4 Whitepapers CIOs Must Read “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), author, politician and scientist. At CloudTweaks, we are ardent believers of collecting, and disseminating, knowledge about cloud computing. That is why we have engaged writers from different industries and geographies to offer their unique perspectives on the subject. From info graphics to opinion pieces, from interviews to cartoons, we have used multiple tools to spread the light of cloud computing. Now, we are offering readers access to whitepapers from reputed sources to augment their cloud knowledge. In this article, the first of a planned series, we look
Virtualization: Benefit From The Online VMware Forum 2013 We live in a cynical world, hard-wired to suspect anything that is offered for free. However, one thing that you should never balk at is free education. And if that education is in the hottest area in Information Technology (IT) – virtualization – you shouldn’t just be enthusiastic about it, you should literally be running to the location. What’s so great about virtualization, you say? Well, let’s look at some of its benefits, shall we? Virtualization can help save companies money through optimum use of IT resources by consolidating and reallocating them based on
Online VMware Forum 2013: Get Real Benefits from Virtualization “Virtual” is usually a poor substitute for “real” – would you prefer playing Guitar Hero instead of rocking on stage? However, there’s one field where “virtual” can actually be better than “real” – Information Technology (IT). Applicable to hardware, software, memory, databases and networks, virtualization allows simplification of IT by making user experience independent of underlying infrastructure. However, the benefits of virtualization are not only limited to improved user experiences; they have multiple implications for the enterprise as well. The benefits of virtualization include: 1. Cost savings 2. Mobility 3. Scalability 4.
Democratizing Business Communications Through The Collaboration Cloud This post is sponsored by CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. In my previous post I wrote about the importance of collaboration in modern business and postulated about possible reasons behind it. Today, I am going to explore a related topic – communications. Now, effective communication is the key to effective collaboration, which we have already discussed, is the key to business success. However, modern businesses face several challenges in this critical area. “Man is by nature a social animal,” wrote Greek philosopher Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago. While it’s as true today as it was then, technology
Cloud Collaboration: The Explosion Of Human Knowledge The Power of Me We This post is sponsored by the CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. “Are you a team player?” – If you’ve interviewed for any position in the last five years, chances are you would have heard this question. But have you ever wondered what has made teamwork more important in business over the last few years? Why is collaboration between people (Power of We) more valued over individual brilliance today (Power of Me)? I believe that the growing importance of teamwork in business can be traced back to two phenomena – one, the explosion of human knowledge
How Cloud Computing Is Contributing To Space Exploration “Space: the final frontier.” – The first line of the opening voiceover in Star Trek. After positively impacting businesses on terra firma, cloud computing is now spreading its influence to space. Even as the world celebrates the successful landing of the Mars Rover Curiosity on the Red Planet, Amazon has chalked up a major win in the annals of cloud computing by helping the NASA reach out to the public. If you are one of the curious millions poring over the amazing images being beamed by Curiosity from Mars, cloud computing deserves your gratitude. NASA’s Jet
What Does The Wizard Of Woz Have Against Cloud Computing? – Part 2 This is the concluding part to an earlier article (See: What Does the Wizard of Woz Have Against Cloud Computing? – Part 1). Now that we know what Steve Wozniak, one of the greatest technical minds of our time, had to say about cloud computing (and why he said it), let us look at the issue through several different lenses. One is the lens of frivolity. This may be an easy way to dismiss Wozniak’s criticisms by citing the casual nature of the interaction and the range of
What Does The Wizard Of Woz Have Against Cloud Computing? – Part 1 When Steve Jobs died last year, the world mourned. And rightfully so. Very few in the history of personal computing and consumer electronics have had as profound an influence as Jobs, and his journey to make Apple the most valuable company in the world, even after being forced to leave the company he co-founded followed by his triumphant return, is a lesson that will be taught to business leaders for generations. Even before the anointment of Jobs as the “Father of the Digital Revolution” after his death, he was edified as