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January, 2011

January 31, 2011  6:04 AM

Microsoft Needs More Than Gimmicks to Succeed in the Cloud

Ron Miller Ron Miller Profile: Ron Miller

In an effort to win the hearts and minds of IT, Microsoft trotted out a new set of cloud policies last week it's...

January 27, 2011  6:44 AM

Survey Finds IT Not Making Full Use of Private Cloud Resources

Ron Miller Ron Miller Profile: Ron Miller

Building a private cloud infrastructure inside your organization is not a trivial matter, so it's surprising to learn that a...

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January 25, 2011  6:58 AM

It’s a Mobile World – Just as We Knew It Would Be

Ron Miller Ron Miller Profile: Ron Miller

Last week, Lubor Ptacek, a blogger and VP of Marketing at content management vendor, Open Text, wrote a post on his personal blog called Mobile Device as Primary Interface....

January 19, 2011  11:07 AM

iPads Are Coming–Ready or Not

Ron Miller Ron Miller Profile: Ron Miller

Make no mistake about it, iPads and other tablets are coming to the enterprise whether you're prepared or not, and you need to have a mobile strategy in place including devices, apps and security and governance considerations. Just in case you doubt me, consider what Tim...

January 17, 2011  7:43 AM

Enterprise Mobile Next Battleground for Apple, Google, Microsoft

Ron Miller Ron Miller Profile: Ron Miller

Let's face it, when you look at the mobile smart phone market, the consumer side is saturated, or at least clogged at the top, but the enterprise is still ripe for the taking, and it should be the next big flash point for the big three: Apple, Google and Microsoft....

January 14, 2011  8:58 AM

Is Microsoft Really Committed to the Cloud?

Ron Miller Ron Miller Profile: Ron Miller

Is Microsoft really fully committed to the cloud as CEO Steve Ballmer has continually said over the last year to anyone who will listen? Looking at the spate of recent departures, it's hard to know, but given their core desktop business, I find it hard to believe that it is.

January 12, 2011  10:38 AM

Don’t Let Cloud Utility Get Lost in Hype

Ron Miller Ron Miller Profile: Ron Miller

Cloud computing has gone mainstream, for better or worse. In case you had any doubts, I had an experience this past weekend that drove home just how pervasive the cloud has become, or perhaps it showed that it's truly entering the public consciousness as a marketing buzz word. First, a friend...

January 4, 2011  8:00 AM

Lessons Learned from the Skype Outage

Ron Miller Ron Miller Profile: Ron Miller

When Skype went down for many people just before Christmas it was another lesson in how much we depend on cloud services, and how lost we feel when they go down for some reason, but it was also a lesson in how we react to these outages.
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