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What is Cloud Computing & what are its advantages & disadvantages. Join us for this installment of our Technical Insight series as expert Learning Tree instructor Kevin Jackson examines the following questions- How can Cloud Computing help your business and do you need to be concerned about Cloud Computing security? Learn more at http://www.LearningTree.com/WhatisCloud. ( This content is being syndicated through multiple channels. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of GovCloud Network, GovCloud Network Partners or any other corporation or organization.) ↑ Grab this Headline Animator ( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free updates by email or RSS - © Copyright Kevin L. Jackson 2012) ... (more)

Schizophrenic About Cloud?

Last week Dell released its first Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI). This survey of more than 2,000 global organizations took a close look at how organizations are truly using security, cloud, mobility and big data to drive success. While the data collected from this effort should put to rest any doubts about the value of cloud computing, it also calls into question our collective mental state. Are half of us schizophrenic? The survey data showed that 97 percent of organizations surveyed use or plan to use cloud. This high percentage is not surprising given that the data als... (more)

Internet of Things Usage Models By @Kevin_Jackson | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Thriving in a Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Security World This is the theme at this year's Dell World opening keynote and this view is supported by Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015: Computing Everywhere - As mobile devices continue to proliferate, Gartner predicts an increased emphasis on serving the needs of the mobile user in diverse contexts and environments, as opposed to focusing on devices alone. The Internet of Things - The combination of data streams and services created by digitizing everything creates four basic usage models — Manage, Monetize, Ope... (more)

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Cloud Computing

The adoption of cloud computing is revolutionizing today’s business. This trend has also elevated the importance of IT and business alignment because cloud enables new business models that have until now were not economically viable. A recent study confirmed this trend by showing that the vast majority of organizations of all sizes use both Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and hosted infrastructure services. In fact, both SaaS and IaaS are currently being used most by organizations with less than 100 employees. Some additional markers of this trend include: 45% of businesses say the... (more)

Great Leaders Are Ambidextrous, Are You?

By Melvin Greer, Managing Director, Greer Institute There are many important characteristics of great leaders. Team players, good listeners and visionary are clear hallmarks. But being ambidextrous is required now more than ever. Ambidextrous leadership is a balanced approach where flexible leadership behaviors that lead to better business outcomes are the rule. Ambidexterity is the ability to engage in innovation (exploration) and operation (exploitation) equally well. But these are two very different yet complementary leadership behaviors. Exploitation: Reducing variance, adher... (more)