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January 30, 2011  6:45 AM

Will the Cloud Ever Become a Real Utility?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business IT, cloud computing, Cloud Services, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, IT service delivery models, public cloud services, utility computing

Question: There has been lots of press about the cloud can deliver IT services using a utility pay as you go cost model.  Is the utility model a reasonable approach and what will it look like in the future? Andy Oram recently proposed in,

January 23, 2011  9:00 AM

Is Open Source Essential for Cloud Adoption?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Business Value, Cloud architectures, cloud computing, Cloud Services, enterprise cloud services, Open Souce Software, Open Source, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, utility computing

Question:  Is Open Source essential for widespread Cloud adoption? Andy Oram's recent article on Open Source software and cloud architectures, Reaching the pinnacle: truly open web...

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September 30, 2010  8:30 PM

Leveraging Cloud Storage – A New Data Paradigm



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud computing, Cloud Data Storage, Cloud security, IT Innovation

Question: How will cloud computing architectures affect access and manipulation of my data? Will being on the cloud carry more risk than I already have? Recently I had an eye-opening experience.  I asked my sophomore business IT class how many of them owned...


August 4, 2010  8:00 PM

Report from the Clouds



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud security, Cloud Services, Enterprise computing, Enterprise security, IT architectures, SaaS, technology innovation

Question:  The hype about Cloud computing is reaching fever pitch.  Is cloud computing just recycled technology, or is there something really innovative and new? Last week I attended a great little Unconference called


July 25, 2010  8:00 PM

Evaluating Cloud Computing Services – Part 3



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud Services, emerging technology, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud services, IT Innovation

Question:  As an enterprise customer, I need robust services that will support the global reach of my company.  What types of cloud products and architectures will meet my requirements? As we discussed in parts 1 and 2, cloud services can be classified into...


May 27, 2010  9:00 PM

Evaluating Cloud Computing Services – Part 2



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud IT, Cloud Services, IaaS, IT portfolio management, IT services, PaaS, SaaS

Question:  As a mid-sized enterprise customer, can I trust that the cloud is ready to be added to my portfolio of IT services?  What should I be looking for in cloud products that will meet my requirements? As we discussed in part 1, cloud services can be...


May 14, 2010  3:00 AM

Evaluating Cloud Computing Services – Part 1



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, IaaS, IT portfolio management, IT services, PaaS, SaaS

Question:  With over 3000 products available in the cloud already, is there any way to classify them so that I can evaluate the services that fit my needs without going crazy? OK, we get it.  Cloud computing is big - really big.  In the interest of clearing...


April 2, 2010  3:30 AM

A New IT World Order – IT as a Utility



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, innovation, IT Infrastructure, IT Innovation, IT services

Question:  It seems to me that IT is so for granted that it is rapidly becoming a commodity.  How will that trend affect the future of IT and business? IT services have turned into commodities.  Hardware platforms are close to completely interchangeable,...


January 28, 2010  10:00 PM

Getting Started with Cloud Services



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, enterprise architectures, IT Infrastructure, IT Innovation

Question:  I am interested in moving some of my applications to the cloud.  What issues I should be thinking about in the planning process? What internet access/bandwidth will I need? Unless you are still using dialup, your current band...


December 21, 2009  2:00 AM

The Rebirth of the Dumb Terminal



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Consumer IT technology, IT Innovation

Question:  How can I access my files without having to worry about synching the data between my computers and many PDA's? Tell me that this has never happened to you... You are stranded in yet another dreary airport and the company's most important client...


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