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Ian Khan

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On Tuesday, March 23rd, I will speak to a technology audience in Raleigh, NC at the Data4Decisions Conference about Cloud Monetization and how the next frontier in Cloud computing is not about infrastructure or even jumping on the Cloud, but really driving the home run when it comes to generating revenues over the Cloud. Yes, these are not revenues that will be generated by some business using that is remotely connected to the Cloud but creating recurring revenues through the Cloud directly, powered by the Cloud directly, provisioned, measured o the Cloud - directly. Consider the example of a struggling telecom sector that in spite of its large subscriber base, is now unable to create non telephony based revenues. For Telco's, infrastructure investments have long proved to be useful and necessary purely to power their core business, but with rapid technology adopti... (more)

Technology Growing at an Unprecedented Rate By @IanKhanLive [#Cloud]

Technology Growing at an Unprecedented Rate Overall the global technology arena is set for tremendous growth. We're not specifically talking about consumer or enterprise growth but overall. Today, innovation is taking place in every small city and in the large metropolis. Companies like whatsapp, dropbox and many others that started in dorm rooms and garages are becoming mainstream applications purely because of the massive disruptions they create. Do expect a number of smaller companies to grow rapidly and provide very focused and niche applications. Being narrow and catering t... (more)

Cloud Document Storage Solutions By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Why Consumer Cloud Document Storage Solutions Can Kill Your Enterprise Cloud-based document storage has become surprisingly inexpensive over the years, with some providers offering storage for less than one cent per terrabyte, and in many cases free accounts with 10 or 20 Gigs of storage space on the cloud. I would agree that free storage is actually convenient when it comes to being able to upload documents, data, files photos and a bunch of other stuff to the cloud and downloading it where you want, when you want. Things are looking pretty positive for the consumer. Life is good... (more)

SIP based FoIP : The Future of Cloud Faxing

Let’s face it, Faxing is boring! With a history of over 100 years and a patent that goes back to 1843, Faxing is now considered an outdated, older cousin of the internet. To many Fax maybe something they have never used, or seldom used, but the reality is far from that. Fax continues to be a dominant communication technology in Business. Based a on a recent industry survey, there are more than 46 million fax machines worldwide with over 17 Billion faxes sent across the world every year ! Fax is central to ensuring that your communication reaches the recipients in an untouched, d... (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)