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Showing posts from October, 2011

Digital Garbage in the Cloud

Earlier this week I was at my brothers birthday celebrations and I counted 20 digital cameras in a crowd of 60 people, and maybe an equal number of cameras on the mobile devices . The shutterbugs were busy creating digital footprints of their presence in the party and also recording the event for posterity. Set the clock back by three decades when we had the Kodak Instamatic as the camera of choice with 16/24/32 photos on film, subsequently the polaroid and then the SLR cameras. Photography needed patience, money and expertise and was not a shutterbug activity. Photos were an art of craft and photography was an expensive hobby. These days you can click as many photos as you can, there are no limits, you can also shoot digital videos until you run out battery or memory in your camera (not film :-). I would estimate about fifty digital photos in each camera and there were 20 cameras, which adds up to about 1000 digital photos. Each digital photo is about 20kb in size, so 20,000 KB of dat…

RIP Public Cloud Computing Adoption

Sunset of Public Cloud Adoption
Public cloud computing adoption has slowed down especially in Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS).The big hardware and data center companies have been aggressively pushing private and hybrid clouds to retain their marketing share. Fewer data centers are being closed and the Board is informed that the organization is already using cloud computing. The private and hybrid cloud allows the IT leader to maintain status quo, declare to the world that the cloud adoption is complete in a secure environment. Bigger and more efficient data centers will be built for private clouds, when you have your private cloud you are more secure, the public cloud means you have delegated your data and security to a third party. The CEO is delighted now he has a private jet and also a new technology acquisition one's own Private Cloud :-). The Compliance and IT Governance teams will continue to push for private clouds, it keeps everyone employed the IT Team and the compliance t…

Blackberry Outage strengthens the Bond between RIM and Business

Blackberry has become the standard for business mobility today be it a SOHO, SMB or Enterprise.There are many outstanding features that make Blackberry Business's favorite mobile device a few key features are:
a. Innovation
b. Reliability
c. Security
d. Business Applications
e. Ease of Use.
BB eats breathes and lives Business in its phones and also provides awesome compliance which has resulted in Bond based on TRUST between RIM & Business.
This weeks BB outage would not have affected Business that had reliable Business Continuity Plans; rather  the BB disruption has been a good test of their business continuity planning and technology resilience in adversity.
BB has gone beyond messaging, the BB devices today support some of the most intuitive business applications for quick deployment and acclimatization.
Business leaders will return to their Blackberry Phones with a vengeance this weekend and those that deserted Blackberry in this crisis should review their Business Contin…

SAP Business ByDesign - agile and different

I had an opportunity to explore SAP Business ByDesign the new offering from SAP which bundles agility, adaptability and on demand deployment in the cloud.
It was wonderful to see the new avatar of SAP and to discuss their strategy in delivering business solutions from the cloud.

The  Agile and Different Avatar of SAP will rain in prosperity for Business.  (Photo courtesy Ajay Kumar) 
Surprise was there was no reference to ERP in their brochures or by their sales people. the SAP Business ByDesign is a business collaboration tool, which is flexible and can be customized and rolled out in weeks rather then in months.  This is really fresh breeze blowing from Germany in the month of Oktoberfest. Accelerated adoption by business of this solution will bring business agility and strategic advantage to them. 

“Bharat Badal” National Cloud Computing for Rural India

India lives in its villages" - Mahatma Gandhi.
Background This is article espouses the need for building a “Bharat Badal” a national cloud computing infrastructure for India which will benefit the rural India and bring the information technology within its grasp. Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal Management effort or service provider interaction. Cloud computing transforms computer processing, data storage, and software applications, allowing them to be delivered as a utility. Just like people tap into existing infrastructure for water or power, companies can now tap into a variety of services - applications, platforms, raw computing power and storage - all via the Internet.  Key Drivers of Cloud Computing The key drivers of cloud computing are: –Cloud is …