Three Invaluable Lessons from Cloud Expo
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a
presentation I delivered at this year's Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was
extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with
many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful
conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few
new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into
three short points.
When trade shows are not a waste of time
I am not very aggressive by nature but my feeling of being a little pushy is
directly related to the situation I am put into. Although I am all in favor
of having a presence at events, conferences and tradeshows and working like a
magnet to attract the people who are looking for you, I am also avid about
getting out of my co... (more)
Let us face it, there are many technological innovations taking place right
now and we're not short of buzzwords.
Some years ago it was the cloud, last year was Big Data and this year it
seems to be the Internet of Things. Beneath all the noise, what matters is
whether these things are truly game changers or just noise. Let's take a look
at the reality.
Back in the days of our ancestors, the Neanderthals, there was probably a lot
of hype around as well. New spear design, new flint stones (not the
cartoons), or arrowheads must have made waves. This passed down the ages and
A recent business conversation led to the establishment of the fact that the
datacenter business is becoming much more cutthroat than ever. Price wars,
advanced offerings, upsells and what not are the usual tactics that have been
used, but now competing forces are pressuring data center providers to go
beyond the usual and utilize something new. Data center businesses are now
relying more and more on leveraging strategic footprints, global presence and
larger capabilities to educate and work with customers at a local level. In
the United States alone, there are an estimated 3 mil... (more)
Cloud computing can get confusing sometimes. For IT professionals who have
been part of technology for the last few years sometimes new terminology is
just a way to redefine things that were done in the past. "We've done that
since 1995," or "We used to do that in the '80s," is not an uncommon response
that we sometimes hear when we speak about new things.
Cloud computing is one such area that has its roots in the 1970s when the
remote job entry system did somewhat of what today's cloud computing
technology does, but at a very small, miniature scale.
Today I wanted to simplify cl... (more)
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)