Public Cloud: Do you want to empower and leverage the paradigm shift? (When buzz words go mad – part deux)

I’m going to spend some time hunting down the marketing person who started using the word “leverage” in place of good old fashioned “use”.  I suspect I’ll find them curled up in a ball in an obscure part of the interweb.  Most likely rocking themselves to sleep.  They’ll no doubt feel very pretty bad for … Read more

The brutal truth. The tech giants are [redacted]

I love the brutal simplicity of a recent article on Wired.com from Cade Metz (http://www.wired.com/author/cade_metz/).  It paints a very bleak picture for the likes of HP, DELL Oracle, Cisco, EMC and IBM.  While I don’t agree completely with the apocalyptic story completely, his article does make a lot of sense.  Metz suggests that its just a matter … Read more

Cloud: The devil is in the detail

Microsoft and SAP just announced a world record for SAP performance.  Specifically “World Record for the category of SAP Sales and Distribution Standard Application Benchmarks executed in the cloud deployment type”.  It is a great endorsement for Azure and Microsoft.  You can read more about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saponsqlserver/archive/2015/10/05/world-record-sap-sales-and-distribution-standard-application-benchmark-for-sap-cloud-deployments-released-using-azure-iaas-vms.aspx Now, on to my point.  Read through the … Read more

Something interesting happened when I started using Apple products

Something really interesting happened after I started using Apple products.  I switched phone because mainstream applications are still slow to the Microsoft platform.  I switched laptop because I really wanted something with great battery life (and something that looks great).  I traded in my Windows tablet for a iPad Mini.  I made a complete switch … … Read more