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Chris Fleck's Blog As described in part 1 of this blog series, the cloud is not the answer for every enterprise or every workload. This is true based on the current economics even without considering additional factors like security, control and SLA's. On the other hand the economics do point out a major cloud advantage when it comes to short term or variable workloads. (Pointed out by Michael Keen and Billy Marshall as well). Perhaps this is not very surprising to many, but it does help to look at the numbers to put it in perspective. The largest Intrinsic cost advantage of the Cloud is the ability to share infrastructure among multiple customers ( i.e. Multi-Tenancy and/or Multi-Instance ). This comes into play when many customers have variable workloads that are not likely to overlay at the same time. A Cloud infrastructure can load balance this workload on-demand... (more)

Secure Enterprise Remote Access Options for iPads

IT has a number of options to enable remote access for employees wanting mobile access to email and work applications from their iPads. There are however pros and cons for each option as well as some prerequisite questions to consider. Considerations Company iPads - For company owned iPads a likely scenario is to treat iPads similar to mobile phones. If company apps or email are allowed to run native on the iPad then Mobile Device Management ( MDM ) software may be necessary to assure corporate security policy is enforced. BES servers may be in place already for Blackberry's, t... (more)

Miami Marlins Hit An IT Home Run In The New Stadium By @ChrisFleck | @ThingsExpo #IoT

When the Miami Marlins moved to the new Marlin Park stadium they needed to worry about more than only the Baseball players. While constructing their new state-of-the-art ballpark in 2012, the Marlins leveraged Citrix solutions to migrate over 450 employees from a co-located, shared IT environment to the new stadium offering a secure mobile platform accessible from anywhere, anytime on any device. By implementing Citrix Workspace Suite along with NetScaler, Marlins' employees moved from office-bound physical desktops and laptops to a completely mobile workplace in which location ... (more)

Millenials Impact on Business Technology

Millenials Impact on Business Technology The Millennial Generation, aged 18 to 34 is having an increased impact on business technology. Born into the age of the PC and early internet this demographic is more proficient and demanding of apps, devices and IT services than earlier generations. In the past progressive IT organizations would consider this group as a category to accommodate, making the company appealing to college recruits and new hires. More recently however, this generation is now mainstream with increased influence driving IT strategy. They now include partners at ... (more)

Is Nick Carr Right About Cloud Computing?

Chris Fleck's Blog There is a lot of hype and reality in the world of Cloud computing today. On the hype side there are numerous data points; VC investments, M&A, data centers under construction, new conferences and events. On the other hand there are now many examples of reality as well. SaaS offerings like Salesforce.com and many HR applications plus web site hosting have established themselves as a legitimate part of the IT portfolio of many corporations large and small. Adding fuel to the fire is extensive press, analyst and blog coverage (like this!) plus books like Nicholas... (more)