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What can the Cloud do for you?

August 25, 2009 by

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In the excitement of witnessing the dawn of a new era in computing, we often overlook the fact that while many of us understand the benefits of cloud computing, there are many more that are just beginning this exciting journey. For those just getting started, here’s a few quotes on the subject and a brief […]

On Ramp To The Clouds

August 18, 2009 by

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In a recent article by Treff LaPlante, CEO at WorkXpress, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider, Treff points out the rising importance of the business analyst in the cloud computing paradigm. “Using a 5GL PaaS an entire company can be automated from scratch in just a matter of weeks, but ONLY if there is […]

The Beauty Of The Cloud

August 16, 2009 by

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What is cloud computing? What is the difference between a cloud and the internet?  Some Twenty-One Experts Define Cloud Computing differently, and there are even more definitions out there.  Among many that I’ve heard are some of the following: Cloud = Internet Cloud = Innovation Cloud = On Demand Cloud = Autonomic computing Cloud = […]

Einstein, Sharks and Clouds

August 13, 2009 by

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What can these things possibly have in common?  In a word – relativity. I’m reminded of the old joke, two guys are swimming in the ocean when they notice a shark and one guy takes off swimming towards the boat, while the other says, “What are you doing?  We can’t swim faster than a shark”, […]

The New Gold Rush Is On (Demand)!

August 12, 2009 by

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All aboard the Cloud Express.  Next Stop, Gold Country! Ok, I’m a bit biased, I live in gold country (educational link for our global friends), and no, for this gold rush you won’t need picks, pans, and shovels, but you will need an Internet connection and a browser, or as in this case, help support […]

The End of IT 1.0 As We Know It

August 7, 2009 by

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The time has come to declare that the beginning of the end for the traditional approach to Information Technology.  The party is over. The End of IT 1.0 As We Know It – has begun.  To borrow a phrase from my previous IBM colleagues who wrote, “The End of TV As We Know It” with […]

How to Think Constructively About Healthcare – Umair Haque – HarvardBusiness.org

August 7, 2009 by

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Let’s examine the basic economics of healthcare (by no means the whole story, just enough to inform basic insight). Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard by now that, where the majority of developed countries spend between 8–10% of GDP on health, America spends ~16%. American health expenditure diverged from the rest of […]