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Many in the technology world focus on the technology itself without significant consideration of the data or more importantly, the information. When you dig a bit deeper, the real reason, the business reason we exist is about the data. Just presenting data, however, it not enough. When building applications to present data, we need to consider how to best present information. And with information, there is a core principle to follow. I call it ‘rIrTrPrM’. rIrTrPrM is an acronym of sorts: rIrTrPrM rI = right Information: Ensuring that the right information is presented. Extraneous or wrong information creates a convoluted picture. And it’s important to consider the information to present, not just data or data elements. rT = right Time: Presenting the information at the right time or point when the user or consumer is looking for it. rP = right Person: Matching the c... (more)

Time to Get on the Colocation Train Before It Is Too Late

The data center industry is heading toward an inflection point that has significant impact on enterprises. It seems many aren't looking far enough ahead, but the timeline appears to be 12-18 months, which is not that far out! The issue is a typical supply chain issue of supply, demand and timelines. A Change in the Winds First, let's start with a bit of background... The advent of Cloud Computing and newer technologies are driving an increase in the number of enterprises looking to ‘get out of the data center business. I, along with others, have presented many times about ‘Death... (more)

SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Bootcamp November 2009 Slides

These are copies of the slides from SYS-CON's Cloud Bootcamp held at Cloud Computing Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA November 2-4, 2009. Tim Crawford: Introduction Glenn Brunette (Sun): Cloud Security Kevin Noonan (Push2Cloud): Google App Engine Jason Christensen (jasonc411): Cloud Computing Mobile SYS-CON Events (http://events.sys-con.com) announced today that the "show prospectus" for the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) is now shipping. 5th International Cloud Expo will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Ja... (more)

Important Cloud Computing Aspects for CIOs

Chief Information Officer on Ulitzer In late 2009, I had the pleasure of joining Jim Swartz (pictured below), CIO of Sybase in a “Meet the Press” type of interview format. VMware hosted the interview for broadcast on CIO.com. The webcast is available on CIO.com’s website. ... (more)

The New Data Center Park Trend

Building data centers in specific areas is nothing new. Data centers are large consumers of power. That’s not news either. Typically, data centers are located near sources of low-cost (and hopefully renewable) energy. Energy is a large portion of the overall data center operational costs. But power isn’t everything. Two other major considerations are connectivity [...] ... (more)