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Doug Bonderud

Doug Bonderud

Freelance Writer
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A freelance writer since 2009, I have a particular passion for technology and its impact on our daily lives. As an evolving resource, technology changes us as much as we inform its development, providing fertile ground for thought.

Articles by Doug Bonderud

Public Cloud Savings: Must-Have or Myth?

Discussions about the cloud always include cost. Midsize IT departments want to know what kind of budget they have for deployments, while C-suite executives hope to realize public cloud savings once migration takes place. So much cloud computing hype has ...

Object-Based Storage: The File System Killer?

By this time next year, midsize companies will be dealing with 60 to 70 percent more data, a trend likely to continue through the foreseeable future. The result? IT professionals are tasked with finding better storage and analytics solutions, often ...

In Public Cloud Computing Warfare, Is ITaaS the Key to Peace?

The gloves are off in a fight for public cloud computing dominance. In the last two weeks, several cloud leaders have announced changes to their pricing structure in a bid to woo enterprise and midsize IT professionals who still have ...

Mobile Device Users Out of Control in the Workplace

It is easy to talk about the increasing use of mobile devices in the workplace. But how does the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend really translate into hard numbers? According to a recent survey featured on GeekWire, Americans now spend almost three ...

Public Cloud Adoption on Solid Ground: Is ROI Unstable?

Public cloud adoption is on the rise. This is not surprising news for midsize IT professionals who have kept a close eye on the maturing cloud market, fielded questions from curious C-suite executives and watched the development of "shadow IT" ...

Customer Relationship Management Tools: Low-Risk but Highly Redundant?

Not utilizing a customer relationship management (CRM) solution is no longer an option for midsize companies. At their most basic, CRM tools keep track of consumer contact information and sales leads while more robust alternatives provide easily discoverable information to ...

Predictive Analytics Techniques: IT Slam Dunk or Technical Foul?

Once the province of soothsayers and fraudsters, predicting the future is now a near-reality thanks to improvements in predictive analytics techniques. Using a combination of big data and human insight, these predictive tools help midsize companies and enterprise organizations alike ...

Network Virtualization: The Next Step for Cloud Services?

Server virtualization is a given for most midsize businesses. Any company running on a shared public cloud stack understands that while their data lives alongside information from other customers, there is no communication and no diffusion of data across hypervisor ...

Consistent Cloud Computing Use Gets Cost Reduction: What Happened to Disruption?

The cloud is "disruptive" technology; at least, that is the line that cloud providers have been selling. In fact, the cloud concept bears striking resemblance to mainframe technology of the 1970s, albeit with better processors and easier access. It might ...

The Social Construct: Contextual Infrastructure

Socially responsible businesses perform well because they capitalize on things like consumer passion for energy efficiency, more-than-fair wages and the notion of people before profit. For midsize companies to become social businesses, they must first understand context: What do consumers ...

Cloud Computing Certification: The New Standard?

If midsize IT professionals are asked about the benefits of cloud computing, most have easy answers: Lowered costs, increased agility and even improved security top the list of effective cloud deployments. If they are asked about drawbacks, however, cost may ...

"Freemium" Cognitive Computing: A Bright Idea?

Effective data analytics depends on human input. While business intelligence (BI) tools have grown in power and scope over the last five years, midsize IT professionals must still captain these ships; it is easy to get lost in the sea ...

Bring-Your-Own-Device: Now More Than Mobile

When midsize IT professionals discuss the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, mobile devices of all types are central talking points. The role of personal home computers is, however, often ignored. Companies must now contend with the secondary effect of a take-your-own-device (TYOD) ...

Let It Flow: Cloud Computing Deployments and the "Water Model"

Contrary to the hype, cloud computing is not unique; in fact, this "as-a-service" concept closely resembles the provision of such common utilities as electricity, natural gas and water. As cloud computing deployments become more popular and the service terms of ...

Social Media Channels: Are Customers Tuning Out as Companies Rush In?

Midsize IT professionals are familiar with the idea of social media strategy. Chances are good that they have been given a social business mandate from C-suite executives, with CMOs or CIOs pushing for a better integration of social media channels ...

New Customer Engagement: CRM's Most Important Metric?

CRM vendors love to talk about customer experience. Whole systems have been built around the idea of consumers "experiencing" brands in new ways or having their purchase experience enhanced through the judicious use of customer relationship management (CRM) tools. However, ...

Big Data Disruptions Par for the Course: Can They Improve Your Long Game?

On the surface, big data seems simple enough. Alongside traditional information channels, midsize companies now have access to — and must intelligently utilize — data from seemingly limitless sources. However, the big brother of "typical" data does not play in ...

Green Cloud Computing: A Case for Consumption?

Much has been made recently about "green" clouds. Along with server agility and data portability, many providers sell public clouds as environmentally friendly. On the surface, green cloud computing makes sense: If data moves from redundant local stacks to a ...

Bring-Your-Own-Anything (BYOx): The Next Stage in Midsize Mobile?

IT departments are starting to find solid ground when it comes to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) deployments. Virtual device instances and sensible security measures have taken the place of lockouts and restrictions, creating an environment in which employees feel free to use ...

Fishing for Effective Big Data Analysis: Specificity in Abundance?

If the hype is to be believed, big data analysis provides answers for any midsize business problem provided IT professionals have the right training and intelligent tools. Rumors of "data disillusionment" are starting to spread, however, as data volumes grow; ...

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