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The Cloud Beyond and around Data Storage

By Jim Harris on Mar 19, 2015
Like many people, one of my earliest experiences with the cloud was data storage. Having extra disk space for backing up files and making it easier to share files with others was a major selling point. Plus the sale price ...
Topic: CSP

Cloud Service Providers must also be Cloud Security Providers

By Jim Harris on Mar 2, 2015
As organizations turn to cloud service providers (CSPs) and managed service providers (MSPs) for business-enabling services, such as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS), they also need these service providers ...
Topics: CSP, MSP

IBM Cloud Powers Up Startups

By Jim Harris on Nov 13, 2014
Startups have long been a fountainhead of innovation. Lead by entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas and the passion to transform those ideas into real products and services, startups have produced breakthroughs in many fields. Of course, many of those ideas didn’t ...

The Late Adopter’s Advantage

By Jim Harris on Oct 28, 2014
The diffusion of innovations is a theory describing the five stages through which innovations, such as emerging technologies, spread through markets. It starts with the innovators and early adopters, progresses through the early majority, at about the halfway point advances ...

Making Analytics Elementary with Watson

By Jim Harris on Sep 30, 2014
IBM recently announced that Watson, the groundbreaking technology that most of us first saw outsmarting humans on the television game show Jeopardy! in 2011 (the journey to which was chronicled in the excellent Stephen Baker book Final Jeopardy: Man vs. ...