IT 3.0 Manifesto – The Cloud Service Movement

IT 3.0 Manifesto – The Cloud Service Movement This white paper explores how to get started with this powerful, new approach to IT collaboration and support. How did IT find itself so far removed from the essence of true service and support? Frankly, not many would disagree that IT has always been a bit distracted

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How to Plan Your Migration to the Cloud

How to Plan Your Migration to the Cloud Since I have already provided some guidelines for choosing a cloud provider, I would like to further discuss steps to be undertaken when preparing for a cloud migration. Problems might appear at any moment, and the best thing you can do is take all measures to reduce

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Can The US Government “Lead by Example” in Cloud Computing Adoption?

Can The US Government “Lead by Example” in Cloud Computing Adoption? The US Government and cloud computing have been the subject of many of my articles over the last few months. From coverage of former Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s efforts to accelerate cloud computing’s adoption by the Federal government (See: The Architect of the Official

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GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution

GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution GMA Consulting’s newly released cloud-based Business Continuity Portal solution utilises Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 collaboration application and is hosted on the Windows Azure cloud platform. The London-based IT consultancy specialising in the design, development and implementation of solutions using Microsoft technologies claims that it is the first solution to

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Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 2

Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 2 In Part 1 of this two-part article, I had discussed whether cloud computing is a threat or an opportunity for IT companies (See: Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1 ). In this concluding part, I discuss the same issue from the IT employee’s point of

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Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1

Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1 Threat – an indication or warning of probable trouble Opportunity – a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success A new technology, a new way of thinking, a new environment, a paradigm shift – these are often threats to established players who dominate the landscape. However, these same things often offer opportunities for others to thrive. Consider the dinosaurs.

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Why The Next Medical Revolution Needs Cloud Computing

Why The Next Medical Revolution Needs Cloud Computing For some time now, genomics or the study of genes has been branded as the possible playing field for the next medical revolution. Indeed, some believe that genomics can have as much an impact on human civilization this century as computers did in the previous one, with

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Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing

“Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” – Julius Caesar (100BC – 44 BC), legendary Roman general and statesman. Some background on the above quote before I elaborate on the health care industry’s reservations about cloud computing: Julius Caesar, as everyone knows, was one of the most powerful leaders in history. Even before he became emperor

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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

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Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index – Cloud Backup and Security Report

Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index – Cloud Backup and Security Report Being fit for business is imperative for all countries participating in a highly competitive global economy. For organizations around the world this means being able to continue to operate in the event of IT failure or major disaster, whether man-made or natural. Regardless of

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The Architect of the Official Cloud Computing Revolution – CIO Vivek Kundra

Official Cloud Computing Revolution – CIO Vivek Kundra “The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. (Disclaimer: I realize that I used this quote in an earlier article, but it is so much appropriate for what I am about to say,

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Cloud Based Optimization Service Provider Akamai, Attains Certification for Adobe Dynamic Streaming

Cambridge, Mass, April 6, 2011 — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM),the leading provider of cloud optimization services, today announced that the Akamai HD Network is the first global video delivery network to have its HTTP dynamic streaming implementation certified by Adobe. The certification validates that the Akamai HD Network delivery of live and on-demand streaming

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Gmail Outage – Is Cloud Computing To Blame?

Gmail Outage – Is Cloud Computing To Blame? “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Unless you are living under a rock, you must have come across the

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Podio

Podio Provides Highly-Customizable Collaborative Web-Based Platform Anders Pollas and Jon Froda founded Podio in early 2009 with the idea to create a work platform that works like average customers do in their everyday job. Initially, the project was named Hoist, but entered the web space as Podio in August 2009. Actually, Podio offers a connected

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