What Cloud Computing do You Use?

My brother sent me an email the other day asking the above question. As I thought about my reply, I really did not know how to answer him. I think he was asking where I host my business web site, but I use the cloud for such a variety of things today and the offerings continue to grow each day. With that thought in mind, I am posting an updated version of a strategy paper I did a few years ago. This is expanded from an original post by Marc … Continue Reading >

Does the Cloud Rule?

Cloud computing has been held up as the next great leap organizations should take. Yet, I see few using these offerings for other than standard applications, pre-built features and some non-critical and departmental applications.  Customized enterprise applications and those that offer competitive advantage are rarely built in the cloud today. The draw of the cloud are many. In George Reese’s book, Cloud Application Architectures published this April, he draws the following comparisons: From this, he concludes: The one obvious fact that should jump out of this chart is that building … Continue Reading >