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Get The FUD Out Of Here: Assuaging IT’s Cloud Concerns

Get The FUD Out Of Here: Assuaging IT’s Cloud Concerns

There’s no doubt that cloud adoption is on the uptake in both enterprises and SMBs alike. But along with a move toward cloud adoption, many businesses are facing resistance from the IT department. Why are some IT workers dragging...
Cloud Requirements: Must-Haves For Migration

Cloud Requirements: Must-Haves For Migration

With so many vendors jumping on the cloud-computing bandwagon, the choices can be mind-numbing. Companies looking to move to The Cloud have more choices than ever, and must weigh their options carefully. Once a business has assessed its needs,...
Cloud Marketing: Don’t Fear The Hype

Cloud Marketing: Don’t Fear The Hype

We’ve all been there before—trapped in a conference room during a dull marketing presentation that inspires yawns, makes your eyes glaze over, and completely tune out. Cloud marketing presentations are no exception when it comes to inspiring ennui and...
BYOD: Lessons Learned (Thus Far)

BYOD: Lessons Learned (Thus Far)

Today’s workers are tech-savvy, mobile, and always-on, and they are increasingly on the move, whether roaming about on a corporate campus, visiting a branch office, working on the road, or doing their job from a home office. From the...
The Cloud By Any Other Name

The Cloud By Any Other Name

Since its inception, The Cloud (as a term) has been bandied about and attached (as a definition) to any number of concepts. But, has The Cloud been become the New Coke of its generation? Or, more accurately, has it...
Cloud Guidelines: It’s Just Good Policy

Cloud Guidelines: It’s Just Good Policy

Before The Cloud, IT spending and IT policy were tightly controlled. Now end-users can whip out a credit card and acquire IT services on the fly. First there was server sprawl. Then VM sprawl. Do we need policies to...
Things About Cloud We Take for Granted

Things About Cloud We Take for Granted

Crystal-ball gazing is always a fun pastime, and can make for some pithy punditry—and there’s no shortage of Monday morning quarterbacks in the tech world, from sage thought-leaders to naysaying curmudgeons. When will Apple release the next iPhone? When...
Does Cloud Computing Hurt or Help Hackers?

Does Cloud Computing Hurt or Help Hackers?

From your personal banking records to your company’s intellectual property and confidential information, data security was easier to oversee before so much of our world moved online and into The Cloud. But the convenience of cloud computing is intoxicating,...
Who Drives the Move to the Cloud – Business? or IT?

Who Drives the Move to the Cloud – Business? or IT?

It’s an age-old controversy—somewhere between the “chicken/egg” endless loop and a declaration of all-out war—and the gauntlet was thrown down again recently at Focus.com. Pitting the suits against the geeks, BrainWave Consulting’s Andrew S. Baker innocently asked: “Who drives...