The Future of Cloud Computing

“The cloud continues to disrupt IT in new ways so predicting tomorrow is a perpetual moving target”, writes John Considine for NetworkWorld. The future of cloud computing is perhaps better predicted according to Mr. Considine “by looking at the current offerings and identifying how they should change to accelerate the cloud market.” Here is what … Continue reading “The Future of Cloud Computing”

Opportunities in Big Data

Gaining a competitive edge in the market, improved customer relationship management and even improvements to internal processes are all opportunities that big data can bring. McKinsey & Company describe the opportunity big data provides as “a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation.” McKinsey further states, “the increasing volume and detail … Continue reading “Opportunities in Big Data”

How Can Data Center Management Lead to Lowered Energy Use and Cost Efficiency?

As a society, we’re constantly looking to reduce our carbon footprint. We purchase LED light bulbs because they require less electricity and last longer. We recycle our plastics, paper and e-waste and throw any trash we can into our compost piles. Some of us even are locavores, so we reduce the environmental costs of where … Continue reading “How Can Data Center Management Lead to Lowered Energy Use and Cost Efficiency?”

Outsourcing Your Data Center

Many businesses outsource at some point. They may choose to outsource to reduce cost or to free up resources to allocate to core business functions, and sometimes both. The decision to outsource your data center is no different. Bill Gerneglia of CIO Zone points out the potential operating expense reductions gained from outsourcing your data … Continue reading “Outsourcing Your Data Center”

How Does Cloud Computing Work?

According to Eric Griffith of PC Magazine, “The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet. It goes back to the days of flowcharts and presentations that would represent the gigantic server-farm infrastructure of the Internet as nothing but a puffy, white cumulonimbus cloud, accepting connections and doling out information as it floats.” On the … Continue reading “How Does Cloud Computing Work?”