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TechViews Unplugged – October 2013

TechViews Unplugged – October 2013

In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, George Watt of CA Technologies and I discuss the latest research on DevOps, Samsung’s OLED displays, and how the Fitbit fitness tracker provides unexpected healthcare insights.

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▶ CloudViews Unplugged: June 2012

▶ CloudViews Unplugged: June 2012

In this episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt discuss government savings from cloud, cloud bill shock, solar cloud, Google Chrome, Facebook, Siri and more! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39INztmCeFI To read the show notes for this episode and for more cloud content, please visit the Cloud Commons group on Smart Enterprise: via ▶ CloudViews Unplugged: June 2012 – YouTube.

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CloudViews Unplugged: January 2013

CloudViews Unplugged: January 2013

In the latest episode of CloudViews Unplugged, George Watt and I discuss the Christmas Eve AWS outage, cloud computing standards, Google awarding 6 science projects with up to one billion core-computing hours and Netflix open-sources Janitor Monkey. You can read the show notes on Smart Enterprise and download the podcast from Sound Cloud

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Is It Time to Stop Making Excuses for Cloud Outages? (BizTechMagazine)

Is It Time to Stop Making Excuses for Cloud Outages? (BizTechMagazine)

  Ricky Ribeiro (@ricktagious) of BizTech Magazine (@BizTechMagazine) has penned a few thoughtful comments on my latest blog, Time To Stop Forgiving Cloud Providers for Repeated Failures: Some cloud pundits say, “Hey, no technology is up all the time. Deal with it and plan for outages.” But Andi Mann, vice president of strategic solutions at CA Technologies, says enough is enough when it comes to excusing cloud outages. In a bold post on his blog, Mann strikes back at the notion that downtime is inevitable in IT. You can read the whole article over at BizTech Magazine online –  http://www.biztechmagazine.com/article/2013/01/it-time-stop-making-excuses-cloud-outages    

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Time To Stop Forgiving Cloud Providers for Repeated Failures

Time To Stop Forgiving Cloud Providers for Repeated Failures

For a long time now, cloud pundits – service providers, boosters, analysts, vendors, and other mostly vested interests – have stood behind a curtain of “downtime happens, design for failure” when assessing cloud outages. It seems that with every new failure, the self-styled clouderati repeatedly implore IT leaders to believe that, despite what we are seeing with our own eyes on an almost weekly basis, cloud providers are better at IT than you are. Over and over, the pundits’ response is a yet another chorus of, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” Rather, CIOs and others are implored to simply trust the great and powerful Oz (or is that ‘Aws’?) to provide better uptime than their own in-house IT services.

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CloudViews Unplugged: September 2012

CloudViews Unplugged: September 2012

In the September episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss what happens when cloud providers go out of business, SMEs benefit from cloud, CFOs see cloud benefits, Google Science Fair, AWS gathers Mars images, green cloud, Australia privacy laws, and more! To read the show notes for this episode and for more cloud content, please visit the Cloud Commons group on Smart Enterprise: http://smartenterpriseexchange.com/groups/cloud

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CloudViews Unplugged: July 2012

CloudViews Unplugged: July 2012

In the July episode of CloudViews Unplugged, George Watt and I discuss two recent cloud surveys, rogue IT, how Europe is lagging behind the US in cloud adoption, the national Kidney Registry’s move to cloud, plus Google Maps Coordinate, Oracle cloud, Facebook privacy, and Google IaaS. To read the show notes for this episode and for more cloud content, please visit the Cloud Commons group on Smart Enterprise: http://smartenterpriseexchange.com/groups/cloud

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CloudViews Unplugged: June 2012

CloudViews Unplugged: June 2012

In this episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt discuss government savings from cloud, cloud bill shock, solar cloud, Google Chrome, Facebook, Siri and more! To read the show notes for this episode and for more cloud content, please visit the Cloud Commons group on Smart Enterprise: http://smartenterpriseexchange.com/groups/cloud    

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Why the Public Cloud is a Big Fat Enterprise #Fail

Why the Public Cloud is a Big Fat Enterprise #Fail

Simultaneously meeting the needs of consumers, while addressing the needs of IT leaders, is exactly how a small With the advent of the consumer driven enterprise, there are now two ways to define the success of a platform. One is to look at adoption rates and declare a platform successful based on how many people are using it. By that measure, the public cloud is a smashing enterprise success. Billions of users worldwide are using public cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive (formerly Docs), Skype, Evernote, YouTube and, yes, even Facebook to do business with colleagues, customers, partners and vendors. But the other way to define platform success is to look at what businesses, organizations and institutions are actually investing in and encouraging people to use. By that measure, the public cloud is a resounding enterprise flop. Every one of the public cloud services I just mentioned top the…

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Survivor: CIO Edition CeBIT Australia

Survivor: CIO Edition CeBIT Australia

I was thinking about the issues I will present at CeBIT Australia, and thought I would jot some thoughts down. The people at CeBIT thought it was interestign enough to publish in its entirety. How cool is that!? So here is the setup: I keep hearing how cloud computing will kill the CIO. Articles, posts, and tweets claim “the CIO is dead,” done in by SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, virtualization, and the increasing commoditization of IT resources. IT budgets are being cut (again!), but IT spending overall is going up, according to both IDC and Gartner. IT is denied budget because the business units themselves are getting the budgets. Marketing is controlling social media, not IT. Sales are controlling Salesforce.com, not IT. The business units have the budget to establish mobile solutions using cloud services, not IT. Moreover, users are increasingly opting for free or low-cost solutions (such as Google Docs,…

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The Opportunity of Social & Mobile – If Not You Then Who?

The Opportunity of Social & Mobile – If Not You Then Who?

I was amused the other day by a line I saw on Twitter from Wall Street Journal columnist, Jason Gay (@jasonWSJ – see image at left): “If Twitter didn’t exist, you’d have no idea what airlines your friends are currently furious at” The humour in this pivots on the very real fact that a lot of social media and mobile technology is really quite banal. Like millions of others, I have been guilty of whining on Twitter or SMS or forums about bad experiences with airlines and grocery stores and crowds and restaurants. Yet, the humour also pivots on the very real fact that Twitter – as with other social and mobile media – is much more than just an outlet for venting. It has literally launched revolutions and saved lives, and demonstrably improved opportunities for thousands of businesses. So the question is – is your business taking advantage of…

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