As someone who has lots of friends in various IT positions in all kinds of sectors, you’d be amazed how often when we chat about cloud that this innate fear of outsourcing. Yes, I admit for some reason Klout rates me as influential about outsourcing…probably a bad sign. But honestly, it’s a pretty rational fear when you think of it. IT shops, especially those who have some kind of security function, have always been been a little anxious with MSSPs constantly trying to add value to their departments. And now cloud comes along, and the same conversations come up: am I at risk of having my department outsourced to a cloud provider? Continue reading
Month: May 2012
Well, it’s a wonderful device nonetheless, despite the poorly written instruction manual.
OK, I’ll admit it. I love cloud storage. Not huge, datacentre style stuff, just simple stuff like Dropbox. Why? Well, mostly because it makes keeping things available on all devices a lot easier, and honestly, it makes me way more productive. In fact, it makes employees as a whole way more productive. So why aren’t more organizations touting these solutions? Continue reading
Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door – that way Lumbergh can’t see me.
The other day I was having a conversation about cloud applications (SaaS) and how it relates to businesses and the ability for them to make their organization more efficient, or to offer new services for their customers. It was at that point that I learned about an organization that has a perfect cloud application that not only makes total sense but impacts a good chunk of Canadian employees in all sectors. Continue reading
The only thing better than a cow is a human! Unless you need milk. Then you really need a cow.
Yesterday I came across some great news via Twitter which will have the OpenStack followers happy. Coincidentally, it ties in beautifully with yesterday’s discussion on types of cloud architectures, and ofcourse being Technology Tuesday the vendor love this week falls to the new partnership between VMware and Piston. Between the two of them, there is some exciting news on the open source cloud front. Continue reading