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Ian Khan

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We all are well aware that oil prices have dropped to almost $45 per barrel as of mid-January 2015. Global economies are feeling the pressure from a sudden drop in crude prices, with a chance of a looming recession in some economies. What does this mean for global business and the cloud industry? What Is Happening? Maybe we had forgotten that a few select nations, the so-called OPEC members that include Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, control a majority of the oil that is produced in the world today. These oil-producing nations together control the decisions around global oil production, oil supplies and as a result a large part of the global economy. Canada and the United States As major oil-dependent countries, both Canada and the United States are likely to be heavily affected. ... (more)

Cloud Computing: A Quick Primer

"The cloud will transform everything about technology." This statement is better suited for 20 years ago when the cloud was in its infancy. In 2014 the statement should be that "The cloud has taken over technology." Cloud computing has been around since the sixties believe it or not, but over the past few years the industry has recognized the concept better as more organizations are embracing cloud technology and more vendors are creating amazing cloud-based business solutions. Who Is on the Cloud? The cloud is the focus of every large technology vendor that we know of. The usua... (more)

Why Cloud Computing May Fail Miserably

Without wasting any of your time, let me be just as straightforward as I can. Cloud computing may fail miserably and all the hype associated with it may just disappoint all the technology pundits, and although it may not seem something that is going to happen anytime soon, let me give you just five reasons why i think this is a likelihood; Reason 1 Companies May Never Adopt Jumping on the Cloud bandwagon is a bit of a task if you are stuck with a slow moving corporate structure. It may take ages and while your systems may not need an upgrade, you may just get by by keeping your e... (more)

Top Three Reasons for Sales (& Personal) Failures !

Sales is an amazing profession. You are able to match the needs of your customers to the goals of your organization. You are a connector, a problem solver, someone people can trust when they need most. As a sales person, someone who is actively engaged in helping people get what they want, you are governed by expectations. These are somewhat the pillars of truth and cannot be undermined by anyone selling anything to anyone. In other words, not following any of these rules would break the bond of trust you have established or are trying to establish with your prospects. This will... (more)

Three Steps to Capture Compelling Customer Stories

Content Marketing and Storytelling are the defining factors when it comes to gaining traction with all or any of your marketing initiatives. To create explosive brand building and solidify your overall organizational value you should capitalize your existing customer base to the maximum extent. This is key in helping new customers and prospects understand the true value in your solutions and why your organization is worth doing business with. Sometimes on a competitive level when nothing works, amazing customer stories are what can set you apart from everytone else. The value in ... (more)