Clearing The Path Towards Collaboration And Communication In The Multi-Generational Workplace The advances being made on the technology side of business, such as cloud, social media and smartphone apps often have to stop and wait for the human side to catch up. Resistance, fear and inertia are rampant in companies whose managers and senior decision-makers remain distrustful of the openness of new technology. Email, an inelegant devourer of time and context, for example, remains the mainstay of internal communication, and the silo mentality abounds not only in work hierarchies, but also with regard to the tools used to process actual tasks,
Bridging Distances Through Video Conferencing TIP: If you face issues downloading any of the referenced assets, try refreshing the page – it usually works! Distance, they say, makes the heart grow fonder, but it’s definitely not good for business. However, with globalization, geographical dispersion is a fact of life. Without the intimacy of in-person interaction, conducting negotiations and engaging in discussions become tedious. Yes, telephones can help, but considering that experts say most communication is non-verbal through gestures and facial expressions, lack of visual input is a major shortcoming. That’s where video conferencing comes in. According to recent Frost & Sullivan
Enterprise 3.0 From Puppet Labs: The Cloud Hits New Heights Cloud computing continues to reach greater and greater levels of sophistication and ability, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the remarkably agile world of Puppet Labs. This Portland-based company might not be a familiar name to the average consumer, but it is likely that its reputation looms large with anyone involved in IT, since they make the IT automation software that allows the big guys with public faces, such as Twitter, Yelp, eBay, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Google, Disney, Citrix, Oracle, and Viacom keep everything running
The Cloud Brings New Meaning To Office Hours, Teacher-Student Collaboration Any of us who spent four years of our life navigating the challenges and intricacies of undergraduate life know that office hours, those precious few minutes of your professor’s undivided attention and assistance, are a particularly rare and in-demand resource. Standing on a long line of worried students, hoping to get your questions answered or your paper reviewed, and watching the clock tick down to the end of your scheduled time is a sensation that should be very familiar to many former (and current) college students. At the high school
State Of The Cloud Market Because the Cloud Computing market is inherently business-oriented, it has not gained as much traction or even just publicity compared to the consumer electronics market. The term “Cloud Computing” has not yet become a household name and a great majority of people, may have heard, but still have no idea what it is much else where to get it. Even though a lot of people are now using Cloud backup storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and the Box in their computers and mobile devices, they really have no clue as to how it works
Some Ideas on Optimizing Performance of a Cloud Deployment Cloud is fast becoming one of the primary factors ushering a paradigm shift in technology and the way business is done. With Cloud penetration increasing and big enterprises making the move to the Cloud, there’s a growing discussion around optimizing performance of the infrastructure that powers a Cloud. New ways are being pioneered on optimizing performance of a Cloud infrastructure. With the befitting benefits like flexibility, program development interfaces (APIs), self-service provisioning and automated de-provisioning, the Cloud does bring some undesired realities like latency, query lags, security vulnerabilities and aggregated failures.
Big Topics Rule Upcoming Cloud Conferences On Both Sides Of The Atlantic In California, US and London, in the UK, some of the leading cloud computing summits are happening during this month. Interestingly, both will spawn follow-up conferences in later months of the year. The topics range from mundane cloud themes worthy of tech-class debates such as vendor-end-user relationship, to dynamic big data discussions. As has always been the case with similar conferences, there will be a cluster of keynote representatives from the vendor, innovator and end-user sides. The London Conferences The UK cloud expo will attract over ten thousand
Threatening Skies: Cloud Computing And The Managed Service Provider Business is not easy. Just when you think you have the market figured out, and your business is growing nicely, another new threat comes onto the horizon. Many VARs and MSPs who built successful businesses implementing or hosting computing infrastructure are dealing with that threat today: the rapid growth of cloud computing. A recent Gartner analysis estimated that global spending on public cloud services will almost double in size from 2012 to 2016, reaching $210B in 2016 – with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) projected to grow the fastest at over