Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

Why Poor Data Classification in Government Will Impact BYOD

In recent discussions with IT leaders from both federal and Department of Defense sides of US government, representatives stated that they are having a heck of a time accommodating expansive growth in mobile computing. This is critical given that today, in most cases, agencies and departments still have control over which mobile devices can be… Read More »

Adventures in Cloudwashing: Are You the Cloud Or in the Cloud?

Anyone who is working intimately with cloud computing and having critical conversations regarding this medium will eventually be party to the “cloudwashing” conversation. Cloudwashing: the activity of associating all your products with cloud computing even though it doesn’t meet core attributes that define cloud computing as created either by de jure or de facto processes.… Read More »

Cloud and Tablets Favor the Content Publisher, LANs and PCs Favor the Content Creator

I recently added a Vizio tablet to my list of technological acquisitions. It’s a relatively good Android-based tablet that is very reasonably priced compared to equivalent functional models. However, I realized today a pattern emerging regarding my usage of the device–I’m more willing to pay for content when using my tablet than I was on… Read More »

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 »

Dependency Creep Can Impact Your Cloud Migration Strategy

With Cloud Computing emerging on the scene as a solution to a number of computing use cases, it will drive modernization of your existing systems. Perhaps it’s just a new interface for driving mobile access to corporate data or consolidating standalone servers into a Cloud for achieving greater utilization from fewer resources. In either case,… 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 »

SaaS, Paas, IaaS: Which of These Things is not Like the Others?

There’s an interesting debate raging over at Focus.com (a newly formed site that is dedicated toward facilitating the sharing and exchange of information as well as provide access to subject matter experts). The question was posed, “Is Facebook a cloud?” Clearly, there’s differing opinions on the response to this question, which makes for good reading… Read More »