Tag Archives: cloud computing

IT department’s future in the wake of cloud computing

October 11, 2012

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Today is a significant day – the date 10/11/12 will not be seen again for another century. However next year we will see 11/12/13, that is if the world does not end on December 21 of this year as some people have interpreted. This reminds me of a conversation I had earlier this week with […]

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Cloud myths disspelled

September 20, 2012

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For almost four years now – Raven Cloud Computing has been working to bring you the best cloud tools available. We have many products and services and our customers enjoy the freedom to use our services and use us as an extension of the IT staff. At the risk of sounding like an advertisement or […]

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The New Cloud Applications

September 6, 2012

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Last night I had friends over to watch the opening NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. Dallas won the game 24-17. During the game a commercial aired about cloud computing and what the cloud can do for you. I am sorry to say that one of my guest was unclear about […]

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Study – SMB Role in Cloud Computing

August 20, 2012

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Cloud computing has been beneficial to small and midsized businesses (smb) according to the latest survey by Spiceworks. Here are the latest findings: 14% – say they’re accessing productivity suites in the cloud, while 6 percent say that they will be adding cloud-based productivity platforms in the next six months. 33% – say that they have […]

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Old Technology and Moving to the Cloud

June 28, 2012

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When should you recycle old computers, servers, routers, switches. firewalls and software? When should you move to the cloud, should you move to the cloud? Those are tough questions. The answer is different for every company, but there are some variables that every company can benefit from. While visiting the mall this week I stopped by […]

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Cloud Gridlock – what you should be looking for

April 12, 2012

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Earlier this week I was on the telephone with a potential client discussing their intended cloud use and the volume of data they aim to upload. We discussed who would use this data and when and why. As our conversation progressed, it became apparent that this customer could have some real issues in data retrieval […]

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The new IT – Rebuilding your company’s technology

March 22, 2012

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Over the years IT shops around the world have seen and implemented various technologies. Some have paid off really well, while others have hopelessly flopped around on the floor only to fall short on promised deliverables. Traditionally companies have installed routers, switches, firewalls and a myriad of servers and desktops – sprinkle in a few […]

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Best Practices for making the move to the Cloud (conclusion)

March 16, 2012

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In this second and final part of our best practices of moving to the cloud we will examine what you should do prior to making your move. First just a quick recap. It seems that more and more companies are to the point where they are ready to embrace the cloud or at least start […]

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Best Practices for making the move to the Cloud (Part I)

March 12, 2012

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As a Management and Business Consultant plus a vCIO, (“Virtual” or “Interim” Chief Information Officer) for many companies, I am constantly called upon to aid clientele with various business projects. Over the past three weeks I have worked with several companies to spearhead their migration to the cloud. Some have been very simple, whereas a couple […]

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Raven goes to Cloud Connect

February 20, 2012

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Over the years I have attended my fair share of trade shows and conventions. Some have been extremely informational and helpful, and others – well, not so much. This last Wednesday my colleague, James Roten and I went to this years Cloud Connect in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA. With our offices […]

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