I recently attended the 7th Cloud Circle forum focussed in London in the course of which speakers from Microsoft, InTechnology and IBM considered the impact that the Cloud is starting to have on UK business. The momentum behind the drive toward utility computing by businesses shying away from traditional network [...]
From my view on the American side of the pond, the news media seems to be racking up the column inches on articles about why the European economy is failing. And at first glance, it may appear that it is so. Greece’s economy is a disaster, France’s reputation for tough labour laws give employers second [...]
It’s often said that we as humans use only about ten percent of our brains. Computers are the same way—we tend to use only a small percentage of a computer’s capacity, because we overprovision to guard against any possibility of running out of space. According to a recent Gartner webinar, the average [...]
Modern collaborative technologies allow companies to cast a much wider net, and work with other people and companies across great geographic distances. One oft-touted advantage of this business model is thafrt it allows for the occasional work-at-home-in-your-bathrobe session, but that benefit seems to be little more than a myth, especially with modern videoconferencing technology. It [...]
The combination of the cloud, more sophisticated telecommunications and collaboration technology, and a renewed focus on a business model that keeps core functions in-house and outsources the rest, has given SMBs a whole new attitude.
One thing this convergence of factors has caused, is a concentration of talent. The most [...]
Superficial discussions about the cloud usually start with the economic argument. It saves money because there are no capital expenditures involved, because the expense is more predictable, there are fewer man-hours involved in administration, and you don’t have to over-provision to accommodate for usage spikes. Those things are all true, but a savvy CIO [...]
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