An Antidote To Overprovisioning

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There are many situations in this world – both the virtual world of computing, and the real world, where preparedness means having more than you need. Stocking up on food, medicines, or printer paper and toner makes it easy to get things done in a timely fashion rather than having to run back out to

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Collaborative Economy – The Death Of “Death By Meeting”

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This is part 1 of a 2-part post on disruptive technologies and the collaborative economy. For decades now, busy working people have struggled with time and tasks in the workplace. Meetings have been especially difficult, in that for all their great intentions, they are still identified as one of the greatest time wasters of all (followed closely

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Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match?

Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match? Big data analytics can create significant value for businesses. The cloud is the perfect platform to economically generate insights from big data. Apple’s recent purchase of Topsy, a Twitter analytics platform, stirred up a storm of speculation as to Apple’s motivation for the acquisition. To the

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Cloud Computing – What’s In It For IT Managers?

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Cloud computing represents the next generation in server productivity. Most datacenters are now migrating towards the use of cloud server clusters in order to provide a higher level of service to their customers. Cloud computing has been in development for many years but grew in popularity by leaps and bounds lately. It is seen as

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Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime

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Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime The story reads as if it were pulled from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel: a collection of US banks suddenly starts receiving Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that are carefully timed to re-strike just as their systems start to repair themselves. The

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Going Virtual In Barcelona

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Going Virtual in Barcelona As the sun rose over Barcelona this week, it was obvious to many attendees of VMworld Europe 2013 that exciting things were afoot and that that the partnership between VMware and Hitachi Data Systems continues to change the face of computing with its innovative approach to cloud technology.  In his keynote

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Virtualization: VMware And Hitachi Data Systems Carve A Path Towards Effective Cloud Usage

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Virtualization: VMware and Hitachi Data Systems Carve a Path towards Effective Cloud Usage It appears sometimes that the shift of both technology and mindset to the concept called the cloud is happening extremely quickly, and although innovation and competitiveness are key concerns for any CEO or executive, the speed by which a company’s entire IT

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Cloud Collaboration: The Explosion Of Human Knowledge

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Cloud Collaboration: The Explosion Of Human Knowledge The Power of Me We This post is sponsored by the CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. “Are you a team player?” – If you’ve interviewed for any position in the last five years, chances are you would have heard this question. But have you ever wondered what has made teamwork more important

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Intel’s New Xeon Chip Set To Storm The Clouds

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As regards clouds in general, “storm” is not a word you would want to hear. However, by storming the clouds, I refer to the new Xeon chip’s ability to make cloud computing faster and more resilient. If you are a sports fan and familiar with the Olympics motto of “Citius (faster), Altius (higher), Fortius (stronger),”

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