CIOs Realize That Virtualization Is Not A Magic Cure

We’ve all heard the stories about IT shops with 100’s if not 1000’s of servers that are all being utilized at the 2% level. Shucks, we heard about this all the back in 2008 and that’s when the server virtualization vendors started showing up and knocking on our doors to remind us about the importance … Read moreCIOs Realize That Virtualization Is Not A Magic Cure

3 Questions That Every CIO Should Be Asking About Clouds

I love clouds, you love clouds, we all love clouds. It seems like everyone in IT is talking about cloud computing and how it’s the next big thing. Cloud computing has almost become a part of the definition of information technology. Look, I think that there’s a lot of good things about cloud computing, but … Read more3 Questions That Every CIO Should Be Asking About Clouds

Cloud Computing 101: Just Exactly What Is A Cloud?

So there I was the other day talking with one of my CIO customers and I was going on and on about how they could introduce cloud computing into their IT department. I had been working with this client for several years and we know each other very well so he felt comfortable in stopping … Read moreCloud Computing 101: Just Exactly What Is A Cloud?

Video: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

Dr. Jim Anderson tackles the question that all CIO’s are asking: just exactly what is “cloud computing”? Dr. Anderson identifies the 4 different flavors of cloud computing that are available and points out how a CIO would go about using each one of them. Get a free subscription to The Accidental Successful CIO newsletter by … Read moreVideo: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

By Dr. Jim Anderson Does anyone besides me remember the big Furby craze that swept the U.S. in the early ’90’s? People went crazy for these little plush dolls and they started collecting them in hopes that they would one day be valuable. Well, that never happened and a lot of people got stuck with … Read moreCIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

CIO Cloud Computing 101: Who Are The Players?

One of the great things about working in the IT field is that whenever things start to get boring, we have the ability to create new buzzwords and make things interesting all over again. The arrival of “Cloud Computing” on the scene a couple of years ago showed that this cycle has not gone away. … Read moreCIO Cloud Computing 101: Who Are The Players?