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Cloud Computing in the Middle East

Cloud Computing in the Middle East Over the last few months, I have written about cloud computing and associated events across the world. While most of the articles have understandably concentrated on the US, the largest market in the world, Europe, Australia and Asia have also been covered (For a list of these articles, see…

Do You Know What Cloud Computing Is?

Do You Know What Cloud Computing Is? “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” – Old proverb. This little piece of enlightenment has been assiduously handed down over the ages; yet, in today’s technological and connected world, it may be the one thing with the potential of holding back cloud computing. Please allow me to…

Should You Be Concerned? A List of Recent Cloud Computing Failures – Intuit Goes Down

UPDATE: June 2nd, Intuit Goes Down… Based on a recent visitor tip to CloudTweaks. FYI — Intuit is in the midst of another payroll server outage right now (June 2, 2011) and it has been going on since noon yesterday, June 1st.  Hundreds of small business owners are outraged over the lack of service by…

Saving Money on Rent by Going on the Cloud

Saving Money on Rent by Going on the Cloud “In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you’re told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.” – Simon Hoggart, English journalist and…

Is Cloud Computing a Threat to Consumer Rights?

Is Cloud Computing a Threat to Consumer Rights? “Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights.” – Bob Marley (1945-1981), Jamaican singer, composer and guitarist. Civil rights form the base on which modern civilization stands; without rights for the individual, no nation can flourish. The Founding Fathers realized this and hence passed the Bill…

The Multiplier Effects of Cloud Computing

The Multiplier Effects of Cloud Computing “Dairy has the greatest multiplier effect for economic benefit to a community. Studies show dairy is well suited to our agriculture community and our geographic location.” – John Hartford (1937-2001), American folk and country musician. In macroeconomics, the “multiplier effect” is defined as follows: “A measure of the change…

How The End Consumer Benefits From Cloud Computing

Benefits From Cloud Computing “God must love the common man, he made so many of them.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), legendary American President. Three months back I had written an article on the benefits of cloud computing to various stakeholders, such as the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the IT manager,…

The Similarities between Airplane Travel and Cloud Computing

The Similarities between Airplane Travel and Cloud Computing “Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.” – Satchel Paige (1906-1982), Baseball Hall of Famer. Over the decades, Mankind has had a love-hate relationship with airplane travel. In spite of the fears of cocooning themselves in an aluminum cylinder hurtling through the atmosphere…

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Enabling Business Strategies The cloud is not really the final destination: It’s mid-2015, and it’s clear that the cloud paradigm is here to stay. Its services are growing exponentially and, at this time, it’s a fluid model with no steady state on the horizon. As such, adopting cloud computing has been surprisingly slow and seen more…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

Connecting To The Cloud Determining the Best Cloud Connectivity Solution With the Cloud only being as good as employees’ ability to effectively access it, the overall user experience depends highly on enterprise network connectivity. Today, the Internet is the predominant method to connect to Cloud applications services. Internet connectivity is readily available in all markets.…

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid “For what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?” So wrote the English author and philosopher Sir Thomas More in his novel, Utopia, almost 500 years ago. More’s utopian dreams continue to thrive in one guise or another to the present day; in the…

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