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Clouds Ahead: Picking the Right Model

We talk about “the cloud”, but in actuality, there’s more than one. For starters, there are many different clouds out there, but they usually can be grouped into three different categories: private, public and hybrid. And when you’re thinking of deploying a cloud computing solution for your organization, you first need to determine which type of cloud you want to use. Private clouds are just that—they’re...

Social Media and Digital Marketing Should Not Be Rocket Science!

Marketers are really looking for the same old things from social media and digital marketing, so why should it be treated any different. They are looking for: Product lift – be on top of the consumers mind Revenue – increase share of the consumer wallet Brand building – the subtle science of knowing your customer and providing them what they need, when they need it and every once in a while creating that...

What Motivates Knowledge Workers to Achieve Quality?

We have to admit that we work in the knowledge business. We demand high skills from our employees and we meet customers who are equally highly skilled. Our deliverables are complex and the quality of our deliverables can only in part be measured in exact terms. If our jobs demanded less skill and the outcome was easily measured, we could solely depend on controlling mechanisms to ensure the quality delivered. It is...

Organizations are Still Asking About Cloud Computing Benefits

Everywhere you turn, you hear about the cloud. So much so that you’d be excused for thinking that a) the cloud is an over-hyped passing fad, or b) everyone is in the cloud. The truth can be found somewhere between these two viewpoints. While people may already be tired of hearing about the cloud, cloud computing is no mere fad. It is being embraced by businesses and consumers alike. Yet there are still plenty of...

IBM Unveils PureData Systems at IOD 2012

At the Information on Demand conference this past week, IBM unveiled its newest line of products underneath the PureSystems umbrella, the PureData family of software appliances.   Designed to address the unique service requirements of different types of applications, these newest offerings from IBM optimize existing software products for transactions and analytics, with workload optimized on the infrastructure. ...
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