Tag Archives: cloud

CIOSynergy – Conversations and Insights

CIOSynergy in Boston on September 24, 2015, was as usual compact, high-energy and insightful. About 150 CIOs attended the half-day event. Scott Shuster (BusinessWeek, ABC News, NPR) was the able and engaging guide and foil for the event. I joked with him later that his seamless connecting of IT ideas and probing questions probably merited an honorary CIO degree for him if such were offered. Continue reading

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Two Steps to Ensuring a More Successful Transition to the Cloud

[My post in IT Security Hub, November 17, 2014 and All Things Managed File Transfer, November 17, 2014]

The evaluations are complete and the decision has been made, a move to the cloud is in the best interest of your organization. Transferring workloads to the cloud in order to free up or discard costly on-premise resources for the fast deployment and flexibility of an elastic environment has overwhelming appeal, but now what? Despite the many advantages of a cloud environment there are still pitfalls that need to be navigated in order to ensure a positive engagement and user experience. To that end, I would offer two pieces of advice to colleagues looking to transform their organization from a strictly on-premise environment to a cloud user.   Read more…

16 Tips for Moving Your Workload to the Cloud

[I was quoted in David Spark’s blog post on 16 Tips for Moving Your Workload to the Cloud, Enterprise CIO Forum, November 10, 2014]

On vetting the cloud provider, I said that “You want a secure, integrated, centrally managed and easy-to-use environment, with SLAs around availability and performance, especially at peak demand,”  Read David’s post for additional perspectives…

Cloud, Mist, Fog, Droplets and the Internet of Things

Cloud, Mist, Fog, Droplets — I heard it all at an “Internet of Things” conference last Saturday, May 31, 2014. The event was sponsored by the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs in Boston.  Verizon, Cisco and a wearables startup Quanttus participated.  Quanttus was too secretive.  All they said was that they had raised 22M$ in their first year and were concentrating on cardiovascular monitoring and getting FDA approval for trials “soon”.  Verizon and Cisco were more forthcoming about their plans for IoT and the transformative beginnings of large scale machine to machine and machine to human data communications and the intelligent use of this data. Continue reading

Ipswitch – Looking At The Future Of IT

[Post about my talk in CBR Online, October 8, 2013]

Joe Curtis, reporter for Computer Business Review at Progressive Digital Media Group, wrote an article on CBR Online based on a talk I gave to visiting European journalists. You can read the article here.  I spoke about the future of IT and what the converging digital technologies mean for business and the end-user.

The Convergence of Cloud, Mobile, Social and Big Data

[In July, I was invited by Salesforce to be the speaker at the launch of their new CIO Thought Leadership series of meetings.  The suggested topic was, “The future of IT and cloud computing in a social, mobile, digital world.  Here is what I said.]

Every day IT is bombarded with statistics that talk about a future that WILL happen – and the question is posed, is our ship ready to get us to that distant shore?  Just yesterday, I saw statistics from Intel, saying that by 2015 the number of connected users will grow by 55% that connected devices will triple in number, that storage needs will quadruple over today, and that global cloud IP traffic will grow almost 5-fold!  For vendors like Intel, there is a relatively clear response with products.  For IT, the answers are less clear and with many choices – but the convergence of four major areas is very obvious. Continue reading