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Feb, 13

Breaking News: Integrating Cloud Is Hard

I am fascinating by the ongoing premise that cloud is easy, and hybrid cloud is easier. Early on in the cloud conversation, there was much wringing of hands as the channel fretted about cloud being a technology innovation that squeezed out solution providers. I think that concern fell aside fairly quickly, but now and then, […]

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Jan, 13

Finding Your Way Through The Cloud Legal Maze

From the beginning of the cloud trend, legal questions have swirled around cloud and the contracts signed between cloud providers, solution providers and even end users. Recently, researchers nailed down some of those elusive legal concerns and published their findings in the Stanford Technology Law Review. Thankfully, the folks at Forbes actually read that document, […]

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Jan, 13

Cloud Drives Demand For Skilled Technologists … But There Is A Downside

In a recent ITWorld article, cloud was called out as one of the technologies pushing IT hiring in the coming year. That comes as no surprise as both solution providers and larger organizations with internal IT staffs struggle to add the resources necessary to both manage and customize on cloud. According to ITWorld, much of […]

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Jan, 13

ROI – You Can’t Hang Cloud Sales On That Hook

For many years, IT solution providers have used cost savings – be it price breaks, increased productivity and lowered downtime, efficiency over end-of-life technology – you name it, to pique customers’ interest during technology sales. But using that lure with cloud can be risky, and in a recent article on InfoWorld, columnist David Linthicum explains […]

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Dec, 12

A Toast To Security

You simply can’t talk about the future of cloud without touching on security. Long an inhibitor to adoption, most cloud security concerns about shared infrastructure and data in transit have eased over the last year or two, but don’t think cloud security conversations are over. Rather, cloud security requirements continue to redefine the current standards. […]

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Dec, 12

Lessons From NASA Cloud Project

You simply can’t ignore an article that kicks off like this: “When NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars at the end of its 563 million kilometre journey, it was a triumph for engineering. And it was also a triumph for IT.” Gotcha, right? The story of how cloud played a role in this monumental NASA […]

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Dec, 12

What Are CIOs Thinking About Besides Cloud In 2013?

Big data. Infrastructure. Hybrids. Virtualization. Mobile. Cost savings. All that is good news. That old adage – with mystery comes margin, should be top of mind for successful solution providers in 2013. All those challenging technologies that CIOs are fussing and mussing with, they are complex. They stretch the capacity of most IT departments, but […]

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Dec, 12

Other Trends Beyond Cloud? Sort of …

It is no surprise that most of the 2013 trend talk remains focused on cloud in its many forms. But what about those adjacent technologies that are essential to cloud success? Top of the list, of course, is security, which remains a challenge when it comes to cloud. The issue isn’t necessarily that cloud isn’t […]

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Dec, 12

Forrester Jumps On Prediction Wagon

I’ve noticed some trends in the cloud predictions hitting the wire, so what I’ve tried to do is pull out notes that highlight something new or intriguing. I think everyone can guess cloud and mobile will continue to merge, but how about these ideas from Forrester: Cloud service level agreements (SLAs) will become less important: […]

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Dec, 12

The Talent You Need For 2013

While most New Year predictions about cloud are rosy and bright, there is one note of concern within those positive prognostications. Sure, businesses are onboard with cloud and adoption is on the rise. But who is going to design, deploy and manage all these cloud projects? There is a clear shortage in the market of […]

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