Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

The Return Of The J Curve: A Lesson From Netflix


Nothing is free… or at least not free forever. The same goes for the lowest price. Eventually it goes away. Either a new, lower price is found, or the price rises. As the economy continues to rebound, free is no … Continue reading

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A Cloud Story III: Leapfrogging Isn’t Just For Kids


Perhaps the most important outcome of Cloud migrations, the real game changer, is that Cloud services can level the playing field. This is not necessarily good news for service managers in big firms. Fortune 500 firms are largely in the … Continue reading

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A Cloud Story II: Data With A Side of Miso Pork


Yesterday we spent some time going over a brief definition of the Cloud, some of its history and why everyone is scrambling to adopt Cloud services. Today, we’re going to take a practical look at what it means to the … Continue reading

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A Cloud Story I: The Coming of the Cloud


We’ve all hearing stories about Cloud based services and how they’re going to change the way we live and work. If you manage services in a large firm you’re probably hearing little snippets here and there about Cloud projects that … Continue reading

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A Well Managed Core


The nuclear disaster in Japan is the case study that just keeps on giving. Putting aside the policy and planning issues about the reactor itself, there is another problem, the extent of which  we still don’t know. The power plant, … Continue reading

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Cloud Watching…


There’s definitely a lot of talk about the Cloud, what it is and what it means for you. In fact, I recently viewed a YouTube video that stars a very animated Larry Ellison (Oracle’s CEO) opining on the definition of … Continue reading

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Epsilon Cloudburst


Have you heard of Epsilon, the marketing firm? Well, if you haven’t you can probably expect to hear about them soon. One of the many services Epsilon offers is the management of emailing services for many large corporations. Personally, I … Continue reading

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Get off of my Cloud (computing)? Ummm… which IS my Cloud?


Cloud computing is certainly getting a lot of attention lately. It’s definitely a big thing, but it’s not a new thing. I’ve said before (and YES, I’m going to say it again) it’s really just the old “Mainframe with a … Continue reading

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Too Smart Phones…


News alert: Smartphones are getting smarter and more powerful!  Hmmm… not new news? How about this one, “Cloud computing is becoming more popular!” Did I hear someone snoring out there? OK, we’ve all heard these stories for so long now … Continue reading

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