Cisco CloudVerse: a Comprehensive Cloud Framework
Multinational company CEOs are one of the most vocal advocates of the managed cloud services phenomenon. Many have been through the painful process of watching helplessly as their CIO championed the deployment of monolithic ERP and CRM systems -- only to discover that these huge enterprise software projects failed to live up to their promise. Meanwhile, purposeful line-of-business executives have successfully utilized software-as-a-service (SaaS), with their CEO's support, to break free from the legacy IT platforms and thereby give their employees the business technology (BT) productivity tools that they had hoped for -- or that the power-users demanded. Forward-looking vendors and prescient BT service providers are now leading the transition to the next wave of...
The Ins and Outs of Opting
There has been another rash of security/privacy issues by major internet companies. Actually it’s more of an ongoing issue than it is a recent outbreak. And much of the ongoing trouble is related to a poor understanding of “opt in” vs “opt out” methodologies, and some pretty poor business choices in that area.
Developing Clouds in the Forecast
These days it seems like everyone has their head in the cloud. At least from an interest level that is. When it comes to actually using the cloud, they’re not necessarily ready for a real cloud deployment. The conversation usually goes something like this:
“Do you support...
That Bright Light You Saw was the End of Flash
It’s finally official – at least for those who are aware of how the web works. Yesterday Adobe announced that they will be discontinuing
Often Missed Considerations when Moving Apps into a Virtual Environment
Moving apps into a virtual environment is a good way to reduce their dependency on the underlying hardware, increasing functionality and portability. In addition, cloud computing can improve your company’s bottom line, enhancing customer service while enabling reduction of costs. These are some of the obvious benefits of virtualization, as is the scalability that allows your workload to grow with grace. However, moving into a virtual environment has other benefits that...
MITEL Cloud Anyware – Cloud BCP
Working with VMware they’ve virtualized the core technologies of telephony, meaning that rather than having dusty old phone switches you could now run your telephony as an estate of Virtual Machines, presenting the opportunity to leverage VM tools to enhance their deployment,...
AI Smackdown – Siri vs Eliza
Growing Demand for Mobile Enterprise Application Services
More capable smartphones and media tablets are now joining a variety of highly portable netbook computers that have already invaded the workplace. Many are being combined with mobile apps that tap into cloud-based productivity solutions. According to the latest market study by ABI Research, healthcare is one of the most dynamic sectors for mobile technologies, and manufacturing is now the largest sector for mobile enterprise applications worldwide. By 2016,...
Enterprise Cloud Applications Ongoing Impact on IT
The Right End of REST
Transactions and Complex Selling: Strong Catalysts of Cloud Growth
Why the Way We Work Will Never Be the Same Again
Guest Post By Rick Blaisdell: CTO at ConnectEdu
Many journalists are comparing the rise of cloud computing with the invention of electricity. Now, we know that journalists are usually prone to the use of hyperbole, as electricity has completely changed the way humans live, and we are now completely dependent on it. What about cloud computing?
Deciding Which Applications Belong on SaaS
Build an Apps Store – Cisco on Government Cloud Computing
A few months back we ran the ‘Open Government Cloud Computing ‘
Cloud Security Part 2: The SECRET Sauce
My Favourite Open Source Software
I have a love-frustration relationship with open-source software. I could never say I hate it, because I don’t. I am however painfully aware of not only how many bad open-projects are out there, but how many almost-great ones there are that come tantalizingly close to making the grade.
We still haven’t reached the point, for example, where you can put a Linux desktop in the hands of the average consumer without good Sysadmin backup. Contrast that with the millions upon millions of windows systems...