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Cloud Forces a Paradigm Shift for CIOs

Cloud computing has turned the technology world on it’s head. Some argue this is a bad thing. However, I believe it is a great thing and something we need. For some time, businesses have requested more and more from IT organizations. Several years back, cloud computing came about and provided a significant opportunity for IT… Continue reading Cloud Forces a Paradigm Shift for CIOs

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Apple Acquisition of AuthenTec Provides Significant Opportunity

Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec for $8 per share or about $356 million brings a value purchase of fingerprint and security technology. On the surface, the acquisition provides Apple with biometric fingerprint technology to imbed in their mobile devices. While that is significant news, there is more, much more to the story…read on… First off, $356… Continue reading Apple Acquisition of AuthenTec Provides Significant Opportunity

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Onramps Increase Adoption of Innovation

Over the past several years, I have evaluated a number of solutions and services in the cloud computing market. As time goes in, one would hope to see a change to the maturity of a marketplace. While market maturity has happened in some aspects, there is one key aspect that is still missing for many… Continue reading Onramps Increase Adoption of Innovation

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IT Outsourcing for SMEs

IT outsourcing is nothing new. Or is it? There are several gotchas. But it is important to understand where we’ve come from to learn from past mistakes and take advantage of new opportunities. Read on… Outsourcing vs. Offshoring First, let’s differentiate between outsourcing and offshoring. Outsourcing is the act of contracting with another company to… Continue reading IT Outsourcing for SMEs

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Will SaaS Provide the Final VDI Knockout?

Over the past couple of years, a battle has been brewing. The battle is not about technology or devices. It is about data and usability. The contenders are Software as a Service (SaaS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). There are proponents for both camps. And while they are not a direct replacement for each other,… Continue reading Will SaaS Provide the Final VDI Knockout?

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IT Transformation Requires One Step After The Other

Looking For Direction The technology (specifically IT) world is becoming more complex and challenging every day. I speak with a number of Business Leaders, CIOs, IT leaders and IT staff about this very issue. The subject of IT Transformation is one that keeps coming up. Yet, it seems as illusive as it is alluring. The… Continue reading IT Transformation Requires One Step After The Other