This benefits the patient, because his course of treatment is tracked and monitored, helping to ensure that…

Death, Taxes, And The Cloud

Death, Taxes, And The Cloud There are a few inevitabilities left in the universe. They are not always pleasant, but they are a fact of life, and although we may be able to point to exceptions, the exceptions serve to solidify the truth of the inevitability. The most important seem to be death and taxes,…

Cloud Computing And Thin Clients

Cloud Computing and Thin Clients When I began looking at thin client applications, I was pretty darned sure that the weight loss industry had come up with yet another way to separate overweight people from their money. Introducing Thin Technology Thin clients have been around for as long as there have been computers tied together…

Information Collection: Business Builds Big Data

Information Collection: Business Builds Big Data In the beginning there was the electronic computer. It was a tool for defending freedom, useful to use in breaking enemy communications codes and crunching equations for the Manhattan Project. Eventually it became the plaything of hobbyists and garage experimenters. In their garages, they eventually cobbled together machines that…

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