Category Archives: Business

There Is No ROI in Cloud Computing

Return-on-Investment (ROI), perhaps the biggest crock-of-$%@& metric ever applied to the information technology industry. How does one measure return? If we use monetary return, then the question, “how much money did I make on my investment in a $10K server,” is relatively impossible to answer. One must consider the software run on that server, what… Read More »

A Concise List of Business Use Cases for Cloud Computing

This blog entry can also be seen at: http://blogs.smartronix.com/?p=114 At the upcoming Interop Las Vegas Show (5/10/2011) I’m presenting “A Roadmap for Transitioning to Cloud Computing”. One of the key steps in my roadmap is identifying a business use case for cloud computing. I started with a quick search on the topic to see what… Read More »

In Consideration Of Transitioning Email to the Cloud

So it seems that with regard to Kundra’s 25-point plan and the mandate to move three applications to the cloud in 18 months that email seems to be the primary target for the first transition.  The decision to move email into the cloud is a relative no-brainer.  Email needs to be ubiquitous, accessed across a… Read More »

The Game is Always Changing: A Non-technical Perspective on Cloud Computing

It’s not about what’s different, it’s about getting on board with the changes in the game or get left behind. People say, “What’s so different about Cloud Computing?”, “This is nothing more than managed hosting or mainframe computing redux”, “what’s old is new again”.  What was it that Gordon Gekko says to Jake on the… Read More »