The Seven Habits of Highly Effective CTOs “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.” – Stephen R. Covey, management guru and author of the bestseller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I will readily admit it; the title’s a derivative of Covey’s self-help book that has sold more than 15 million copies in 38 languages since it was first published in 1989. Although the seven “habits” I am about to mention will never help as wide an audience as Covey’s general advice, they can definitely help the
CloudTweaks Supports Mission and Vision of 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium May 18 Event Explores Issues for Today’s IT Leaders while nurturing IT Leaders of tomorrow (Press Release – March, 10, 2011) - CloudTweaks.com today announced that it will join executives from around the world as a strategy partner of the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. The MIT/CIO is the premier international event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere
What Cisco’s Defeat Means For Cloud Computing “The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” – Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), American statesman and orator. When every day brings with it news of some new cloud computing-based product or service, when every IT company worth its name has already entered or planning to enter the cloud computing market, the news of a withdrawal does rankle. When the company in question is a big name like Cisco, it may even give rise to doubt regarding the resilience of cloud computing. Last week, networking giant Cisco pulled
SALT LAKE CITY, March 3, 2011 — Galileo Processing, Inc. (“Galileo”) the leading provider of next-generation financial payment processing solutions, today announced a new suite of solutions that enable payment card issuing banks and payment card program managers to leverage the power of cloud computing while ensuring they meet required levels of security, performance, availability and regulatory compliance. With Galileo Cloud Processing, each client has a dedicated virtual environment that is not shared with any other client. Importantly, this means that clients can preserve their intellectual property and program innovation while not being affected by changes to other clients’ environments.
How Can Cloud Computing Help In Education? “Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) Irish poet, dramatist. Whenever we talk of cloud computing, we always talk about its impact on business. In all my previous articles, I have done the same, speaking about how cloud computing can improve efficiencies, cut costs, save time and in general, give businesses a great return on investment. However, today I am going to speak on something quite different – how cloud computing can help in the noblest human pursuit of all, education. The
Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing: Sorting The Differences The Pacific Ocean is a water body, but not all water bodies are Pacific Oceans. This may be oversimplifying the situation but you do get the drift. Grid computing and utility computing, though sharing several attributes with cloud computing, are merely subsets of the latter. They may also be considered as implementations of cloud computing, rather than being different names for the same technology. Before analyzing this further, it is necessary to define grid computing and utility computing. It is noteworthy that the nomenclature of both grid and utility