Solving Problems On The Cloud Part 1: Netflix’s Example Of Strategic Problem Solving Technical, marketing, and personnel, are all problems you may be facing in the cloud today. To deal successfully with these issues we must avoid the common mistake of fixating on the immediate issues surrounding the problem and start taking steps to move the roadblocks out of the way. Netflix demonstrated this when they avoided a prolonged cloud outage courtesy of their friends at Amazon. Cognitive science defines a problem as an obstacle in the present that is blocking a goal in the future. That’s a reasonable explanation
Where Hardware Meets the Cloud: Arraying High-end Server Platforms The web has brought out hardware machinery spot-on to cloud-based applications. Some of these servers are so scalable in magnitude, mindboggling in performance and high-end in gigabytes capacity, that they even sound a little alien. Suddenly they are here and those who only thought of them as data processors without a name can now identify with them, courtesy of cloud computing platforms. Intel, through its Tyan partners, is an example of companies that have enabled this to happen through its cutting-edge processing units. These can be discussed under the following headings.
Businesses With Their Heads “In The Cloud” Have An Advantage Cloud-based services are rapidly revolutionizing the business world. Although the concept behind the technology isn’t new (web-based e-mail, which has been around for more than a decade, is an everyday example of cloud technology ) the impact is only beginning to trickle down to businesses. A recent Robert Half International survey asked 1,400 CFOs about perks they are already providing or considering to strengthen employee retention and motivation. At 24 percent, the second most important consideration was flexible work hours and telecommuting. Recent IDC research indicates the world’s mobile worker
Cloud Infographic: The Rise Of The Progressive SMB While startups and big enterprises are moving rapidly to the cloud, some SMBs are still stuck in traditional IT infrastructure. Unlike startups, these businesses have already invested such a sizable chunk in their enterprise IT that they are unwilling to spend more. And unlike the bigger enterprises they don’t have the mental bandwidth involved in migration and possible rewriting of some of their services. However, I still believe cloud computing is the best way to go for SMBs in the long term… 6 Reasons Why SMBs Should Embrace Cloud Computing Infographic Source: Cisco Blog
Changing The Script: Understanding How Mental Schemas Delay Cloud Technology Adoption Fans of the TV show Seinfeld know exactly what to expect. The effects of repeated episodes finds the viewer primed to expect laughter at Jerry’s cleverness, Kramer’s odd interpretations, George’s neuroticism, and Elaine’s adventures. The series is organized around a Peter Pan theme of a never-grow-up philosophy of life. The producers even made the finale a comedic success about the four friends being sentenced to prison. But what if they didn’t? What if the last show was presented as a tearjerker having the characters remorseful about their careless actions
Can Telematics Be A Path To Securing The Cloud? There are various terminologies that describe the use of Wi-fi, signals and data sensors to help send a message securely and fast. Telematics is one of these and it deploys its reach in three patterns: from one device to another, from a device to a person or from the source to the cloud. The latter form of interaction is important because it implies that it is possible to trace a vehicle, for which telematics is best known for, within a cloud computing environment. One does not have to install expensive equipment
The Trend Of Open Source And Proprietary Software Business Model Open source software has been there for a long time. Its popularity is increasing each and every day and has reached such a level that it’s hard to find a domain which does not have an open source presence. Companies are reluctant to buy proprietary software due to the cost involved. In most cases, open source software seems to be a viable option. People often fail to realize that open source is not completely free. It has its own business model to generate revenue in order for the provider to