Thought Leaders in the Cloud: Talking with Jonathan Boutelle, cofounder and CTO of Slideshare

Jonathan Boutelle is cofounder and CTO of Slideshare, a site for the online social sharing of slideshows. A software engineer by training, his interests lie at the intersection of technology, business, and customer experience. He studied computer science at Brown University, and previously worked as a software engineer for Advanced Visual Systems (a data visualization…

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Private Cloud Success Scenario: Virtualize Your Disaster Recovery Plan

CIOs understand the concept and even the building blocks of private cloud. But as I attend shows like the Microsoft Management Summit 2011, which happened this week in Las Vegas, there’s a certain kind of question I’m still being asked. In one form or another that question continuously revolves around what changes a private cloud…

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Opening the Window to PC Management in the Cloud

During his keynote today at the Microsoft Management Summit corporate vice president Brad Anderson discussed Microsoft IT solutions to help companies streamline PC and device management and better empower productivity in today’s modern enterprise.  He announced the general availability of Windows Intune, and demonstrated the new solution for cloud based management and security of PCs. …

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Microsoft Management Summit: Private Cloud Computing, It’s All About the Apps

The Microsoft Management Summit is going on now in sunny Las Vegas. This event is Microsoft’s premiere event concerning the management of cutting edge datacenter infrastructure. So it should be no surprise that the Microsoft private cloud will be a core focus point for the show. Illustrating this are the keynotes being delived by Microsoft…

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Microsoft Virtualization Helps Keep Target Stores Going During Peak Demand

In prior posts, I’ve written about server virtualization technologies such as Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V being at the foundation of cloud computing, including private and public implementations.  Many customers are already using Microsoft virtualization technologies to achieve greater scalability, coupled with System Center for improved IT systems management, which puts them on the…

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IDC: Time to Embrace the Cloud is Now

There’s an interesting article over on Eweek.com from Chris Preimesberger about a presentation by IDC SVP and Chief Analyst, Frank Gens. The story talks about how the industry and IT are at a crossroad similar to the one 25 years ago with the transformation from traditional mainframes and terminals to the new class of end-user…

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Microsoft IT and the Road to Windows Azure – Part 2

“For new applications, the world is your oyster. You really have theflexibility to design the app the way you always wanted to.” This is the second of a two-part interview with Mike Olsson, Senior Director in Microsoft IT.  The original posted on the Microsoft Enterprise Viewpoints blog at this link. In Part 1, we discuss how…

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Microsoft IT and the Road to Windows Azure – Part 1

“There’s no rocket science here. It’s all about due diligence.” This is the first of a two-part interview, with it originally being posted on the Microsoft Enterprise Viewpoints blog at this link. In Part 2, we conclude with developer challenges, writing scalable applications, security and how to get started. I had a chance to sit…

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Thought Leaders in the Cloud: Talking with Srinivasan Sundara Rajan, Senior Solution Architect at Hewlett Packard

Srinivasan Sundara Rajan works at Hewlett Packard as a Senior Solution Architect. His primary focus is on enabling service-oriented architecture (SOA) through legacy modernization for automobile industries. He worked as a consultant for Compuware, Verizon, and other organizations in the earlier parts of his career. All the views expressed here are Srinivasan’s independent analysis of…

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Better Cloud Collaboration, Better Healthcare

Exciting news today as several new customers announced their move to the cloud with Microsoft Online Services. These customers join a  growing list of others in realizing the benefits our hosted productivity solutions can have in fostering collaboration, improving productivity and reducing costs. Check out the article to hear how each of the completely unique organizations…

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