Now, witness the power of this fully operational battle station.

One of the best things about being an independent cloud educator is that I get to spend lots of time speaking to folks about cloud. In fact, as some of you know, I spend an hour or so a week talking to Canadian cloud startups about their companies and solutions and giving honest feedback on how they can better market their solutions, and how it could fit into the solution gap in today’s market.

While not every idea I listen to is a great one, once and awhile I get the pleasure of seeing some really cool stuff. Case in point, yesterday I had the ability to check out a company called Tabillo, a small startup from the Toronto area and I can honestly say, it’s been awhile since I have been this impressed. Continue reading

You guys both got to stop perpetuating this myth that Boba Fett is some kind of bad-ass. All right? He has a jet pack. So did the Rocketeer.

Over the last week I’ve been focusing on catching up on my vendor reading and seeing what everyone has been up to. As a creature of habit, I must admit it was tempting to catch up on security news first and foremost, but I also wanted to start looking at new areas of cloud (well, for me anyway), particularly around collaboration and social media. Continue reading

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for Sega.

2012 seems to be quickly becoming the year of not just cloud planning, but for some reason the year of “Customer Focus”. It’s like every enterprise, and SMB for that matter, has realized that as social media becomes more important as part of the marketing process, the need to improve customer focus is even more critical. As a result, CRM is suddenly ranking within the top 10 list of things that CIOs are focusing on from an investment perspective. Continue reading