Posts tagged "cloud computing"

Snow Computing

In a post I wrote last summer on cloud computing, I shared my thoughts on the vague usage of “cloud computing”, within both technical and non-technical audiences.  It’s finally becoming generally accepted that the cloud is more or less a marketing term today.  I like the seasonal approach–perhaps snow computing during the anticipated Snowpocalypse?  We seem... Read more »

Why Open Platforms Over Traditional Technology?

Customers ask us all the time, "why do I care about using 'open' technologies versus proprietary?"  For many years this has been a challenge to illustrate due to the open source world having somewhat of an identity crisis. So many people think of "open" as open source, which is somewhat of an enigma in the... Read more »

Are you in the Business of IT, or Business of the Business?

The evolution of business technology is quite impressive to say the least.  For decades, businesses have used technology to make the organization more efficient, reactive and responsive.  Historically, it’s been one of the most isolated segments of an organization, though also one of the most expensive. Unfortunately, this has also given technology a bad name–a... Read more »
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Technology Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Savings

Traditionally, there haven’t been many technologies that have disrupted small and medium sized businesses from a cost-savings perspective.  Typically, in order for a technology to reduce costs significantly, it requires massive deployment that scales across hundreds or thousands of users, which is common in enterprises. But with the advent of web services, then software as... Read more »

Technology Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Savings

Traditionally, there haven’t been many technologies that have disrupted small and medium sized businesses from a cost-savings perspective.  Typically, in order for a technology to reduce costs significantly, it requires massive deployment that scales across hundreds or thousands of users, which is common in enterprises. But with the advent of web services, then software as... Read more »

Cloud Computing is Dead. Hello Space Computing.

Is the desktop computer dead?  I would say with cloud computing on the rise, the shift from desktop to the web is a no-brainer.  Although I am an early adopter.  I have an iPad and use all of the “cloud” services like Gmail, Box.net, etc.  And I guess as a consumer, that’s what the cloud... Read more »
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