Leveling the Playing Field for the Startup and SMB

Cloud Computing is the number one strategic issue for enterprise organizations today (Gartner). However, it presents a new advantage for the Startup and Small and Medium Business (SMB) to level the playing field. Today, startups find it challenging to raise…

AT&T Data Pricing Changes: Good or Bad?

Yesterday (June 2, 2010), AT&T announced changes to it's data service pricing. The full press release can be found at: http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=30854 The big news is that AT&T is doing away with their "unlimited" data plans. Many folks will question whether…

Energy Used by Google Search

Ever wonder how much energy is used for a Google Search? Here's an interesting comparison: http://nextround.net/upcoming/thumbs/2010/05/12/How-Much-Energy-Is-Used-In-a-Google-Search-full.jpg Armed with this information, how much energy do you personally consume? What about other online services? Will this cause you to think differently about…

U.S SEC Views on Disclosure Bring Focus to Carbon Impact

Recently, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offered both a view and a reminder on release of data related to climate change impact. The interpretation is located at: http://www.sec.gov/rules/interp/2010/33-9106.pdf For businesses, this means a greater focus on carbon impact…

Important Cloud Computing Aspects for CIOs

In late 2009, I had the pleasure of joining Jim Swartz, CIO of Sybase in a “Meet the Press” type of interview format. VMware hosted the interview for broadcast on CIO.com. The webcast is available on CIO.com’s website at: http://www.cio.com/webcast/512880/Important_Cloud_Computing_Aspects_for_CIOs