Jeff Norman

Is The Cloud Nickel-and-Diming You?

By Jeff Norman | July 11, 2012

Is the Cloud Nickel-and-Diming You? Cloud’s popularity of late is currently riding on a wave that undulates with the thrill of the financial benefits users stand to gain. Many applications grounded in cloud computing are offered a la carte and

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Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Online

By Jeff Norman | July 6, 2012

Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Online The All England Lawn Tennis Club serves as host to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, considered by many as third only to the Olympics and World Cup in terms of athletic prestige. Celebrities, dignitaries, and luminaries in

Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control

By Jeff Norman | July 5, 2012

Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control Detractors of cloud computing received unexpected buttresses to their arguments this past weekend, as a pair of noteworthy power failures sent the Internet reeling. Friday night (June 29), a storm electrified by lightning temporarily

Sony Wins Cloud Gaming Boost From Gaikai

By Jeff Norman | July 4, 2012

Sony Wins Cloud Gaming Boost From Gaikai On July 2, Sony Computer Entertainment (of PlayStation fame) made a delicious tech-forward coup sure to find its virtual entertainment rivals Samsung and LG salivating with envy: the acquisition of Gaikai, the foremost

Cloud India: The Litmus Test

By Jeff Norman | June 29, 2012

Cloud India: The Litmus Test Lap up your plate of lamb vindaloo, wrap up your daydream of spartan ashram living, scroll past the Bollywood-lite selections on Netflix (“Slumdog,” “Bend It Like Beckham”), and you will locate a culture whose viewpoint

Cloud Helps Europe’s Small Biz Smash The Economy

By Jeff Norman | June 28, 2012

Cloud Helps Europe’s Small Biz Smash the Economy The tribulation of the European economy has sunk dramatically enough to warrant the front page of even American financial headlines. Yet in the face of such widespread woe has arisen a new

Cloud Business 101: Storing The Data

By Jeff Norman | June 27, 2012

Cloud Business 101: Storing The Data You’re new to CloudTweaks — to cloud computing, for that matter — and you want a quick, simple way into the tech trend right now. Well you’ve got it, cloud-curious businessperson. Here’s a primer

No More Cloud Delusions!

By Jeff Norman | June 21, 2012

No More Cloud Delusions! I am sick and tired of the myriad cloud urban myths that run amok both in and outside of the IT community. One by one, I’d like to dismantle three of my biggest pet-peeve cloud delusions.

Africa: Cloud Computing’s Secret Weapon

By Jeff Norman | June 20, 2012

Cloud Computing’s Secret Weapon Cloud computing’s best opportunity for unparalleled progress and worldwide relevance lies in how deeply and effectively it penetrates the African information technology community. Point blank. Why is this so? Simply because the massive continent remains in

Can The Gov’t Avoid Gaffes In The Cloud?

By Jeff Norman | June 19, 2012

Can the Gov’t Avoid Gaffes in the Cloud? It’s no surprise that programs that shape our government on all levels of jurisdiction are rapidly and eagerly enlisting into the cloud computing fray. Finally, several of cloud’s noteworthy assets — scalable

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A Quick and Dirty Guide to GDPR Compliance

By Brad Thies

GDPR Compliance Set a reminder: On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation directive from the European Union will go into effect. Although its goal to protect consumer data is admirable, about a third of global companies don’t know whether

Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

By CloudTweaks

Cloud Service Level Agreements A common theme in the chatter about cloud computing is the need for Cloud Based Service Level Agreements SLAs around performance and availability. These SLAs simply don’t exist or are specified in a way that makes them

Business Transformation And The IT Journey

By CloudTweaks

Business Transformation IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been

Six HR Technology Functions That Will Help You Retain Your Best Staff

By CloudTweaks

Six HR Technology Functions New trends in technology are making it possible for organisations to engage with their employees on a deeper level, making the employees more likely to stick around and contribute to sustainable business performance. Automated talent management

Learning From Past Mistakes: Predictions For Cybersecurity

By Larry Jones

Predictions Cybersecurity From Ashley Madison to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), hackers did not discriminate between organizations or industries when it came to unleashing cyber-attacks in 2015. This past year, data breaches affected millions of people with headlines of

What the Dyn DDoS Attacks Taught Us About Cloud-Only EFSS

By Kris Lahiri

DDoS Attacks October 21st, 2016 went into the annals of Internet history for the large scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that made popular Internet properties like Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify and Box inaccessible to many users in the US. The DDoS

3 Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure

By Ariel Maislos

Hyperconverged Infrastructure In this article, we’ll explore three challenges that are associated with network deployment in a hyperconverged private cloud environment, and then we’ll consider several methods to overcome those challenges. The Main Challenge: Bring Your Own (Physical) Network Some of

Stuck In The Clouds: The Issue Of Data Ownership

By Bob Greenlees

The Issue Of Data Ownership While the immediate benefits of cloud services are typically clear to new users, individuals and businesses alike are becoming increasingly aware of a looming issue: vendor lock-in. As these users amass large amounts of data in

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

By Stan Roach

Cloud Migration Tips Businesses continue to adopt the cloud at break neck speed. Inherent benefits like lower operational costs, no infrastructure overheads, and quick access to better technology make cloud a very attractive proposition for businesses, especially start-ups and SMEs.

Bare-Metal Cloud: Meeting The Demand For High-Performance Cloud Solutions

By Gopala Tumuluri

High-Performance Cloud Solutions Organizations have been flocking to cloud infrastructure services in an effort to cut IT costs while capitalizing quickly on technology innovations. The driving force is almost always the desire for flexibility, scalability and efficiency. And the cloud

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Skills for faster innovation in financial services

Banks and insurance companies are going through a lot of changes. Read on to see my thinking on how to facilitate that ...
Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Most In-Demand on LinkedIn

Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Most In-Demand on LinkedIn

Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Machine Learning Engineers, Data Scientists, and Big Data Engineers rank among the top emerging jobs ...
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Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Takes Center Stage at (ISC)2 Security Congress

Industry Leaders Discuss Workforce Strategy CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (ISC)²® today announced Gary Beach, author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, will ...
The Innovation of Automation Has Fueled the Fear of Machines Stealing Jobs

The Innovation of Automation Has Fueled the Fear of Machines Stealing Jobs

Automation and Job Creation What happens when humankind makes a machine more intuitive and efficient than itself? A wake of ...
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Why Certification Matters for Cloud Service Providers

Certification for Cloud Service Providers As of 2017, the concept of “cloud” has become more of a norm for companies ...