Category : Cloud and Enterprise IT

The Dirty Little Secret About Cyber Security

In the wake of the Sony PlayStation breach, I feel like there’s something everyone who uses the web all the time should probably know.  It’s a dirty little secret IT people hide behind fancy words like “Firewall”.  The secret is,  “Your data isn’t that safe.”  It’s not that companies don’t…

Amazon to Provide Shelter for Scared Apps

We continue to listen to our customers, and we work hard to deliver the services, features, and business models based on what they tell us is most important to them. With hundreds of thousands of customers using Amazon EC2 in various ways, we are able to see trends and patterns…

Laws of IT’s Future: Apps, SOA and HTML 5 and the Tiny Trend

People are often asking me what I think is going to happen next in IT… do I think cloud is going to take off?  at what level? do I think HTML 5 will be a big deal?  How long will Apple be a leader?  What will they do next?  And…

A Danger of Clouds is Storms

Yesterday Amazon’s cloud infrastructure failed.  If you use the internet much you probably noticed at least one or two down sites.  This raises an interesting question about the potential dangers of cloud computing at the enterprise level: If an oligopoly forms where there are 10-20 large cloud providers in the…

Is Office 365 Microsoft’s Best Move Since Office?

Microsoft went live with their Office 365 solution a couple days ago.  Yes, its only in beta.  Yes, it only has email, Sharepoint and IM.  Yes, it’s 3+ years after Google Docs started eating away at their market share in this space. But it IS something and it DOES come…

Setting Up a Corporate B2B Blog

A few weeks ago, I volunteered to help get my current startup, Adaptivity, out in to the social space.  We knew we wanted to be discussing IT and our products on both blogs and social media sites, so there were two critical questions to be answered: What Social Media Services…

A Couple Lessons From Facebook Open Compute

Facebook yesterday announced that they’re opening up their proprietary server and datacenter design specifications.  This is pretty big news because they have spent a lot of time and money developing these technologies.  I think this is a really good move (and just one step closer to eliminating the waste involved…

This Blog and Enterprise IT Infrastructure

As I’ve alluded to on this blog a number of times before, I make my living in Enterprise IT Infrasturcture.  Specifically I work for a startup based in Charlotte named Adaptivity (Twitter @Adaptivity).  I have mostly kept this part of my life quiet on the blog but I’m planning on…