Recently Microsoft named its Cloud Computing chief Satya Nadella as it's next CEO. Nadella is only the 3rd CEO in the company's nearly 40-year history after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Nadella is a great choice. He's very tech savvy, forward thinking, and well respected. I've had a very long-standing relationship with Microsoft as an employee and consultant and am very pleased with the Board's choice. Read a bit more on some of Nadella's priorities as CEO.
I ran across this very cool graphic on cloud computing facts and predictions for 2014. As PM's, it's more and more important that you get versed on the cloud, the value it brings, and the challenges involved in implementing cloud-based solutions. If you're still at the lower end of the cloud learning curve, check out a few more Amazon resources to help you get better versed on the cloud.
Hewlett Packard has put out an interesting piece on four Cloud Computing trends they see occurring. Having done IT implementation work for over half of my life, there are two trends that strike a particular chord with me; those being Governance and Security. With the flexibility and power that cloud computing gives to IT shops and their end users, CIOs will be faced with enabling faster delivery of solutions while at the same times ensuring those solutions are maintainable and secure. What do you think?
Cloud computing has been one of the most used buzzwords over the past few years. While buzzwords are great, many small business owners don't really understand how to use it to improve their profitability, mitigate risk, and increase customer satisfaction. Want to get a bit more than just buzzwords? Check out this cloud computing article meant to help the small business owner demystify cloud computing and use it to drive results.
I am becoming more and more enamored with Skydrive. I have a Surface Pro 2, HTC Windows Phone, and a Dell Venue 8 Pro and love that I can access critical documents on all my devices. My wife and I also share files for our business using Skydrive. I was a bit puzzled as to how to access folders Patty shared with me through Windows Explorer. I stumbled upon this blog entry that articulates a simple-to-do method to map shared Skydrive folders as a drive in Windows Explorer. Very elegant and simple to implement.
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