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Episode #8: Should You Avoid DIY Private Clouds? Our guest on the podcast this week is Mark Thiele, EVP of Data Center Technology at Switch. We discuss the idea that private clouds are often equated with do-it-yourself and why that should be changed. Taking sure you are receiving the private environment you need at a cost that can support your business. Listen in to learn the different ways to own and manage a private cloud. Check out this episode! Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant change to both applications and their infrastructure, and find a way to deliver speed and agility of development without sacrificing reliability or eff... (more)

Forget Big Data — Small Data is Driving the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Forget Big Data — Small Data is Driving the Internet of Things When people talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) they tend to think about big data technologies like Hadoop where petabyte size datasets are stored and analyzed for both known and unknown patterns. What many people don’t realize is that many IoT use cases only require small datasets. Check out my latest post on Forbes that explains how small data is driving IoT. Cloud, Big Data, and the 'Internet of Things' Are you ready to put your data in the cloud? What is the future of security in the cloud? Does Docker quick... (more)

How Connected Cars Will Transform Industries By @MadGreek65 | ThingsExpo [#IoT]

How Connected Cars Will Transform Industries Connected cars will create new business models and provide opportunities for current businesses to greatly improve their service offerings. Areas like targeted marketing, fleet management, event planning, city planning, insurance, and auto repair will benefit immensely from the data that connected cars will provide in the not too distant future. Check out my latest post on Forbes to see how. Cloud, Big Data, and the 'Internet of Things' Are you ready to put your data in the cloud? What is the future of security in the cloud? Does Docke... (more)

Is DevOps What Organizations Really Seek? By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Is DevOps What Organizations Really Seek? What organizations really want is to become a high performing organization. DevOps can help but it is just one piece of the puzzle. Check out my latest post on The Virtualization Practice which discusses how some enterprises think hiring DevOps engineers is the way to high performance instead of focusing on leading transformational change. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As the inn... (more)

Three Arguments Against Enterprise SaaS By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Three Arguments Against Enterprise SaaS That Fall Flat For capabilities that are not a core competency of an enterprise, today’s IT teams are hard pressed to justify why the needs of the business could not be met with a leading SaaS solution. Here’s the truth. Check out my latest whitepaper that  I coauthored for Bulger Partners. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace r... (more)