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Ryan Coombes

What technology changes need to occur to drive greater cloud adoption

by Ryan Coombes

on Jun 26, 2014 4:54:00 AM

Cloud services like Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive have been phenomenal commercial successes, giving consumers a quick and simple way to manage the task of backing up and distributing their documents, device settings, and other important information.

Cloud computing is also one of the latest technological trends which has caught on in the corporate world. As of 2014, a report by RightScale revealed that over 85% of organizations were already using public cloud services, such as those offered by VMware, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon Web Services.

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Graham Brown

Why the IT Revolution? You cannot manage what you do not measure...

by Graham Brown

on Jun 17, 2014 4:17:00 AM

I believe that we have a problem. A problem that impacts businesses at all levels and a problem that is rarely discussed. I work in the IT Infrastructure business. We build the infrastructure that enables applications to leverage your data in a way that is beneficial to your business. Servers, storage, routers, switches, firewalls... that’s our game. So what’s the problem? In short, I believe the industry in which I have worked for more than 20 years has become bloated and wasteful!

In a knowledge economy, IT infrastructure represents one of the largest sunken costs on a business balance sheet and there is simply just too much of it out there. Why? Because an entire industry has grown to support a consumption economy over the last 30 years. I want it bigger, I want it faster, and I want it now! Do you? Do you really? Or as a business do you just want it to work, for it always to be there, and for it to never run out?

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Graham Brown

Next Generation IT Infrastructure on Paper.li

by Graham Brown

on Jun 16, 2014 5:11:00 AM

Engaging and challenging content relevant to my own personal interests and the move towards the next generation of IT infrastructure 

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Gyrocom

Every Cloud and His Dog

by Gyrocom

on Jun 16, 2014 5:07:00 AM

Since the term “cloud” was adopted by the IT industry, it has become a buzzword abused by businesses as diverse as service management providers, vendors, resellers, and just about any companies offering some form of Internet based service. Nobody wants to be the unpopular, backwards kid on the block, still toting a flip phone while all of his friends buy smartphones. So today, everything is in the “cloud”, and everybody has to have one or become one.

As it creeps cancerously across the market, cloud computing has become a popular guise to spice up plain old outsourcing. Online outsourcing has been around almost as long as the Internet, and includes such simple things as email providers and file hosts. In 2010, BBC news published an article on cloud computing. The article used Rentokil Initial as an example of a company that used cloud computing, after it moved its email services to Gmail.

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