Head in the Clouds, Feet Firmly on the Ground

Head in the Clouds, Feet Firmly on the Ground “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright, Nobel laureate. Often, at management seminars, speakers talk about “dreaming with your eyes open.” Leaving aside the fact that a

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Bringing Information Technology to the Forefront through Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Humor

Bringing Information Technology to the Forefront through Cloud Computing “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Milan Kundera, Czech novelist, playwright and poet. This is an age of marketing. From pins to planes, everything’s branded. Therefore, unless you can market your product or service, no one will buy – even if it’s

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Which Cloud Computing Quality Works For You?

Which Cloud Computing Quality Works For You? As any successful entrepreneur worth his millions will tell you, “The customer is always right.” However, in a technology paradigm as new as cloud computing, the customer does not always know enough to be right. In such a situation, the customer has to go ahead to what is

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The Small Print in Cloud Computing Contracts

Cloud Computing Contracts “The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.” – Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), American science fiction writer. A contract is defined as “a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.” Contracts are the cornerstones of business.

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Riverbed to Showcase Market-Leading IT Performance Solutions at Cloud Connect 2011

Riverbed to Showcase Market-Leading IT Performance Solutions at Cloud Connect 2011 Riverbed to Present on Tools and Techniques for Performance Optimization for Applications and Storage; Implementing Appropriate SLA in the Cloud for your Enterprise San Francisco, CA—March 1, 2011— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced its participation at the Cloud Connect

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How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market?

How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market? “A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.” – Henry Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist and pioneer of assembly line production. Henry Ford, industrialist extraordinaire, knew the value of his Model T in the American market. That is

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A History of Cloud Computing

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during WWII. History, especially if it deals with victories and defeats, is inherently flawed. No one knew this better than Winston Churchill, who was assured of his place in the historical tomes by his victory in WWII. As he put it, “History

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Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them)

Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them) “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” – Frederick Smith, founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx. There is absolutely no doubt that cloud computing is beneficial to companies looking to revolutionize their IT infrastructures. However, there is no denying that

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Having The Best Of Both Worlds With Hybrid Clouds

Having The Best Of Both Worlds With Hybrid Clouds “It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.” – John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th President of the United States. If a child is offered the option of candy or a rollercoaster ride at the

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Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing: Sorting The Differences

Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing: Sorting The Differences The Pacific Ocean is a water body, but not all water bodies are Pacific Oceans. This may be oversimplifying the situation but you do get the drift. Grid computing and utility computing, though sharing several attributes with cloud computing, are merely subsets of the

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CloudTweaks Interview with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy at HP

Interview with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy and Industry Solutions at HP HP announced this week a suite of new products and services that enable businesses and governments to leverage the power of the cloud. In an exclusive interview this week with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy and Industry Solutions at Hewlett-Packard, Cloudtweaks discussed the

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: IT Infrastructure – Part 2

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: IT Infrastructure – Part 2 Introduction: As we discussed in the first part of the article, IT Infrastructure is the main backbone of the business and businesses have already begun the work to reinvent their IT infrastructure. They have started moving towards more efficient deployment systems. Server virtualization is mainstream

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: IT Infrastructure

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: IT Infrastructure Introduction: For more than two decades now, IT Infrastructure remains as the backbone of business. This business that we mention here can be a large enterprise or a small and medium business or a tiny business or even an individual’s business activity. There is no stopping of the

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