Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.

As part of my regular cloud reading, I stumbled upon a great article last week about the role of the CFO as it relates to cloud. I personally never really considered the role of the CFO, usually because I am more afraid that should I get a call from the finance department it’s usually around business performance or some unfiled expense report. But as it relates to cloud, CFOs generally have a love-hate relationship. One one hand they understand the financial benefits, but at the same time it means that costs are tied very closely with the cloud market, making it difficult to predict future expenditures. Continue reading

Change the scheme! Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind.

I was hoping to get through a few weeks of not highlighting specific products, as it’s really not my intention to promote one solution over another.  The reason I wanted to highlight this particular solution is that I think it is one of those ideas that really changes the way organizations operate, while allowing the rest of the company to take some of the cost off the IT department. And what is this game-changing solution?  VMware’s vCenter Chargeback Manager.  So what is it exactly? Continue reading