Clouds Ahead:

Cloud Computing


December 15, 2011  12:15 PM

Beyond 2012: It’s a Cloud-centric World

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
2012, Cloud Computing, Google, Lenovo, Microsof, printer, virtualization

Honestly, it gets a little tiresome to see all the predictions in the IT industry at this time of year, especially since many predictions amount to nothing more than safely drawn conclusions of trends already in full swing.

December 12, 2011  11:17 AM

Cloud Innovations Give Users the Power of Choice

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
Cloud Computing, infrastructure, IT, operating system, OS33, storage, webtop

Technology is supposed to make your life better. It makes you more efficient and productive, and allows you to do things your way.

That’s the theory, anyway. And for a long time, before the advent of cloud computing, IT...

November 29, 2011  11:41 AM

As Data Traffic Soars, You Need a Cloud Strategy

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
Cloud Computing, data, datacenter, server, storage, zetabyte

All right, folks, expect to see a ton more bad cloud-related puns in coming months, as the trend toward moving IT assets to the cloud accelerates. You might say cloud business is about to soar. (See, I warned you!)

Cisco Systems,...

November 22, 2011  11:20 AM

Cloud Computing Will Make Tough Decisions Look Quaint

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
Cloud Computing, Exchange, Internet of Things, iPhone, Nest, Siri

Remember when we didn’t use cell phones or email? It’s like wondering what we did before the ATM. Did people go around with big wads of cash in their pockets because they couldn’t get a quick hundred whenever they wanted?


November 9, 2011  11:35 AM

Let the Cloud Support Your Business Growth

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
business growth, Cloud Computing, economy, IT, IT service providers, server capacity

With the economy stuck in a rut, planning for business growth may feel like wishful thinking. Even the 2.5 percent GDP growth the government reported for the third quarter isn’t good enough to start solving our economy’s persistent unemployment...

November 2, 2011  10:42 AM

The Trouble with Cloud Security

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
Cloud Computing, hacker, privacy, regulations, security

Depending on where you look, you’ll read that business decision makers are either scared stiff of adopting cloud-based solutions or they can’t dig deeply enough into their pockets to fund cloud projects.

Analyst firm IDC...

October 19, 2011  9:04 AM

Unused Capacity vs. Capability

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
Cloud Computing, CRM, datacenter, Green Grid, server capacity

One of the best things about cloud computing is the elimination of unused capacity. Cloud solutions, however, don’t inherently address a common problem – unused capability. That one is up to you.

First, let’s deal with how...

October 11, 2011  9:27 AM

How to Fight Human Nature with Backup and Disaster Recovery

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
backup, Cloud Computing, data loss, disaster recovery, IT service providers

In his wonderful book, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” Jared Diamond wonders what the people on Eastern Island were thinking when they cut down their last tree. Diamond posits that environmental causes such as deforestation led to...

October 5, 2011  9:04 AM

Freedom in the Cloud

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
Cloud Computing, infrastructure, IT, OpenStack, scalability

As business decision makers review cloud offerings to determine what fits into their IT environments and strategic plans, they should pay particular attention to what a cloud platform allows them to do.

Some of you may be familiar...

September 29, 2011  9:45 AM

Questions to Ask Before Jumping on the Cloud

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
backup and recovery, Cloud Computing, IT, security, virtual server

Thinking about the cloud but not quite sure what to do? You are not alone. Thousands of businesses across the land have been bombarded with advertising about the cloud, how it can save you money and how you won’t be able to live without it.


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