Cloud Computing Opinions: Canada and Cost-Free Heating

Cloud Computing Opinions: Canada and Cost-Free Heating One piquant news story on my mind, during this year’s post-Thanksgiving lull, focuses on naive Canadians in business. More specifically, it considers the idea of Canuck companies who employ cloud computing services without knowing it. Thanks to CBC News for the feature. In my mind, and in today’s current technologically

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Whitepaper: Start Small, Grow Tall: Why Cloud Now

Whitepaper: Start Small, Grow Tall: Why Cloud Now The cloud is the hottest thing in computing today,and enterprises are eagerly seeking to adopt it. They realize that cloud computing holds the promise of curing today’s “data center sprawl,” with its colossal complexity, considerable costs,and substantial capital investment. For their part, service providers see the cloud

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Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 This is the third in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first two in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Today, there are two startups in focus – Dropbox

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Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud

Fujitsu’s Perceptions of the Cloud It’s quite some time since I wrote about Fujitsu’s presence on the cloud. Although the Japanese conglomerate had expressed its intention to invest big money in cloud computing almost a year ago (See: Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011), there hasn’t been any big developments

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Safety and Sales in the Skies: How the Cloud Can Rescue Black Friday

Safety and Sales in the Skies: How the Cloud Can Rescue Black Friday Cumulonimbus are storm clouds. These thick masses of daunting cotton carry rain, hail, and thunder. My mind always turns to these threatening presences during Thanksgiving season, where the retail world’s annual cumulonimbus — Black Friday — dares to strike. The grandest shopping

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Fighting Cancer with Cloud Computing

Fighting Cancer with Cloud ComputingUsually, articles on cloud computing relate to how it can help in business, and I am no different. Over the last year, almost all of my articles have looked at cloud computing through a businessman’s (gender-neutral here, no offense to the women stalwarts of commerce and industry) lens.Whether it’s cutting costs

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WhitePaper: Bad Data, Real-World Characteristics of Architecture Gone Awry

In this whitepaper, we describe how executive and IT management can get and maintain control of their company’s data architecture to help meet business objectives. We describe the relationship between data integration projects and data architecture concepts and practices. We describe how the business planning and IT development processes that direct and leverage data integration

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Cloud Computing: Business Model or Technology?

Cloud Computing: Business Model or Technology? There are many articles on the Internet about cloud computing, and I have written quite a few as well, covering all sorts of subjects from history to future trends, advantages, disadvantages, what it is, what is not, and the list could go on and on. Lately, there seem to

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