Category: Cloud Computing

Rogue Cloud & Cloud Sprawl Examined Part II

Cloud Computing Sprawl via BYOD Cloud computing yields many benefits such as improved affordability, flexibility, and scalability. But with these many blessings, when improperly implemented – come some risks,. Truth be told, the move to the cloud isn’t the problem as much as the way… Continue reading

Rogue Cloud & Cloud Sprawl Examined Part I

IT infrastructure decisions diffused throughout an organization without centralized leadership and expertise are always dubious. The decision to invest in technologies involves understanding of many fundamentals that are often not understood (different word) beyond the expertise of IT leadership. Would we entrust our financial leadership… Continue reading

Cloud Backup & Cloud DR Contractual Ambiguity

Many people believe the data they place in the cloud is magically safe from data loss or disaster. This cannot be further from the truth. When we utilized cloud computing solutions we still have to consider backup and disaster recovery. As is with most thing… Continue reading

Cloud Vendor Lock-in – Beware!

The promise and potential of cloud computing technology is great but vendor lock-in is a very real and sometimes unexamined risk. Without question, cloud computing represents an evolutionary step in most respects but it comes with it some caveats. As with most technologies, it is… Continue reading

Cloud Computing Isn’t the Death of the IT Department

Sometimes when unauthentic, less than reputable sales people call me to pitch their latest and greatest, I like to listen to their pitch and chuckle inside.  Recently I got a call from a self-professed cloud computing “expert” sales man. His pitch and the exchange went… Continue reading

Cloud Computing Means IT Evolved

Many Information Technology workers and IT departments are outwardly hostile to cloud computing and cloud technologies. Erroneously, they assume that it is another technology that means the end of jobs in the IT sector – I couldn’t disagree more. Misguided high level self-titled management consultants… Continue reading

SLA’s & the Cloud

Many attempt to sell the cloud as a panacea that will magically solve all your IT headaches. Unfortunately, like most else in the IT world, that can’t be further from the truth. The cloud, like all other technologies has its strong points alongside some clear… Continue reading