Cloud Sustainability Certification

Tweet Sustainability categories: environmental, social, and financial Determine the baseline CV for various types of Cloud Producers and their Suppliers, create a CV Report template, build the repository of CV calculations, and the develop the mechanism for auditing the calculations and CV Reports.

Community Cloud Case Studies

Tweet Agriculture Large-scale agriculture pushes use of pesticides, insecticides, inorganic fertilizers, mono-cropping, and GMO seeds to enable one crop farmer to manage more acres; and encourages factory farms to confine the animals, to use antibiotics, to manipulate genes, to use species-inappropriate feed, and to accelerate maturation / production (milking three instead of two times a…

Crop Solutions

Tweet Bayer to buy biopesticide maker AgraQuest for $425 million. – 2012 July 6 Perhaps Bayer CropScience represents the supply-side of the middle ground for agriculture: green greens.

Big Data and SMEs

Tweet Big Data of Growing Importance to Small Businesses: SAP – Midmarket – News & Reviews – eWeek.com. 2012 June 27 What SMEs (small to medium-size enterprises) perceive will be the impact on them of Big Data: Opportunity to improve business operation efficiency Ability to boost sales Lower IT costs Improve business agility Improve customer…

Data Center Localization

Tweet 2012 Sep 25 InfoWorld article connecting big data centers to big pollution.  Per the article most data centers waste 90% or more of the energy that they consume, and that their big generators are a big source of air pollution in locations such as Silicon Valley.  I think that this bolsters the case for…

Big Data Centers

Tweet EBay’s New Data Center Will Be Powered 100 Percent by Fuel Cells – Green Retail Decisions. – 2012 June 28 EBay is building a new data center in South Jordan, Utah that will be off-grid (with a backup connection to the local grid).  The power source will be 30 natural-gas based fuel cells manufactured…

SOA on a Cloudy Day

Tweet Long live SOA in the cloud era | Application development – InfoWorld. Andrew Oliver makes good points about the dependency of SOA strategy success on executive management support, the preference of IT departments for technology rather than strategy solutions, and the lack of cloud integration standards; but these do not logically support his argument…

Scientific management and Cloud

Tweet What is scientific management? definition and meaning. The theory of scientific management can be applied to cloud management – in particular the notion of basing wages on productivity (in the factories the productivity measurement was the piece-rate) instead of hours worked.

More on 2012 Amazon outages

Tweet 2012 June 29 Outage: No Excuse Storms Should Not Take Down Your Cloud. – InfoWorld – 2012 July 3 Amazon Cloud Goes Down Friday Night, Taking Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest With It. – Forbes – 2012 June 30 As David Linthicum observes in InfoWorld, data center operators need to practice disaster recovery scenarios.  You…

Business Performance

Tweet Cloud Business Performance Cloud Producers 2012 June PEG: Refer to: 2011_SaaS_Benchmarking_Report.pdf (application/pdf Object), a useful business performance benchmarks for publicly traded SaaS Producers.  However, there is no differentiation between SaaS Producers (on the basis of dominant operating monetization strategy and the consequent primary value proposition and/or investor expectations with regards to risk/reward and profit…