The fishing problem for public cloud companies

6/12

The fishing problem for public cloud companies

Ever heard the story of the fisherman who was so focused on catching a big fish that he missed all the medium and small fish swimming around him? Many public cloud companies have hired high-paid sales people to go find enterprise customers. Get the big fish. It makes a splash in the news and makes the sales guy lots of money. But there’s a problem with this strategy. What about the easy-to-catch fish?

Public cloud: It’s not a technical decision

6/5

Public cloud: It’s not a technical decision

I ran across the GigaOM article “Cloud is a corporate strategy, not a tactical solution,”and it helped me clarify what I’ve been trying to say for a while about cloud service — it’s not a technical decision. It’s a business decision. 

It’s not about telework; it’s about mobility and security

5/15

It’s not about telework; it’s about mobility and security

I think they should change the language in the federal telework mandate. 

It should really be called the “mobility mandate.” I say this because it’s not about telework anymore. It’s really about empowering users, not just when they are at home, but anytime they are not sitting at their desks.

Mobilizing data anywhere in the world

4/24

Mobilizing data anywhere in the world

As it turns out, we have a unique ability here at SwishData to architect, engineer and implement data solutions that are a perfect fit for agencies that need a one-stop shop for deployment systems with speed and agility. I’ve heard some great customer stories lately about agencies that operate abroad and need a partner who can remove the complexity associated with having multiple vendors in intense environments — it’s a mission only SwishData excels at accomplishing.

Walk before you run: Ensure backup and recovery aren’t afterthoughts

4/17

Walk before you run: Ensure backup and recovery aren’t afterthoughts

Stop thinking about data protection last.

I’ve read so much lately on cloud-delivered apps, data center consolidation and virtual desktops — all relevant, hot IT topics. However, focusing solely on those topics is a bit like trying to run a halfback pass in football before you’ve learned how to properly hand off the ball. In other words, before you master trick plays like transitioning to the cloud or virtual desktops, you can’t forget something as fundamental to your architecture as data protection. If you want to avoid falling flat on your face, you need to walk before you run.

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