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Risky Business in the Clouds!



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June 30, 2010 9:03 pm

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Will history repeat itself with a “busting” explosion of rolling thunder from dotcom days?

CIO Magazine reports from a recent Economic Impact Study (April 2010) that 39% of the 410 respondents say that the economic recession has accelerated their organization’s use of alternative IT models (e.g., cloud, on-demand services, SaaS). As an ex-analyst from the sourcing era of ASP’s, ISP’s, MSP’s, etc. in the dotcom rush to get to the web via hosting providers, this is a reminiscent trend and one that repeats with each new technology trrend.

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IT Silos to Services! Business Service Management



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June 30, 2010 12:13 pm

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I have often been asked what is BSM? In 10 words or less, it is “Complexity presented Simply – Aligned with Business”. Let’s explore that in a bit more detail. We all have complex webs of distributed and mixed environments of infrastructure and have likely set priority of an incident reactively based upon who, how …

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Clarification on Novell Data Synchronizer Plans

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June 30, 2010 11:01 am

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Update on release plans and timeframes…

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Beyond SaaS, IaaS and PaaS



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June 30, 2010 7:51 am

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Most of us are familiar with the SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS business models, sometimes considering them the ONLY cloud models out there. Recently, however, I have been stumbling on blog posts outlining other business models for the cloud. For example, Chirag Mehta of SAP recently wrote about “Emergent Cloud Computing Business Models“. So, are these …

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Risk Takers & Naysayers! or Industry Leaders & Followers!



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June 29, 2010 5:01 pm

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Technology as a Commodity Utility Keeping the Lights on OR
Technology as Innovation Driving Business Growth

Two articles from last week have caught my attention as well as the continued pressure in corporate objectives to use technology to drive business growth and be an enabler, differentiator in the market and not just a utility running the business like electricity as a commodity. It catches my attention both from a marketing perspective and the role of technology to drive business growth. Read On……

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Does Convenience Trump Fear of the Cloud



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June 29, 2010 5:11 am

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Users find the public cloud convenient, while IT finds it frightening. Do they both have a point?

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Do SLA’s Matter? Part 1 of 2



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June 28, 2010 8:29 pm

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The Intuit outage on Tuesday night, June 15th that lasted 36+ hours, affecting hundreds of thousands of customers and one third of the $1.607 B in revenue as reported for the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering of it’s Turbo Tax Online, Online Banking , Small business Accounting, Online Payroll and Intuit Website spurs this much awaited blog entry – Do SLA’s matter? YES!

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Cloud’s and your business data.



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June 26, 2010 12:24 am

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So you have signed up with a Cloud Vendor, what you should demand.

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*Easy* way to report on GroupWise mailbox sizes



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June 25, 2010 11:42 am

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Bryan Keadle shares a tip for quick reporting/viewing of mailbox sizes.

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CMDB… getting started



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June 25, 2010 7:34 am

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The ideal approach to building a CMDB is to understand who the target audience is and the types of questions they are going to ask the CMDB.

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