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. 

A winning combination for VDI

5/30

A winning combination for VDI

Since 2001, an increasing number of government employees and contractors have started teleworking. Although it is a convenient alternative for employees, the growth in teleworking over the years has presented new challenges for agency IT administrators.  

VDI: It’s Not Just a Buzzword.

5/22

VDI: It’s Not Just a Buzzword.

Global media coverage of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) might not ever approach Facebook IPO levels.  But in the IT world, it’s pretty inescapable. It’s a topic in all the trade publications, debated on blogs and presented on podcasts. All the big industry players now offer VDI technologies. There’s even a VDI group on LinkedIn.

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.

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