Archive For The “Cloud” Category

IT Workforce

By | September 24, 2012

Tweet Related CV Employees Nutriate blog post Return of on-the-job training (in factories) – article in the 2012 September 17 print edition of the Christian Science Monitor Coursera IT Professions The September 2012 experience of NFL games referred by replacements while the experienced professionals were locked out by the NFL owners (over a contract dispute) […]

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CloudCon Security Panel

By | September 12, 2012

Tweet GoDaddy: Outage Caused By Network Failure, Not Anonymous Hack. Unified approach to data security. CSO = Chief Security Officer Escrow account, service support commitments – for example, for how many years is AWS committing to support its new data archive service (Glacier)? SLOs and SLAs – objectives and objectives with penalties RAS commitments – […]

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Big Data, Predictive Analytics

By | September 5, 2012

Tweet DMS = database management system; MDM = master data management; ETL = Extract, Transform, Load; EMR = Elastic Map Reduce; “Big Data means Big Analytics” Hadoop Campaign management Mass storage Unstructured vs. structured data Simple and complex event processing Business analytics Data in motion Data-driven business Data wrangling Herd data-cats Web analytics Data collection […]

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Cloud Job Titles

By | August 22, 2012

Tweet From 2012 August 16 TECHEXPO held in Reston, VA “Positions for: • Cloud Solution Architects • Cloud Computing Engineers • Security Cloud Engineers • Cloud Java Application Developers • Lead Engineer – Transition to Cloud • Cloud Operations Project Managers • Cloud Software Developers • Information Systems Engineers • Cloud Operations Technicians • Cyber […]

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Cloud Plays Big Role in SMB

By | August 16, 2012

Tweet Cloud Computing Plays Big Role in Small, Mid-Sized Businesses – Messaging and Collaboration. – 2012 Aug 13 This survey would be a lot more interesting if it looked at SMEs’ adoption of SaaS products and SaaS-enabled BPO for a large portion of their non-differentiating business processes.  (File sharing and email are tools rather than […]

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Impediments to Infrastructure Improvements

By | August 16, 2012

Tweet FoodEngineering August 2012. Though this article is about impediments food manufacturers face in making improvements to their plant infrastructure, the same could be said for the obstacles that a whole range of SMEs face in improving their IT enablement with cloud computing.

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Skeuomorphic clouds

By | July 15, 2012

Tweet Skeuomorph – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Is cloud skeuomorphic or just derivative of mainframe timeshare computing?  Retro?

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Cloud Warranties and SLAs

By | July 12, 2012

Tweet What is implied warranty? definition and meaning. In light of the recent AWS outages, perhaps cloud products would be much better served by explicit warranties or SLAs (Service Level Agreements).  Such a warranty does not have to commit to any greater availability and performance than is already provided, but rather more clearly sets customer […]

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Cloud Books

By | July 12, 2012

Tweet Is Your Company Ready for Cloud: Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business. – published 2012 June 21 Authored by IBMers Pamela Isom and Kerrie Holley.  Pam is also Chair of The Open Group Cloud Business Use Cases Work Group which has published complementary white papers, and has contributed to additional Open […]

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Cloud Industry Forum (CIF)

By | July 12, 2012

Tweet Cloud Industry Forum A UK-based company that is developing and supporting a “credible and certifiable Code of Practice” related to cloud adoption.  The company member list include some big IaaS / PaaS names such as Dell, Microsoft, VMware, and Rackspace; but does include any big name SaaS companies.  The list of white papers to-date […]

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