Small Business Cloud|Digital Basics

Moving Local to Remote Thinking of moving from your small office to a cloud service provider?   You have to consider the risks and rewards.  It is important to understand the costs and benefits and you have to invest time into thinking about it.  Here are a few reasons to consider moving to the cloud: Scale …

Small Business Left Below the Cloud

Cloud Disconnect While many small and medium-size companies are being forced to use cloud services, they aren't able to get the full value out of them.   Many smaller companies need "the basics" to continue their operations.  Large cloud providers are building large behemoth solutions for enterprise organizations.  These large enterprise solutions get distilled to SMB …

The Future of Endpoint Devices @Work

I was asked recently what I think will happen in the near to medium term with endpoint devices in large companies.   Large companies depending on the industry have to make customized or bespoke technology patterns.   My perspective is generalized but with some influence by regulated financial, pharma, insurance and defense aligned companies. In the not …

CloudNomics #cloudhole #moneypit

Bunch of Cloudholes out there I tell ya. CIO "I want to save money." Vendor "Move all your services to the cloud." CIO "How much will I save?" Vendor "More than you can imagine." CIO "I have a good imagination." CIO reports to the CEO and the board they can save bajillions of dollars moving …

Trimming Back the Brush

It was the beginning of the summer and the bushes started to grow very quickly.  At first, they were just sprouting in all directions which created a messy disorganized very natural appearance.  A few weeks passed and they started to get bigger and overtake some of the other flowers and plants in the garden.   With …

Cloud Up in Smoke

Future View Cloud Burst Into The Cloud - For years I have written about the problems with the cloud computing model and my fears for business dependency on cloud providers.  Many of my concerns have come to fruition. I have met with and discussed these issues with global CIO’s, vendors and consulting firms and I …

Highly Missed Case of Cloud Lock-In

Basics on risks of Cloud Vendor Lock-In There are four primary lock-in risks that you’ll take working with a single cloud provider. These include: Data transfer riskApplication transfer riskInfrastructure transfer riskHuman resource knowledge risk Platform Strategy Many companies today are choosing a platform strategy as part of IT Transformation.  The idea behind it is similar …

The Business is Out of Your Hands

In the Cloud It is easier, cheaper, safer, better, faster, more reliable and promises to make you breakfast in the morning.   The cloud.  Now that we have placed everything important to us in the cloud,  the cloud has us. Look,  I'll keep this a simple thought exercise for you.   Cloud computing and subscription services offer …

Digital Workplace, Collaboration & GDPR

Digital Workplace and Collaboration There is an expectation by employees that organizational collaboration, communication and connectivity will meet or exceed currently available market driven technologies.  This means people working in companies expect that they can collaborate in ways consistent with what they can do at home. The Gig economy is here and it is supported …

Everything on Demand #Instant Gratification

The world is a place of amazing possibilities and more often than not, we have the ability today to do things we only dreamed of as kids.   Our children are growing up with the idea of "instant everything." If you want to purchase something and have it the same day or the next day, …